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Any­thing about this. One tip to help the tran­si­tion is to cut hair short so that the dyed hair will grow out very quickly. An­other tip is to colour the grow­ing white roots with a hair colour pen­cil, which will wash out with a sham­poo. There are non- perma

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18- YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH VERY NICE FEA­TURES, EX­CEPT FOR my lips which are very thin. Please tell me how to have plump, lus­cious lips which many girls have. The shape of lips and the size of the mouth, among other things, is of­ten a ge­netic fac­tor, and in­her­ited from fam­ily genes.

But there are many ways of im­prov­ing on the lip con­tours na­ture has given us!

With a lip pen­cil, trace an outer line around the lips, and then fill it with the pen­cil care­fully. Ap­ply lip­stick go­ing out to the pen­ciled out­line. Take care that the ap­pli­ca­tion is smooth, add a layer of gloss on the top if you wish. Voila! Your lips will look in­stantly broader.

A cos­metic sur­geon can use fillers to plump up the lips with Bo­tox in­jec­tions. This is a com­mon pro­ce­dure but should be done by an ex­pe­ri­enced sur­geon as there are many blotched cases be­ing re­ported.

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AM A 45- YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN DELHI. I HAVE AL­WAYS HAD A smooth, clear com­plex­ion but now I am shocked to find brown­ish patches ap­pear­ing on my face, over my nose and on my cheeks. I have tried whiten­ing creams to no avail. Please tell me how to get rid of this dis­coloura­tion and how it was caused.

It seems that you ei­ther have a fun­gal in­fec­tion or a con­di­tion called melasma. This causes brown or grey­brown patches on the face, usu­ally on the nose, fore­head, chin and up­per lip.

These are some­times called but­ter­fly patches due to their char­ac­ter­is­tic shape. It oc­curs in preg­nancy and menopause due to hor­monal changes, when it is termed chloasma .

Avoid ex­po­sure to the sun since ul­tra­vi­o­let rays worsen the dis­coloura­tion. Al­ways wear sun­screen.

Doc­tors can pre­scribe top­i­cal oint­ments and creams, but these may not be of much use. Melasma patches last for a long time, and some­times for al­ways.

Your best bet would be to use foun­da­tion to con­ceal the patches.

AM A 58- YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN COLOUR­ING her HAIR from the time I was in my early 30s as I went grey pre­ma­turely. Now, I want to stop the dy­ing and get the nat­u­ral look. Please tell me how to do this with­out sport­ing ugly look­ing hair till the grey­ing process is com­plete. Now, I have shoul­der-length hair.

To be­come grey from the begin­ning is much more easy than to colour for some time and then de­cide to stop . In the in­terim pe­riod till the hair com­pletely grows out of its dyed length can be quite un­sightly if you do not do

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around the eyes. Please tell me how to do this, and how this helps. I am a 25-year-old from Su­rat. Ap­ply a lit­tle eye cream or gel smoothly un­der your lower eye­lid. With the tip of your mid­dle fin­ger, start­ing from be­low the tear duct of each eye near the nose, with some pres­sure, keep press­ing the area un­der the eye till your fin­ger reaches your tem­ple.

Us­ing anti-clock­wise move­ments, mas­sage the tem­ples to drain the lymph and toxin build-up. Re­peat thrice at a time.

Cool the gel or cream in the fridge be­fore hand as the chill will con­strict cap­il­lar­ies and re­duce puffi­ness and even the dark cir­cles.

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and a mois­turiser. How does one use these, and for what purpose? A con­cealer is a liq­uid or cream which helps to smoothen pits and small blem­ishes on the face by cov­er­ing these ef­fec­tively.

You can use it on your whole face, if you wish, or only on the trou­ble ar­eas.

Many women sub­sti­tute make- up sim­ply with a con­cealer. They find it suf­fi­cient. A con­cealer is ap­plied un­der make-up or foun­da­tion for then these are able to give a smooth matt fin­ish.

A mois­turiser is a prod­uct which helps to hy­drate fa­cial skin. It is needed when you have dry flaky skin; avoid this if your skin is nat­u­rally oily or greasy, or prone to acne.

First wash your face, pat dry but leave a slight film of mois­ture. Ap­ply the mois­turiser us­ing your fin­ger­tips, smoothly and evenly.

The ob­ject is to trap in the mois­ture so that the skin does not dry or de­hy­drate.

You get mois­turis­ers with SPF also which are use­ful when go­ing out in the sun and in ul­tra­vi­o­let rays ex­po­sure.

Woman’s Era March (Se­cond) 2018 ●

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