The ultimate Summer Glow |Piel Resplandeciente Este Verano

Summer is just around the corner and as the weather heats up, our outfits get smaller and expose more and more skin. To get the ultimate summer glow and perfect skin, you will have to start from the inside out, yes there is no magic potion or lotion unless you take care of your inside. Here is the best advise to achieve the prefect summer glow.

  • Lemon cucumber water: not only is this water refreshing and hydrating, but it is amazing to help your skin glow and become smoother. By adding cucumber to your water, you are adding extra nutrients (silica) which is beneficial for your skin from the inside out.  Learn more about Infused water recipes and benefits hereInfused_water_recipes
  • Get the natural glow of carrot. Carrot has a pigments called carotenoids that not only protect against premature aging of cells, but help you get a good tan. Carrots is a natural antioxidant that will help you look and keep a longer and splendid tan, while protects skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.
  • Drink green tea. Green tea contains large quantities of polyphenols which have been shown to have antioxidant properties that helps as an anti-aging, making you skin look younger and glowing.
  • Soak up some Sun with some Vitamin D! Our skin needs Vitamin D to glow and over all health of the skin. Our body naturally produces vitamin D, but with time, this production decreases. Sun exposure is the best way to get a dose of vitamin D, since we’re stuck inside during the winter, substitute traditional sun exposure for a good vitamin D supplement to ensure you get the nutrients you need during the winter months and transition into summer.

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4 DIY Skin toners you need to try / 4 toners naturales que debes tratar.

4 DIY Skin toners you need to try / 4 toners naturales que debes tratar.

I have to admit that toners are a product that confuses me, I didn’t quite understand the purpose of it. Even thought toners are not necessary, they are great to use with your other skin products. Toners are a secondary step of a cleaning process and can help remove excess oil and dead skin cells. Toners can also help your other products penetrate better and faster because moist skin absorbs products better that dry skin.

The best and most affordable ingredients for our skin is in our kitchen, and if you want to start incorporating toner into your skin regimen, making it your self can be a nice start.

  1. Herbal skin toners: Nothing more fresh and easy than tea bags, I particularly love everything green tea, so there is no surprise that I use it on my hair and on my skin. Green tea is one of the best antioxidants you can find, so drink it and of course apply on your skin for a soft and glowing skin.  Just make the tea as you normally would, let it cool down, apply it all over your face in the morning and drink the rest, win win situation.
    Another excellent tea to clean and smooth your skin is chamomile tea.herbal_skin_toner
  2. Mint Skin Toner. If you want super duper clean skin, try putting a handful of mint in cup of hot water, cover it and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Strain and apply it all over your face with a cotton ball.mint_skin_toner
  3. Apple cider vinegar + Rose Water Skin Toner. You already know how good apple cider is as an anti-bacterial agent, so it is especially good for skin with acne problems. When you add equal parts of rose water, you will get a very clean and soft skin.apple_cider_vinegar_for_skin
  4. Honey + Apple Skin Toner, this toner has a lot of anti-bacterial properties and will leave your skin radiant and smooth. In a blender, add one ripe red apple and 1 tbs of 100% pure honey to make a smooth consistency. Apply the mixture to your face for a few minutes and wash your face with clean water.Apple_honey_for_skin

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10 tips for summer radiant skin / 10 tips para una piel radiante.

10 tips for summer radiant skin / 10 tips para una piel radiante.

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 show some skin this summer with these 10 tips for summer radiant skin.

  1. Always Use a Moisturizer with Sunscreen – It is important to use daily sun protection. Not only will you be preventing the dreaded dark spots or hyperpigmentation, but also premature wrinkles, which are 90% sun induced.
  2. Keep Your Neck and Chest Protected at All Times – We tend to miss these areas when applying sunscreen during the summer, and since the skin is thin on those areas, it is more susceptible to sun damage.
  3. Extend your daily application of sunscreen and face lotion down to neck and chest.
  4. Revitalize Your Body – Chances are you are spending countless hours under the sun leaving you with very dry skin, even your feet from wearing flip flops! Pamper yourself by taking short, lukewarm showers while using a moisturizing cleanser that will help revive your skin. Rely on natural ingredients such as oats to help improve the health of your skin. AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Body wash products are a great option
  5. Treat Your Uneven Skin Tone – Sun damage can cause uneven skin tone and dark spots. Use a moisturizer with soy and sunblock to help even out skin tone.
  6.  Drink Lots of Water – Keeping ourselves hydrated during the summer is very important, therefore, drink lots of water very frequently.Outdoors_activities_#shop natural_hair_healthy_summer_habits healthy_summer_habits
  7. Exercice regularly; Exercise increases blood flow, this helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body and the skin.
  8. Eat Healthy: I call it beauty from the inside out, you are what you eat and that reflects on your outside. If you consume healthy food, your skin and hair will glow and shine.
  9. Healthy scalp: yes your scalp is part of your skin, and during summer months due to chlorine, salt, sand and product build up, it can clog your pores, which is so crucial for hair growth. Keep scalp clean by exfoliating it regularly. in this post you will find my favorite homemade scalp scrub. hair
  10. Educate yourself: it is important to learn how you can protect your skin and what products to use at the best price; one of my favorite ways to do that is by attending events with experts. For this reason I am super excited to be attending The 2014 FIFA World Cup Wellness Tour in select Walgreens stores in Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. The event theme is the soccer games, #CelebrateEveryGoal but all the information and great prices can be very beneficial for you during summer months where Johnson & Johnson sunscreen and moisturizer products  will be available through samples and discount. At the event you and your family can celebrate every goal with live music, giveaways and product samples, a lot of information and free health checks valued at $100 provided by Walgreens.

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    ♦In los Angeles:  6/28/14 12-6pm: 9830 Long Beach Blvd, SOUTH GATE, CA
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Sun Safety-What’s your number? / protegete del sol- Cual es tu número?

Sun Safety-What’s your number? / protegete del sol- Cual es tu  número?

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Its time for summer fun, but first lemme take a selfie, “just kidding” before that selfie you need to take some sun safety. Sun safety is summer rule number one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, being in the sun too much can cause sunburn, freckles, skin texture changes, rashes and dilated blood vessels. Exposure also increases the risk of skin cancer and is the cause of 90% of wrinkles, Auch..
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30.

Here’s how it works: If you are using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15, and it usually takes you 15 minutes to get a sunburn, all you have
to do is multiply the two numbers together to figure out about how long your sunscreen should last. In this case, it would be 225 minutes,
or 3 hours and 45 minutes. While that seems easy enough, the formula doesn’t necessarily hold true when you’re dealing with SPF numbers that are higher than 30. And, unfortunately, there are numerous other factors — including humidity, sweating and contact with water — that can change that number by decreasing the overall effectiveness of sunscreen. So if you’re planning on going swimming or doing any other sort of strenuous activity, you’ll need
to reapply often for your sunblock to be of much use.
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Choose mr. right:  Whole Foods Market Premium Body Care prohibits chemical sunscreen active ingredients and are carefully screened for particle size. These products do not contain chemical sunscreens or nano-particles.  Whole foods market want to help you stay protected during summer moths with a very special Sun Care 4 Day Promotion – May 23rd to May 26  ♥  30% off Sun Care products

Not only sunscreen: In addition to applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing like BloqUV designed to fit your outdoors lifestyle and block 98 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays, minimum of UPF 50 and all items are tested in accordance with American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists (AATCC) for compliance. I love it because of the fun, bright designs, and that they don’t add any chemicals to their fabrics so the UV protection never washes away with launderings!.
To extra protect to your beautiful curls and face from the sun, wear hats, they are really helpful.  Also, an adequate antioxidant and omega-3 fatty acid intake in the diet can also be protective to the skin. For post-sun soothing, nurture your skin by choosing products with nutrient-rich ingredients: Green Tea, Soy, Milk Thistle, Shea Butter, Sea Buckthorn & Carrot Oil.

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Sexy legs DIY scrub / Exfoliante casero piernas sexy

Sexy legs DIY scrub / Exfoliante casero piernas sexy

Spring and summer are the seasons to have fun, wear shorts and pretty dresses and all that means showing your sexy legs, but after a long winter, they may be not in their best shape. Do not worry curly girls, today I am bringing you a super duper easy DIY scrub to make those sexy legs spring or summer ready.diy_sexy_legs_scrub
You will need:
1 1/4 tsp of brown sugar
1/2 tsp of Oil of your choice, I will be using coconut oil.
3 drops of citrus oil.

Brown Sugar because is gentle and safe. Brown sugar contains glycol acid that helps fight bacteria and keeps the appearance of the skin healthier, radiant, younger and fresher.
Coconut Oil is good because it contains mostly fats that absorb into the skin that acts as an emollient for your skin, making it softer. Helps with itchiness and dryness. Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti fungal properties and can help improve the quality and appearance of skin by eliminating dead skin cells and reducing flaking skin.
Citrus Oil (I will be using Orange oil) it helps to neutralize acid in your body and stimulate the immune system to fight infections. Orange oil has been shown to help stimulate the circulatory system.

I love this sexy leg scrub right after shaving my legs and I like to make it fresh right before use , it doesn’t get any more natural and fresh than that!!

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Chocolate for Natural Hair, WELLNESS AND BEAUTY / Chocolate: CABELLO, PIEL Y BIENESTAR

Chocolate for Natural Hair, WELLNESS AND BEAUTY / Chocolate: CABELLO, PIEL Y BIENESTAR

You probably love chocolate, I mean who doesn’t? but sometimes we don’t, or don’t want to indulge ourselves with it because of the calories, acne and all kinds of things my mother taught me. But in fact if you choose 100% cacao you will get all the benefits associated with it without feeling guilty , … Read more

Say Good Bye to unwanted Hair/ Dile adios a los vellos indeseados

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. I use all kinds of techniques, lotions and potions to grow my hair, but unfortunately hair grows in areas that we don’t want or like hair. … Read more