Dr Oz: Wintertime Skin Tips
Do you use the same moisturizing lotion in the wintertime that you use in the summer? Dr Oz says you shouldn’t, just the same way you wouldn’t wear a bikini in the winter. (I don’t wear bikinis in any weather, but I got the message.) Doctor Oz pulled up Michele, an audience member, who stated that she does use a heavier moisturizer in the winter. (That goods.) Unfortunately, Michele also licked her lips to keep them moisturized in the wintertime, which wasn’t so good.
Dr Oz: Beeswax Lip Balm
Do—use a lip balm that contains beeswax. Beeswax helps add moisture to your lips and protects them from the elements.
To demonstrate this, Dr Oz showed an image on the screen of the lips. Lips are levels of skin that don’t have sweat or moisturizer glands. If you lick your lips, as the skin exfoliates, you’ll lick away more moisture. A lip balm containing beeswax locks in moisture and helps protect lips. Use a beeswax lip balm that contains vitamin A.
Dr Oz: Wrinkle Creams For Winter
Don’t—don’t use wrinkle creams with salicylic acid. It’s the same ingredient used in aspirin. Salicylic acid increases your chance of windburn.
Do—use wrinkle creams with kinetin.
Dr Oz demonstrated this point with a glass square that contained delicate pink petals used to represent skin cells. Dr Oz turned on a fan (wind) and a light (sunlight) onto the petals. The fan and light destroyed the petals and blew them all over the place.
Dr Oz: Cold Weather Skin Tips
Don’t—don’t take long, hot showers because it dries out the skin and causes it to flake. To be safe, moisturize as soon you step out. Don’t use soap either. (Um, yuck!)
Do—take a lukewarm shower and pat yourself dry
Dr Oz demonstrated this point with butter (the moisture on the skin) on a surface. Michele poured hot water onto the butter, where it completely melted. In another container, Dr Oz poured lukewarm water on the butter and only some of the butter disappeared.