6 Effective Tips to Help You Get Rid of the Most Annoying Beauty Problems
Time passes and manners change, yet beauty struggles seem to stay with us. No matter how technologically advanced we are, flyaway hairs and strawberry legs will probably keep bothering us for the next 100 years. It’s time to deal with the problem right now because we girls deserve the best.
Keep in mind that hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and other natural ingredients can cause irritation and inflammation on sensitive skin. Please consult a competent medical professional before trying any of the mentioned DIY treatments.
1. Female mustache
Bleach your mustache with hydrogen peroxide. It’s cheap and is a great alternative to bleaching creams. It’s considered to be one of the safest natural sanitizers. However, the trick will only work on people with light and sparse hair, so brunettes might want to go for waxing instead.
2. Dark armpits
There’re many ways you can make your armpits shine again. Rub a thin slice of potato or cucumber on your underarms. You can also rub in some lemon — let it sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse.
Alternatively, use 2 tbsp of baking soda, and 1 tbsp of water. Mix it well, apply it to your armpits, massage for a minute, and leave it for 30 minutes, then wash it off. Repeat this several times a week.
3. Big pores
Clay masks are very effective when it comes to tightening and minimizing large pores. Add some rose water or milk for a better result. You can also try facial steaming at home. Boil some water, place a towel over your head, and steam your face for 3 minutes.
Another trick is to make a thick mixture out of brown sugar and some lemon juice. Apply it to your face, massaging gently, then rinse. Repeat 2–3 times a week.
4. Razor bumps
Splash cold water on razor bumps as soon as you see them. The pores will shrink, and the bumps will disappear after a while. Besides, make sure to remove ingrown hairs that often lead to irritation and stay away from shaving for a while to let the bumps heal. You might also invest in an aloe vera gel, it works like a charm.
Lastly, shave better — don’t do it closely, go with the grain, use shaving cream, and keep the blades sharp.
5. Flyaway hair
Overly dry hair tends to stick out in all directions. Moisturize it with a hair conditioner and fix your split ends by trimming your hair or using a hair cream.
If waiting is not an option, use a brow gel to tame those pesky flyaway hairs instantly. Lightly brush over them without applying pressure. Otherwise, you’ll make your hair greasy.
6. Strawberry legs
Regular exfoliation and shaving in the direction of your hair growth can prevent strawberry legs. Don’t forget to change your razors often, as old ones lead to irritation and bumps. Reddit users also recommend using Stridex pads (the red ones) after shaving. Apply them to each leg and let them sit for some time, then moisturize.
What do you do to avoid common beauty struggles? What methods are absolutely ineffective?