The Drs: Medical Problem Vs Beauty Problem
The Doctors investigated common conditions to help you determine when you need to go to the doctor or the drugstore for a cure.
The Doctors: Thinning Eyelashes
One main cause of thinning eyelashes is friction when removing eye makeup. Makeup Artist Jeannie Mai recommended using only oil-based makeup remover. Also, being rough with your eyelash curler can take their toll on your eyelashes.
The Doctors: Blepharitis
Dr. Travis Stork said the Eyelash Hair Follicles could become inflamed, causing Blepharitis, which leads to redness. Usually this improves on its own.
You can use a compress or baby shampoo to treat this at home. But if it gets worse, you want to see a doctor, who can determine what underlying concerns could be causing this.
The Drs: Medical Vs Cosmetic Treatment
Dr. Travis said there is an easy way to tell whether you need a doctor or the drugstore. If it’s just the lashes, that’s something you can treat at the drugstore. But if there is inflammation in your eyelid, call the doctor.
The Doctors: Chapped Lips from Dehydration
The #1 cause of chapped lips is Dehydration. Jeannie recommended finding lip ointment or lip balm with natural moisturizing ingredients. She said lip gloss doesn’t moisturize, because it’s more cosmetic. Ingredients like beeswax, almond oil, or shea butter will help you get that moisture.
The Drs: Lip Balm Irritants
Irritants commonly found in lip balms include Phenol, Camphor, Peppermint, and Lanolin could be causing you trouble with your lips. They don’t irritate everyone, but if you’re having a problem with your lips, one of these could be the culprit.
The Doctors: Bag Balm Review
Jeannie recommended Bag Balm, a product farmers use to moisturize cow udders. She said it’s a well kept beauty secret. If you’ve been searching for a solution to your dry skin, this product is probably worth a look. Click here to purchase Bag Balm and try it for yourself.
The Doctors: Chapped Mouth Corners
If just the corners of your mouth are chapped, that could be Cheilitis, which requires medical treatment. It could be caused by infections or vitamin deficiency. Talk to your doctor if you have this symptom, or if you have an ongoing lip condition.
The Drs TV: Irregular Lips
If your lips are rough and irregular, that could be sun damage or a pre-cancerous lesion. Laser treatments or retinol could help, but early treatment and prevention using lip balm with at least an SPF of 30 can make a huge difference for your health.
Dr. Travis Stork said there are more skin tips in February’s issue of Redbook magazine.