Too dyahe to talk about certain beauty problems? Check out our Cosmo-approved fixes to some of the most awkward kikay dilemmas.
The Dilemma: Rough Feet
Feeling self-conscious when you play footsie with your man? Kalyos happen, but here’s how you can soften ’em up: Apply petroleum jelly over rough spots and cracked heels before bed and put on an old pair of socks. In the morning, gently scrub it off with a loofah and apply a light layer of lotion again post-shower. You’ll start to see a difference in a week or two if you do this consistently.
The Dilemma: A Bigotilyo
Think you don’t have one? Think again. If you check with your friend and she says “it’s not halata naman,” it probably kinda is. To make sure your upper lip is free of unwanted peach fuzz, just head to the nearest salon to have it waxed. You can also DIY with an at-home waxing kit. Yes, we know it’s painful—do it anyway! And no, it’s not going to grow back thicker as long as you don’t shave it!
The Dilemma: Stinky Underarms
There are busy days when you rush out the door for an important meeting and forget to apply deodorant. If you sense that you’re starting to get a little stinky, just grab some anti-bacterial wipes and sweep over your pits (lightly go over the arm holes of your blouse to help kill any odor-causing germs). Don’t have wipes? Anti-bacterial hand gel and tissue will work, too.
The Dilemma: Lipstick On Your Teeth
No matter how careful you apply your lipstick, sometimes it’ll just transfer onto your teeth. Hassle! While the old beauty trick of sticking your finger in between your lips and pulling it out works, you can also try using Lipcote, P500. This lip sealant makes your lipstick stay on your lips, prevents feathering, and makes it last longer, too.
The Dilemma: Yellow Nails
Are you a polish addict? If your nails are turning yellow from the residue, here’s a DIY solution: Make a paste out of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, leave it on your nail bed for about three minutes, and rinse off. Once done, apply a cuticle oil or lotion to help nourish your nails and bring ’em back to life. Too lazy to DIY? Head to I Do Nails. They have a Natural Treatment for your tips and toes (starts at P350) that consists of a soak, cleaning and shaping, whitening treatment, and a calcium shield for healthier nails.
The Dilemma: Itchy Dandruff
First, switch to an anti-dandruff shampoo to deal with this dilemma. If that doesn’t work, then head to the salon (try Regine’s) for a scalp diagnosis. This way, your stylist can take a closer look at the possible causes of the imbalance on your scalp. If you prefer a natural remedy, you can also try doing an at-home hair and scalp treatment two to three times a week by massaging VCO (it has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties) all over your head. Still not working? Head to your MD or a licensed derma (try Dr. Giselle Lazaro, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org) to check if there are any underlying health issues you should be concerned about.