Embarrassing Beauty Questions –You don’t have to ask

Embarrassing Beauty Questions Stinky feet, stretch marks —nothing is off limits. We are answering your most embarrassing questions, so you don’t have to ask.

Why Do I Have a Unibrow?

It’s no secret that some gals grow excess hair between the eyebrows. Most often, stray hairs on the face are a harmless trait that runs in the family. (Hi, Mom!) Plucking or threading can clean up your look for a few weeks. For lip or chin hair, a depilatory cream for the face is an option — kept well away from the eyes. Laser hair removal and electrolysis are long-term solutions.

Does Anything Banish Cellulite?

A pinch will show lumpy skin on just about every woman. Cellulite is just a normal fat layer under the skin. Exercising to firm muscles can sometimes make it less visible. Doctors question whether special cellulite creams really work for long. For a quick fix before slipping on shorts, rub on a self-tanner. Cellulite is less noticeable on darker skin. Cosmetic procedures are another option.

Why Do I Blush So Often?

Most people blush sometimes, especially when feeling shy or embarrassed. But when patches of red pop up randomly on your cheeks, forehead, or chin, rosacea may be to blame. If that’s the case, see your dermatologist. There are pills and creams that can help. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, as sunlight is a trigger for the flushing of rosacea. Rarely, frequent blushing and a pounding heart in social situations can be an anxiety disorder. If it harms your work or relationships, talk to your doctor.

Surely, I’m Too Young to Go Gray!

If you are under 40 and more than half of your hair is white, you’re “going gray” prematurely. Rarely, this can be a sign of a thyroid or pigment disorder. But most often, you can thank your parents for the early gray genes. Coloring your hair is an easy fix. If you want to embrace your silvery locks, special shampoos can prevent yellowing. Premature gray doesnot mean you’re aging more quickly than normal.

Are Those Pimples on My Bottom?

Probably not. Small white or red bumps on your rear are most likely keratosis pilaris. This is a harmless skin condition that can also show up on the back, cheeks, upper arms, and thighs. The condition may last for years, but tends to go away gradually by age 30. Until then, moisturizer may help applied several times a day.

How Did I Get Stretch Marks?

When the skin gets stretched by pregnancy, weight gain, or the normal growth of the teen years, depressed lines can develop. These stretch marks are a type of scar, which is usually red or purple to start, then fades to a glossy white. They’re most common on the belly, thighs, hips, breasts, and lower back. Chemical peels or laser surgery can reduce them. Unfortunately, lotions and creams usually don’t do much.

Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

You brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily, yet you still have a bad taste in your mouth — a sign of bad breath. Gum disease, heartburn, dry mouth, or even a sinus infection could be to blame. But most likely, your diet is the reason. Toothpaste is no match for heaps of onions and garlic. See if avoiding these foods helps. If not, check with your dentist

Is There a Fix for Razor Bumps?

Razor bumps show up when stubble curls back on itself and grows into the skin. The best fix is to stop shaving. Smart shaving habits might help prevent the bumps. Take a hot shower first. Use a thick shaving gel and a sharp, single-blade razor. Shave in the direction your hair grows. Hair removal creams and laser hair removal treatments are other options.

What’s Making My Teeth Dark?

If you drink coffee, tea, dark sodas, or red wine, you have your answer. Smoking and some medicines can also discolor teeth. The first step to whiter teeth is to brush and floss regularly. Teeth-whitening systems can also help. You’ll find them at the drug store and in your dentist’s office.

How Can I Soften Callused Feet?

Most people have calluses on the heels and balls of their feet. The thick layers of dead skin are there to protect your feet from the pressure of walking. But you may not like the sight of rough, yellowish heels peeking out of your sandals. Soak your feet in hot water and scrub with a pumice stone to remove some of the dead skin. Glycolic acid lotions and creams also help soften calluses.

Why Do My Nails Split and Fray?

If your hands are often in water — especially if you use strong soap — your nails may split, peel, or become brittle. Use a moisturizer and wear gloves when washing dishes. Over-the-counter supplemental Biotin tablets (5,000 micrograms daily) also help strengthen your nails. A fungal infection could be the problem if your nails change color and then break or crumble. In that case, you may need prescription pills or a nail lacquer from your doctor to treat the infection. Original (amber) Listerine soaks also help dry up nail fungus.

Why Do I Sweat So Much?

Sweat cools your body so you don’t overheat. If you tend to sweat while sitting calmly in a cool room, talk to your doctor to find out why. One possible cause is hyperhidrosis. It’s harmless but annoying, and it can cause pools of sweat under the arms and on the palms and soles of your feet. Prescription antiperspirants, pills, or even Botox are treatment options.

Help, I’m Losing My Hair!

Hair loss in women is more common than you might think. Women make up 40% of people with hair loss. Some of the most common causes are hormone or thyroid problems, pregnancy, and certain medicines. A doctor may prescribe medicinal foam to rub into the scalp or pills to address hormonal problems.

Why Do My Feet Stink?

Even if you shower regularly, foot odor can be stubborn. The soles of the feet are a favorite hangout for odor-causing bacteria. When sweat mixes with the bacteria, you get that familiar foot stench. Keep feet dry and don’t wear shoes that make your feet sweat, especially tennis shoes and boots. Wash socks after every use. Still have stinky shoes? Try a deodorize

How Can I Soften Chapped Lips?

Blame dry air for your peeling lips. It can cause tiny cracks in your skin, making them sensitive as well as rough-looking. Don’t lick your lips — it only makes them more chapped. Instead, use a lip balm made with petroleum jelly, castor seed oil, or shea butter. This will seal in moisture and protect lips from the elements. And look for one with SPF 30. The sun’s damaging rays can dry your kisser even more.

Why Do I Have Spider Veins?

Are you a teacher, a nurse, or a sales clerk? Women with jobs that keep them on their feet are more likely to develop spider veins. Obesity, pregnancy, and genetics also boost your risk. Spider veins usually don’t need treatment, but you don’t have to live with the look. Sclerotherapy is one option, which involves injecting saline or sugar solutions directly into the veins in a doctor’s office to make the veins fade away. Usually several sessions are needed, 6 weeks apart, and support stockings are recommended for at least the first week or two after each treatment. Support stockings help prevent the appearance of spider veins in the first place.

Should I Worry About Skin Tags?

Skin tags are tiny balls of tissue that sprout along the neck, chest, back, armpits, and upper thigh/groin area. Overweight and elderly people get them most often. While they occasionally become irritated, skin tags are not dangerous. If the appearance bothers you, a dermatologist can remove them in an office visit by freezing, snipping, or burning them off.

What Makes My Neck Age So Fast?

If you’ve lost a lot of weight, you may have extra skin hanging around the neck. Or as you’ve gotten older, your skin has thinned, you’ve lost some underlying collagen, your muscles have loosened, and maybe you’ve gained a double chin. It can all add up to deep neck furrows … and your neck looks older than your face! Slow down and reverse some signs of aging by avoiding the sun and using sunscreen daily. Botox injections, topical prescription retinoid creams, lasers, and broad-band light devices can also help. For a more dramatic change, a neck lift is also an option.

Skin Care Secrets to Live By

Take better care of your skin with these quick lessons from a dermatologist.

It’s no secret that drinking more water, getting a good night’s sleep and eating healthy can improve the longevity and look of your skin. But there are other simple things you can do to make your skin glow. Check out these expert-approved tips from dermatologist


Your facial skin care regime should include daily cleansing with a mild soap and weekly exfoliating. For daily cleansing, use a cleanser with alpha hydroxy acid—gel-based products for normal skin and cream-based ones for dry skin. For exfoliation, use a salicylic acid-based product, such as Exquis Deep Cleansing Wash containing salicylic acid no more than twice a week. Be careful not to over exfoliate or scrub. Scrubbing or washing too frequently with a harsh soap or exfoliation creams can cause dry skin, scaling, tightness and wrinkling down the road.


You probably know this by now, but sunscreen isn’t just for sunny skies and pool time. It should be applied every morning and repeated every two hours throughout the day if you’re outside. Wearing sunscreen keeps the skin healthy and prevents wrinkling, discoloration and dryness. But which SPF is best? It depends. If you have fair skin, an SPF of 50 and for everyone else, SPF 30 will do the job. Apply it to your face, neck and other areas exposed to the sun, even on cloudy days, to prevent damage from the UV rays.  We don’t get 100 percent protection from sunscreen, but the more you have on, the more protection you get.


When you have a zit, it’s so hard not to pick at it, but doing so may cause a bigger problem. If you squeeze it, you will damage a deeper part of the skin and that can cause scarring, and if it’s on the nose, it can cause severe infections. Leave the bump alone or treat it with Exquis Acne Clear Complexion.


Add beautiful skin to the long list of health benefits associated with regular exercise. “Exercise is great because it makes you relax. When you’re relaxed, your skin tone gets better, and your muscles get stronger and hold the skin better. Being active can reduce wrinkles, clear up acne and keep you looking radiant.


Don’t take really hot showers, especially if you have dry skin. Long periods of hot water exposure can dry out the skin. Another tip? Moisturize right after you dry off. When you have damp skin and then apply the moisturizer. It seals the water in, and you’ll get better results.


Moisturizers containing vitamins We’re not just talking about taking a daily multi-vitamin—although that’s good, too—we’re talking about using skin-nourishing products. For anyone who feels their skin is getting dry, use Exquis Ultra Rich Moisturizer containing Vitamins C and E during the day. At night after cleansing the face use Exquis Anti=Aging Moisturizer. These proven Ayurvedic natural products improve fine lines and wrinkles by helping build collagen and smoothing the skin.


In the morning, wash your face with a gentle cleanser such as Exquis Deep Cleansing Wash; apply Exquis Ultra Rich Moisturizer along with sunscreen if your face is dry. Before bed, wash your face and apply Exquis Anti-Aging Moisturizer. You can use night cream around your eyes, too.

Enviable Eyes



Break Away From Basic Brown

Bright eye makeup looks great in a magazine, but are you wondering how to really use those colors? Blending them with the neutrals you already have is a great approach. Start with a light base over your lids and place sheer color in your crease. For a night on the town, replace your basic black or brown liner with a colorful pencil.

Play Up Your Eyes

Make the most of your natural eye color. For green or hazel eyes, try shadows and liners in the purple family. Neutral shadows make green eyes pop. Deep navy and other blues make blue eyes brighter. Brown-eyed girls can wear just about any hue, and neutrals with red and brown undertones really enhance darker eyes.

Yes, You Need a Separate Eye Cream

Eye creams are made just for the thin, sensitive skin around your eyes. Use Exquis Beautiful Eye Cream.  They may be less irritating than regular face creams. Use fragrance-free eye creams because fragrance can irritate eyes and cause swelling or even allergic reactions. Tip: Keep eye creams in the refrigerator. The cool temperature can help ease puffiness.

Hello, Bright Eyes!

Bright eyes mean health and beauty, but sometimes we need a little help. Redness-relief drops offer an instant pick-me-up, but don’t use them for more than three days or they can make redness worse. Line your inner rims with white pencil to make your eyes look brighter, or use black liner at night for the same effect. Yellow-based foundation or eye primer can help with red skin around your eyes.

An Expert Cover-Up

Nothing says “I need a nap” like dark circles! The key to covering them up is moisturizing first. Next, apply primer before putting on your concealer. Be careful not to overdo it. Too much concealer draws more attention to the area. For really dark circles, go for a smoky eye, which draws focus away from the under-eye area.

Shed Light on Dark Circles

Dark under-eye circles are caused by too much pigment, swollen vessels, or fat loss — and yes, lack of sleep. Rest up! Retinol, brightening ingredients, chemical peels, and lasers can help, too. Still can’t get rid of them? Hyaluronic-acid-based injectable fillers help by adding padding to skin under the eyes.

Send Bags Packing

Puffy eyes? We’ve all been there! Next time, try an eye cream with caffeine to help get rid of extra water. Cool compresses can be a quick fix. And cutting back on tea, coffee, alcohol, and salt can help. If you notice more bags as your birthdays start to pile up, a CO2 laser or surgery can tighten your skin.

Optical Illusions

If your eyes are deep-set, stick with medium tones on the lids, go lighter in the contour, and stress the lash line. Skip colors that are too dark. For close-set eyes, highlight the outer corners and avoid dark shadow on the inner corners. Pull wide-set eyes together with dark shadow in the inner corners.

Shimmer at Any Age

Sheer, delicate sparkle is ageless. It brightens your eyes and adds texture to your eye makeup. Just remember to moisturize your lids before applying. And stay away from shadows that are too metallic.

Living With Laugh Lines

You smile with your eyes, too! Years of squinting and smiling etch lines into thin skin around the eyes. Eye creams with retinol and hyaluronic acid plump up wrinkles and renew skin. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin shots ease crow’s feet. Lasers or injectable fillers can erase any creases left be

Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

Layering makes eye shadow and eyeliner last. For maximum staying power, use eye primer over your whole eyelid. Then, dust your lids with loose or pressed translucent powder. Apply eye shadow, blend, and apply powder again.

Solutions for Sagging Skin

Look for eye creams with antioxidants, retinol, and peptides such as Exquis Advanced Ayurvedic Beautiful Eyes Cream. They can prevent and improve sagging skin. Laser treatment tightens skin for a non-surgical lift. For extremely saggy skin, eye-lift surgery (blepharoplasty) removes extra skin for a firmer, younger look.

When You’ve Been Framed

Girls with glasses have a few makeup tricks to make their eyes stand out. Medium colors and intensity make eyes look fresh and bright. Heavy makeup makes your eyes disappear into dark shadows, because your glasses act like a shield that keeps natural light from getting to your eyes. Avoid dark colors in the crease, especially if you wear reading glasses. It can make eyes look hollow.

Arch Support

Comb your eyebrows with a brow or spooly brush so you can see areas that need to be filled in. Use a pencil or powder to add color to gaps, then use your brush again to pull color through. You never want your brows to look like they were drawn on. Finish with brow gel to keep color and shape in place. Think of it like hairspray for your eyebrows!

Curl Your Way to Pretty Lashes

As we age, our lashes grow straighter. Use an eyelash curler to help open up your eyes and prep your lashes for mascara. False lashes offer a dramatic change to your eyes, but they don’t have to look fake. Make sure you trim the strips to fit your lashline. Use a minimal amount of glue, and let it dry a bit before placing lashes on with tweezers.

Get Long, Lush Lashes

You can easily get thicker, fuller lashes for your alluring eyes. There are many over-the-counter lash-lengthening serums. There’s also one FDA-approved prescription serum, Latisse. It lengthens and thickens lashes and is safe and effective.


Foods For Radiant, Healthy Skin

How Water Benefits Your Skin

Drinking water is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in shape. It keeps your skin moist — and that makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. It also helps your cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. And it helps with blood flow, keeping your skin glowing. The common advice is to drink 8 glasses of water a day, but you may not need exactly that many. The water in fruits, veggies, juice, and milk counts toward your total.

Selenium for Your Skin

This mineral may help protect your skin from cells that gather free radicals. Free radicals cause signs of aging like wrinkles and dry skin, tissue damage, and probably some diseases. Selenium may also help prevent skin cancer. You can get it from Brazil nuts, button mushrooms, shrimp, lamb, and fish like snapper, cod, halibut, tuna, and salmon. Cooked beef, light turkey, oysters, sardines, crab, and whole-wheat pasta also have selenium.

Antioxidants for Healthy Cells

Antioxidants are important to slowing and preventing free-radical damage. You can find them in all kinds of foods, especially colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, tomatoes, apricots, beets, squash, spinach, sweet potatoes, tangerines, peppers, and beans.

Fight Free Radicals with CoQ10

Your body makes a key antioxidant called Coenzyme Q10. But as you get older, you make less of it. It’s involved in making energy and helping your cells work. You can find CoQ10 in fish like salmon and tuna, poultry, organ meats like liver, and whole grains.  If you use a skin product that has CoQ10, it may help soften wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Vitamin A for Skin Repair

Nobody wants dry, flaky skin. So grab an orange, carrot, or slice of cantaloupe. They’re loaded with vitamin A. You can also find it in leafy greens, eggs, and low-fat dairy foods. When you use a skin product with vitamin A, your wrinkles and brown spots may look better. Those products, called retinoids, are common prescription treatments for acne and other skin conditions.

Vitamin C: Power Over the Sun

The sun can be tough on your skin. Vitamin C can help protect you. It also helps undo sun damage to collagen and elastin, which firm up your skin. Get vitamin C from red bell peppers, citrus fruits, papayas, kiwis, broccoli, greens, and brussels sprouts.

Vitamin E: Booster of Skin Health

Another antioxidant that may help save your skin from sun damage and inflammation is vitamin E. Get it from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach, asparagus, and leafy greens.

Get Some Healthy Fats

Omega-3s and omega-6s are good fats that help make your skin’s natural oil barrier, keeping away dryness and blemishes. Essential fatty acids like these help leave your skin smoother and younger-looking. You can get them from olive and canola oils, flaxseeds, walnuts, and cold-water fish like salmon, sardines, and mackerel.

Good Oils for Great Skin

Some oils have more than essential fatty acids. Good-quality ones like extra-virgin olive oil and cold- or expeller-pressed oil are more simply processed than many other kinds. They may have more nutrients that are good for your skin. These oils may also help lube up your skin and keep it looking and feeling healthy.

Antioxidant Powerhouse in a Cup

Green tea may be the closest thing to a magic potion that you can find for your skin. It helps stop inflammation, helps slow DNA damage, and can even help prevent the sun from burning your skin. You can find green tea in lots of cosmetics, but why not go straight to the source: Drink it!