There's no doubt that 2017 has been a big year in beauty. From viral beauty drops, to whack trends, it sure has been an eventful 12 months as far as the beauty world is concerned. And as much as we love searching all things 'squiggle brows' and Fenty Beauty, according to Google, it's still the answers to basic beauty questions we're seeking out. And we're here to answer all the burning beauty questions you've had this year.
Here are 2017's most Googled beauty questions answered!
“How to get rid of pimples?”
There isn't really one universal way to nix a pimple, but there are plenty of proven fixes you can roadtest! Many of the recommended ways to get rid of a pimple involve giving the skin a good exfoliation, whether it's with a soft scrub, a sonic cleanser or a glycolic or salicylic acid.
Or, if you're wanting to target a singular blemish, try applying a retinol, a benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid blend, or even an ice cube to calm the pimple down.
And if you're really dying to pop that sucker, DO NOT squeeze it with your fingers. To avoid damaging healthy tissue, prepare the skin by using a good cleanser, then grab a thin, sterilised needle. Hold the needle parallel to the skin, and pierce the pimple's whitehead to get all that nasty pus out. Make sure you're giving the area a really good clean once you're done.
“How to get rid of back acne?”
According to Kendall Jenner's Dermatologist, Christie Kidd (Yes, even a Kar-Jenner isn't immune from a little bacne!), a common fix for back acne is simply switching up the way we shower.
"Most of us, we wash our hair, we condition it, and when our conditioner is sitting, that's when we wash our body, and then the last thing we do is rinse out our conditioner," Christie explains. But what we should be doing instead is washing out body last, so the oils from our conditioner aren't left sitting on our backs for a long period of time.
If you're wanting a slightly more active approach to ditching bacne, you can also use an antibacterial body wash which will treat the acne without drying out your skin.
“How to take acrylic nails off at home?”
While we do recommend you removing actual acrylic nails at a salon, we can definitely tell you how to remove a gel or shellac mani at home!
Pick yourself up some Gel Polish remover, or regular nail polish remover which contains acetone, as well as some gel remover wraps, or some foil and cotton wool if you can't find those. Then, soak your wraps in your remover, or if you went for the cotton wool, soak it, place it on the nail and wrap you nail tightly with foil.
After about 15 minutes, the polish should start lifting off the nail. Gently push the polish off your nail with an orange stick, and voila!
“How to do eyeshadow?”
We couldn't begin to count the many ways to apply your eyeshadow, but we sure can lead you in the direction of some pretty handy tips and tricks:
And if you're wanting you eye shadow to last more than two seconds after application, eye primers are a MUST!
“How to get rid of acne scars?”
Of course, with the dreaded acne come the even more dreaded acne scars, but here are a number of different ways to reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
As a first step, you can apply a vitamin C rich treatment or regenerative serum to the area to help lighten the scar, but if you are after something a little more intensive, there are several laser treatments on the market to remedy atrophic and ice pick acne scars. For atrophic acne scarring, recommended laser treatments include Fraxel or Pearl laser. Fillers are used to temporarily reduce the appearance of deep, ice pick scars as they bring the scars to the surface of the skin.