Where would we be without Google? Providing instant answers with a single click of a button, it’s no wonder we go to the Internet with our beauty woes.
Apparently – we’re not alone, we found the following list of the most Googled beauty questions of 2014 over at Red magazine and thought we’d answer them for you:
1. How do I get rid of my acne?
There are several things you can try to help clear acne, including dietary changes, lowering your stress levels and avoiding unnecessarily harsh products. Read our blog about clearing skin naturally and consult a dermatologist for professional advice.
2. How do I get rid of stretch marks?
While sadly stretch marks tend to stay with us forever, there are ways you can reduce their appearance. Improving your circulation through massage, exfoliating the skin and moisturising affected areas can all help the process. Read more about reducing stretch marks.
3. How often should I wash my hair?
This will depend on your hair type and how often you touch/style your hair. Ideally you should wash it enough to keep it clean, healthy and to reduce product build up, but not so much that you’re stripping the hair of its natural oils. Read more tips for healthy hair.
4. What is BB cream?
BB stands for ‘blemish balm’ and is hailed as an all-in-one skin care product. Working as a primer, foundation, concealer and moisturiser all in one, BB creams were all the rage last year. Find out more about BB creams and CC creams.
5. How can I get rid of under-eye bags?
Under-eye bags are a common problem and in many cases are hereditary. Having said this, there are ways you can reduce them – avoiding salty food, getting enough sleep and using products designed to reduce puffiness is a great start. Find out more about reducing puffy eyes.
6. How can I minimise my pores?
Large pores are typically caused by excess sebum, stress or pollution. Luckily there are plenty of products out there to help refine pores, take a look at our top six pore minimisers.
7. How do I apply foundation?
There are a few options when it comes to applying foundation – you could use your fingers, a sponge or a dedicated make-up brush. Everyone has a personal preference and each tool offers different results. Read our back to basics blog on foundation for more tips.
8. How do I shape my eyebrows?
Going to a professional will ensure you get the brow shape you want; you can then maintain the shape at home. Deciding which shape to go for will depend on your face shape – to find out what shape would suit you, read our guide to the perfect brows.