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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Olive Oil as Shaving Cream

Method: Lather legs with olive oil, and then shave your legs as usual.

Verdict: True beauty! Olive oil is a very effective moisturizer and lubricant.

Olive Oil for Healthy Hair

Method: Massage olive oil into hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave for 10 minutes and then rinse clean.

Verdict: True beauty! Olive oil conditions your hair and adds shine. The monounsaturated fatty acids help to protect your hair and make it softer and more manageable.


Coffee Grinds Scrub for Cellulite

Method: Combine 1/2 cup coffee grinds with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Place olive oil over areas of cellulite and then rub the rub mix into skin in a circular motion. Scrub for 5 minutes to exfoliate.

Verdict: True beauty! Caffeine can enhance fat metabolism, especially right beneath the skin. It's easily absorbed when applied directly on the skin. It's also a diuretic, so it gets some of the fluid out of the fat beneath your skin so that cellulite is less visible. Olive oil is a moisturizer and an emollient, which softens the skin. The brown sugar works as an exfoliant. Although this is not permanent cellulite fix, it's an effective temporary solution.

Earwax for Pimples

Method: Use a Q-tip to get ear wax from your ear, apply directly to pimples.

Verdict: It does not work. Earwax can trap dirt and debris which can clog your pores. It's not sanitary. Also, you should never put a Q-tip in your ear; it's too small and can traumatize the ear canal. Anything smaller than your pinky finger should not go into your ear.

Aspirin and Lemon Juice for Flawless Skin

Method: Take 6-12 non-coated aspirin and crush them up into a powder. Combine with fresh, real lemon juice. Let it dissolve into more of a paste for about 5-10 minutes. Lightly apply to a breakout or blemish. Remove with a cotton ball dipped in a solution of baking soda and water.

Verdict: True beauty! Aspirin contains salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid which acts as a chemical peel to reduce acne and lesions. Lemon juice contains vitamin C, with acts as an antioxidant to nourish your skin if you've had some sun exposure. It also acts as an exfoliant because it's acidic, and baking soda neutralizes that acid.