Your most embarrasing beauty problems solved!

Everyone has a particularly cringe-worthy beauty issue: unwanted smells, pesky skin woes, makeup mishaps – the list goes on. Thankfully, our Experts are here to help, with easy solutions for your most embarrassing beauty problems!

1. I OVER-PLUCKED MY EYEBROWS.
“Regrowth will take time and patience, but using a brow conditioning gel can speed up the process. While you wait, you’ll want to fake thicker eyebrows by brushing through your hairs with a specialised wax product, filling in with brow shadow and pencil.”
- Sophia Marinho de Lemos, Beauty Editor

2. I HAVE EMBARRASSING FOOT ODOUR AND IT'S GETTING ME DOWN.
“Foot odour is caused by two things: excessive perspiration and the growth of bacteria on the feet. Use a foot scrub several times a week to get rid of dead cells that create an environment for bacteria growth. Always dry your feet well after bathing and follow with an antiperspirant foot cream or deodorising foot powder that will keep your feet dry. Slip a specialised foot spray into your handbag and top up during the day.” - Alernest Nunez Bengtsson, Oriflame Personal Care Expert

3. I WOKE UP WITH A BIG PIMPLE ON MY FACE - HELP!
“Whatever you do, don’t pop it! Instead, dab on a cream that contains salicylic acid. This anti-irritant also has antimicrobial properties, which makes it effective at reducing breakouts. If you don’t have cream to hand, try holding an ice cube against the pimple to help reduce inflammation and follow with a
concealer that contains Tea Tree Oil."

- Melina Galeadi, Oriflame Skin Care Expert

 

 

”Woke up with a pimple? Don't pop it! Instead, dab on a cream that contains salicylic acid.”


4. I ALWAYS END UP WITH MAKEUP ON MY SHIRT COLLAR AND CLOTHES.
“Help makeup stick better by applying a layer of primer underneath your foundation and finish with a dusting of a translucent powder or a setting spray for hold. And of course use waterproof products.”
- Sophia Marinho de Lemos, Beauty Editor


5. I HAVE DARK FACIAL HAIR AND I FIND IT EMBARRASSING. 
“I would recommend waxing with ready-to-use cold wax strips that are designed specifically for facial hair. It’s fast, easy to do and results usually last for up to four weeks.”
- Alernest Nunez Bengtsson, Oriflame Personal Care Expert

6. IN THE WINTER, I ALWAYS GET RED BLOTCHES AROUND MY NOSE FOR BLOWING IT SO MUCH.
“Avoid extreme hot and cold water as this can increase redness further. Cleanse your face with a mild face wash, patting dry with a towel and follow with a nourishing moisturiser. I would avoid very fragranced moisturisers that might irritate the skin further and opt for a soothing balm or oil until the problem clears. A calming mask will help too."
- Melina Galeadi, Oriflame Skin Care Expert

7. BY THE END OF THE DAY I ALWAYS HAVE EMBARRASSING SWEAT PATCHES UNDER MY ARMS!
“Sweating is a normal body function, but it can cause embarrassment if in excess. Apply an antiperspirant to dry underarm skin right before you go to bed and reapply it in the morning – this will allow for better absorption. Wear natural fabrics like cotton, wool, hemp, silk or linen as these will allow the skin to “breathe” better.“
- Alernest Nunez Bengtsson, Oriflame Personal Care Expert

8. I WAXED AND NOW I HAVE RASH AROUND MY BIKINI LINE.
“Sooth bumps and red rashes by wrapping ice in a soft washcloth and applying it directly to the inflamed area. Leave it on the skin for up to 15 minutes until the rash has calmed. Wear loose-fitted cotton underwear and clothing to avoid any further irritation.”
- Alernest Nunez Bengtsson, Oriflame Personal Care Expert

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