Beauty and the Eeek!

The odd spot or a bad hair day’s got noth­ing on th­ese se beauty night­mares. Here’s how to fix ’em quick.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - BEAUTY -

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Deary-me dan­druff

The most com­mon cause of scalp flak­ing is pityr­i­a­sis capi­tis, which peo­ple as­sume is caused by a dry scalp. Wrong! It’s ac­tu­ally down to ex­cess se­bum pro­duced by the se­ba­ceous glands and ab­sorbed into dead skin flakes on the scalp. “Changes in skin se­cre­tions can be trig­gered by too much fat and salt in the diet, de­hy­dra­tion, the wrong type of hair prod­ucts or stress,” ex­plains ‘hair doc­tor’ Philip Kings­ley. Look for prod­ucts with piroc­tone olamine—an anti-dan­druff in­gre­di­ent—and use them even when your dan­druff has cleared up.

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Tat’s that

“When cov­er­ing an un­wanted tat­too, it’s a mat­ter of re­peated lay­er­ing and blend­ing,” says make-up artist Eryca Free­man­tle. Estée Lauder Dou­ble Wear Max­i­mum Cover Cam­ou­flage Makeup for Face and Body, ` 2,130, is an ad­vanced cam­ou­flage make-up with smudge, wa­ter and heat-re­sis­tant ben­e­fits, so tats can be tem­po­rar­ily blanked out for spe­cial oc­ca­sions. For more per­ma­nent re­sults, laser treat­ment works by heat­ing up and break­ing down the tat­too pig­ment par­ti­cles, which the body then ‘sweeps away’. This might not be suit­able for peo­ple with a low pain thresh­old or darker skin. A three-sit­ting laser treat­ment to re­move your tat­too will cost you around ` 10,000 at Max Health­care.

L’Oréal Pro­fes­sion­nel In­stant Clear Sham­poo,

` 475

The Body Shop Gin­ger Anti-Dan­druff Sham­poo,

` 515 Estée Lauder Dou­ble

Wear Max­i­mum Cover Cam­ou­flage Makeup for Face and Body, ` 2,130

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