Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Beauty Questions You're Scared to Ask, Answered!

       Ever had that embarrassing beauty question you didn't know who or how to ask? Well we've got your answers right here! The answers have come from  and their article
The Ominous Unibrow
The Why: The most common reason for unwanted facial hair comes from genes. Sometimes it could be a more serious problem, such as polycystic ovary syndrome.
The Fix: Waxing, plucking and depilatory creams create short-term solutions while laser hair removal provides a long-term solution.

The Cottage Cheese Effect
The Why: An excess fat called cellulite stores itself in areas such as: buttocks, hips and thighs.
The Fix: First and foremost exercising will help reduce the appearance of cellulite. One can also try cellulite creams, especially ones that contain caffeine.

Blushing Too Much?
The Why: Most commonly someone blushes when embarrassed or shy. However, when red patches randomly show up on one's cheeks, chin, or forehead, it may be a chronic skin condition called rosacea. Another explanation for too much blushing could be a social anxiety disorder.
The Fix: Consult your dermatologist as to whether your condition could be related to rosacea, which can be cured by pills or creams. 

Grey Hair at 30
The Why: Finding grey hairs before the age of 40 could attest to three reasons: genes, thyroid or pigment disorder.
The Fix: Consult your doctor for possible thyroid/pigment disorder or go to your best salon for a dazzling new hair color!

Stretched Out Skin
The Why: Excess weight gain, excess weight-loss or pregnancy can all lead to stretch marks.
The Fix: Lotions and creams prove to have little effect in fixing the appearance of stretch marks. For better effects try laser surgery or chemical peels. 

Big Bad Wolf Breath
The Why: The biggest reason for bad breath is your diet. Other reasons that can account for the bad taste in your mouth even after brushing your teeth are: a sinus infection, dry mouth, acid reflex or gum disease.
The Fix: Stay away from garlic and onions before a meeting or date or consult your dentist for more serious possibilities. 

Razor Bumps
The Why: When stubble curls back onto itself and grows into the skin.
The Fix: Take a hot shower first to open up pores and then use a thick shaving gel. You can also consider laser hair removal or hair removal creams.

Not So White Smile
The Why: Red wine, coffee and tea can easily stain your teeth. The biggest culprit, however, is tobacco and smoking. Some medications can also discolor your teeth.
The Fix: Brushing your teeth after certain drinks/foods and flossing regularly. You can also use teeth whitening methods; whether you chose at-home solutions or ours at LAE via Gator Brite Teeth Whitening.

Callused Feet
The Why: Thick layers of dead skin gather on the balls of your feet or your heels.
The Fix: Soaking your feet into hot water and them rubbing rough patches with a pumice stone.

Sweating Too Much
The Why: Your body naturally trys to cool you down which causes sweat. However, if you tend to sweat in uncommon situations such as calmy in a cool room, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis.
The Fix: Consult a dermatologist if you're truly worried. Prescription anti- perspirants and pills are available. Sometimes injecting Botox also subdues excessive sweating. 

Hair Thinning
The Why: Hormonal or thyroid problems could be one of the reasons for early hair thinning. Other reasons include: hormonal imbalances, pregnancy or certain medications.
The Fix: Topical solutions, pills and vitamins such as Biotin can help. Consult your doctor.

Smelly Feet
The Why: The bottom soles of your feet as an easy target for odor-causing bacteria that causes an unpleasant smell.
The Fix: Try to keep your feet dry, wear shoes that don't make your feet sweat. If your shoes still smell not to your liking, try a deodorizer.

Chapped Lips
The Why: Dry air can leave your lips dehydrated which can cause tiny cracks on your lips. The sun also causes dehydration.
The Fix: Do not lick your lips. Use a lip balm with one of the following ingredients: shea butter, petroleum jelly, or castor seed oil. 

Spider Veins
The Why: Being on your feet for a long period of time can lead to spider veins. Pregnancy and genetics can also lead to spider veins.
The Fix: The fix for this is usually just a cosmetic procedure. We even offer it at LAE! The procedure involves injecting saline solution to gradually reduce the appearance of spider veins. This procedure is called sclerotherapy.

      No matter what the issue, know that you're not alone! There are many reasons for embarrassing beauty questions. Chances are when you walk down the street half of the people you pass are worried about the same or a different beauty question as you. When in doubt, consult a doctor. Sometimes the best fixes are the natural ones, such as changing your diet or taking vitamins.

      Be FRESH HEALTHY SMART and revel in your skin. Because no matter what, you are beautiful.

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