Beauty Quest

ANY­THING AND EV­ERY­THING, ABOUT BEAUTY.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

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.

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