|Q: Can you overtweeze your brows to the point
that they don't grow back?
|Gráinne Says: Only in the
rarest of instances, but when it does happen, here's
why: The repetitive trauma that's produced by tweezing
can scar your follicles. A scarred follicle will produce
either an unruly curly hair or no hair at all. To avoid
this problem in the future, have your brows waxed professionally,
then tweeze only the hairs that grow way out of bounds.
This way, if the hair doesn't grow back, it'll only
be hairs you didn't want in the first place.
|Q: Should someone with oily skin moisturize?
|Gráinne Says: Absolutely.
Oily skin doesn't make you immune to environmental damage
such as wind burn or general irritation. Moisturizer
forms a good protective barrier against that kind of
thing and, oily-skinned people may want the treatment
benefits (pigment evening, line preventing, firming
etc) often included in today's moisturizers. There's
a great variety of nongreasy, oil-free formulas that
are appropriate for oily complexions. (Just make sure
to pick products labelled oil-free and noncomedogenic).
|Q: Should you apply concealer over or under
|Gráinne Says: In general,
you should always put foundation on first, then layer
on concealer. For example, if you want to downplay a
zit, foundation goes first, then dab on a blemish cover-up.
(Preapplied cover-up would smear right off during foundation
application.) An exception - to hide under-eye circles,
use only concealer (applied with either your finger
or a synthetic brush), not foundation.
|Q: Does shaving make your hair grow back darker
or coarser, and does waxing make it grow back more slowly?
|Gráinne Says: A razor has
no magical powers: It can neither fatten nor darken
hairs. What it can do is create the illusion of coarser,
darker regrowth: Shaving produces blunt ends because
you're simply cutting the hair, not yanking it from
its roots as you do with waxing, and these blunt ends
may be thicker than natural ends would be. Because waxing
removes hairs at the root, you don't see them again
until they grow to skin level and longer, but since
a razor cuts hairs at skin level, you see regrowth straight
|Q: How can I keep my face free from blackheads
|Gráinne Says: Blackheads are
clogged pores in the skin which can become inflamed
and infected, causing pustules or pimples. The sebaceous
glands of the skin become clogged by dirt and the glands’
own sebum and generally need to be cleansed to prevent
the formation of whiteheads or pimples. At Enhance Health
& Beauty we have a selection of treatments available
to help alleviate this problem including the use of
steam which opens the pores allowing our therapists
to use our professional cleansers to penetrate more
deeply and clean more effectively.
Minor blemishes can be treated using any of the common
preparations on the market but look out for creams or
gels containing salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or
retinoic acid. These will help to clear up the blemishes
and control the oil levels in the skin, preventing new