This article was written by Maria Del Russo and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.
Here at Refinery29, we do our best to answer your pressing beauty questions. It’s why we come to work every day. We chat with experts, pros, and celebrities to find solutions to every “huh” moment you may have—from skin-care conundrums to hair issues.
No matter how hard we work, though, questions still remain. So we reached out to the brainiacs over at Google and asked them: What did people search for in the beauty space this year?
Ahead, the top 10 beauty questions the world asked the search engine giant in 2014—and our answers. We’re here for you. Let’s ring in the New Year a little more informed, shall we?
Q: “How do I finally get rid of my acne?”
Refinery29: We totally get it. Acne can be a serious pain in the butt—especially if you’ve been battling it for a while. But we’ve done our homework on the subject. Here’s what really works when it comes to treating blemishes.
Q: “How do I get rid of stretch marks?”
R29: We will be the first people to tell you that you should own whatever pockmarks, scars, or blemishes you may have on your body. Everyone has them, and they’re nothing to be ashamed of. If you’re still self-conscious and looking for help, we have your back, though. Here’s what you can actually do about stretch marks.
Q: “How often should I wash my hair?”
R29: The jury is still out on this one. Some people say to cleanse daily, while others advise skipping a day between washes. Instead of banging your head against the wall about how often, why not research some shampoo-free alternatives to see if they are right for you? Find out what happens when you give up shampoo for two weeks.
Q: “What is BB cream?”
R29: To be honest, we’re totally over the whole abbreviation thing. But they’re still out there. Instead of just tackling BB creams, though, why not take a lesson in the entire alphabet? Learn how to use BB creams, blur creams, and everything in between.
Q: “How do I clean my makeup brushes?”
R29: Turns out, there isn’t just one clear-cut answer for this one. We’ve rounded up the best techniques for keeping your tools squeaky-clean.
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