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About pedi­cures How to give your­self a pedi­cure

First re­move rough spots on your feet, says man­i­curist Deb­o­rah Lipp­mann. Use the [1] Tweez­er­man Step-two-it Foot File (R300). Clip your nails straight across and buff the edges, then ap­ply cu­ti­cle oil, like [2] Artis­tic Re­vive Nail & Cu­ti­cle Oil (R210), and follow with foot cream. Swipe each nail with re­mover be­fore ap­ply­ing a base coat, pol­ish and top coat. TRY [3] Essie Grow Faster Base Coat Build + Pro­tect (R149.95).

How to fix a bro­ken toe­nail

Use nail glue to paste a piece of a teabag on the tear ( both on top and un­der­neath). File un­til smooth and ap­ply a top coat.

About acne How to get rid of acne overnight

Ice the spot, says dermo Dr So­nia Ba­tra, then ap­ply a 2% sal­i­cylic acid gel, like [4] Eucerin Dermo Pu­ri­fyer (R189.99). Add hy­dro­cor­ti­sone cream (from phar­ma­cies) and leave it alone. Or TRY [5] Der­malex Re­pair Acne Cream (R361.95). Then, cover red­ness with a concealer, like [6] Smash­box Stu­dio Skin 24 Hour Water­proof Concealer (R350).

How to get rid of acne scars

If it’s dark, use an ex­fo­li­at­ing treat­ment with gly­colic acid or vi­ta­min C daily for a month. If your scar is raised or in­dented, a dermo could zap it away with a Fraxel laser (R1 500 per ses­sion).

About tan­ning How to ap­ply self tan

Exfoliate! Espe­cially your knees and an­kles. We like [7] Wool­worths Cash­mere Ex­fo­li­at­ing Body Scrub (R65). Dry, then ap­ply bronzer in sec­tions. Blend well at your wrists and an­kles, but di­lute the tan over your joints. TRY [8] Caribbean Tan Self Tan Bronz­ing Mousse (R99.95).

How long does a spray tan last?

Between five and 10 days. For longlast­ing colour, exfoliate the day be­fore ap­ply­ing the tan and avoid hot show­ers af­ter. Also: mois­turise! We adore [9] Vase­line In­ten­sive Care Spray Mois­turiser (R89.99).

Re­move makeup with an oil-based cleanser. Oil at­tracts oil.

Long to bob / Star tresses

Use Gigi Ha­did as in­spi­ra­tion for your new style. “This bob is less about struc­ture and more about un­done ends, which is much more of the mo­ment,” says hair pro Ol­lie Black­aby. But what about those between-washes days when you’re re­liant on a top knot? “Try a messy half-up, half-down style,” says Ol­lie.

A bold fringe Long to mid length

When you have long hair, a cut can seem scary, but go­ing mid length the way Bo­nang Matheba has can freshen up your look. “This hair is one length,” re­veals hair guru Luke Her­sh­e­son. “Ask for it to be cut with a ra­zor, so that the ends aren’t blunt. In­vis­i­ble lay­ers need to be added to get move­ment.” And you can still style it up: “Try The Pun – half pony­tail, half bun that sits lower on the neck.”

Lob to short

Christina Mil­ian upped the ante on her lob by tak­ing off an­other few cen­time­tres. But does this mean you can’t do up­dos? “No, try a half halo braid,” advises stylist Marc Trinder. “French plait the hair on the left away from the tem­ple, adding in ex­tra strands as you plait. Se­cure with a small elas­tic band at the end of the plait be­hind the ear, and tong a messy wave through the back.” “A fringe is a great way to up­date your look with­out the com­mit­ment of a short hair­cut,” says hair ex­pert Jonathan Soons. “It works best on medium-to-thick locks, but if your hair is thin­ner, try a chop­pier fringe that frames your face.” Just like Halle Berry’s.

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