The Doctors: Why Women Get Random Dark Chin Hairs
A woman embarrassingly admitted that she will sometimes wake up with one random black hair on her chin. She’ll pluck it, but it always comes back. It’s long and coarse, and she wants to know why in the world it keeps showing up! Dermatologist Dr Sonia Batra explained that it’s incredibly common and is actually caused by hormones. Toward the end of women’s cycles, testosterone is a little higher, which can cause that one coarse hair. It’s also more common among older women as they age, or women under a lot of stress.
Another woman wondered if Vaseline and plastic wrap was a good idea for removing blackheads. Dr Batra explained that women tend to use the two products, and then add a hot towel over-top to loosen the build-up, and make it easier to extract. Dr Batra is not a fan of the technique at all because it can cause inflammation. You’re better off finding a gentle exfoliator or getting a proper facial.
The Doctors: Easy Ways To Stay Motivated To Lose Weight
Fitness director Jaclyn Emerick of Shape Magazine shared some great tips for getting motivated. If you’re looking for a great way to remind yourself of your goals, make a collage on your water bottle with picture of your wedding gown, a dress, a bikini, or whatever it is that you want to look good in. You can also use a “Sweat Stash” which is a way to reward yourself with money. Every time you exercise, throw in $1 or $5 and then at the end date, you can use that money to reward yourself for your hard work, whether it’s a spa day or a new outfit.
Another great way to keep yourself motivated is to take an unflattering “before” photo of yourself. You can then go into Photoshop and make realistic, healthy tweaks, to remind yourself of how you can look if you work for it. You can also use the app Diet Bet which uses money as a motivator, as well as friendly connections.
The Doctors: Curl Your Hair With Toilet Paper?
Nicole Skyes is a beauty blogger and YouTube sensation, and she joined the show to reveal how she managed to achieve the beautiful loose curls in her hair. Nicole actually used toilet paper! She wrapped her hair around strips of toilet paper and rolled it up all the way to her scalp before tying the paper to keep it together. You can use the technique with dry hair, but Nicole suggested extra-strong toilet paper and hair spray to help make it last.
The Doctors: Nearly Blind After Weight Loss Surgery
Did you know your lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of your fingers? That’s why kissing feels so good! Kiss was the word of the day and you can use the word kiss on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win Patchology Flashpatch Lip Gels.
Then, in The Doctors’ News in 2:00, it was reported that a new study detailed how a woman in her 40’s almost went blind after gastrointestinal surgery to lose weight. One year after undergoing a weight loss procedure, the woman experienced deteriorating vision, eye pain, and lesions on her eyes. The study claimed the symptoms were caused by severe vitamin A deficiency. The bariatric surgery reduced the amount of vitamin A the body could absorb, by “creating a bypass for part of her small intestine which is responsible for absorbing both calories and nutrients.”
The woman’s eye problem went away after receiving intravenous vitamin A treatments.
The Doctors: A.J. Tarpley Retiring From NFL At Age 23
Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Tarpley is retiring at age 23. After four concussions, he’s walking away from the NFL to “preserve my future health.” Concussions can cause a lot of long or short-term health issues. Tarpley wrote on his Instagram page “This decision is the hardest I’ve made yet but after much research and contemplation I believe it’s what is best for me going forward.”
The Doctors: ASPCA 150 Day Campaign
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, just launched the 150 Day Campaign. The society, along with celebrities like Kesha and Julie Bowen, are encouraging animal lovers to give just 15 minutes of their time to help animals in need. The goal is to accumulate 150,000 acts of compassion, whether that’s volunteering, adopting animals from shelters, or advocating for stronger animal welfare laws.