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CLEO (Malaysia) - - THE BEAUTY BOX -

Q My fin­ger­nails won’t stop top split­ting and break­ing, so I can’t grow them out. Why does this hap­pen and what can I do to fix it? A Brit­tle nails can be caused by a num­ber of things – pro­longed ex­po­sure to wa­ter, soap, de­ter­gent, and even con­stant use of nail pol­ish. Our nails are also good in­di­ca­tion off our health, so be sure to check with a doc­tor if you’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing ab­nor­mal­i­ties such as in­creased thick­ness, a bloody nail bed, or dis­coloura­tion. Main­tain­ing long nails is a lot of hard work. Keep them short un­til they’re strong enough to grow out. Prac­tise good nail hy­giene and mois­turise them daily. Q I know not to ap­ply make-up over a pim­ple, but should I skip putting mois­turiser and sun­block on it, too? A Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Ja­son Yip from the DrX Clinic, as long as the make-up is non-come­do­genic, non­ir­ri­tat­ing, and nonac­ne­genic, it is safe to use to cover up acne. The best ex­am­ple of this is per­haps a min­eral make-up foun­da­tion. Sun­block is still a must to pre­vent sun dam­age and pre­ma­ture age­ing symp­toms.

Q I’ve heard that ex­fo­li­a­tion is a nat­u­ral process and it hap­pens on its own. Why should we still use fa­cial ex­fo­lia­tors? A Ex­fo­li­at­ing is great for get­ting rid of dull skin and re­veal­ing a new, fresh layer. Dead skin build-up can clog pores and cause skin prob­lems. To see if you need to scrub, place some cel­lo­phane tape on your fore­head and rub gen­tly. If there’s flaky skin when you re­move it, you def­i­nitely need to ex­fo­li­ate! It’s a great way to get your skin look­ing brighter im­me­di­ately but try to use gen­tle and nat­u­ral ex­fo­liants. Do it twice a week for more ef­fec­tive re­sults.

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