Q. I am 23-years-old and feel very worried because I have too much hair on my face and chest and am beginning to feel like a man. Please tell me if there is any way that I can get rid of it. If so how? Is laser treatment harmful in any way?

Anwesha B, Kolkata

This condition happens when you are suffering from hirsutism. But first, you need to see an endocrinologist to find out the cause and have yourself treated. But in the meantime you can have the hair that is there treated by laser. It is perfectly safe form of treatment so you do not have to worry about it.

Q. I am 35 years old and am quite big made. I am longing to wear dresses with halter neck but feel hesitant because I feel my breasts will hang and show up even more. Please tell me what to do to get me out of my misery.

Sayani C, Kolkata

If well tailored, halter necks can make large made women look better in it than in outfits that are backless or have a very wide neck. This is because the cups are supported by the tie up around your neck. So do not be hesitant about wearing this style but make sure that the dress fits you well and feels firm and supportive when tied around the neck.

Q. I am now in my late twenties and am so ashamed of my skin which is oily and blemished. When I was in my teens I had a lot of pimples which I scratched without giving any thought to the after effects. I also spent a lot of time in the sun without using a sunscreen. So have get dark patches too. Please suggest some homemade remedy for my problems.

Priyanka, Jamshedpur

For an oily and blemished skin I am giving you the recipe for a mask. You can use to clean it up to solve extent. It has to be used daily for a month, then two to three times a week. Mix 2 tablespoon oatmeal, the juice of half a lemon and enough milk to make a paste. Apply on a clean skin, let it dry for 20 minutes and wash off.

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