Dr. Doris Day: De-Bunking Beauty Myths
From chocolate causing acne to popping pimples, we’ve all heard beauty myths that may or may not be true. New York dermatologist Dr. Doris Day joined the co-hosts of The View to de-bunk some of these myths and share her ideas for staying healthy and beautiful.
Dr. Doris Day: Botox, Restylane & Juvederm Injectable Myths
A huge myth surrounding injectables is that they are poison for your body. The reality is that every product a dermatologist uses is approved by the FDA. Botox is proven to relax muscles and expression, but it’s not a filler. Restylane and Juvederm are, which give a very subtle result.
Joy asked Dr. Day, “what do you say to those people who want more and more?” Dr. Day says “No!” She believes in using your judgement, and she’s not afraid to cut people off, so to speak. The effect of injectables should be lifted and natural, not frozen or fake.
Dr. Doris Day: Acne Myths & Popping Pimples
Unfortunately, acne is a lifelong problem, not just a problem for teens. According to Dr. Day, some women don’t even get acne until they’re in their 20’s or 30’s. She recommended looking for products that contain benzoyl peroxide, witch hazel and aloe. There are also treatments available from the dermatologist that can kill acne bacteria.
Many people believe that certain foods, such as chocolate, make acne problems worse. Dr. Day said that this is absolutely not true. The only foods proven to cause skin problems are dairy products.
Also, do not pop your pimples! It’s tempting, I know, and we’ve all done it. But Dr. Day called popping a pimple “the single worst thing you can do.” Toothpaste won’t help, either.
Dr. Doris Day: Drug Store Myths & Olay & Neutrogena Product Reviews
Sorry, big spenders. When it comes to anti-aging products, Dr. Day said, “I’ve never seen anything in the $400- 600 price range that’s worth the money.” Instead, she recommended drug store brands such as Olay and Neutrogena. Also look for products that contain ingredients like retinol, caffeine, and anti-oxidants.
There is also no product that can get rid of cellulite. Exfoliators can help with appearance, but the effects are temporary.
The lucky audience members went home with some of the great products that Dr. Day mentioned.