Dr Oz: Cooking Oil For Your Skin?
When people hear oily skin, they often cringe at the thought. But Dr Oz wanted to explain why many people are arguing that cooking oils are actually good for your face and could even make you look younger. He introduced beauty expert and blogger Anna de Souza. Anna said even people in Hollywood are putting cooking oil on their face! Anna explained that olive oil in particular works in tandem with the biology and chemistry of your skin.
Every time you over-cleanse your skin, you’re stripping it of it’s defenses against UV rays and any other sort of environmental harm. When you’re using natural oils, you’re nourishing your skin from the outside, in. For dry skin, try olive oil because it gives you a natural barrier for your skin and prevent micro-cracks, especially in the winter. If you have oily skin, try sesame oil because it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. Finally, if you have combination skin, try coconut oil to balance the skin’s pH levels.
Dr Oz: Treat Your Skin With Cooking Oil
To apply the oil to your face, you can either use the oil as a cleanser, or even ask a mask. Start with clean skin, apply it, and then let it sit for 20 minutes before toweling off. After you towel off the oil, you don’t have to wash your face, but if you want to cleanse a little more, go for a gentle cleanser without soap. Finally, you can do an overnight treatment with a moisturizer you already have. Just add 5 or 6 drops of olive oil to your moisturizer and then apply it to your face.
Dr Oz: Common Flu Myths
Next, now that flu season is back, Dr Oz wanted to set the record straight about different idea involving cold and flu season in a segment called “Flu or False.” To help with the segment, he introduced one of his nurse search finalists, Patricia. Patty said the biggest flu myth of all time is “I’ve never had the flu. I’m naturally immune to it!” Patricia said no one is immune so everyone needs to protect themselves.
Dr Oz explained that this year, there are three different flu strains, coming from California, Switzerland, and Thailand. Doctors don’t know which one will be dominant, and every year the flu is different. Dr Oz then turned to his audience and one woman wanted to know if it was “flu or false” that you can only catch the flu if you make physical contact with someone. Nurse Patty said it’s false because the flu is highly contagious!
There’s actually a flu danger zone, which is up to six feet. That means you want to stay at least six feet away from someone with the flu to keep from getting it.
Dr Oz: Most Common Carrier Of The Flu
Next, a woman asked if it was flu or false that the flu virus most commonly lives on doorknobs and toilet seats. It’s false! The most common carrier of the flu is your cellphone, which is ten times dirtier than your toilet seat. The flu can last on a surface for two to eight hours. Clean your phone at least once a day with an alcohol wipe.
What are your own go-to ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season?
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