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Caring for the skin and applying make-up

chemical peel

noun

a beauty treatment in which chemicals are put onto your face to remove the surface of your skin so that you have fewer lines or spots

cleanse

verb

to clean your skin using a special liquid or cream

cotton bud

noun

a small plastic stick with a small piece of cotton wool at each end used, for example, for cleaning your ears

cotton wool

noun

soft cotton used, for example, for cleaning a cut in your skin or removing make-up. The American word is cotton.

cotton wool ball

noun

a small ball of cotton wool, used for cleaning a cut in your skin, removing make-up, or cleaning a baby

exfoliate

verb

to wash or rub your face or body in order to remove dead skin cells

face peel

noun

a beauty treatment in which chemicals are put onto your face to remove the surface of the skin so that you have fewer lines or spots

facial

noun

a beauty treatment in which someone rubs your face and puts creams on it in order to improve your skin

handkerchief

noun

a small square piece of cloth or paper used for wiping your nose or eyes

hankie

noun

a handkerchief

Kleenex

a small paper handkerchief

make up

to put make-up on someone’s face

massage

verb

to rub something into your skin or hair

moisturise

a British spelling of moisturize

moisturize

verb

to make your skin less dry

pat

verb

if you pat your hair or skin you touch it gently to make it smooth, tidy, or dry

pocket handkerchief

noun

a handkerchief

powder

verb

to put powder on your face or body

powder puff

noun

a piece of soft material used for putting powder on your skin

pumice

noun

a piece of this stone that you use for rubbing your skin clean and smooth

put on

to spread a cream, liquid, powder, or other substance on your skin or hair in order to make it softer, healthier, or more attractive

Q-tip

a cotton bud

tissue

noun

a piece of soft thin paper used especially for wiping your nose

touch up

to make your make-up look better by adding a little more

towelette

noun

a small piece of wet paper, usually used for washing your face or hands

wipe

noun

a small wet cloth used a single time for cleaning something, especially skin

face painting

noun

rouge

verb

put/get your face on

if a woman puts her face on, she puts make-up on

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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