Q: How do I get rid of blackheads?
A: This is a type of acne that forms when dead skin is stuck in a pore due to excess oil and bacteria. To prevent it from occurring, exfoliate your skin frequently and avoid occlusive products and make-up. To fight the problem, look for anti-acne creams with glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinol in the formula. They help the skin shed dead cells that can clog pores. To kill the bacteria that cause it, look for benzoyl peroxide within the ingredients. The best way to fight your acne problem, though, would be to see a doctor for advice.
Q: Is a bob haircut good for someone with chubby cheeks?
A: My initial answer would be no, because it would make your face look rounder. However, if you check out the latest looks from Hollywood celebrities Michelle Williams and Kaley Cuoco, it goes against the idea that round-faced women shouldn’t have bob haircuts. I believe that if your cheeks are full, but you’ve got a slim body, the hairstyle would work nonetheless. If you’ve got a stylish dress sense, too, the bob cut is definitely one to consider.
Q: I have wavy hair and struggle with it. What should I do?
A: Wavy hair can be both heaven and hell. This hairstyle is actually the dream hair for most girls and is seen on many models and actresses. However, it is not that easy to achieve if you don’t have a hairstylist 24/7. Wavy hair isn’t a wash-and-go affair. For a practical everyday look, pick a style and commit to it. If you go for a straight look, blow dry your hair with a round brush and make sure your hair is moisturised to avoid any frizz. To accentuate the curls, opt for the latest foams, which have new formulas including flexible polymers to create a soft but defined texture.
Q: I wear glasses and find it difficult to wear make-up. Can you give me some tricks?
A: If you wear dark frames, avoid smoky eyes – it’ll be too full on. Choose a bronze tone with soft lined eyes to give enough definition. When applying mascara, be careful not to get clumps – bearing in mind that glasses magnify make-up mistakes. Instead of using volumising mascara, opt for a lengthening formula and be sure to comb and separate the lashes. The lenses also emphasise the under-eye area, so pick a sheer, light reflective pigment concealer to avoid the cakey effect.