Dry Skin

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Whiter Teeth and Fresher Skin & Nails for Fall

Sep

Show: The Today Show

Segment: Bobbie’s Buzz

Date: September 14, 2012

Theme: Freshen Up for Fall

On this episode, Bobbie shares affordable ways to exfoliate skin, freshen up manicures and whiten your teeth in preparation for Fall (My Favourite Season!).

The first item she shows is Le Edge Full Body Exfoliator. This looks like those plastic razors you sometimes get with depilatory creams. It is a stainless steel  tool.  It kind of looks like fun, but I wonder how well it would work? And for how long? (Available in Pink and Blue). The product webpage says:

Le Edge is a hygienic personal exfoliating tool. Le Edge is precision designed to remove with ease dead skin cells and debris from the skin’s surface, revealing the newer younger cells and more radiant skin. Le Edge removes dulling surface debris such as toxins, oil, dirt, pollutants and dead skin cells. This process helps to restore the skin texture and by doing so, helps to reduce the size of the skin’s pores naturally.

The next item was for all those new gel manicures. Because you can’t just take the polish off (you’ll be removing part of your nail!), you need Red Carpet Manicure Erase Gel Nail Polish Remover.  Actually Bobbie showed a kit with a buffer, orange sticks, and I guess some remover pads;  but you really just need this!

Finally, for those darker lipstick colours (hooray for plums and crimsons!), Supersmile Quikee Instant Tooth Whitening. Bobbie says this is what Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez use when they wear bright lip colours. She says it will keep teeth whiter and remove any film, so you can get away with wearing that bolder lip for fall.

 


To see the video, check it out here:

Check out GottaGetSomething.com to see some of the non-beauty items Bobbie shares!

And Bobbie’s website is www.bobbie.com

 

 

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Eucerin Dermatologist on Dr. Oz

Mar

On the March 1st episode of Dr. Oz – “Dr. Oz goes Head to Head with the Men who Hate Him” (funny title!) – Eucerin dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton was on to talk about dry skin.  (you can head over to EucerinUS.com to get US coupons).  Its winter and people (including me!) are starting to feel the effects of dry, heated air. Also, the older you get, the more issues you have with dry skin.

She said that dry skin goes beyond just comfort, that it can become a health issue.  If yours is so itchy that you start scratching, you can open your skin up to all sorts of bacteria, viruses and fungi (Ummm  Yuck?!).  So according to her the three biggest reasons you get dry itchy skin are:

1. Your Morning Routine

Most people take too hot and too long of a shower.   It just irritates your skin and removes its natural oils.  I know I am totally guilty of this.  Also,  many women are applying anti-aging products like retinols and retinoids that prevent wrinkles, but at the same time irritate and dry out skin.  Also,  some soaps may be no good.  It doesn’t protect oils, just removes dirt.  The fragrances and dyes some contain are no good either.

2. Genetic Reasons

Some people may be genetically predisposed to certain dry skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.  These can be causes of red patches and scaly skin.

3. Weather

Heating and air conditioned air suck moisture from skin.  It is usually less humid in winter as well.

Her suggestions for helping skin:

  1. Eat salmon.  It has fatty acids and oils in it to nourish skin.
  2. Eat bran.  It is rich in zinc which repairs skin cells.
  3. Use a humidifier.  It will put moisture back into the air. You can try one like the Air-O-Swiss Travel Ultrasonic Humidifier.
  4. Use a timer to remind you to keep your showers short.  She suggested 5 minutes.  I say that is impossible!  But maybe you can do it.   She brought a timer from Eucerin.
  5. She also suggested trying Eucerin Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil and Eucerin Calming Creme Daily Moistuizer.  I use these myself, and they are great!

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Debunk Common Beauty Myths with Tess Mauricio on The Talk

Mar

Dermatologist, Dr. Tess Mauricio, was on “The Talk” on February 29 to discuss common myths.  She said that misinform abounds, and it doesn’t hep that there are so many crazy claims out there; and that so many regimens and products are used incorrectly.  Well, I don’t necessarily agree with some of the things she said. These are her 5 biggest myths:

Myth 1

Acne is the Result of Dirty, Oily Skin

Often acne is caused by over-washing.  There are many factors that can cause acne, such as genetics and hormonal changes.  But she says dirty, oily skin is not one of them (say what?!  Sorry, while I don’t think that it is one of the main factors, I don’t think you’ll have nice skin if yours is oily or dirty, and not taken care of.  I think it is evidenced by so many teenage boys with oily skin, who probably don’t have the best hygiene habits having terrible acne….  but I do agree that there can be other causes for it.  I tend to get a lot of breakouts when I am under stress. – Sarah)  Over-washing skin, especially when you over scrub, can over dry the skin and cause irritation.  It can make your skin kick start your oil producing sebaceous glands, and make skin greasier (which causes ACNE,  see?! – S).  So don’t wash more than twice a day with the appropriate cleanser for your skin.  Using cleansers with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide can help decease bacteria on the skin and minimize blackheads and other blemishes.

Myth 2

Adults Shouldn’t Have Acne

Since hormones and stress can mimic puberty, adults can definitely get acne.  Make sure you wash off your makeup!

Myth 3

Cocoa Butter prevents Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are deep under the skin.  They are a disruption of skin’s elastic fibers when skin expands rapidly, such as during pregnancy, rapid weight gain/loss or during growth spurts.  Some may even have a genetic predisposition that makes them more susceptible to them.  Dr. Mauricio said that some people use a mixture of coconut oil mixed with the  lime juice (for vitamin C) as a natural moisturizer to help repair the connective tissues beneath skin’s surface that cause stretch marks. (Well, I kind of think THAT sounds a bit like a myth….  I have to say I also kind of disagree with this one, to an extent.  While I don’t think that cocoa butter will prevent stretch marks,  I think that it is important during certain times, like pregnancy, to keep skin moist and pliable, which cocoa butter does, to help reduce stretch marks.  If you have a dried out rubber band, it might crack when you stretch it. – S)

 Myth 4

Facial Scrubs Make Your Skin Glow

Facial scrubs may make your skin feel instantly smoother by removing dead skin cells.  But over-exfoliating can cause problems, especially for those who have  have eczema or sensitive skin.  Over-scrubbing may also cause some superficial blood vessels to appear, especially on patients with rosacea.  It may also worsen redness of the skin.  For those who are acne prone, over-exfoliation can elicit overproduction of oil and make acne worse. (see Myth 1)

Myth 5

Dryness Causes Fine Lines

Dryness causes flaking and peeling.  It may make lines look worse but it will not create the wrinkles.  A mask of milk, buttermilk and yogurt contains alpha hydroxy acids that may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in some people.  Try soaking a cotton cloth in cool, whole milk or buttermilk, and dab the liquid onto your face and neck in order to treat fine lines.

Myth 6

Toothpaste Dries Out Pimples

Toothpaste can actually be irritating to skin, and make acne worse.  It contains no ingredients that will dry out a pimple. What it could do is cause irritation, burns and even more breakouts.  Many toothpastes nowadays have bleaching and whitening properties that are even more irritating.  She says there are more effective spot treatments for acne, so save your toothpaste for your teeth.  She suggests to help dry out your acne without drying out your face, put a thin layer of milk of magnesia over your face as a mask, which can help oiliness and blemishes.

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