Viewers’ Beauty Secrets Revealed

Every woman has her own beauty regimen that she swears by, but not every trick is legit. Dr. Oz tested out some of your favorite remedies to separate what’s beautiful from what’s bogus.

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Egg Whites for an Instant Facelift

Method: Mix egg whites together in a small bowl; apply to your face. Let dry and wash off.

Verdict: It works! Egg whites contain proline, an amino acid that serves as a building block for collagen. Egg whites contain more proline than most foods we eat, making this facelift a winner.

Yogurt Facial Cleanser for Flawless Skin            

Method: Combine plain natural yogurt with some sunflower oil and a little lemon juice. Blend well; apply to face with a clean towel. Rub it into the skin; gently wash off and pat dry.

Verdict: It works! Yogurt has lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid that functions as an effective skin exfoliant. Sunflower oil helps seal in your skin's moisture. Additionally, lemon juice is a natural whitener, and it inhibits melanin production, which causes age spots.

Homemade Glue Mixture for Preventing Wrinkles

Method: Put a bit of white school glue in your hand and rub it all over your face. Let dry and peel off. Rinse your face with warm water. Next, apply honey all over your face. Leave on for about 5 minutes; rinse with warm water. Lastly, mix some apple cider vinegar with water. Apply with a spray bottle or cotton ball.

Verdict: It does not work. Honey is a humectant and will pull moisture to the face. Apple cider vinegar does work as a natural exfoliant. However, the glue is not a wise addition. While it does remove old skin cells, it can go deeper, causing uncontrolled removal of the skin. Additionally, glues contain many allergens, including latex. The potential side effects outweigh the benefits of this mixture.