Zoë Kravitz recently spoke to Vogue about her new lipstick collection for YSL Beauté, and since she was talking lipstick, it’s only natural that Vogue would ask her about beauty trends. Zoë says she relieves stress with wine, weed, and sleep (stars, they’re just like us!), and that one of her beauty regrets is wearing “too much.” Zoë says she wishes people would stop over-contouring their faces because everyone is starting to look the exact same. “Okay AND???” thought anyone currently posing for an Instagram picture with a SugarBear hair gummy balanced between their teeth.
Eventually Zoë was asked about the beauty trend that has shocked her the most. In a world of vagina steaming and vampire facials and covering your whole body in foundation, Zoë is most skeptical about Botox in your armpits for sweating.
Sweat-preventative Botox recently made the news thanks to Chrissy Teigen, who Instagrammed herself receiving several Botox injections into her armpits to prevent sweating. Chrissy was ecstatic, writing, “Truly best move I have ever made, I can wear silk again without soaking.” Zoë isn’t so thrilled with the idea of blocking all your sweat glands.
“That is the dumbest, scariest thing I’ve ever heard,” she says. “Don’t do that – sweating is key.”
Botox for sweating isn’t necessarily a current trend, as it’s kind of common to hear about people who have injected their pits. And it’s a treatment option for people with hyperhidrosis – aka the whore-in-church type sweaters. But Zoë is no fan, because she’s pro-sweat. Zoë doesn’t explain what could go wrong if you pump your pits full of botulism toxin, but risks reportedly include trouble breathing, muscle weakness, and loss of bladder control. So here’s a chance the dampness could just migrate south from your pits to your crotch.
I think I understand where Zoë is coming from here. Zoë’s mom is Lisa Bonet, who looks like she bathes solely in the light of the full moon and brushes her teeth with good vibes. And it looks like a lot of that energy rubbed off onto Zoë. But what Zoë is forgetting is that not everyone smells and looks good when they sweat profusely. Zoë at peak-sweat probably looks like a mermaid that just exited the ocean and smells like a crystal store. Not everyone is so lucky. I’m not advocating for Botox here. But I’m just saying that some people’s peak sweat will have strangers asking if you got caught in some kind of freak sewer explosion.