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Twitter-fied Beauty Advice in 140 Characters (or Less)

You guys are always firing questions to us on social. Here are our quickie solutions

Here are the top 10 beauty questions asked by your fellow Twitter and Facebook readers. Want to submit a question for the future? Leave a comment below!

1. How do I clear my complexion safely, quickly, painlessly and easily?
That's easy: Stay hydrated, exfoliate daily, wash face morning and night, and use noncomedogenic moisturizer.

2. How do I make lipsticks last longer? It's ridiculous to keep changing them every year and a half and expensive too for make-up obsessed people like me who own 15 to 20 at a time.
Lipstick has perishable ingredients, so it typically lasts about one to two years. Try storing it in the fridge to extend its shelf life.

3. Why, at age 34, do I CONSTANTLY have pimples on my chin? I have tried many face washes and moisturizers but nothing seems to work.
Try products with glycolic acid and tea tree oil like M-61 Power Cleanse.

4. Why do beauty companies discontinue some of their top rated, best selling great products?
So they can launch new ones each season. Take old items to a beauty store and ask for an evergreen match.

5. How do I properly cover-up breakouts/red marks/melasma for a full day of work & play (eight to 10 hours) without fading, hyperpigmentation, or looking cakey?
Look for a concealer that's labeled maximum coverage and water proof. We like Make Up Forever and Physicians Formula.

6. How do I get rid of skin tags?
A home remedy for minor skin tags is painting clear nail polish onto them for several days. For more serious ones, consult a doctor.

7. How to cure old scars? I so want to wear shorts/skirts but I cannot because of my scars.
Try a scar fading treatment like ScarAway Silicone Scar Sheets. For more advanced treatments, talk to a dermatologist about laser removal.

8. My face is REALLY dry no matter what I put on it! Any suggestions?
Use Aquaphor Healing Ointment sparingly. For everyday moisture, we like Mary Kay Intense Moisturizing Cream.

9. How do I cover black circles under my eyes without looking like a clown? I wear very expensive makeup but nothing works. I'm currently using Bare Minerals but it fades under my eyes.
Stop powdering. Cream concealers work best. Use a concealer that's designed for dark circles like 5 Cream Camouflage Cream Palette.

10. How do I get rid of the dreaded sun spots/melasma?
Exfoliate and use a brightening serum to fade pigmented spots. You can also try fading serums like Darks Spots No More.


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