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MiraDry: Be a Swan With Dry Underarms

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Heads up! This post is sponsored by Mosaic Dermatology, but all opinions are my own.

I just finished yet another book for my Book Club. (Yes, I’m in a 1-year-plus strong book club. No, I am not 65.) January’s book was called The Swans of Fifth Avenue.

Babe Paley, who definitely never sweat.

Babe Paley, who definitely never sweat.

The book follows Truman Capote, author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and his friendships with whom he calls his swans, who he would later write about (Spoiler: Not in a good way). They are the IT girls of Manhattan, including Babe Paley. These are real people, by the way, but the author took some creative liberties with the characters. Babe is the wife of Bill Paley, longtime chairman of CBS, and, apparently, unbelievably beautiful. So beautiful, that her beauty is basically its own character. It has a personality, plot points and, just like the book’s timeline, spans 25 years. Even more, actually.

Because I’m a procrastinator, I actually didn’t start the novel until a few days ago. I then sped read the book during every spare moment I got. Basically, for the past few days, I’ve been living in Babe Paley’s beautiful world of 1950s and 60s Manhattan. Babe has the finest clothes and the smoothest skin covered in the most expensive makeup with the most renown hairdresser’s hairstyle. I’ve lunched with the Swans, partied with the Swans and heard all their insecurities and baggage, however outdated they could be (we really don’t care if your hair is set anymore, for instance).

But insecurities do exist, and if Babe Paley were alive today, she’d have a whole new set of things she tends to in order to be 100% beautiful 100% of the time. One thing I feel pretty confident about saying is that Babe Paley would not ever sweat.

We can’t all get Babe Paley beautiful, but we can try to come close. We can try to not sweat. Enter: MiraDry at the Mosaic Dermatology. The procedure prevents BO/sweat/etc. under your arms — seriously, no need for deodorant anymore. MiraDry might be the solution to problems you didn’t even know you had.

5 things you probably didn’t know about your deodorant

  1. Deodorant became an $18 billion industry — why? Because advertisers convinced people they smelled bad. Back in the day (1888, when the first antiperspirant was invented), people were fine. They bathed when they needed to, and only in severe cases did people need this new fangled invention. That changed, and advertisers are completely to blame (credit?).
  2. Now, a hundred years later, we know of the problem, and we’re so aware. Ever forget to put on deodorant? It literally ruins your day. But just because we think we have the solution (daily deodorant), doesn’t mean it’s the only solution forever. Ahem, MiraDry.
  3. Deodorants have, in the past, been linked to breast cancer.  In 2002, this was a big concern for women. Since then, research hasn’t found any evidence to support that theory… yet.
  4. Deodorant is only found to prevent/handle 20% of sweat (MiraDry is found to handle about 82%). So, yeah. You might want to reapply.
  5. Deodorant doesn’t prevent sweat everywhere (obviously). And that’s a good thing! Your sweat is your body’s way of cooling itself down. MiraDry only affects 5% of your body’s 2 million sweat glands, meaning you’ll still be able to sweat like a normal person, just not in the sorta unsexy armpit region.

So try MiraDry or don’t, but Mosaic Dermatology’s No. 1 goal is to keep your skin healthy and beautiful! Get your skin checked ANNUALLY, y’all. Babe Paley would.

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