Doctor Oz, as part of his Ultimate Anti-Aging Show, had some viewers show him (and his panel of dermatologists) some Anti-Aging Home Remedies. Some of the home remedies the dermatologists seemed to like and said they would try, but others they said they would avoid.
One viewer told Dr Oz that she has the best Home Remedy for Flawless Skin.
Dr Oz’s Flawless Skin Home Remedy: Shave Your Face with a Razor?
Dr Oz’s viewer said that her mother was a model and started shaving her face 30 years ago, and she personally started shaving her face 20 years ago. She claimed that shaving your face is a great way to exfoliate your face and is one of the main reasons that men don’t wrinkle as much as women. She shaves her face dry, but usually right after a shower. She also recommends using a magnifying mirror and taking your time so that you don’t get any cuts, but she said she has never cut her face.
All three dermatologists that Dr Oz brought on the show said that we should not use this home remedy or shave our faces (good thing, because I think my husband might be a bit freaked out to find me in the bathroom shaving my face!). Here are the reasons the dermatologists gave for not shaving your face:
1. It does exfoliate your skin, but it can be very irritating.
2. You are stripping away the outer layer of your skin cells which is not good for water balance or for protection against the sun.
3. If you cut your skin, it could be even microscopic cuts that you don’t see, you are prone to infections.