The Doctors: Should You Try Baby Foot?
The Doctors were joined by board-certified dermatologist Dr Sonia Batra to talk about various health products and whether you should try them or avoid them. First, is a product popular on the internet called Baby Foot where you put the product on your feet, let them soak, then rinse. A few days later, your feet peel, allegedly leaving you with smooth feet. Dr Batra said it’s actually a chemical peel for your feet. Dr Batra said it’s a “qualified should” because chemical peels aren’t for everyone. Plus, the reason your skin thickens in the first place is to protect your feet. If you’re diabetic or have neuropathy, this is certainly not for you.
As for dead skin, is it okay to peel it off? Dr Batra said you never want to do that, because when the skin is exfoliating, if you peel it prematurely, you’re much more likely to cause a raw, red spot that’s susceptible to infection. Just let it fall off on its own or use clean scissors to trim the skin.
The Doctors: Is The Sun Good For Acne?
Dr Batra then moved on to discuss whether sunshine is good for acne, beginning by saying in the short term, yes. But it’s outweighed by the “should not’s” because your skin could easily burn, causing more brown spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. If people go out to get just a few minutes of controlled sunlight, it could help, but no one does that.
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The Doctors: Sugar Spray For Fuller Hair
The Doctors usually go against recommending sugar, but Dr Jennifer Ashton had a doctor-approved use for sugar you may have sitting in your pantry. For an inexpensive way to add volume to your hair, you can use a spray bottle filled with 1/2 C distilled water and two tbsp of cane sugar. Mix until the sugar is dissolved and then mist it over the roots of your hair when your hair is damp. Brush it through, evenly blowdry with a round brush, and you’ll achieve hair with a little more oomph! That’s sweet! Sweet was the word of the day and you can use the word sweet on The Doctors website to enter for a chance to win a Raindrops shower filter.
The Doctors: Bobbi Kristini Nurse Arrested
For The Doctors News in 2:00, they reported that the woman in charge of Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s Hospice care, has been arrested. An investigation is now underway, looking into the woman who is charged with nursing without a license and identity fraud. Bobbi Kristina died in July months after being found face-down in a bath tub. Police aren’t saying if her care was affected by the situation.
The Doctors: Animal Poisoning From Sugar-Free Chemical
Last year, the ASPCA animal poison control center had a dramatic increase in emergency calls related to sugar-free gum. The chemical used as a sugar substitute is safe for humans but in dogs it can cause seizures, low blood sugar, and even liver failure. The chemical is also used in some sugar-free candies, chewable vitamins, and peanut butter. There are currently no warning labels about the chemical. Dog owners should always check products and keep unsafe ones far out of reach from their pets.
The Doctors: ‘Breakthrough’ Series
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are behind the new National Geographic series Breakthrough. The series explores scientific discoveries in brain science, longevity, and pandemics. In an upcoming episode, they will explore cyborg technology, called More Than Just Human.
The Doctors: The Secret To Staying Young
Baddie Winkle was back for the doctor’s prescription, saying working hard, getting a lot of exercise, and staying happy is the key to living a happy, fulfilling life and staying young. Baddie’s date suggested a Jack Daniels once a day and fooling around every day.