Discover which kitchen ingredients can help enhance what nature gave you
As Latinas we have a natural beauty, a special something that makes us unique and sets us apart from the rest. And we love highlighting that beauty with natural products that make us look and feel even better. We’ll go over some of these products, and who knows, you may already have one or two of these in your kitchen cupboard.
Olive oil. Not just for cooking, olive oil can also help nourish your skin. This natural ingredient can be found in soaps, moisturizers and hair products. So, starting now, take advantage of all it can offer to nourish your skin and hair.
Aloe Vera. This ingredient has a cooling effect that can be found in moisturizers, hand lotions and lip balms, among others. It’s very common among Latinas to use aloe to heal cuts and burns, including those caused by sunburn.
Oatmeal. It’s commonly used to relieve skin irritations. Products that contain oatmeal, like lotions and body scrubs, can also help clean and moisturize the skin without irritating it.
Lavender. This aromatic herb has relaxing properties normally found in personal care products like body soaps or moisturizers and essential oils. Lavender oil can also help you relax and relieve sore muscles.
Chamomile. Who would ever turn down a cup of chamomile tea prepared by abuelita? Not you! But chamomile isn’t just for drinking, this herb is used in products for sensitive skin, like Dove® Soothing Chamomile Dry Spray Antiperspirant. A nourishing, chamomile scented antiperspirant deodorant that goes on instantly dry.
Mint. Known for its pleasing aroma and its refreshing effects, mint leaves and extract are used in perfumes, lotions, toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo and conditioners. Give it a try in this simple way: chew on a few mint leaves and feel how your mouth is instantly refreshed.
Now that you know how certain ingredients can help maintain your natural beauty, check out these additional tips to nourish your skin and keep it looking divine.