Cold sores, bad breath, skin problems and warts – there’s a bundle of beauty blunders we’d rather not have to deal with, but unfortunately there are times when we may be faced with such devils.
There are however some simple steps you can take to ensure these can be dealt with quickly and expertly and we have every single one covered. You’re welcome!
These pesky things can be so ugly and irritating, but rather than freaking out if you spot one forming, act fast. If you get regular cold sores you’ll need to visit your doctor for a medication that you can apply when that tell-tale tingling feeling starts. If you have run out at the last minute, use an OTC cream instead, such as Abreva and apply to the area using a cotton bud to avoid spreading the infection.
“Is it snowing?” “No it’s just my dandruff.” No one on this planet wants to have such a conversation, but unfortunately dandruff is a beauty complaint many people have to deal with. Luckily for you, we have a separate guide to tackling this problem, which you can read here.
Sounds funny, but getting pimples on your bum is no laughing matter. Although this beauty blunder cannot be cured, it can be prevented with medicated cleansers and creams such as Quinoderm 10. Also aim to exfoliate regularly to shift dead skin cells, but take care to choose products that don’t irritate the skin.
Halitosis sounds as bad as it smells. Fact. Bad breath is caused by a number of things including poor hygiene, bacteria or genetics. Flossing and regular brushing is essential for keeping your breath fresh, and ensure you drink lots of water throughout the day as a dry mouth can be whiffy. Also aim to avoid the obvious bad breath culprits, including onions, garlic and coffee.
Argh, warts! These can be picked up anywhere thanks to the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is contagious and can get embedded in the skin. Over-the-counter treatments are usually very effective at getting rid of these devil spots but this process requires dedication. Seeing a dermatologist can help as they will be able to freeze, burn and zap the wart using special medicated solutions. Find out more on our dermatology page.