Beauty Habits that Harm your Health
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Are your beauty habits more fashionable than rational? Discover the dangers of your daily routine.

Heavy Earrings
Large, dramatic earrings may make a statement, but they can also take a toll on your earlobes. OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains what happens to the delicate cartilage under the weight of heavy earrings.

Forty-five-year-old Kristin has accessorized with giant jewels for more than 25 years, leaving her earlobes droopy and shapeless. Plastic surgeons Dr. Andrew Ordon and Dr. Ritu Chopra rejuvenate Kristin's lobes with earlobe reduction surgery.

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See Kristin's lobes go from saggy to supple! 

Hefty Handbags
Oversized purses may be all the rage, but any bag that exceeds 5 pounds can cause neck problems and muscle spasms that can radiate down the spine and cause immense pain. 

Dr. Lisa digs into audience member Reese's 10-pound purse and reveals which contents should be kicked to the curb to lighten Reese's load and alleviate her shoulder pain.

Hairy Health Hazards
Host of Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover, Tabatha Coffey, shares her insight on common hair-care blunders.


Harmful Headbands


Precarious Ponytails


Hazardous Hair Extensions

Makeup Mistakes
There are countless methods for applying makeup, but some may be harmful to your health. Celebrity makeup artist Kristina Duff explains the top three makeup mistakes, and provides tips for safe application.

Certain types of makeup can worsen rosacea, a skin condition where sebaceous glands become severely inflamed and cause red patches on the face. Health director of Redbook Magazine, Erin Hobday, provides tips on how to safely apply makeup to hyper-sensitive skin, and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears offers several foods that can reduce redness.

Three ways to lift your mood with makeup.

Too-Tight Jeans and Belts
We've all been there —  trying to squeeze into jeans that fit yesterday but are too tight today. But forcing your body into constrictive clothing does not benefit your health.

Tips to Beat Bloat
• Ditch too-tight clothing: If you're already bloated, tight pants can compress your abdomen and magnify the problem.
• Do away with processed foods: "If it lasts a long time on the shelf, it will last a long time in your stomach," Erin says. Your body can better digest pure, whole foods, leaving you less bloated.

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• Exercise more: Physical activity can combat stress and improve digestive regularity, decreasing bloating.
• Are your undergarments too tight? Get tips for the right fit!

Sky-High Heels
Wearing high-heeled shoes too often can not only damage your feet, but the effects can travel all the way up your spine. Dr. Lisa elaborates on the dangers of wearing high heels and stresses that pregnant women should stop wearing them in their third trimester to avoid injury.

More high heel dangers.
Watch a man walk in high heels!

"If you're wearing something, particularly if it's uncomfortable, you're probably not doing any favors to your health," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. "So pay attention ... if your clothes hurt you, change."

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