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Here are the top 10 biggest beauty concerns the world had this year, with handy answers from The Glow team.
1. “How do I get rid of acne?”
Whatever you do, do not pick your pimples/acne while on holiday because it could end VERY badly. Like it did for staff writer Amy Cooper. Step right this way for the best ways to deal with acne when your skin should’ve grown up by now.
2. “How do I get rid of stretch marks?”
If you found the answer, then let me know. The school of thought on this one is that ‘tiger stripes’ are irreversible – MOST women have them, so you’re not alone. Some people (that being beauty guru Zoe Foster) swears by Lucas Paw Paw, Egyptian Magic and her Go-To Skincare Exceptionoil. Read more on that here.
3. “How often should I wash my hair?”
Um, whenever it’s greasy? Celebrity hairdresser Barney Martin says it’s best to wash it every second day regardless of length. He goes into more detail on why that is here: How often should you wash your hair? (It’s not what you expect).
4. “What is BB cream?”
BB cream is half tinted moisturiser, half hocus pocus. Seriously though, BB cream is just a fancy name for tinted moisturiser that do the job of up to seven other products: sunscreen, primer, concealer, moisturiser, illuminator, foundation and powder. Still bamboozled? Want to know if you should be using one? Here’s our handy guide: BB, CC, DD, EE – what ‘alphabet creams’ do what.
5. “How to clean my makeup brushes?”
The question here probably shouldn’t be How do you clean makeup brushes, but how often should you clean makeup brushes. The answer being a lot more often than you probably are. Check out this post to see the best way and best cleaners to use: How to clean your makeup brushes.