The Doctors: Sheer Tan Airbrush Tanning System
One thing that everyone loves about summer is a nice tan. The Doctors’ Dr. Travis Stork showed several audience members how to keep their glow year round with the Sheer Tan airbrush tanning system.
You can apply Sheer Tan yourself in the comfort of your own home, and it even has a moisturizer in it. Two audience members went backstage to apply the tanner.
The girls’ new tans looked great! They each left one arm untanned so that you could see the difference. The color was very natural and the girls said they had no streaking.
Dr. Stork said it’s important to make sure you don’t accidently inhale the self-tanner because that could be harmful. Dr. Andrew Orton suggested doing a test patch to see if your skin reacts okay with it. The Doctorsgifted Sheer Tan systems to each of the audience members.
The Doctors: Wintertime Dry Skin Fixes
Viewer Dawn sent in a video asking how she can keep her moisturized skin in the winter. She said her skin in amazing in the summer, and in the fall it starts to dry out. Once winter hits, she’s flaky and chapped. Dawn wondered if it was the humidity in the summer that makes her skin better.
Dr. Stork said that everyone suffers from this due to the cold, dry air. Dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban had some tips for Dawn. She said in the summer, there is more humidity in the air which naturally moisturizes your skin. Also, in warmer weather your sebaceous glands produce more oil, which is also a natural moisturizer for your skin.
The Drs: Humidifier & Natural Oils for Dry Skin
Dr. Shamban’s easy fixes to battle winter skin are:
- Humidifier – Heaters dry out the air, which then dries your skin out. Putting moisture in the air helps keep moisture in your skin.
- Natural oils – Use skin care products that replenish natural moisture in your skin. Try olive oil or coconut oil, or look for skin creams that contain ceramides.
- Exercise – Staying physically active reduces your cortisol level, which keeps your skin blemish free.
The Doctors: Sunburned Eyes & Hobie Polarized Sunglasses
Did you know that your eyes can get a sunburn? Your eyes are extremely sensitive to UV radiation. Dr. Stork said that he sees UV Keratitis in the emergency room often, which causes a burning, stinging, gritty feeling in your eyes.
Another problem called Pterygium, or Surfer’s Eye, can arise. This happens after continual UV exposure, and the white of your eye gets a tissue buildup that’s almost like a scarring. In bad cases, it can grow over your cornea and get into your field of vision. If this happens, you’ll need surgery where they take a laser and scrape it over your cornea…not exactly fun.
Your eyelids are also sensitive. According to Dr. Ordon, the thinnest skin on your body is found on your eyelids. It’s extremely important to apply sunscreen and wear protective sunglasses. The Doctors sent each audience member home with a pair of Hobie polarized sunglasses.
Drs. Ordon and Stork said that you need to make sure your sunglasses protect against both UVA and UVB. I just googled my Ray Bans and apparently they don’t protect against either! Guess it’s time for some new sunglasses.