Us women should be more comfortable in our own skins, but there is no denying that no matter how secure we are of our looks in general, there are always those little beauty niggles that we would really like to get on top of; doing so would give us even more confidence and allow us to have greater acceptance of our bodies, which is never a bad thing!
With that in mind, here are some common beauty problems and what you can do about them:
Dark circles around the eyes can make us feel older and less put together than we would like. Unfortunately, they are often hereditary ot caused by inherent issues with skin pigmentation, which can make them tricky to deal with. That being said, getting more sleep, drinking more water and putting used teabags over your eyes are all things that can help to minimise dark circles. If that doesn’t work – concealer is your best friend.
If your red skin is caused by a condition such as acne or rosacea, you may be best off finding out how to treat rosacea medically, but if it’s just general redness you’re dealing with, aloe vera oil. Applied liberally to the skin is a really great fix. Cold compresses can also work wonders, as can cucumber slices, and because redness of the skin is often caused by allergic reactions, removing fragranced beauty products may also help.
Dry lips don’t look or feel great, but they are so common, particularly in the winter months when harsh weather conditions can take their toll. Luckily, it’s really easy to deal with this particular beauty problem by regularly exfoliating your lips, You can make your own lip scrubs with grainy honey or brown sugar and coconut oil, but store-bought ones are often as good. Of course, preventing dry lips is better than curing them, which is why you should think about applying a thin layer of coconut oil to the lip area each morning, and topping it up with lip balm throughout the day.
Unfortunately, stretch marks are scars which means it is rarely possible to get rid of them completely, you can fade them so that they are less noticeable though. All you need to do is apply oil-based moisturisers to the area regularly alongside regular dry brushing and perhaps even derma roller treatments. Of course, they’ll fade naturally over time, so if you’re happy to just let them do their thing they will get better all by themselves eventually, turning from angry red to a barely noticeable silvery white.
Chipped nails can look awful but they’re easily remedied by getting a gel manicure, which will last much longer instead. If that’s not for you, be sure to apply polish to clean nails. Building up from a base coat and finishing with two layers of topcoat. This will give your manicure the best possible chance of survival.
What are your best beauty hacks?