Cheat Your Age with the Best of the Beauty Blogs
Special guest and blogging beauty expert Eva Scrivo talks to Dr. Oz viewers about how to cheat the signs of aging with recommendations of beauty products she tests and writes about in her blog—dailyglow.com.
Eva Scrivo, author of “Eva Scrivo on Beauty,” provides an online blog audience of millions, with reviews and tips of beauty products that she puts to her personal test to guide others in their search for beauty secrets that actually work.
“I’m consistently testing products every week doing the homework for you. The tips I’ll share will help you look and feel your most beautiful and you will be able to cheat your age forever,” says Ms. Scrivo.
In this episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Ms. Scrivo shares her findings of products she recommends to treat four of the most common beauty complaints faced by women: dull hair, crow's feet, puffy eyes and age spots.
According to Ms. Scrivo, dull hair is hair that requires exfoliation and moisturizing. The exfoliation part is the gentle removal of buildup of dead skin cells on the scalp that hides the natural shine of new skin cells. For the exfoliation stage of treating dull hair she recommends “Redken Refining Sea Polish.” This exfoliating product is also applied to the hair to remove the residue of hair styling products that cling to hair follicles and hide the shine beneath.
After the scalp exfoliation stage is the moisturizing stage, in which she recommends using “Amla Oil.”
“It’s an Ayurvedic beauty secret that Indian women have been using for thousands of years that helps to nourish the scalp and hydrate the hair,” says Ms. Scrivo.
The Amla oil is applied to the scalp and then brushed through the hair before going to bed. In the morning, the Amla oil treatment is then shampooed out leaving your hair shiny and healthy. The Amla oil is shampooed out because it is generally too heavy of an oil to wear in your hair throughout the day.
Crow’s Feet & Puffy Eyes
For treating crow’s feet and puffy eyes Ms. Scrivo recommends using skin cream products with Retinol A and rosemary. She explains that Retinol A is derived from Vitamin A and that it acts by defoliating the skin and stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. “It’s the only way to plump a line without an injectable,” says Ms. Scrivo.
Her recommendation of a Retinol A containing cream is the “Eau Thermale Avene Retrinal” product that she has found to be safe to apply near the eyes.
Products based on rosemary is one way to treat the puffiness in the tissues that surrounds the eyes. She explains that rosemary is a natural decongestant that can remove moisture trapped in the skin around the eyes by gently dehydrating the puffed-up skin. Her recommendation is “Yonka Phyto-Contour Eye Firming Creme”—a product she says that has been recently reformulated so that it no longer contains paraffins.
For treating age spots on the hands, Ms. Scrivo has an Asian secret tied to alcohol production in the sake factories of Japan.
This secret, “…was originally discovered in the sake factories in Japan, because all the workers had such a youthful glowing, beautiful even hands that they wondered what it was from,” says Ms. Scrivo.
As it turned out, a byproduct of the rice fermentation process called “Kojic acid” was discovered to be responsible for their beautiful skin—workers in the sake factories typically have their exposed hands in the rice wine during production.
Ms. Scrivo recommends skin creams that contain Kojic Acid and says that within about 3-4 weeks you will see a lightening of the skin as the color evens out the age spots.
For additional useful information on how to cheat your age with beauty and health tips, follow this link to an article about Dr. Oz scouring Pinterest to create the ultimate girl's guide for beauty and more as well as an article about skin care secrets in the kitchen.
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