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.
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.
“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,
The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo,
` 515 Estée Lauder Double
Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body, ` 2,130