Beauty Boo-boos

Every­one faces an un­pleas­ant beauty co­nun­drum ev­ery so of­ten. Check out our head-to-toe­nail guide for an­swers to these trou­ble­some is­sues

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS -

Save your­self the em­bar­rass­ment with our guide!

Beauty is not al­ways glam­orous. In fact, it can be quite the op­po­site. The hu­man body of­ten throws some down­right awk­ward beauty hur­dles at us that leave us search­ing for hon­est ex­pla­na­tions and won­der­ing if any­one else is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing them. From body odour to cold sores, no one is im­mune. Never fear – we have sought out so­lu­tions to com­mon beauty taboos so you can get your mojo back in no time.

BAD BREATH

Hal­i­to­sis, the med­i­cal term for chronic bad breath, is more than just “morn­ing breath”; it is of­ten a re­sult of poor oral hy­giene and diet, says den­tal sur­geon Dr Deanna Nel­son.

“Bad breath can usu­ally be avoided with rou­tine brush­ing and floss­ing, but if it is al­ready present, gum dis­ease or a throat in­fec­tion could be at play.”

Look out for swollen gums, bleed­ing af­ter floss­ing and gen­eral mouth ten­der­ness, says Dr Nel­son. She also rec­om­mends vis­it­ing a hy­gien­ist for a thor­ough clean­ing to elim­i­nate plaque and treat in­flamed gums.

Diet also af­fects your breath, par­tic­u­larly those low in car­bo­hy­drates.

“Fast­ing and low-carb di­ets put your body into a state of ke­to­sis and in turn trig­ger what is known as ‘keto breath’,” Dr Nel­son ex­plains.

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