Yikes! Frequent and Frightening Beauty Dreams
Check out ABCDlady's top five personal
care must-haves to banish everyday nightmares.
Forget the thrills and chills of Halloween –
sometimes just a glimpse of your reflection can summon the spooks.
From grizzly eyebrows to scaly skin, our bodies often stir up these
beauty nightmares – and make-up can’t come close to
chasing them away. But have no fear! Here are five grooming tools
you should always carry with you to protect you from those frightening
Eek! Creepy Chin Hairs!
Talk about prickling with fear!
There’s nothing scarier than your new date running a hand
down your face and getting poked by errant and coarse facial hairs.
You can avoid those hairy close calls by always keeping a trusty
pair of tweezers within reach. Just remember, this isn’t for
the faint-hearted. After all, there’s no telling the consequences
of sexy, smooth skin.
Eek! Gnarly Nails!
Weapon: Nail file
Who’s your dry cleaner, Freddy Kruegar? Those snagged tights
and unraveled sweaters aren’t a good look, and they’re
sign of ragged nail edges, which often get worse once the weather
gets colder. Hit the drugstore and pick up a packet of inexpensive
and disposable emery boards – almost any brand will do. Besides
earning brownie points for well-groomed hands, your newly neat nails
will make those snags and rips a thing of the past.
Eek! Red, Splotchy Eyes!
Weapon: Eye drops
These days it seems like all of us need a splash of eye drops now
and again to look well-rested. Every day in front of a computer
five times a week means hours of eye strain, and not even your best
Kevin Aucoin-inspired smoky eye can de-zombify your look. When a
glance in the mirror reminds you of the undead, fake like you’re
awake with cooling eye drops to soothe irritation and brighten the
Eek! Raw, Bleeding Lips!
Weapon: Petroleum jelly
Pucker up? Not with those kiss-of-death lips. A
cracked and peeling pout is unattractive and uncomfortable –
not to mention unnerving to the next person who wants to lock lips.
Don’t even think about hiding under lipstick – the color
will sink right into ridges and make them stand out. Get smooth
and healthy lips with the healing power of petroleum jelly. Apply
a few times a day after meals or anytime you’re ready for
Eek! Terrifying Teeth!
Weapon: Dental Floss
Scarier than a Wes Craven flick: You’re lunching
alone, eating a spinach salad, and the next thing you know, your
current crush appears out of nowhere. You look up and smile; he
backs away. Could it be your grin full of greenery? It takes more
than a toothbrush to chase away icky bits lodged in your teeth.
Dental floss can tackle even the fiercest food particles –
and it’s tiny enough to always have around. Make sure it’s
within reach, and your surprise lunch could turn into dinner Friday
Shweta Jha is a writer in Washington who really doesn't love Halloween
except for the spooky makeup tricks. When she's not at her day job
editing articles on health policy and politics, Shweta writes all
things fashion and beauty for ABCDlady.
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