Glamour Gurus

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 13 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 13 January, 2008, 12:00am

Want a little movie-star glamour? Ask our beauty experts for their tips on looking fab!

Stressed and skinny

Following the stress of my recent exams, I've lost a lot of weight and am incredibly underweight. I only seem to be able to find advice as to how to lose weight, but I need the opposite. How can I safely gain at least 10kg more? I'm unhappy being so thin.

Ready for weight

Lisa Jones says:

It is hard to find information on gaining weight. The first thing to remember is that if you eat more calories than you burn, you'll gain weight. But this doesn't mean you should stop exercising and eat junk food! This website suggest some healthy ways to put on the pounds: It's also important to manage stress - why not find an activity that reduces your stress so you cope better next time? Good luck!

Fringe benefits

I have black, wavy, waist-long hair and a small face with a small forehead. I'm planning to have a fringe cut. But I don't know if long hair or short hair works better with a fringe, or how short to cut the fringe.

Going for the chop

Louis Nguyen says:

If you have a small forehead, you probably won't suit a fringe. I think you should consider a reasonably short style (bob to shoulder length), and instead of a fringe, have some layering through the front. This will open up your face up, but will be softer than a fringe. This is a much more versatile style and you can use styling products for a dramatic curly effect.

Problems afoot

I've had warts on the soles of my feet for over two months. I have undergone liquid nitrogen treatment three times, but they haven't disappeared. They are very painful when I put pressure on them. How can I get rid of them and prevent them from returning?

Wart worrier

Dr Leung Sze-kee says:

Warts are caused by a virus for which there is no convenient oral or injectable treatment. Most treatments involve physically attacking the wart. This may be done by mechanical (surgery with scalpel), thermal (electrocautery), chemical (acid) or freezing (liquid nitrogen) means. A new method involves using a cream to stimulate the skin tissue's immunological reaction to tackle the virus. The fact that there are not many ways to treat this condition tells us that no one way is superior to any other. Prevent recurrence by practising good personal hygiene and stopping warts spreading by covering them with a plaster.