Dr Oz: Weather-Related Complaints About Beauty
The number one weather-related complaint Dr. Oz gets everyday is about frizzy hair. He called on the help of Molly Nover Baker, from Women’s Health, to give him a hand in finding solutions for all these weather-related beauty complaints.
Coconut Oil Stops Frizzy Hair
Baker said the reason hair becomes so frizzy in the humidity is because the hair wants to absorb as much of the moisture in the air as possible. Eventually it absorbs so much the hair breaks and this breakage causes the frizz.
For fine and thin hair, Baker suggested using a water-based styling lotion where one of the top two ingredients in the product is water. She said this will work for frizz because the amount of water you put in with this product will stop the hair from absorbing more water outside.
For thicker hair, Baker said to use coconut oil but be cautious with the amount you use. She said to start with a very small amount and then use more if you need it. The coconut oil should repair the proteins in the hair and adds moisture to the hair as well.
Cold Green Tea Compress Prevents Dark Circles
Another complaint Dr. Oz gets all the time is about dark circles under the eyes which come from seasonal allergies and a collection of fluid under the eyes. One woman said her eyes are itchy and watery all the time, for the entire summer, and she wants something to fix the problem.
Baker said her best remedy for the situation is pads that will fit over your eyes, soak them in green tea or black tea and then freeze them. When the itchy eyes flare up, just put a frozen pad on your face and you are good to go.
If you do not have time to freeze any pads, she said just sipping a washcloth in the tea and placing it on the eyes will work as well.
Olive Oil & Sugar Stops Dry Skin
The final complaint Dr. Oz gets all the time is about dry skin. Baker said this happens because we are often changing temperatures so quickly. In the winter we go from the heated house out into the cold and in the summer we go from the air conditioning out into heat. This change in temperature can really take a toll on the skin.
Baker said she has a simple solution for the problem. Mix together three to five tablespoons of olive oil and two to three tablespoons of sugar and then apply it after you take a shower. Do not rinse the mixture off when you are done rubbing it on your skin. Baker said to simply dab it off with a wet towel. She said you want to keep it on your skin because the olive oil will moisturize the skin throughout the day.
Candle Gazing Stress Shortcut
Dr. Oz had one final stress shortcut from Dr. Russ Greenfield. He said when he gets home from a stressful day, he likes to light a candle and stare into the candle while taking deep breaths.