There's nothing that makes a great pair of legs more fabulous than a sexy pair of heels from Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo, but after a couple of hours standing in them, they might start to feel like a pair of gorgeous torture devices.
"The pain you get in the ball of your foot from wearing heels is usually metatarsalgia -- which means in Latin, 'I paid way too much for these shoes to hurt so bad,'" laughed "Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill. "Not really, but it's a medical term for pain and inflammation experienced at the ball of the foot."
Our foot-savvy nurse continued, "The key reason for this problem is that when wearing heels your body weight is placed almost entirely on the forefoot, instead of the heel and arch of the foot, so the metatarsals (the five long bones in the forefoot) drop and the surrounding ligaments weakens and the forefoot structure collapses, leading to excess pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. Podiatrists estimate that 80% of women that wear heels suffer from metatarsalgia."
Find out what Nurse Jamie says are some great solutions to keeping the spring in your sexy strut all day!
Long sexy tresses are hot in Hollywood these days. How do stars keep all that hair looking healthy and shiny? This week, "Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill talks about one of the hottest trends in hair -- hair oils.
"There is the common misconception that topical oils are absorbed into the hair making it healthier, which is not exactly true," Nurse Jamie explained. "Hair is made of protein filaments -- not live cells -- so once it leaves the hair shaft the benefit of the oil is to smooth the hair cuticle and protect it. The chemical make up of some oils make them structurally better at penetrating the hair shaft than others and provide different benefits."
Here are some great tips and products for the best-looking hair!
"Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill takes a look at the center of all Hollywood glamour -- great lipstick!
"Have you ever seen a star on the red carpet without lipstick?" Nurse Jamie asked. "Don't think so. It's like leaving the house and forgetting to wear your pants, you just don't see it!"
What's new in lipsticks? Nurse Jamie has a few things to show you - including organic and anti-aging lipsticks, and one so adorable you won't want to use it! Plus, a fun little budget trick that will help you get every last drop out of your favorite!
"Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill shares some tips and products to help keep you looking fresh when you travel.
1. Multi-use products save space: Pack an all-purpose moisturizer; use highlighter/concealer for touchups; and take mini makeup palettes which combine eyeshadow, blush and gloss.
2. Follow TSA 3-1-1 rule to avoid getting your favorite products from being taken: 3 oz. containers for liquids and gels; 1 qt. clear plastic bag; and 1 bag per passenger.
3. Hydrate: The average humidity of an airplane cabin is the same as the Sahara Desert! Drink at least one glass of water for every hour in flight. Stay refreshed with canned water sprays.
Nurse Jamie's "Travel Pretty" product recommendations include: YouYBe Moisturizer, Boscia Pepperment Blotting Papers, Bare Escentuals on the Spot, Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, Visine, Colgate Wisp Disposable Toothbrush Pack, Evian Facial Spray.
In this week's second special edition for men, "Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill helps guys take care of their largest organ... their skin.
"Exfoliating removes the outer layer of skin, shedding dead cells and stimulating new growth," Nurse Jamie explains. "This helps unclog pores, keeps skin clean, and reduces acne breakouts." She recommends exfoliating after cleansing and before shaving "because you don't want to drive impurities into skin."
Find out Nurse Jamie's picks for the best products, including Jack Black's Face Buff and Billy Jealousy's Liquid Sand!
In this special edition for men, "Extra" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherrill tests one of the best kept secrets in men's grooming habits -- shave oils.
Nurse Jamie explains, "Oils are better products because they have more direct contact with the skin, causing less traction as the razor scrapes over the face. The oils have more moisturizing effects, and they are usually made without all those potentially toxic chemical ingredients found in a lot of soaps and foams."
"Most importantly, guys can see exactly where they are shaving," she continues. "It's great for men who wear a stylized beard or mustache, and for men who shave their heads completely because shave oils allow them a closer shave as well as conditioning the scalp, helping to prevent dryness and flaking."
Nurse Jamie takes a look at REN Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil, Pacific Shave Oil, and a great budget trick!
What does the beauty maven in your life want for Christmas? In this week's "Extra" Road Test, Nurse Jamie Sherill plays Santa with the help of Cindy Crawford and the hilarious "Modern Family" star, Sofia Vergara!
Nurse Jamie takes a look at a great beauty gadget -- the Clarisonic -- an ultrasonic face brush that moves at more than 300 movements per second! She also highlights the perfect makeup palette of the season from Tarte, and features jewelry from 31 Bits -- a line that is not only super cute but also benefits the 63 women in Uganda who make these beautiful beads. Check out their inspiring story at 31bits.com.
In this week's road test, "Extra's" Lifechanger Nurse Jamie Sherill shares some great solutions to one of the holiday season's biggest beauty dilemmas -- post-party puffy eyes -- because you want to look like a rock star, not like you party like one!
"The combination of late nights, salty foods and maybe a little bit of alcohol are all factors that contribute to fluid retention around the eyes," Nurse Jamie explained. "We're talking about temporary, post-party puffiness called periorbital edema," commonly known as 'you look like hell.'
Nurse Jamie suggested trying a few home remedies. "Everyone is familiar with the old slices of cucumber on the eyelids remedy. This works because of their astringent properties, which is a chemical compound that shrinks or constricts body tissues. Slices of strawberries work well, too, and raw potatoes! And here's a super secret budget tip -- a lot of makeup artists keep a tube of Preparation H in their makeup kit because of its vessel-contracting properties."
Find out some more tips!