Surprising Health Secrets
From the secrets your lips may be hiding to the unexpected cause of your fever, The Doctors uncover mysteries from your body.
Podiatrist and surgeon Dr. Constance Ornelas tackles your most unsightly foot-related problems.
Dr. Ornelas adds that while getting regular pedicures may help keep feet clean and neat, it’s important to ensure that the salon you visit is sanitary and uses sterile instruments. She recommends bringing your own utensils if you are still concerned.
“Don’t let [the pedicurist] get too aggressive with cutting your nails,” Dr. Ornelas says. “A lot of times, they’ll cut too close to the cuticle and cause an ingrown toenail. The best thing is to just let them file it and paint.”
New Year, New You
Time to toss those remaining holiday leftovers and jump-start your new year’s resolutions! The Doctors have just the right tips to help you get started.
Keep Calm and Carry On
Studies show that crying has many health benefits, including providing the crier an emotional release, as well as releasing stress hormones and toxins from the body. But, while a good cry may be good for you, you may not want everyone to know about it! Here are five tips to hide the fact that you were just crying:
1. Keep your chin up … literally! Elevation helps keep additional fluids from pooling around the eyes and creating more puffing and swelling.
2. Resist rubbing: Fold a tissue and blot face gently.
3. Conceal the red: Concealer can work wonders under the eyes and around the nose to cover up redness. Plus, disguise post-tear bloodshot eyes by applying navy blue eyeliner along the upper lash line to make the whites of your eyes look brighter.
4. Emergency kit for frequent cryers: eye drops and hemorrhoid cream. Eye drops can get the red out, while hemorrhoid cream can decrease puffiness around the eyes. Just be careful not to get any directly in your eyes.
5. Fake an allergy attack: If all else fails, grab a tissue and pretend to sneeze loudly, so people think the watery, red appearance is due to allergies.