Girl, I'm not alone when I say that when it comes to beauty tips, tricks and fixes we all say: "Yes, please!" Very few of us have the time and energy to indulge in a daily beauty routine. I try to wash my face every day and apply moisturizer in the morning and before bed, but I'm not always successful. It's hard! I always regret my lack of enthusiasm when I'm getting ready to go to an event. My face never looks or feels the best and I have to perform magic tricks to make it look decent. If you are like, this slideshow is just for you because I'm going to show you easy things you can do at home to look always beautiful.
I know I shouldn't pick at my pimples, but I just can't help myself. What, am I supposed to just wait for the zit to just go away on its own? Pfft, I have zero patience or time for that. So I do what most of us ladies do: squeeze those little suckers into oblivion. However, doing so has left me with a sprinkling of acne scars that have now mixed in with my sun spots and freckles. Not fair, right? Well, if you ask Dr. Oz, I literally did it to myself. According to him, there's a much more effective means of getting rid of those ugly pink spots, and it won't literally scar you for life. Ay, hallelujah, right? Well, before you go celebrating I'm going to need you to brace yourself, chicas, because though the solution is effective, it ain't pretty.
With winter rearing its often ugly head, my skin and hair are screaming at me for a bit of extra TLC. I have really sensitive skin and tons of tempermental curly hair, so I need to be smart about the beauty products that I use. For the most part, I prefer to go the natural route. I'm thrilled that so many people have jumped on the natural bandwagon, because that means that products that once required a trip to the health food store, are becoming much more readily available--even at the local big box store. This new increased availability means that instead of spending time scouring store shelves for products with ingredents that I can pronouce, I can now rely on all-natural, often organic oils without any loss in convenience. Here, I've compiled some of my current go-to beauty oils as well as some that I'm excited to try in my battle against dry, dull winter skin and hair.
Experimenting with hair color and changing up your look is so much fun, but it's no secret that it can wreak havoc on your hair, especially if you use bleach. And let's be honest, most of us dark haired Latinas have to use bleach if we're gonna see any difference at all when changing up our hair color--even from one shade of brown to another, let alone going blonde or a fun color like purple or blue. But you no longer have to worry about frying your tresses every time you whip out the bleach. There's a completely safe and natural way to protect your hair.
It's a lucky girl who doesn't suffer at least a mild bout of dry scalp once winter rolls around and harsh cold wind and dry indoor heat begin to leech all of the natural oils from your skin. A dry, itchy winter scalp is not only uncomfortable, but it can be embarrassing when those little while flakes start making themselves seen to the outside world. Of course, sometimes those flakes are caused by an actual medical problem like psoriasis, eczema or a fungus, but if your problem is mostly environmental, there are some things you can do to remedy it all on your own, or even avoid it altogether. Try these seven dry scalp fixes.
Alright, ladies. Time to fess up: How many of you have a graveyard of barely-used creams, serums, and potions collecting dust at the back of your beauty drawer? Don't be ashamed. We all do. The fact of the matter is, the billion dollar cosmetic industry does a fantastic job of making us believe we need a slew of "miracle" beauty products when we really don't. In fact, most of beauty products being hawked are totally useless. Sorry.
Just the mere mention of castor oil will make any of us who've had a spoonful of the stuff gag. Yes, it's great as a laxative, but there are other ways you can put that bottle to good use. For example, have you ever thought about how amazing castor oil is for hair care? Castor oil can be used as a conditioning treatment that leads to stronger, healthier hair for various reasons. Below are five ways that castor oil could work wonders for your mane.
Anyone that knows me, knows I'm a big fan of eyeliner. You'll hardly ever catch me without any on. I've been rocking eyeliner since I was 18 and have worn it like every single day since. Most days I'll rock a classic cat-eye, sometimes I'll just trace my lower lash lines and every so often I'll get fancy and sport a bright, bold color. But regardless, I almost always have some sort of eyeliner on. I've tried them all girl--liquid liners, pencil, creams, even gels. So you could say I'm sort of an expert on these things!
I can't wait to tell you how scalp exfoliation can you get you the long, flowing tresses you've been dreaming of. If you've been attempting to grow your hair out for months or even years and you've made little to no progress, or have gained some length but are currently experiencing a plateau, there's one super simple beauty you may not have tried--scalp exfoliation. We all know exfoliation can work wonders for our skin, especially during the colder months when skin tends to dry out easily thanks to harsh winds and dry indoor heat, but most of us don't think about our scalps all that often--feet, knees and faces, sure. Scalps, not so much. But there are tons of benefits to scalp exfoliation including hair growth.
Being a beauty junkie and health conscious woman, I pride myself on using beauty products that aren't just effective but made from good and natural ingredients. My friends joke that I use more food than creams, serums or conditioners in my beauty routine and they're so right. Take a look at my vanity table and you'll find everything from coconut oil, argan oil, rosemary oil, almond oil--basically everything oil! But there's a new ingredient that's grabbing my attention this season and coincidentally enough, it's one of the most fall-centric foods out there. No chica, I'm not talking apples. I'm referring to pumpkin seed oil!