Study suggests bleach can reverse the aging process

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January 8, 2014 8:09:04 AM PST
Social media is buzzing about what could be the next fountain of youth product. But we want to warn you, it may be a little intense and even unsafe.

Researchers at Stanford University used common household products such as bleach on rats. They discovered it had anti-aging benefits for their skin by preventing damage from the sun and inflammation.

It raised the question: Could bleach be used for facials? The women we asked aren't convinced.

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

Cosmetic surgeons are warning people against using bleach on their face, saying it's nearly impossible to know the exact concentration that's approved by research.

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