Iam a 14- year- old girl with lots of freckles on my nose and cheeks. I’m looking for a natural way to get rid of them. Please help me. — Noura Mix some tomato purée with enough oats powder to form a thick paste and apply this onto your skin. Scrub off
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I’m 21 years old and my brother is 25. We both have lots of stretch marks all over our bodies, including our shoulders and thighs, after we put on weight. This happened years ago, but they still won’t go away. Please help us get rid of them as they make us feel self- conscious.
— Name withheld Massaging olive oil onto the skin and lying in the sun has temporary benefits and can help your stretch marks problem. However, if you’re looking for a more permanent cure, laser treatments are believed to be highly effective.
I’ve gotten tanned over the years, and now I feel like I have different skin tones all over my body. How do I even out my complexion?
— Renny Body scrubs are the best solution to even out the skin tone. Make a gentle body scrub by mixing almond powder and orange juice and apply this all over your body. Orange juice adds a glow to the skin and brightens the overall tone, while almond powder will exfoliate your skin.
My hair always looks stringy and dry. Can you suggest a remedy to make it look full and bouncy?
Beat an egg and add one tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lime juice. Apply this mixture on your hair and allow it to dry for 30 minutes. Follow this with a rinse using room temperature water and a gentle shapmpoo. Eggs are extrememly nourishing, while honey moisturises and olive oil and lime juice add lustre to your hair. Overall, this should give your hair a full, bouncy look.
I’m a 23- year- old guy and I have severe dandruff issues. It is very embarrassing as the dandruff always falls on my clothes and can be seen clearly in my hair. I’m really desperate to get rid of it so that I don’t have to worry about what people think when they talk to me. Please help.
— George First of all, brush your hair thoroughly every day. Take one tablespoon of well- beaten aloe vera gel and add 12 drops of tea tree oil to it. Massage this onto the scalp and leave overnight or for a couple of hours. Rinse well using a light shampoo, but avoid using conditioner. Also, after brushing your hair, make sure the comb is rinsed thoroughly before using it again. This stops dandruff from getting back onto the scalp. Aloe vera is a deep cleanser and tea tree oil has anti bacterial effects — they work well together to cleanse and repair the scalp. ( Got a beauty- related query? Write to Rima Soni at [email protected]