Beauty Problems that are Easy to Solve
Few of us can imagine a perfect world, where our skin, hair, eyebrows, and teeth are without flaw. Realistically, we all suffer from beauty problems at some time or another that mar our otherwise ideal image. It’s a fact of life and depending on how much time we spend grooming ourselves, those common problems may creep up on us, unnoticed. Fear not. Once you pinpoint a problem, there are easy solutions to remedy even the most unsightly nuisances.
Skin changes with the seasons. Those who periodically suffer from blotchy, dry skin often do so in the winter months when humidity is low and indoor heating further dries it out. To combat dry skin, invest in a humidifier for your home, drink plenty of water, and apply a moisturizer every day. If your lips are chapped, apply a lip balm with sunscreen to your bare lips or underneath lipstick.
Dull hair can be difficult to manage because it may be weighed down with product build-up. Periodically, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo to remove residue. Switch shampoos and conditioners often to decrease the chance of build-up. Eat a healthy diet, use products that promote shine, and reduce or eliminate heat when styling. Split ends should be trimmed and conditioned intensively.
Whether it’s noticeable due to hormones or the season, most unwanted facial hair is around the lips. There are several techniques to mask or eliminate the hair completely. Bleaching simply lightens the hair to closer match your skin tone. Depilatories dissolve the hair but can irritate the skin. Waxing can be painful and leave some irritation but is quite effective. For a quick fix, use a personal hair remover with small, double blades.
Our body grows nose hairs to filter our air. Both women and men can have too many visible nose hairs that are distracting and unattractive. It’s often necessary to remove those that stick out like a sore thumb. Nose hair trimmers can often be found in men's grooming kits but will need to be replaced periodically. Tweezing and depilatories are not recommended because they are painful methods and can introduce infection.
If you’re not paying close attention, your eyebrows may become uneven and asymmetrical over time. Make it a priority to grow and shape them properly. If you can afford it, go to a professional for a consultation and wax. For a quick-fix, you can fill in sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil that closely matches your hairs. Never pluck your eyebrows when you’re short on time.
Many things can stain teeth over time, among them are coffee, tea, and tobacco products. Besides avoiding the products, you will need to routinely remove the stains to obtain whiter teeth. A visit to the dentist is a quick way to whiter teeth but can be costly. There are several home remedies for whiter teeth that are quite affective. For routine maintenance, try a brand of toothpaste formulated to whiten your teeth.
If you're an avid swimmer, always take care to brush your teeth as soon as possible after getting out of the pool to help prevent chlorine residue from damaging your tooth enamel.
*This page is provided as an information resource and is in no way intended to be a substitute for professional or medical advice.