Dr. Oz: Skin Problems
Dr. Oz talked about how to fix terrible skin problems. He talked to dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur, who said a lot of people are scared to admit their skin problems to their doctors. They’re more likely to go to the internet. The problem is that when you Google something, you’re guessing your own diagnosis, so you may be getting the wrong information.
Dr. Oz: Bumpy, Red Rash on Bikini Line
One woman in the audience named Denise wondered about a bumpy, red rash on her bikini line. She said ever since she started shaving and waxing, she’s had these red itchy bumps. When she gets out of the shower, she tries to use lotion, but sometimes they have alcohol and then it burns and makes it worse.
Dr. Marmur recommended she use baby oil on her skin prior to shaving to soften the hair follicle. Studies show that 36 percent of what you shave is the skin. Before shaving, take a 10 minute warm shower and use a moisturizing shave gel. Make sure to use a very fresh razor that’s really sharp. Shave in the direction of the hair. Use an alcohol free body lotion to condition the skin afterward.
Twice a week, also make sure to exfoliate your skin to prevent ingrown hairs and prevent trapped hairs that create ingrown hairs.
If you do get ingrown hairs, use a warm compress twice a day for 10 minutes to take care of it.
Dr. Oz: Cover Up Spider Veins on Legs
Next, Dr. Oz talked to celebrity makeup artist Cynde Watson, who answered another audience member named Denise’s question about how to cover up the spider veins on her legs.
Cynde Watson said that you want to cover the blue color first with a tone that neutralizes it. Then, top it with a flesh tone makeup.
Dr. Oz: Cover Turkey Neck
Dr. Oz next talked to Jennifer Williams, reality TV star and beauty expert. Anne from the audience wondered how to cover up her turkey neck.
When you lean over to check a text on your phone, you put 60 pounds of weight on your neck. Jennifer Williams said that one key thing to get rid of turkey neck is to moisturize the neck. There are creams specially made for the neck and you should use one of them.
Next, find a bronzer for your neck by matching the bronzer to the top of your arm. This color will match your neck. Then apply it with a brush, starting in the center and move to the sides. Make sure the bronzer doesn’t have too much shimmer.