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Everyone has a beauty nemesis, some embarrassing beauty problems they need solved. Whether you feel you blush too much, you are prone to skin conditions or you worry about a monobrow, there is always a beauty issue on your mind…and most of the time, it’s something you wouldn’t want to ask about, let alone have people see in your search history. Worry not – here’s some of the most common beauty problems, solved for your benefit.

Cold sores

Cold sores can be mortifying. They feel odd, which makes them difficult to forget, and they don’t exactly look good. You don’t need to suffer them, though. If you get regular cold sores, visit your doctor for a medication to apply when you first feel that tell-tale tingle. Then, do your best to cover it up to boost your confidence. Dip a cosmetic bud into cold sore medicine and apply, before dipping another (clean!) cosmetic bud into a loose powder and applying over the top. Tinted powder works the best, in my experience, and you’ll feel miles better when you feel covered… consider this one of the embarrassing beauty problems solved!


Everyone has had dandruff at one point or another, but that doesn’t make it any less upsetting. Still, this is another embarrassing health problem that is very easy to sort! Dandruff is actually called seborrheic dermatitis, and it’s an inflammatory condition. Look for shampoos and hair products that contain zinc to soothe symptoms, and use anti-yeast products whenever possible too.

Hairy moles

Checking your moles regularly is important – but it does mean you pick up on their less attractive traits, too, such as hairs. Hairy moles are nothing to worry about, and are very common. A strong pair of tweezers will easily pluck the hair out, but don’t forget to get your moles checked out by a dermatologist annually, too.

Toxic breath

Worried that your breath might be less than sweet? Halitosis can be caused by poor oral hygiene, genetics or your diet, and there is plenty you can do to combat it. Brush your teeth twice a day and use a good mouthwash too. Staying hydrated is another key point, as a dry mouth is much more likely to smell. And when you are feeling nervous, avoid foods that can worsen the problem, such as onions, garlic and coffee.

Armpit shadow

You’ve planned a gorgeous strapless outfit, and look just perfect… until you lift up your arms. Worry not, though – dark armpits might be embarrassing, but they aren’t hard to cure. The dark colour is caused by hyper pigmentation, and inflammation. Usually, this occurs because of sweat, friction or shaving, and it can easily be prevented by using plenty of shaving gel and reducing friction in the area whenever possible. Showering after exercise to remove sweat quickly can also help. Many deodorants now claim to keep your armpits dry for 24-hours, and these are much less likely to cause dark armpits. So give your arms some TLC, and then throw on that outfit!


Doctors have reported that more and more people are suffering from warts, but this embarrassing beauty problem is hardly ever mentioned. Found a wart? Stock up on wart treatments which contain salicylic acid, and invest in pre-treated bandages if you can. If the wart doesn’t begin to reduce in size, go and see your dermatologist, who can freeze or burn the wart off.

With these common embarrassing beauty problems solved, you can get on with looking great – and feeling it, too! Don’t forget the art of distraction, either – brightly colored nails are perfect for attracting attention away from a hand wart, or chic hair accessories can cover dandruff perfectly.

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