Dr Oz searched the country to find out what our 5 Biggest Body Complaints are. From gray hair to cellulite, Doctor Oz got all kinds of responses on his online poll and from surveying people on the streets of NY. It turns out that many of us are far too obsessed with out appearance. Dr Oz said that 50% of all women are dissatisfied with their overall appearance. Here are Dr Oz’s 5 Biggest Body Complaints and how to fix the problems!
Dr Oz: Pimples on Butt
Dr Oz was joined by Howard Brooks who said that people get Butt Pimples because acne can happen anywhere that you have oil glands or sebaceous glands. Butt pimple causes include stress, hormones and even underwear. Brooks said that you can use the same things you treat facial acne with to treat Butt Acne: salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy, or benzoyl peroxide (though my towels have suffered greatly from benzoyl peroxide because it bleaches fabrics… so only use this with white underwear and old clothes!). You can also use an anti-aging product that contains retinol on your butt, because Retinol fights pimples on your butt too!
Dr Oz: Hair Loss: Laser Comb & Hair Building Fibers
Dr Oz was joinied by Valerie Callender to discuss what causes hair loss. If you look inside of a woman’s ovaries, as she ages the ovaries shrivel and there are hormonal shifts that occur and impact the skin. You get more testosterone and less estrogen, so you start to see thinning of hair on your head, male pattern baldness and facial hair. Dr Oz said that 40% of women have balding spots. Callender also said that having high levels of androgens can cause balding as well, so you may want to try using a different type of birth control pill.
Dr Oz showed two very interesting solutions for hair loss. One was a Keratin Protein Hair Builder or Hair Building Fibers that costs $20. Since your hair is negatively charged, and these Hair Building Fibers are positively charged, it sticks to your hair. The second hair loss product is a Laser Comb, which is now a FDA approved product. The Laser Comb uses infrared light to stimulate hair follicles and to help your hair grow back. Father’s Day gift for next year haha?
Dr Oz: Stinky Feet: Sterishoe & Epsom Salts
Dr Oz said the number three biggest body complaint is smelly feet. When your feet sweat, your shoes and socks get moist, which creates bacteria that excrete waste with a horrible odor. Hillary Brenner suggest rotating your shoes so that you give them a chance to dry, wear cotton cocks and try Antibacterial Gel (she specifically said to avoid the lotion). You can also have a Stinky Feet Chemical Peel done for around $40. Other options? Dr Oz said that you can dry out your feet by soaking your feet in warm water with Epsom Salts for 15 minutes a day for several days, and then for preventive care, do Epsom Salt foot baths 2-3 times a week. The last product is perhaps the one that was most intriguing to me. There is a product called the Sterishoe which kills bacterias and viruses in your shoe (it is like a germicidal for shoes!) and you just put the device in your shoe for 45 minutes.
Dr Oz: Gray Hair
Dr Oz said that gray hair happens when we age because we do not make as much melanin and the pigments that squeeze ink onto our hair begin to stop. Dr Oz said there are 3 environmental factors to avoid to help prevent gray hair: chlorine (so consider filters in your shower or even try out this DIY Hard Water Shower Softener For Under $5), cigarette smoke and the sun’s UV rays. Of course the fix for gray hair is temporary dyes, semi-permanent dyes or permanent dyes.
Dr Oz: Cellulite: VelaShape & VelaSmooth
Dr Oz showed how your skin sits on top of little fibers that attack your skin to your muscles. When you look underneath, there is a honeycomb shape that can get stretched out which causes cellulite. Dr Oz mentioned a new therapy to help improve your skin’s texture called VelaShape or VelaSmooth, which is basically ultrasound waves that soften the fat cells and then there are rollers to smash down the fat cells so that you are left with a smooth surface. A cheaper option is to try the Dr Oz Cellulite Home Remedy.