POSTS WITH TAG: skincare

EE Cream: The new mancha-fighting formula every Latina needs

First there were BB creams, then CC creams and yes, now there are EE creams! In fact, Estée Lauder just came out with their Estée Lauder Enlighten EE Even Effect Skintone Corrector ($40), which promises to fight manchas and address hyper pigmentation, a problem a lot of Latinas struggle with. So you could imagine how thrilled I was when I heard about this product. But does the EE cream actually work? Or is this just another fancy marketing gimmick?

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3 Natural ways to remove unwanted facial hair

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We LOVE skin care and products and anything that makes our face look and feel like a baby's bottom. Not exaggerating, right? Some women do whatever it takes to get that smooth complexion, even if it includes shaving their face. Yes, I said shaving! Apparently it's nothing new and there are tons of tools out there to help you achieve that goal. If you are interested in removing your facial hair, keep reading so you'll know what do.

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Charcoal: How to use this hot new beauty ingredient

Though it's been used for centuries for both medicinal and aesthetic purposes, charcoal is now being heralded as the latest buzz-worthy beauty ingredient, popping up in acne-fighting face washes and masks, cleansing sponges, body bars, scalp-soothing shampoos, and cream eye liners. But don't go raiding your husband's BBQ stash in hopes of turning that unused charcoal into an at-home remedy!

What these products contain is activated coal, a form of carbon that's been processed and treated with oxygen at high temperatures to increase its adsorption. What the heck does that mean ayways?

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Penelope Cruz reveals the surprising secret behind her amazing looks

Penélope Cruz is, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous women on this planet. The woman is so naturally stunning, I'm convinced she's never had plastic surgery, Botox, fillers or any other plastic procedure ever. She's a classic beauty who takes care of herself the good old fashioned way--you know with anti-aging creams and healthy food. But she recently let us in on a little secret during an interview with InStyle magazine. You'll never guess how she keeps her skin so youthful and radiant!

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This miracle stretch mark removal procedure is torture, but it works!

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Good news: There's a new skin treatment procedure that promises decrease the appearance of stretch marks by a whopping 90 percent! But before you get your hopes up, you should know there's a catch. The treatment requires patients to undergo a procedure so painful, it's been compared to actual torture. Still game? Well, then keep reading for the rest of the cringe-worthy deets.

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5 Latina skincare myths we need to stop believing

I had no idea how badly I'd been treating my skin until I finally became a beauty writer. For years I considered sunscreen optional, assuming that the extra melanin in my brown complexion would protect me from burning, discoloration or worse, cancer. Boy was I wrong! Apparently everything I thought I knew about sun protection, hyperpigmentation, manchas and even aging was false. I blame my Latina mother for all these crazy beauty myths I believed!

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6 Ways to keep your face shine-free all summer long​

There's a BIG difference between a beautiful summer glow and super shiny face. I have combination skin, which means during the colder months I struggle with dryness and in the summertime I have to keep tissues within arm's reach to wipe off my greasy T-zone. Luckily, I've mastered how to keep oil in check!

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6 Reasons you should be washing your face with oil

I don't know what's been going on with my combination skin, but I've been suffering from breakouts more often than usual. I've tried everything under the sun from fancy acne treatments to DIY remedies, but nothing was working until I finally took advice from a good friend of mine. My friend Juwon suffers from breakouts herself. In fact, she claims she gets cystic acne but with that super clear complexion of hers, I didn't believe her. What's even more surprising than that is what she uses to banish pimples and blemishes. Want to take a guess? It's oil!

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8 DIY beauty ingredients for amazing skin & hair on the cheap

I've been on a mission to look like I'm 21 (or at least 25) forever. Well, more like for as long as I possibly can anyway. And as much as I love to splurge on fancy skincare and hair products, I have to admit that some of the best beauty goodies out there don't come with a high price tag. In fact, they are crazy cheap and available in most local health food stores. And let me let you in on a little secret: some of these babies work better than anything else out there that I've ever tried!

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5 Surprising habits that make you look older

Every woman wants to look her best, no matter her age. But sometimes the very things that we do to protect our skin and face--like cleansing and applying lotions--can actually make us look older, if done the wrong way. So how do you know which of your daily habits could be aging you? Read on to find out!

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