March 8 is International Women’s Day.
Being a woman, is tough stuff! Worrying about work, home, kids, family and still managing to look stunning can be hard work, but when that one tiny beauty issue spoils the show it can be quite annoying. As a run up to women’s day we bring you a list of the top 10 beauty problems and what you can do to get rid of them.
1.Acne/Acne scars: These unsightly bumps which all women dread are actually clogged pores that become infected. If you have oily skin you are much more prone to them, because the oil attracts dirt which then clogs and infects the pores. Pimples are usually quite painful and are seen on the face, neck and back.
Tip: If you are prone to pimples, you should maintain a good cleansing, toning and moisturizing regime. Remember to wash your face regularly and choose the right products for your skin type.
To know more, read: Acne vulgaris – what you ought to know
2.Dandruff: A very embarrassing and often uncomfortable problem, dandruff is caused due to flaking skin on your scalp. Untreated, it can lead to further problems like hair fall, acne and scalp infections.
Tip: The choices available are umpteen but be sure to choose the right products for your hair type. Wash your scalp well, eat healthy. There are medicated shampoos available to get your dandruff under control too.
To know more, read:Questions to ask yourself if you have dandruff
3.Hair fall: is a common problem that most women face. According to experts if you lose anything more than 100 hair in a day, you should be worried. Hormonal changes, lack of nutrition or just plain genetics can contribute to making hair fall worse.
Tip: Wash your hair regularly and well. Your diet plays a very important role for healthy hair. If you have dry and damaged hair, pamper yourself by getting a soothing nourishing treatment for your hair once in a while.
To know more, read: How is hair loss caused?
4. Ageing/ wrinkles: As you age, your skin loses its natural firmness and elasticity. This is a normal process and you don’t need to really worry about it. Ageing of the skin happens because the body produces lesser amounts of collagen which leads to fine lines appearing on your face and body. Reversing the ageing process is not possible, but delaying it is.
Tip: There are a number of surgical and non surgical methods to reduce the appearance of fine line on your face. You could try using an anti-wrinkle cream as a non surgical option, while the surgical options include botox or filler injections. You could also try face yoga to help the muscles in your face tighten up.
To know more, read: Anti-wrinkle treatments – what you need to know
5.Nails: A number of women notice that either their nails turn yellow with time or are dry and brittle. Another common problem is to notice your cuticles peeling .Your nails could indicate a lot about your health, for instance, yellowish or discoloured nails could indicate serious health problems.
Tip: If you do notice changes in the colour or texture of your nails, ask your doctor about what that might mean. Try to use nail polish minimally and if you simply must paint your nails, make sure you use one from a reputed brand.
To know more, read: Tips for healthy nails
6.Skin colour: In India it is common to see women worry about their skin colour. The most common query we get is how women can make their skin lighter. It is essential to understand that skin colour in most cases is a hereditary trait and cannot be changed. Be proud of your skin colour and use the best products so your skin glows with health.
Tip: To get rid of tanned skin use a pack made of multani mitti and cool rose water. This pack will help rejuvenate your skin and get rid of the tan.
To know more, read: Do skin fairness products actually work?
7.Dark circles: Can be quite unsightly and make you look constantly tired. Dark circles are actually just blood vessels that are easily seen through the skin around the eyes. Although all people have a thin layer of skin around the eyes, for some it gets thinner with situations like lack of sleep, stress, allergies, etc. If you do have dark circles, know that not all blemishes are permanent, there are simple remedies to cure this condition.
Tip: Try applying freshly extracted juice of cucumber soaked in cotton pads, around your eyes. Wash off the solution after 10-15 minutes.
To know more, read: Dark circles – why we have them
8.Uneven pigmentation: It is a condition that is usually due to sensitivity of the skin to the sun, ageing and in some cases due to an allergic reaction, or hormonal imbalance. Uneven pigmentation is a result of over production of melanin in certain parts of the face or body.
Tip: Make sure you use a good sunscreen 15 minutes before you step out into the sun.
To know more, read: Sun-proof your skin this summer
9.Neglected feet: Our feet are the most neglected parts of our body, but they do the maximum work. But tanning, calluses and cracks can make them look less than pretty. It is a misconception that one needs to burn a hole in their pocket in order to get regular professional pedicures done.
Tip: If you don’t have the time to get regular pedicures, you could invest in a good pumice stone to get rid of calluses and other foot issues. You could also use a good foot cream to keep your feet supple and soft.
To know more, read: Six fixes for beautiful and happy feet
10.Unwanted facial/body hair: It is a common problem most women suffer from, and can be very annoying and embarrassing. Unwanted facial hair could be because of unbalanced hormones or simply be a hereditary trait.
Tip: There are a number of methods to get rid of your body hair, but after the procedure be sure to take care of your skin with a good moisturizer.
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