There are few celebrity faces that we’ve been capable of witness evolve through adolescence into maturity. But since catapulting into stardom on the age of 16, Teyana Taylor has been a fan favorite to behold.
The now 31-year-old stunner, nevertheless, is unafraid to share that prescription: neuromodulator, Xeomin, is aiding in helping her maintain her fountain of youth glow. And, with the announcement that she’s the injectable’s latest ambassador, the multi-hyphenate is sharing the various ways it’s improved her day-to-day — even as much as how she chooses her hairstyles.
ELLE: What drew you to Xeomin?
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I’m a giant researcher and since I’m latest to injectables, I desired to make certain that whatever I used to be using represented me — I’m a less is more type of girl. So, anything that I try, especially on my face, I need to make certain that it takes the less is more approach as well. That’s Xeomin. Not only is it a sensible toxin, nevertheless it doesn’t have all those unnecessary ingredients — and it provides me with consistent results. My frown lines, like I call ’em my Chicago Bulls 11s, have cleared right up.
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ELLE: It’s said that “Black don’t crack,” but we do know there will be space for improvement sometimes. Why and when did you choose to start out improving things in your face?
I’m a Black woman and we naturally have strong features, which I like. But I just desired to smooth out my 11s just a little bit more while still having the ability to visibly express myself. I wanted people to know whether I used to be completely satisfied, sad, mad, or surprised. I have already got a powerful face, after which after I would make sure faces, I’d be like, “Yo, it’s getting crazy up on this area.”
But additionally, just being Black queens, we smile loads — we now have loads to smile about. Sometimes we’re left with those little laughing lines that just won’t go away after you smile. We don’t need much, but we are able to at all times improve.
ELLE: So many celebrities are hesitant to share treatments they might be getting; why did you choose to be so transparent?
I’m super normal — I’m still a girl. At the top of the day, we still all bleed the identical. Status and fame doesn’t make you any different from the subsequent young lady, you recognize? She’s also within the mirror like, “Oh my God, these lines.”
And, after all, I used to be scared since you see a variety of people within the industry who’re frozen — and I knew I didn’t want that look. I wanted to point out which you can do that subtly and gracefully. I don’t have anything to cover. I had something I desired to fix, and I did. It’s natural, and there’s no harm in that.
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ELLE: We talk concerning the body after having a baby, but not a lot concerning the face after having a baby. Has your face modified after having your girls?
Oh yeah, each time. It changes the primary time, after which you’ve one other baby, and it changes much more. I feel like gaining a lot weight after which losing, my skin was looser. The injectables just type of smoothed all the things out — especially in my brow, which now higher matches the look of the remaining of my face, I feel.
I had these thin, slinky lines develop I’d must wear wigs or super snatched braids to drag back the skin. Xeomin gives me that little snatch back without having to vary my hairstyle. Nevertheless, still being an actress, I’m still capable of keep the expressiveness in my face.
No offense to anybody, but seeing individuals with injectables can type of scare you — but all the things is little by little, and I’m so completely satisfied with my results.
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ELLE: Since using Xeomin, how has your skincare routine modified?
I’ve literally tried all the things to have a smooth appearance on my brow — shaving, skincare, all the things. Now, I look smooth and moisturized on a regular basis. I even have on no makeup besides a brow and my lip gloss — and you may see the shine on my brow. I could never achieve that before. I now not feel the urge to rise up and just be glamourized all day.
I’m such a completely satisfied person; I’m a smiler. I even have two beautiful daughters and a stupendous husband; there’s no reason to not smile. Now I can do this without worrying about making my smile lines worse.