Q My skin tone is uneven. What is the best way to achieve an even skin tone? Should I try a herbal treatment?


Apply sunscreen before going out of the house. Mix rice powder with curd and use it as a facial scrub once or twice a week. Attention must be paid to the darker areas of your skin. Rub the scrub gently on the skin in a circular motion. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash off with water. Mix honey and lemon juice in equal quantities and apply. Wash off after 15 minutes with plain water. Apply a face mask twice a week. To make the mask, mix 3 teaspoons of oatmeal with one teaspoon each of honey, curd and lemon juice or egg white. Apply this on the entire face, avoiding the lips and the area around eyes. Leave it on for only half an hour and wash off with plain water.

Q I am 16 years old. Can shaping of the eyebrows be harmful to my skin? Will it cause early wrinkles?

A Shaping of the eyebrows is not harmful to the skin. It is not the cause of early wrinkles either. Shaping can be done by threading at a beauty salon, or you can do it at home by plucking. Sometimes, there can be a temporary redness or rash, if you have sensitive skin. Apply cubes of ice for a few seconds at a time, before threading or plucking. You may also apply astringent lotion or skin tonic before and after plucking or threading.

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