Dr. Oz: Anti-Aging Wrinkle Creams and Dirty Supermarket Secrets

Dr. Oz: Anti-Aging Wrinkle Creams and Dirty Supermarket Secrets

Dr Oz antiaging wrinkle creamsDr. Mehmet Oz revealed cringeworthy supermarket secrets and the best anti-aging wrinkle creams on the July 11 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz’s guests were Manhattan dermatologists Dr. Hilary Reich and Dr. Dennis Gross, creator of the Dennis Gross Skincare line.

Drs. Gross and Reich recommended the following anti-aging wrinkle products and creams:

  • Vitamin C serum for wrinkles. Dr Reich said topical vitamin C serums have antioxidants that promote collagen growth and diminish wrinkles.
  • Alpha hydroxy acid peel for brown patches and age spots. Dr. Gross said these peels exfoliate skin and minimize age spots.
  • Peptide cream for sagging skin. Dr. Gross said peptides increase collagen and elastin production to reduce the appearance of sagging.

Cringeworthy Supermarket Secrets

On a separate segment of his show, Dr. Oz exposed dirty supermarket secrets that could get you and your family sick.

Dr. Oz said many supermarkets are breeding grounds for bacteria due to poor food handling and unsanitary conditions. Dr. Oz’s guest was Councilman Peter DeLucia, a health commissioner in Westchester County, N.Y.

DeLucia said most supermarket shopping carts are dirtier than a public toilet, with most of the germs collecting on the handle and the seat where children usually sit. Studies found germs and even fecal matter in these areas.

The best way to protect yourself is to wipe the cart down with an antibacterial wipe (most supermarkets supply them) and use a shopping cart cover for small children.

Another shocking secret is that a lot of the beef you see at supermarkets is older than it looks, making you vulnerable to pathogens like salmonella, E. coli, and staph. Supermarkets use a practice called atmospheric packaging, which injects carbon dioxide into the packaging, preserving the beef’s red color (which makes it look fresher than it really is).

To avoid getting sick from old meat, Dr. Oz said to pay close attention to the expiration dates and to avoid buying beef that looks discolored, brownish, or just otherwise odd.

Dr. Oz said many supermarket vegetables and fruits — especially lemons and limes — are contaminated with bacteria and fecal matter, so you should wash them as soon as you get home, preferably in a solution of vinegar and water.

Finally, DeLucia said many supermarkets don’t properly store eggs. When buying eggs, don’t buy carton above the “cold line,” where temperatures are too high to ensure freshness.

Check out our picks for best anti-aging wrinkle creams here.

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