Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®
When I was younger & even through my teen years, I was not allowed to wear makeup. I remember being 16 years old and begging my mother relentlessly to wear a little lipstick. After several weeks, my mother gave in. she did this for a few reasons. 1. She wanted to make sure I focused on my inner beauty vs outer beauty when meeting new people, interacting with classmates and of course, boys had something to do with this. 2. She wanted me to focus on my skin & making sure I took very good care of it. Since money was something my family did not have very much of, my mother taught me how to use products within our home to help relieve typical skin issues and ways to hydrate and revive our skin even in the face of hot climates or cold winter nights.
The makers of ZYRTEC® have partnered with beauty and fashion expert, Carmen Ordoñez from VivaFashionBlog.com, to help women combat “ALLERGY FACE™” – the beauty challenges like a puffy face, watery eyes and a red nose that are associated with typical allergy symptoms. According to a recent survey by the makers of ZYRTEC®, two-thirds (66 percent) of women with allergies have felt ugly or unattractive because of their ALLERGY FACE™.Carmen Ordoñez’s personal motto (as do I) that you can look great without breaking the bank. Growing up as my mother like Carmen’s family, grew up learning that some of the best beauty tips and products were already in our home, and maybe even in our kitchen. In thw second video of her three-part, bilingual video series, created in partnership with the makers of ZYRTEC®, Carmen shares her simple, do-it-yourself beauty solutions to help women tackle allergy-related beauty challenges. Take a look for yourself and see what Carmen learned from her Mami’ & abuelita!
Generations of Beauty Advice
How to Avoid Irritating a Red Nose: Use baby wipes instead of tissues, which are plentiful in most homes & gentler on the skin.
How to Relieve a Puffy Face: Try drinking watermelon juice. Watermelons are a great substitution to sugary drinks or soda & are an excellent source of antioxidents.
How to Help Hydrate a Puffy Face: Eat more fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, zucchinis &celery. Citrus fruits and berries are also rich in vitamin C.
How to Refresh Your ALLERGY FACE™: Place two metal spoons in the gentler on the skin refrigerator and then place the back of the spoons on your eyelids for five minutes.
Other useful tips from Carmen include:
Throw away old makeup! Remember that mascara should be tossed out every two
It’s important to wash dirty makeup brushes monthly. Just use a small amount of months, foundations and concealers every year and lipsticks should be checked for discoloration every three months.shampoo, face wash or antibacterial hand soap and rub it through the bristles and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Visit YouTube.com/Zyrtec to view part one and part two of Carmen’s ALLERY FACE™ video series. Stay tuned for the release of part three, which will be distributed later this summer. In the meantime, be sure to follow Carmen on Twitter at @VivaFashion and check out her blog www.VivaFashionBlog.com for her latest ALLERGY FACE™ tips and tricks. you can also find product savings and rewards to help you feel better, visit Zyrtec.com and Facebook.com/ZYRTEC Visit ZYRTEC® on Facebook at Facebook.com/ZYRTEC to learn more about how to combat ALLERGY FACE™.
● What beauty tips did YOU learn from your mom or grandmother?