S.O.S save our skins!

ISHIKA TANEJA, in­ter­na­tional make-up ex­pert and Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, The Alps Group, solves all your skin and make-up trou­bles.

Hair - - Expert Advice -

Q My skin tends to break­out a lot on and around the nose. What should I do to con­trol this apart from reg­u­lar clean-ups?

– Reema

A To un­der­stand the root cause of the prob­lem, it is vi­tal to ex­am­ine your life­style. There can be sev­eral un­der­ly­ing is­sues such as ex­po­sure to high lev­els of pol­lu­tion, hor­monal swings, overindul­gence in un­healthy foods and smok­ing. Break­outs around the nose and cheeks can also be trig­gered by sleep de­pri­va­tion and stress. It all boils down to a good skin­care regime. Cleanse your skin ev­ery day, with a mild fa­cial scrub to aid the re­moval of ex­cess se­bum and dead skin cells. Make sure you cleanse all the way down your neck, be­hind the ears and near the hair­line as miss­ing th­ese ar­eas can cause break­outs. Avoid oil-based make-up as it can con­trib­ute to the build-up of oil in the fol­li­cles. Wa­ter-based make-up la­beled as non-come­do­genic can be used safely. How­ever, re­mem­ber not to scrub too vig­or­ously as it can ir­ri­tate the skin.

Q My nails chip a lot, es­pe­cially af­ter I use a nail paint re­mover. Please sug­gest a rem­edy.

– An­jali

A Just like your skin, your nails ac­cu­mu­late a lot of dirt, oil and even sweat — all of which trig­ger chip­ping and peel­ing. Reg­u­lar pol­ish­ing, us­ing re­movers con­tain­ing ace­tone, lack of mois­ture and nu­tri­tion is­sues are most of­ten the cul­prits. Lack of cal­cium, min­er­als and/or es­sen­tial fatty acids can also be the rea­sons. Treat­ments in­clude mois­tur­is­ing your nails with a good hand cream, giv­ing nail colours a break from time to time, use of nonace­tone re­movers, and con­sum­ing min­eral sup­ple­ments and milk. To make your nail paint last long, ap­ply a base coat as it pro­tects your nat­u­ral nail from get­ting stained. You can also use a top coat, but make sure it does not touch the cu­ti­cles.

Q I have a wheatish com­plex­ion and thin lips. Please sug­gest lip­stick shades that will com­ple­ment my face.

– Sh­wetha

A As you are blessed with wheatish com­plex­ion, you can carry off al­most any colour con­fi­dently. You can eas­ily move your colour pal­ette from brown to peach. You can make thin lips look big­ger with the right lip shades. Choose from peachy pink, brick red and caramel, but re­mem­ber that dark lip­sticks can make lips look thin­ner if worn the wrong way. You can use a lip plumper and gloss along with your dark red lip­stick to make your lips look fuller and beau­ti­ful.

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