Q: I have these tiny white bumps near my eyes. What are they, and how can I get rid of them?
A: Say hello to milia — i.e., harmless cysts. If you don’t exfoliate under your eyes (and who does?), dry, dead cells can get trapped under your skin. They’ll disappear in about a month, but you can speed things up (and prevent bumps down the road) with a moisturizer made with exfoliating vitamin A, says NYC derm Howard Sobel. Try Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Eye Cream, $15.
Read more: Get Rid Of Under Eye Bumps - How To Get Rid Of Milia - Cosmopolitan
Q: My staticky hair is driving me crazy! Is there a way to get a handle on it?
A: What you need is moisture. For starters, go easy on hair spray — the alcohol in it will dry out your hair even more, says NYC salon owner Edward Tricomi. Instead, rub a few drops of hair serum through damp or dry strands to lock in moisture and create a barrier against flyaways.
Read more: How To Get Rid Of Static Hair - Get Rid Of Static Hair - Cosmopolitan
Q: Can I temporarily cover a tattoo?
A: Try this three-step process from celeb makeup artist Mary Burton, who regularly hides stars’ tattoos from the camera. (1) Dab a heavier concealer (like Lancôme Maquicomplet Concealer, $27.50) that matches your skin tone over your ink as well as an inch around it. Then rip a makeup sponge in half (the rough edge diffuses any hard lines), and blot to blend everything in. (2) Mist on a spray foundation to make the coverage look seamless and give another layer of camouflage. (3) Dust on a translucent powder with a big powder brush to set things in place.
Read more: Tattoo Cover Up Makeup - Tattoo Concealer - Cosmopolitan
Many more at Cosmopolitan Beauty Tips.
6 Products that Will Keep You Cool All Summer
Spray-Mist - Sure, it’s just fancy water in a spray can, but there’s nothing better than misting it on the back of your neck, behind your knees, or, well, everywhere when it’s sweltering outside.
- Try Evian Spray ($14)
Peppermint Body Gel - After you try this peppermint-infused leg gel, you’ll put away your body lotion for the rest of the summer. It not only moisturizes, it also makes your skin feel cool for hours—literally.
- Try The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel ($14)
Towelettes - When—despite your best efforts—your makeup has melted all over your face, wipe it away with these soothing, cucumber-infused cloths.
- Try Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes ($3)
Eye-Soothers - At the end of the day, relax with these faux cucumber slices on your eyes—hopefully in a nicely air-conditioned room. They have all the calming effects of the real thing.
- Try Caswell-Massey Cool Cucumber Eye Pads ($10)
Deodorant - You’ll obviously be wearing one anyway, so you might as well pick a deodorant like this one that has cooling ingredients like verbena extract.
- Try L’Occitane Verbena Cooling Deodorant ($16)
SPF - You know you’ve got to wear SPF when you’re out in the sun—this version not only protects you from UV rays, it’s also incredibly refreshing. You’ll want to keep spraying, and spraying…
- Try Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Sunblock SPF45 ($10)