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!
For Latinas with medium or dark skin, one of the hardest beauty products to shop for is concealer. I'm talking even harder than foundation. Unlike foundation, concealer shouldn't perfectly match your skin tone. You need it to be just one or two shades lighter in order to properly conceal dark spots, circles, manchas, or hyperpigmentation. But finding that perfect color can be a serious challenge. So what are the best brands and formulas you ask?
Is it weird that I'm kind of jealous of el Dia de los Muertos' Catrina's makeup skills? For a skeleton, the mujer has style. Well, at least the real life women who imitate her on the Day of the Dead do. I love how they let their imaginations run wild. Every year, their sugar skulls and Catrina masks become more over the top, and their trajes and hair are wilder and more beautiful. It's all so very beautiful, but also so very fleeting. It's too bad we can't always do our hair and makeup like La Catrina's every day of the year. Or can we?
I didn't realize how many embarrassing beauty issues we women have to deal with until I moved in with my man. Now I try to sneak out of bed before him so he doesn't notice my morning eye boogers, or a random cold sore. But the truth is these pesky problems are NO joke!
Bad hair day will take on a whole new meaning after you read this article. The shine and texture of your hair have more to do with your health than with genetics. A rich, balanced diet will make your hair healthier and stronger and on the contrary, sad and lifeless looking hair is a sign of poor health. The nutrients from your diet fortify the follicles in your hair resulting in an enviable mane.
I'm pretty lazy when it comes to self-examining my boobs every month. But apparently now there's a much more fun way to prevent breast cancer. Ready for it? Just squeeze your tetas, like as often as you can. I'm so serious! According to a study done at University of California at Berkeley, squeezing breast tissue can actually stop cancerous cells from growing. Isn't this great news? Especially for all the men out there who like to touch boobs!
If YouTube existed when our mothers were growing up, I'm pretty sure most of them would have been successful beauty bloggers. Think about it. If your madre was anything like mine, chances are she never dreamed of spending her hard earned money on expensive beauty items from MAC or Sephora. 'Stas loca? No, our mothers--and their mothers before them--had a million beauty hacks up their sleeves, many of which required the use of cheapo, dollar store beauty products. And that's not even the best part! Aside from saving you time, money, and counter space, most of mami's beauty hacks produced better results than name brand items. Wow, I guess that means mami really does know best!