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Your awkward beauty problems solved!
Have you ever gone over to a friend’s house to watch a movie and refused to take off your shoes because you know your feet are going to stink out the room faster than it takes to watch the opening credits? Or maybe you’ve noticed someone staring at your dark lip hair and felt your face burn like it’s actually on fire?
We’ve all encountered an awkward or embarrassing beauty problem at some point in our lives, and even though we know we’re not alone and it’s all totally normal, it’s hard to speak up and ask for help.
So, without even needing to say a word, consider your cry for help heard.
HOW TO DEAL WITH PEELING FINGERTIPS
This isn’t just a problem because you’re a bit embarrassed to show your hands, but it can actually be quite painful, too.
The first step is to start using an incredibly gentle, nourishing hand (and even body) wash. Try one that’s been formulated for babies, like GAIA Natural baby Bath & Body Wash, as it’ll be kind to your skin. Then, you’ll want to regularly apply a hand cream or balm to soften and restore your skin while protecting it at the same time. Try Botani Olivéne Balm as it’s been specifically designed to heal and repair dry and cracked skin and will help relieve any discomfort caused by itching.
If this is a chronic problem for you, it’s probably also a good idea to visit your doctor.
HOW TO DEAL WITH SMELLY FEET
This is usually a big issue in summer when your sockless feet get super-sweaty in a confined space (like a ballet flat or moccasin) and can’t breathe.
Place some Footcare Odour Stop Everyday insoles in your shoes – the soft cushion will help absorb the sweat from your feet, keeping them fresh and dry. The insoles also help remove odour-causing bacteria and feature odour-controlling activated charcoal, which targets and kills foot and shoe odours. You can also spray some Odour Stop Foot & Shoe Spray to deodorise and freshen up both your feet and shoes.
HOW TO DEAL WITH A FLAKY SCALP
How many times have you had to say, “Um, I swear it’s not dandruff, my scalp is just really dry!”? Yeah, it’s not a fun thing to have to explain. Which is why you should use scalp-conditioning treatments that’ll add moisture and hydration back to the dehydrated skin. Morcoccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment will do wonders to protect your scalp from the dryness and irritation that can be caused from chemical and colour services, while Head & Shoulders Scalp Massage Cream will help to really give your scalp the hydration it needs if used weekly.
HOW TO DEAL WITH BAD BREATH
If you have stale or bad breath, then you know the sheer terror involved in closely talking or whispering to someone. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth twice a day, the tiny bits of food that are lodged in your teeth and gums can cause bacteria to grow in your mouth, giving you that bad breath. So make sure you give your teeth a good brush with a minty-fresh toothpaste, like Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste, and follow it up with a proper floss in between each and every tooth (we like: Oral B Satin Floss) morning and night. For extra assurance, swish some AVEDA Peppymint Breath Refresher around your mouth and carry some Hollywood Fashion Secrets Make Out Mints in your bag.
HOW TO DEAL WITH UPPER LIP HAIR
There are a few ways you can deal with that fuzz above your upper lip that’ll make you feel better about it.
You can try bleaching it, with a gentle and lightening formulation like Nair Cream Hair Bleach for Face and Body. This will lighten the hair so it appears, well, invisible. Alternatively, you can remove the hair altogether. Depilatory creams like Andrea Gentle Hair Remover for Face will quickly and painlessly remove the hair from your upper lip, while waxes like Veet High Precision Facial Wax Care will help remove the hair from the root. You can also try a more permanent removal process like laser hair removal.
Have you suffered from any of these awkward beauty problems? What’s your best awkward beauty problem solution?
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