Dr Oz Dangers at the Makeup CounterIt’s scary but true: 100% of department store makeup testers are contaminated, some with E. coli. Dr Oz How To Protect yourself.
A 2-year study of germs at the makeup counter found that 100% of samples were contaminated with bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus(Staph), strep and E. Coli (the poop germ). It didn’t matter if the store was on Fifth Avenue or Main Street says Dr oz. Paula Begoun and Elizabeth Brooks joins Dr oz in this segment of the show "Do You Know What's In Your Makeup".
Dr Oz went undercover into 2 stores with 2 cameras to see what goes on at the beauty counter. One mother let her small child use a sample tube of lipstick, plus she ran her fingers across the display of all the eyeshadows, and sample beauty product testers. This segment of the Dr Oz Show is women choosing beauty over safety.
Dr Oz says every time you touch one of those contaminated testers you risk making the biggest beauty blunder of your life.
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Dr Oz reveals 3 ways beauty products put you at risk and how you can protect yourself.
Dr Oz And Paula Begoun The Cosmetic's Cop Risk #1: The Bacteria at the Makeup Counter - Those pretty shiny testers are touched by hundreds of women who may harbor pink eye, herpes, a cold or flu, or simply hands that weren’t washed after going to the bathroom. There loaded with bacteria and feces and even e-coli says Paula. She said there is no evidence that your actually getting sick from it, herpes or anything but most germs are there, just because it's not recorded doesn't mean it isn't happening.
Use single-use applicators - Have an alcohol spray or ask at the counter for one and spray the tube of lipstick before trying it on, swab it from the side, and for lip gloss in tubes squeeze out a little bit of it and discard it and use a single use applicator to apply.
Disinfect lipsticks, pencils and brushes, use a Kleenex to wipe off the top layer of eye shadows, blushes, and powders and apply with a cotton ball.
Dr Brook's said 100% of all the products that were tested were contaminated. WOW! Dr Oz tested products from the local area and found strep and yeast in the products.
Take your own mascara for a makeover - everyone is re dipping the same applicator in the mascara and applying it to the eyes and then used on someone else.
Dr Oz Triangle of death(your eyes, nose and mouth) is when bacteria goes through the mucus membrane it goes straight back to the brain. Bacteria, virus's, fungi all of which Dr Brooks found on the samples can get right into our blood stream.
Studies found the highest levels of contamination were samples on the weekend. The lowest levels were on Thursday afternoon.
Dr Oz And Paula Begoun Risk #2: Eyelash Extending Products - Dr Oz said No over-the-counter product can extend your eyelashes, only prescription product – Latisse – approved for hypotrichosis (not having eye lashes) that does actually work. An ophthalmologist who was using the drug for glaucoma patients noticed that one of the medicine’s side effects was growing thick lashes. It is believed to work by elongating the amount of time eyelashes can grow before they fall out.
Dr Oz also said the medication in this product can also cause red eyes, bulging veins in the eye, blue black discoloration around the eye, and discoloration of the iris, burning and inflammation (none of which is particularly beautiful and can be dangerous). You can purchase knock off's of Latisse online and in Spa's, But Dr Oz says do not buy online or in spas, get the prescription for Latisse. Make sure your doctor monitors you while you take the medication.
Paula has used the Latisse, and said when you use Latisse correctly, it's sexy as all get out, and said she looks good.
Dr Oz Risk #3: Products that Lighten Your Skin. Dr Oz said he found about a dozen products at health stores and beauty stores in New York City.
Dark spots on the skin, often caused by pregnancy, menopause, or acne scars and there are lots of products that claim to help, but oftentimes they can cause more problems. The goal for most women is to have clear complexion and to be able to not have to wear makeup.
Prescription medication hydroquinone is very effective for evening complexion. hydroquinone stops the development of the melanin that creates dark spots on your skin. But, the overuse of hydroquinone or using unregulated products with it can cause you to develop blue skin. Doctors are reporting that more and more patients are coming to them with skin discoloration from hydroquinone.
Anything that contains more than 2% hydroquinone should be prescribed by a doctor. Dr Oz says beware of bootleg hydroquinone products, which can contain unsafe amounts of hydroquinone or harmful chemicals such as mercury and arsenic. Warning signs include suspiciously inexpensive products or those that do not list ingredients on the label.
Laser treatments are a safe and effective way to treat uneven skin tone when performed by a board-certified doctor with experience using them and experience with your particular skin tone and complexion.
Dr Oz said Topical steroids such as clobetasol, are also often purported to help even skin tone, but they have very serious side effects and complications including developing extremely thin skin, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, broken capillaries and even stretch marks and immune problems.
clobetasol is also used for women with Lichen sclerosus.
Other creams Dr Oz had on stage for skin lightening were Rico Skin Ligthening Cream and Body Clear.
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At the bottom of the page you will find a list of Skin Lightening Creams containing hydroquinone.
Dr Oz Buyer Beware: Tainted UnderwearWhat’s lurking in your brand new lingerie? The Dr. Oz team goes undercover to reveal the shocking truth.
Think the brand new underwear you just bought is clean? Think again. There’s something lurking in your lingerie. The Dr. Oz team lab-tested undergarments from coast to coast and bargain basement to designer boutiques. The results were shocking, with some undergarments testing positive for yeast, fecal matter, even blood. Learn what you should do to disinfect your intimates.
Dr Oz Airing Dirty Laundry
The underwear you buy at your local stores isn't as clean as you think. As you pick and choose through the thousands of choices of bra, panties, bras or any intimate garments you are going to be shocked at what Dr Oz found. Dr Oz went with his hidden camera to 4 major cities across the country, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. Dr Oz sent 36 samples to to a world renowned microbiologist for testing.
Dr Oz said one third of all the underwear tested was contaminated with dangerous bacteria. Dr Philip Tierno said women can try on underwear, and their trying on underwear without a hygiene strip. So when someone deposits something onto the underwear while trying it on, the next buyer can pick it up.
Dr Tierno said it didn't make a difference whether it was in a bargain store or a high end store. 62% of Dr Oz's studio audience admitted they wore new underwear without washing them first.
Dr Oz Tainted Underwear From Los Angeles
Los Angeles was the worst of the 4 cities tested, it had the greatest number of poorest results.
Dr Oz first sample was boy shorts from a popular discount chain, Dr Oz asked Dr Tierno what he found on these underwear. Dr Tierno found fecal matter, and suggests all new underwear be washed in very hot water 140 degree's. This fecal matter was found on regular size underwear, DR Tierno said imagine if they were thongs.
Dr Oz Tainted Underwear From Chicago
Dr Oz had a pair of briefs from a high end department store, and asked Dr Tierno what did he find on them. Dr Tierno found Candida, which can cause thrush, it's the number one cause of yeast infection. Dr Tierno and Dr Oz recommended using hydrogen peroxide and pour it onto the crutch of the undergarment that touches the genitalia and anal area.
Dr Oz Tainted Underwear From Miami
Dr Oz had a pair of lace thongs, Dr Oz asked Dr Tierno what he found. Dr Tierno found Group B Streptococcus on the thongs. Group B Streptococcus can be the cause of Neonatal sepsis and Meningitis, especially in pregnant women it's a problem. Dr Oz asked Dr Tierno what do when buying thongs and his response was to was your hands very thoroughly
Dr Oz Tainted Underwear In New York City
Dr Oz had a G String that was purchased from a very popular store, and he showed where it had a small stain in there. Dr Oz And Dr Tierno put the G String under the microscope and the red streak on the garment was blood. Dr Oz says there is nothing you can do about this and Dr Tierno says if you see something like this don't try it on and take it to the store manager. This should be taken of the store shelf.
After this Dr Oz Show on tainted underwear, I have a whole new perspective when it comes to buying underwear and undergarments.
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