With just one day to go before an important event, an angry red pimple has risen over night and is now glaring back at you from the mirror. We’ve all fallen victim to an SOS beauty woe, be it swollen spots, unsightly ingrown hairs or even lank, greasy roots.
Here, we share our pro beauty hacks to combatting any concern.
The issue: broken-out pores
Whether we’ve had one too many late nights combined with fast food or a hormonal outburst around our chin, pimples happen to the best of us. Wherever the location of your new addition, do not pick or squeeze, especially if you have important plans for the next day. This will only aggravate the area, increasing the size and redness. Instead, keep your skin squeaky clean and, if you can, forgo the make-up, which will only further clog up your pores. Apply an overnight zinc or salicylic acid-based treatment, and in the morning ice the area for a few minutes to bring redness and swelling down.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions, Dhs152, Sephora Dubai, visit Mall of the Emirates
The issue: in-grown hairs
Most women will struggle with in-grown hairs at one point or another. The main problem areas are usually on legs, underarms or bikini lines. While this skin issue can be tricky to get rid of, regularly (and gently) exfoliating the area with scrubbing gloves and a mild scent-free body wash before and after hair removal will certainly help reduce the bumps.
If shaving is your preferred hair removal method, be sure to always use a moisturizing shaving cream or foam and shave in the direction (never against) your hair’s natural growth.
Exfoliating Bath Gloves, Dhs26, The Body Shop, visit Mall of the Emirates
The issue: an oily scalp
An oily scalp could be the result of over-washing your hair or be a build-up of products such as serum and holding spray. A brilliant and natural way to remove excess build-up and deeply cleanse locks is a mix of apple cider vinegar and water – you can pick up a bottle from Carrefour supermarket in Mall of the Emirates. Similarly try a salon-strength balancing shampoo and do a double cleanse before lightly conditioning the ends.
Kérastase Bain Exfoliant Purifiant Shampoo, Dhs120, Loft 5th Avenue, visit Mall of the Emirates
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