Bleach facials part of latest beauty craze

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The Valley of the Sun has always been a Mecca for women trying to keep Father Time at bay, but the latest trend sounds pretty intense.

Social media is buzzing about bleach. A new study done by researchers at the Stanford University Medical Center suggests the common household cleaner could be the fountain of youth! At least, it is in rats.

Scientists discovered bleach has anti-aging benefits.

"So sun damage and aging, all those things cause inflammation if you will, and that's what breaks down the skin and collagen, that's what makes you look older," said Scottsdale cosmetic surgeon Dr. Daniel Shapiro.

We all want to look our best, but putting bleach on your face?

"Maybe an avocado, not bleach," said Jamie Mirro

Mirro is like a lot of us, looking for ways to keep people guessing on her age.

"Single mom, working, very active little girl in my life that keeps me on my toes. So I just started getting regular facials and then from there started progressing into some products that would help me with my trouble spots," Mirro said.

But Mirro said she draws the line at DIY Clorox treatments.

"I would never put bleach on my face. It doesn't really seem like a safe thing, to put household cleaner on your skin," she said.

"That's probably not a good idea, for you to be using your own products at home," Shapiro said.

Shapiro points out it's pretty hard to figure out the exact concentration that was used on the rats.

And Mirro said even if you could, she's not going there.

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