Good Morning, and Happy Monday! I love Monday because it’s the day of the week I get to answer your beauty questions. Keep sending them my way! Read on about facial cleansing cloths, tangled hair, and fragrance gone bad.
Dear Brooke, I am getting ready to travel for the holidays, and I was thinking about grabbing some of those convenient face wipes, but I wonder if they really work? My skin tends to freak out when I change things up, so I don’t want to be suffering from breakouts. What do you think of them, and which ones should I try? Patty T.
Dear Patty, I can relate to the skin problems when you change your routine. You didn’t say how long you would be gone, but if you’re going to be gone for more than a week, I would go ahead and make the extra room for your every day skin care. If it’s just a few days, you shouldn’t have a problem with any brand of face cleansing cloths. If you’re looking for one that lathers, try the ones by Oil Of Olay. You run them under water to get them to lather up, and one side of the cloth is soft and it’s for removing makeup, and the other side is a little more rough, and that’s for cleansing your face. If you want one that’s great for on-the-go, check out Purity Cleansing Cloths by Philosophy. They don’t need water, and they really get your skin clean. Good luck, and have a safe trip!
Dear Brooke, My hair tangles so bad when it’s wet, I actually dread washing it. I have color on my hair, and it’s got some natural curl, but the second it gets wet, I can’t get a comb through it at all. Do you have a favorite deep conditioner that can help this problem? Christine L.
Dear Christine, I can imagine this is frustrating for you. When I did hair full-time, it was such a challenge to work on hair that did this, and I always thought if it frustrates me, I can’t imagine what it’s like for the person who lives with the tangles. I know this sounds crazy, but condition your hair first. Brush your hair out before you get it wet, and instead of applying shampoo right away, put some conditioner on and comb it through those tangled spots. Rinse, then shampoo gently, then condition again. I really like Biloage Conditioning Balm, and Humectress by Nexxus. Those are two thick, but not too heavy conditioners that will help detangle. Good luck, and let me know if that works.
Dear Brooke, I know fragrance smells completely different from what’s in the bottle to when you put it on your skin. I was recently spritzed with some fragrance that didn’t do well with my chemistry, and there was nowhere in sight to wash it off. What could I have done to get the smell off of me? Ali J.
Dear Ali, It’s not very fun to be stuck wearing a perfume that clearly wasn’t meant for your skin! If you find yourself in this situation again, and there is nowhere to wash off, you can try a few things that have helped me deal with this in the past. If you have any lotion with you, apply some lotion over the spots you applied the perfume. This seems to mask some of the unpleasant fragrance. If you’re carrying a water bottle with you, try to sprinkle some water on your wrists, if that’s where the smell is, and this should dilute the fragrance some. You may have to try that a few times. And, if you have any hand sanitizer with you, apply that to the spots where you applied the fragrance and the alcohol in the sanitizer will help with the unpleasant smell. Sometimes, we learn the hard way which perfumes to stay away from!
As always, thanks for the great questions this week! Keep them coming!! Email me your questions for Q&A Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org
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