Frequently Asked Questions

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A: First, exfoliate with a lip scrub like Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub or by brushing them with a toothbrush to remove that dry, rough outer layer. Then apply a conditioning balm like NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm to restore moisture and repair damage. Reapply often to maintain lips that are kissably soft.

A: Perfecting the art of plucking can take some time, but Cosmopolitan UK offers some smart tips. Use a sharp, slanted tweezers with a wide grip, and always tweeze in natural light using a magnified mirror. Pluck daily and target regrowth when it’s still noticeably shorter than the rest of your brows.

A: Absolutely. According to Redbook, lipstick and cream blush can be used interchangeably in a pinch. For best results, a matte lipstick in a shade of pink, such as Rodial Glam Stick Bite, or peach can work well when you forget your rouge.

A: Fortunately, you can remove chewing gum from your child’s hair without resorting to an impromptu haircut. AAD reports that all you need is a jar of peanut butter or some vegetable oil, such as olive oil. Use your fingers or an old toothbrush to cover the gum completely with the peanut butter or oil. Let it sit for a few minutes, then wash your child’s hair as usual.

A: Women’s and Children’s Health Network and Real Simple agree that a gentle approach is best. Since habits like nail biting can stem from feelings like anxiety, boredom and nervousness, Jack Maypole, M.D., the director of pediatrics at Boston’s South End Community Health Center tells Real Simple, “Shaming or punishing him may just compound the stress that’s feeding these habits in the first place.” Start by offering incentives and encouragement, and try substitutes like pumpkin seeds or dried fruit, or have him keep his hands busy with Legos. If the nail biting is causing infections or seems triggered by stress, consult a pediatrician. Also keep in mind that, according to psychologist Dawn Huebner, author of What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold, it can take 21 days of diligent effort to break a habit.

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