Although most people have their personal grooming routine down to a science, certain mishaps can take you by surprise. However, grooming emergencies don’t have to put a damper on your look or embarrass you. Read on to find easy and fast solutions for common grooming problems.
Tea bags for puffy eyes
This is for those mornings when you wake up with swollen, puffy eyes from most likely not getting enough sleep. Boil two teabags for about five minutes then freeze them for another five and place them on your eyelids for a few minutes. The antioxidants and the cool temperatures will reduce the swelling and tighten the skin around the eyes making the swelling go down considerably.
Wet wipes for emergencies
Wipes are not just for removing make-up or for babies. They are a must-have if you are especially clumsy. They are the go-to for any grooming mishap that involves accidental spills on your clothes, dusty shoes or dusty feet when wearing sandals. They can also be used when you want to touch up your lipstick smoothly or for wiping surfaces before sitting to prevent dirty patches on your clothes.
Panty liners for sweaty armpits
If you are among those people who sweat when nervous, this will come in handy. Instead of sweaty patches around your armpits, stick a panty liner on the inside of your dress’ armpit area. The liners will easily absorb the sweat and save you from having to worry over obvious patches of sweat, which is bound to make you even more nervous and self-conscious.
Lemon as emergency deodorant
Let’s face it, sometimes you may forget to stock up on your deodorant and you may be at a loss about what to do to avoid sweating too much or to prevent the body odour. Worry not, just head over to the kitchen and grab a lemon, slice it up and rub on your armpits. Lemon’s acidic nature lowers the pH of your skin, preventing bacteria from building up, consequently reducing body odour.
Mints for fresh breath
If you have had a meal containing garlic or sardines for lunch at a restaurant, you might feel a bit self-conscious as these foods tend to leave behind a mild smell in your mouth. Just swish some cool water in your mouth and pop some mints to make sure your breath is in check. You can also keep mint-flavoured gum close by for such instances.
Facial tissues for oily skin
Oily skin is usually a result of over-production of sebum which, while helpful in keeping skin moisturised, can clog the pores. For people with oily skin, it can be hard controlling the shine, especially if you do not use make-up. Keep a packet of facial tissues at hand to blot out the oil from your face, as clogged skin is prone to acne or breakouts.
Sellotape for removing lint
Lint, the small fibres that tend to be found on clothing, can be a bit unsightly. It is even worse on dark coloured clothing made of cotton or linen as it can easily be picked up by anyone. While it is a good idea to invest in a lint-roller for every day use, sometimes you can pick up lint on your clothes unknowingly while the roller is out of reach. For such an instance, sellotape is your best bet. Roll up some around your palm with the sticky side facing out and pat your clothes to remove the lint. Once it stops being sticky, just wrap up some more tape and continue till satisfied.