Just because it's colder out doesn't give you an excuse to walk around with ashy skin and a super dry face. I get it though! My combination skin tends to act up on me during the winter months, leaving me flaky, scaly, ashy, and itchy from head to toe. And let's face it, naturally tan skin and achiness don't pair well together!Continue Reading >
Let's face it--nothing looks better than a flawless even complexion. But unfortunately, uneven skin, hyperpigmentation, and pesky dark manchas is a problem a lot of us Latinas (especially with medium and dark skin) struggle with. So what's the trick to bright, blotch-free skin? Well it's certainly not foundation or concealer. An improved skin tone calls for a new and updated skincare routine my friends!Continue Reading >
I've never understood why so many celebs fill their cheeks with silicone. But apparently, fuller cheeks is the secret to a younger-looking face. According to a few New York dermatologists, women that are blessed with a "baby face" tend to have fuller cheeks, which apparently makes them look years younger than other women their age.
I have no clue if Jennifer Lopez's full cheeks are natural or not, but you have to admit the woman looks pretty darn good for a 44-year-old. Heck, if this is what cosmetic cheek fillers look like, then it's no wonder it's become more popular than face lifts and wrinkle fillers. Who doesn't want to look like this!Continue Reading >
Whenever I wear sleeveless tops I always feel extra self-conscious about my dark underarms. I don't have the time or patience to get my pits waxed every three to four weeks like some women. So instead I shave them, which unfortunately causes the dark marks. I know a ton of Latinas that also struggle with this pesky problem and have no clue how to lighten them up. But don't worry--there's definitely a solution!Continue Reading >
So I have a dilemma: In about two weeks I'll be vacationing on a cruise to the Caribbean and with all the sunscreen options out there I can't seem to figure out which one is going to best meet my needs. No, not all sunscreens are created equal. Some are waterproof, others work great for sensitive baby skin, and there are even sunscreen formulas with anti-aging benefits.Continue Reading >
A lot of Latinas tend to think because they have tan or dark skin that they're suddenly exempt from getting skin cancer. That's definitely not the case! In fact, according to a L'Oreal Paris survey there's been a rising increase among Latina women with melanoma, mainly because they still don't understand the harmful effects of the sun. Around 17 percent of Latinas rarely or ever wear sunscreen which is totally nuts. But as much as I encourage you to start to incorporating SPF into your regular beauty routine (despite the weather or season), I must warn you about some of the sunscreen myths that are out there.Continue Reading >
It's getting warmer out and you know what that means. It's time to start slathering on some of that sunblock to keep your skin protected and of course avoid any pesky manchas from popping up. But aside from that, you might be interested in knowing that certain super foods out there also help protect skin against the sun's harmful UV rays. That's right—they actually work to naturally boost your epidermal armor so you can soak in the sun (with SPF on of course) without having to worry about sun damage. Who knew right? Read on to find out which foods you should be stocking in your kitchen this spring and summer!Continue Reading >
I love me some beauty products, but what I DON'T love is all the terrible chemicals and packaging that come along with some of my favorite products. I also have super sensitive skin, so I've been on the lookout over the last few years for products that are all natural AND good for the planet.
My research is about to be your gain, because I've rounded up my five favorite earth-friendly products that will help you look gorgeous without the guilty conscience!Continue Reading >
By now, you've most likely heard of blemish/beauty balms, better known as BB creams. Honestly, these mancha-removing, complexion-correcting formulas are really a chica's best friend, especially during those warm days of spring and summer. Think tinted moisturizers stacked with a load of skincare benefits like blemish control, anti-aging, moisturizing, and SPF all in one. These babies are perfect for any woman on the go, but especially for busy moms who really don't have time to apply layers of makeup. Not to mention, it corrects while it covers. And who says you have to spend big bucks on a good one? There's a number of BB creams out there that work great for Latina skin—all for just $10 and under! Check out some of my favorites below:Continue Reading >
There's a new beauty product that's taking over this season and I'm not talking about BB Creams--I'm referring to its rival, CC Creams! The new medicine cabinet must-have is known mainly for its color correcting benefits and is formulated with loads of antioxidants, SPF, moisturizer, and other anti-aging ingredients to treat wrinkles, blemishes, and to brighten up your complexion.
While I wasn't totally sold on this, I needed to check out the so-called "amazing" CC cream for myself. So I tested out the highly raved about Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream ($22) along with its pricier competitor, Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream ($42). Read on to find out which one did the trick!Continue Reading >