The Worst Celebrity Health Role Models

Unregulated diet pills, illegal drugs, excessive plastic surgery -- a wrap-up of some of the unhealthiest celeb-endorsed products and practices (20 Photos)

Leslie Goldman on Sep 7, 2010 at 8:21PM

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The Worst Celebrity Health Role Models

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Caroline Manzo (Real Housewives of New Jersey)

The vice: Shaves her face

Amid the ripping of hair extensions and bankrupting of accounts, the reality star's proclamation that she shaves her "entire face and throat" in the shower every day nearly went unnoticed. Manzo claims she reaches for the Schick Quattro not for hair removal, but to exfoliate. She might want to keep the razor below the belt, though: Susan Stuart, MD, a dermatologist with La Jolla Dermatology in La Jolla, CA, does not recommend facial shaving for women as it may cause tiny tears in the skin, through which nasty infection-causing bacteria and yeast could enter. Women fearful of dull skin would be better off leaving the Bic in the shower and using a gentle, medically approved exfoliant, such as a cream, peel, or brush.

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