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15 fashion and beauty problem-solvers, from anti-chafe bands to a makeup eraser

Including a solution for self-tanning mishaps.

We've all had our fair share of beauty and fashion conundrums, but often are left with little ways to solve them. From makeup smudges on white T-shirts to the times where we apply just a little too much self-tanner, sometimes we have no choice but to keep calm and carry on. Until now.

Style expert Brittney Levine stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share 7 problem-solving finds for beauty and fashion emergencies — and we think they're genius. Whether you need a hand zipping up your dress before a summer wedding party or need a new work-from-home uniform, Levine has you covered.

Fashion and beauty problem-solvers

Smunchys Velvet Zipper Pocket Scrunchie

Heading out for a walk and don't want to bring your purse along with you? These scrunchies feature a hidden pocket that is just large enough to store your key or some cash inside, so you can keep some of the essentials with you. We think this hands-free storage hack is also perfect for the gym.

The Best Friend Zipper Pull

Sometimes we need an extra hand to zip up our dress — that's where our new Best Friend comes in. All you need to do is attach the zipper to the clip on the cord, slip your dress on an pull. It's a smart pick for summer travels or for anyone on-the-go.


If you don't want to apply sticky waxes and creams, these anti-chafe bands are a mess-free way to prevent chafing during the summer months. They come in both solid and lace designs in sizes S-3XL. You can discreetly slide them on underneath a dress or skirt, or wear them with shorts as an accessory, the brand says.

Magic BrushOff

Sometimes applying a spot treatment can involve a lot of work. This brush can help to remove stains and smudges without any water or harsh chemicals, the brand says, so all you have to do is brush away to make spots disappear. It also comes with its own convenient carrying bag for travel and storage.

Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser

Rather than over-exfoliating, Levine found this hack for removing self-tanner. According to the brand it can remove self-tanner in as little as five minutes and simultaneously hydrates the skin, thanks to the aloe in the formula. You can apply it straight to dry skin and use a washcloth to wipe it off in the shower.

Bawdy Squeeze It Butt Mask

Don't forget to show some love to your bottom! These butt masks help to hydrate, firm and tone your butt, leaving you with softer skin, the brand says.

More fashion and beauty problem-solvers

NewBeauty Editor-at-Large Sarah Eggenberger also previously stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share problem-solving finds. You can find her picks for skin care, hair care and more, along with other top-rated beauty and fashion hacks below.

Megababe Thigh Rescue Anti-Chafe Stick

It's time for skirts, shorts and dresses, which means that it is also time to reckon with the dreaded return of chafing. Megababe makes body care products for every kind of issue. The brand's Thigh Rescue is an Allure Best of Beauty 2020 Award winner with a noteworthy soothing ingredient list that includes aloe, grapeseed oil and pomegranate oil. According to the brand, the stick can be applied just like deodorant to your thighs, creating a barrier on top of the skin that prevents irritation and friction.

Niidor Strapless Bra

From plunge-neck blouses to backless tops, a strapless bra can come in handy for a number of different looks you might wear out this summer. This sticky bra only needs a little bit of a pull to keep you comfortable and supported, according to the brand.

Revlon Oil-Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller

Rather than using multiple blotting sheets, this reusable face roller absorbs excess oil on your skin. All you have to do is roll it on and then wash the roller ball with soap and water to clean it after you use it.

Finishing Touch Flawless Painless Hair Remover

From peach fuzz to dark hairs, unwanted hair on your face can be a bit of a nuisance. This affordable hair remover is what Eggenberger describes as a "game-changer." At the microscopic level, the spinning head removes hair, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth. It can be used on lips, cheeks, chin or eyebrows and won't cause hair to grow back thicker or darker.

Flamingo Ingrown Spot Treatment

Powerful yet gentle on the skin, this treatment is designed to not irritate the skin as it exfoliates. It's formulated with standout ingredients such as white willow bark, lactic acid and glycolic acid that work to soothe irritation and redness. It can be used twice daily and is suitable for normal skin.

Baby Foot Easy Pack

Whether you've been living in sneakers or slippers for the past year, the summer months signal that it's time to break out your flip-flops and other open toe shoes. If your feet are in need of a bit of a refresh, this foot peel is a must-have. The formula is encased in a pre-filled sock, which uses exfoliating acids to remove calluses and dry, rough skin. It only takes a couple of hours to reveal soft and smooth "tootsies." You might want to keep a pair of socks on for a few days before you strut around the house barefoot though, as there will still be dead skin sloughing off post-peel, the brand and reviewers warn.

Eau Thermale Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream

This dermatologist-recommended pick is made for people with eczema or dry patches on their skin. The formula is packed with thermal spring water, Cer-Omega and other skin-loving ingredients that work to replenish the skin and soothe dry, itchy skin. It also helps rebalance the skin's microbiome, creating an environment that is prime for locking in hydration, according to the brand.

Madison Reed Color Reviving Gloss

Eggenberger compares this gloss to a shot of espresso at 9 a.m. on a Monday — it's just the kind of boost you need. This hair treatment from Madison Reed revives color and adds shine and gloss to dry locks, helping to keep your hair looking fresh in between salon appointments. There's a formula for every kind of hair color, so you can pick the treatment that is best suited for your tresses.

ScarAway Scar Repair Gel

This repair gel from ScarAway can be used on new and old scars to help reduce their appearance, regardless of whether the scar was a result of a small cut or from a surgical operation, according to the brand. It can be used both in the morning and at night to heal scarring.

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