Facial Oils and Hair Vitamins: Hope or Hype?

The Doctors and dermatologist Dr. Tabasum Mir investigate the latest celebrity health fads to find out if they will give you some hope or are simply just hype.

Facial oil for healthy skin?

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Dr. Mir says that facial oils are popular with stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow. The dermatologist says not to bother buying the high-end oils that many celebrities use, but opt for oils you can find at your local health food store. She explains that argon oil can be used for anti-aging. For oily skin, she says tea tree oil can help. But when it comes to coconut oil, she warns that it can cause some serious clogging, acne, and pimples. She does recommend it for your hair and body, but not for your face. As for synthetic oils, like Vaseline and baby oil, she warns against them as they will simply sit on your skin and not penetrate.

Verdict: Hope!

Vitamins for your hair?

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These gummy vitamins are all the rage with some celebrities like Kylie Jenner, but Dr. Mir explains that unless you are vitamin deficient that you don’t need vitamins. She stressed that vitamins should come from eating a healthy balanced diet. She also says that many people tend to overeat gummy vitamins and this can lead to toxicity.

Verdict: Hype!