Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®. However, all opinions are my own.
Beauty starts from within. This post is to provide you with DIY beauty tips passed down from those special women in our lives.
Growing up as a Latina, my life has been full of awkward beauty moments. Whether it’s frizzy hair that grows horizontally or an uneven looking skin tone, it took a lot of patience and love to really understand how to embrace my natural beauty.
There’s nothing better than letting your hair go natural. My hair is naturally curly and humidity is my #1 enemy. New York City is humidity central during this time of year and frizz is just around the corner if I don’t use the right products and technique when I go for a natural look. In order for my curls to be as tamed and as frizz-free as possible, I co-wash at least 3 times a week. Co-washing is simply that – washing with deep conditioner (minus the shampoo). Deep conditioning helps strengthen and bring back the luster to dull, over-treated hair. I then go ahead and apply a leave-in conditioner along with a cream based curl cream and I’m good to go! My curls flow beautifully, see the image above.
**Try to stay away from hardening gels or stiff hairsprays, they will only dry your hair.
Even though I can get as pale as a ghost during the winter, my true skin tone color is olive. I have a lot of blue and green undertones. In order to conceal any dark under eye circles and the darker area around my nose and lips, using a light roll and sweeping motion, I apply a peachy or salmon pigmented concealer.
** Always wash your hands before applying anything to your face.
For redder spots, like scars or blemishes, I use a more yellow pigmented concealer. This color concealer method really disguises the imperfections perfectly.
** If you don’t own concealer, try using the same type of foundation in just one shade lighter. You don’t want to go any lighter than that.
Peachy hues for blush are always a win. You can also skip the blush and just go for a bronzer for that natural glow.
Many women experience ALLERGY FACE™ – the beauty challenges like a puffy face, red nose and watery eyes – that are associated with typical allergy symptoms. Also familiar with #ALLERGYFACE is Latina Blogger and beauty and fashion expert Carmen Ordoñez, @VivaFashion, who has teamed up with the makers of ZYRTEC® to share her personal beauty tips to combat ALLERGY FACE™.
Some other useful tips from Carmen include:
Eyes: Use an eyelash curler before applying mascara to help “wake up” your ALLERGY FACE™. Using a curler will make your eyes look wide open, so you look fresh and awake.
Nose: If your nose is irritated and dry, avoid putting on foundation, which can look caked on. Instead apply a rich moisturizer and let it dry.
- Face: To help reduce the appearance of ALLERGY FACE™, place a cold, damp cloth on your face for 10 minutes.
Visit YouTube.com/Zyrtec to view the three-part ALLERY FACE™ video series.
For product savings and rewards to help you feel better, visit Zyrtec.com and Facebook.com/ZYRTEC.
What beauty tricks do YOU use to embrace your natural belleza Latina?
Disclosure: Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®. However, all opinions are my own.