Dr Oz: Skin Secrets
Summer is almost here, and everyone is thinking about how to look their best on the beach or by the pool when bikini season is in full swing. Dr Oz invited Dermatologist Dr Deborah Sarnoff to debunk some common skin care myths as summer approaches.
Dr Sarnoff explained that it’s natural to be overwhelmed by the plethora of beauty products on the market. How do you know what’s right for you, and how do you avoid falling into common beauty myth traps?
Dr Oz: Seasonal Skin Care Products
The first myth Dr Sarnoff discussed is the idea that we need different types of products for our skin in the winter as opposed to summer months. Though you may think it’s most important to moisturize in winter, summer brings its own problems, including Sweating and even showering too much.
Dr Sarnoff’s best advice is to switch to fragrance free products and take shorter showers. Once you hop out of the shower, moisturize immediately. When you’re shaving, find alcohol free products that won’t dehydrate your skin.
Does Water Hydrate Skin
We all know it’s important for our overall health to drink water. But does it have anything to do with the healthy appearance of our skin? Dr Sarnoff said she’s not sure where this idea came from, but it’s definitely not true.
Water helps our body by providing nutrients to the skin and other organs, but it isn’t going to be a remedy for dry skin. However, you can try products with Glycerin, Urea, or Lactic Acid if you’re trying to achieve a healthier glow.
Dr Oz: Flaxseed Oil for Dry Skin
Doctor Oz recommended two tablespoons per day of Flaxseed Oil. Eating Oranges or Bananas is another great way to preserve moisture in the skin.
Heavy Vs Light Moisturizers
Dr Sarnoff also discussed the difference between heavy and light moisturizers. There is a common misconception that heavy moisturizers are the best option, but this is another beauty myth.
Dr Sarnoff said that technological advances allow us to get the best benefits from moisturizers that are comfortable on the skin and not too heavy. Eucerin Moisturizer contains nutrients that keep skin healthy, such as Ceramides, Gluco-Glycerol, and Lactic Acid.
Best Times To Moisturize
This product works by bringing moisture from the depths of the skin up to the surface. Dr Sarnoff said you should find the right moisturizer for you and use it twice a day. The best times are right after a morning shower and just before bed at night.