Five common beauty concerns (and their solutions)
No matter how vigilant you are with your beauty regime, there are some issues that just won’t seem to disappear – whether it’s bad skin, thinning hair or the dreaded cellulite that plagues us each summer as we contemplate getting into our swimwear.
If you’ve tried the wealth of over-the-counter and prescription products available and all to no avail, then you could be forgiven for feeling at the end of your tether. Problems such as these can have a negative impact on confidence, leaving you feeling frustrated, dejected, and insecure.
But thankfully, all is not lost, and armed with the right background information, a solution could be on the horizon. Read on to find out how to fi five of the most common beauty concerns right now – leaving you free to enjoy the long, hot summer in complete confidence.
Acne is one of the most common skincare complaints out there, and one of the most upsetting, too. Usually caused by an increase of androgens in the body, if you’re struggling to keep yours under control then try adding a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of water and drinking it twice a day. Doing so religiously can eventually help to lower your body’s androgenic activity. Massaging a thin layer of aloe vera onto your face can also help to sooth skin and reduce redness – just ensure that you rinse it away thoroughly with cool water and pat dry once you’re done.
Hair loss is a problem that would affect anyone’s confidence, and can happen to both men and women. If you’re currently struggling with a receding hairline or thinning locks, and are unsure of the best way to prevent the issue from progressing, then your first goal should be to find out more about the different causes of hair loss – such as genetics, stress, a poor diet, hormones, and ageing. Once you have nailed down the potential root cause, you can then identify how to resolve the problem. For example, you could aim to try dedicating more time to relaxation, changing your diet to include more follicle-friendly nutrients, or if all else fails, opt to undergo a hair transplant.
Nothing makes you want to cover up on the beach quite like unsightly cellulite – despite the fact that almost all women have it. If you want to break up cellulite and reduce its appearance, try applying apple cider vinegar onto the affected areas on a daily basis. Use a massage glove to apply it like lotion, and you should notice a difference after just a few weeks of consistent use. However, it is important to know that cellulite is completely natural. You might not be able to get rid of it completely, but you can certainly make sure that it is less obvious to the eye.
Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, but if you hope to enjoy a youthful appearance for years to come, then minimising the deep lines on your face and neck should be your skincare priority. Jojoba oil can be an effective yet gentle anti-wrinkle treatment, and used consistently, can take years off your age. Leave the oil on your skin for at least five minutes before rinsing it away, and repeat daily for best results.
Over time, veins can start to bulge if they lack elastin – resulting in both visible and painful varicose veins that can make you feel self-conscious about having your legs on display. Fortunately, there is a solution, and you can increase elastin by applying 30 drops of dill seed essential oil into 100ml of coconut oil, before applying the directly onto the affected area each day. Once again, consistency is key – so keep it up for the long-term, and you’ll reap the rewards.
While there are no magic bullets for some of the most commonly suffered beauty issues, that doesn’t mean that all is lost. It may take some time to see results, but with a regular beauty regime you can make the changes you always dreamed of and get your confidence back for good.