The Dr. Oz Show talks about skin care for your skin type today and we also got a new anti-aging supplement called Schizandra Berry from Chris Kilham. Keep refreshing this page for our live recap. The show opens with Oz giving a breakdown of how the different skin types are effected by things like sunlight and other elements. he says we should target our skin care routine based on our specific skin type and that our ethnicity should play a major role in how we care for our skin. He busts the old myth that darker skin is better protected from the sun and says even dark skinned people need to use sunscreen. Oz says some of us have are in between skin tones and we should go with treatment for a darker tone if we are in doubt.
Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden is on the first segment to give us specific routines for our specific skin type. People with dark skin need to use sunscreen and it protects your skin from sagging and wrinkles. Sunscreen is usually white but companies are working on products that are clear. You should start with a hydrating cleanser and then use a gentle exfoliating cleanser. Then use a gentle glycolic toner. At night, use a night cream with retinol and peptides. Now for Olive skin, Dr. Alicai Barba gives us tips. People with Olive skin need to use a gentle skin cleanser in the morning and then a foaming cleanser at night to get rid of the sunscreen and makeup. In the morning, use a vitamin C serum as an anti oxidant protector. At night use a hydroquinone free skin lightening agent that has retinol. For light skin, Dr. Elizabeth Hale talks of how fair skinned people are especially prone to getting skin cancer. She says to cleanse with a gentle cleanser in the morning and use cleansing wipes at night. In the morning, you should use a sunscreen moisturizer with spf 30 and it needs to have vitamins A, C, and E. At night you need to use a retinol based cleanser and a heavy moisturizer because light skin needs a lot of moisture.
Now Oz says Chris Kilham has found the fountain of youth with the Shizandra Berry. He says it is an adaptogen and lowers stress hormones in the blood. These berries are red and look a little like a raspberry and Oz is puckering because they are so sour. Chris says the reason this berry is sweet, sour, and pungent and it works three ways to turn back time. First, is works on the skin with powerful anti oxidants and it is anti inflammatory. Kilham says it comes in a juice and Oz says it is very sour. Kilham says there is also a pill supplement. Second, this berry boosts your energy by making your cells more active. Now they try Shizandra Berry tea and Oz likes it better. This supplement helps with your memory by elevating the neuron firing in the brain. Now we see a liquid form and pill form of Schizandra Berry Extract. With all these different way to get your berries, it should be easy to find one that works for you.
The next segment is about living a wealthy lifestyle on a beer budget. Robin Leech says the rich live an average of 10 years longer than the rest of us. Chef Richard Blais is on to show us a great meal. We can make Surf and Turf with hanger steak, shrimp, eggplant caviar made with roasted eggplant and sparkling wine. It only costs you $8.53 instead of over $200 for the regular surf and turf. Now Mary Alice Stephenson says we can use shape wear to makeover our bodies and skip the plastic surgery. Shape wear is not just underwear anymore and can actually be worn as regular clothes. Yummy Tummy has tank tops made of shape wear. DKNY makes fun shape forming leggings that will smooth out your figure and not break your wallet. David Kirsch says we can use platypus walks to tighten and tone our body. Just spread your legs and semi squat. Put your hands on your head and waddle forward a few steps and then back. Repeat this until you feel the burn.
Now Kristin Van Ogtrop talks of how to use a muffin tin to fake a stress free life. She has Oz’s green drink and has put it in the muffin tin and froze it. She says we can use our fresh herbs when we have leftovers. Now she says we can just put fresh veggies and fruits in a muffin tin to control our portions. Now we get a way to use the muffin tin for a foot massage. Just put a marble or golf ball inside the tin and move it around with your toes into each section. This will strengthen your toes and feet. Oz says he never thought he would use a muffin tin to have a stress free life.
Now Todd Wilbur is on to give us a healthy recipe to mimic Kentucky Fried Chicken. The secret is to use fish sauce (msg free) mixed with 8 cups of water and marinate the chicken for 2 hours. Now mix bread crumbs and flour and add mix in the 11 herbs and spices. The herbs and spices are 4 tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar, 2 tsp Tellicherry Pepper, ½ tsp White Pepper, ½ tsp Paprika, ½ tsp Savory, ½ tsp Sage, ⅓ tsp Ginger, ⅓ tsp Marjoram, ⅓ tsp Onion Powder, 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder, and 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper. Now take the chicken out of the marinade and put it in a regular egg wash with eggs and skim milk. Roll it in the breading and bake, on a sprayed cooking pan, at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. this gives you the great taste with half the calories.
As the show ends, we get a few bonus tips for skin care. Oz says we can use grapefruit to protect your skin because it is loaded with Lycopene and should be eaten daily, red peppers are a great way to fight wrinkles and we should eat them daily, collard greens are a great way to promote cell growth and are loaded with vitamin A and just toss them into our daily salad for the great benefit. Finally, you can make a great face mask by mixing equal amounts of cottage cheese and olive oil. Just spread it on and leave it for 5 minutes for a more youthful glow.
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