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Your beauty queries – answered!
I ALWAYS SQUEEZE THE WHITEHEADS ON MY NOSE AS THEY LOOK DISGUSTING LEFT THERE. WILL ANYTHING HAPPEN TO MY SKIN?
You could make it worse! And it can be harder to cover up where there are scabs and scarring, says Amy Nadine, celebrity make-up artist. Her trick for clearing up whiteheads? Wet a corner of a washcloth th with warm water, and wring it out before pressing the he cloth onto the pimple for a few minutes. Then, slide your finger 1mm away from the whitehead so that it t slides off on the washcloth. You can also use a gel or a scrub that targets whiteheads and blackheads. Be e sure not to scrub too aggressively as this can lead to new whiteheads and pimples.
I FOLLOWED ALL THE STEPS TO TRANSFORM MY DRY AND FRIZZY HAIR INTO A SMOOTH AND SLEEK TEXTURE BUT THE RESULT ONLY LASTS FOR A FEW HOURS BEFORE MY HAIR STARTS LOOKING LIKE EINSTEIN’S DO AGAIN. DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG?
Don’t blame yourself; blame the weather. Our country’s humidity is not good for hair that is dry and porous as it tends to soak up excess water in the air, altering the interactions between keratin proteins in hair. As hair swells up with water, the cuticles bend and twist in different directions, and end up looking frizzy. Other than the usual haircare and styling steps, you should also go outdoors as little as possible, particularly on humid days. Wear a hat if you need to. You should also treat your hair to make it healthier and less prone to damage by eating foods rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins B5 and B8. Get an in-salon anti-frizz treatment once in a while. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Salon Care Lissceutic is a treatment that has been formulated with deep-penetrating hairmoisturising ingredients that protect against humidity. It even promises up to four days of smooth hair! Find it at salons carrying L’Oréal Professionnel products, which also include the Liss Unlimited home care range that leaves hair looking it most sleek and beautiful.
HELP! WHAT’S THE FASTEST WAY TO FIX MY RAGGED CUTICLES?
Owner of The Nail Parlour Lim May Shen recommends applying a rich cuticle cream like Jessica’s Nourish Cuticle Therapy to soften cuticles and make them lie flat. Massage a cuticle oil every night, gently pushing back cuticles with a washcloth or the balls of your fingers. She also recommends regular visits to the nail salon for a cuticle hydrating manicure, like The Nail Parlour’s Exfolier Manicure, RM40, to revitalise dry fingertips.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO WAX REALLY SHORT HAIR?
According to cosmetologist Naomi Torres, you should use a strip or stripless wax, depending on the area to be waxed. Apply the wax against the hair’s growth direction followed quickly by another layer following the growth direction, all in the same stroke. This way the entire hair follicle is wrapped in wax, giving it better grip. Pull quickly. Torres recommends practising on an area where you don’t mind if all hairs are pulled out or not, like on your arms. Or get it done at the salon, where the experts will know what to do. Waxing parlour Strip’s Chocolate Berry Wax is perfect for hair as short as 1mm. Not only will you get a more thorough job, you’ll delight in the delicious smell as well.
LISS UNLIMITED LEAVE-IN CREAM 150ML, RM52. LISS UNLIMITED SHAMPOO 250ML, RM50. LLISS UNLIMITED CONDITIONER 150ML, RM47.
JESSICA NOURISH THERAPEUTIC CUTICLE FORMULA, RM38.
NUTEEN BLACKHEADS AWAY GEL 30ML, RM15.90.
GINVERA GREEN TEA WHITENING MARVEL GEL 60ML, RM38.90.
LISS UNLIMITED BLOW-DRY OIL 125ML, RM67.
LISS UNLIMITED MASQUE 200ML, RM67.