Back on track I have recently been diagnosed with scoliosis (curved backbone). The doctor says he doesn't think that I'll grow any taller so my scoliosis shouldn't get worse. I used to do stretching exercises but I'm not sure whether I should continue them anymore. What exercises can I do without damaging my backbone? Stretch Lisa Jones says: Scoliosis is quite a common problem and generally easy to live with. Keep doing your stretching exercises, especially on the side you find harder to move. The best exercises for your spine are those which keep your back, hip and stomach muscles strong - something like Pilates will help. I doubt you'll do any damage or worsen your scoliosis, but try to find a class at a specialised studio so a trained instructor can help you. Colour therapy I'm Chinese but I have a very South East Asian look and skintone. I only use black eyeliner and brown eyeshadow because I can never find a colour that suits me. What trendy colours would suit me? Colour hunter Kelly England says: Black eyeliner and brown eye shadow do get boring after while - well done for opening your eyes to this problem! Your skin tone is perfect for this season's colours, so get experimenting. Try a light base shadow - even white - and apply from the bottom of the lid up to the brow. This will open up your eyes and make you look more awake. Then you could try a blue from MAC there are all sorts of shades. Use it just on your lids and blend with a brush to soften. If you are really looking for a change, throw out your black liner and replace with a white pencil (available from Bonjour) along your lower lids. This will further open your eyes. When applying fun eyeshadows, pare the rest of the face down - just add clear lip gloss. Spot check I used to have lots of acne on my face and back. I would scratch and burst the spots, even though I knew you aren't supposed to! I now have lots of dark spots and patches. Is there a way to get rid of them? Patch Dr Leung Sze-kee says: You must refrain from scratching and squeezing pimples. You're lucky didn't get 'depressed' scars, as there is no topical treatment for these. There are creams which lighten or sometimes get rid of dark patches and spots, but they need to be prescribed by your doctor.