The Doctors: Decoding Skin Type
The Doctors spoke with a woman named Kelly, who recently moved from Iowa to Southern California and noticed that her skin had become much drier. They sent Kelly to get a high-tech skin scan with the IOMA sphere technology. The scan detected wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage that is not easily spotted with the naked eye. It also identified levels of dryness, oiliness, hydration, and recommend products to use in order to combat these issues.
Kelly loved her IOMA scan, but of course, not everyone is going to have access to this technology. The Doctors recommended some simple tests you can try at home. If you think your skin may be dry, apply scotch tape to your skin, pull it off, and check for flakes. To test for oiliness, apply witch hazel to a cotton ball and wipe on your nose. Wait ten minutes, then reapply; if you see darkness, your skin is too oily. For sensitive skin, test your skin’s pH levels with litmus paper. If the paper turns red, it indicates sensitive skin.
The Doctors: Decoding Tongue Health
Get ready to “say ahh” in front of the mirror, because your tongue can actually help you decode potential health problems. An acutely swollen tongue is a medical emergency, indicating an anaphylactic (allergic) reaction. However, if you have a chronic swollen tongue over time, you could be vitamin deficient.
Canker sores are a very common problem, and can also indicate vitamin or iron deficiency. They are red in exterior with a yellowish base, and are usually nothing to be too concerned about. However, if you have sores that won’t go away, get them checked out to make sure the problem isn’t oral cancer.
The Doctors: What is Castoreum?
Lastly, the Doctors revealed a shocking fact about what you’re actually ingesting when you eat something that has “natural raspberry flavor.” The flavor comes from something called Castoreum, which itself comes from– and I’m not joking– a secretion from the anal glands of beavers. At least it’s all-natural!