*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zyrtec and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are 100% mine.
Growing up, I always struggled with having combination skin which was difficult to control, especially during allergy season. It didn’t help that my allergies would act up and contribute to my blotchy appearance by adding red splotches to my skin and puffing up my eyes and nose. As a result, I was always looking for ways to diminish and combat my ALLERGY FACE™.
My grandmother raised me and she has always been a big believer in natural and homemade remedies for almost every issue or ailment. She also used these same natural ingredients in her skin care regimen. One particular plant that I remember her using for a wide variety of problems was the Eucalyptus plant that grew right around the area surrounding our land. We would walk together and collect them to use in her many do-it-yourself beauty recipes and remedies.
Whenever I had a stuffy nose or was having trouble breathing because of my allergies or my asthma, she would bring a pot of water to a boil and fill it with the Eucalyptus leaves. She would make me sit in front of the pot and cover my head with a towel as I breathed in the vapors of the leaves permeating from within the pot. The woody aroma from the leaves would help to relieve my sinus pressure and loosen the congestion in my head.
My grandmother also included these Eucalyptus leaves in other beauty routines including infusing the lotions that she used to moisturize her skin and soothe her aching muscles with the oil that she extracted directly from them. Back then I thought my Tata was crazy and I hated smelling like those leaves all the time. I have since learned that her remedies weren’t that far-fetched because Eucalyptus has been proven to have therapeutic benefits for aches & pains, to relieve tension, or simply to moisturize and heal the skin.
Unfortunately, allergies can have a profound impact on not only how we feel, but also how we look. Many women experience ALLERGY FACE™ – which includes typical symptoms such as a puffy face, red nose and watery eyes. #LatinaBlogger and beauty and fashion expert Carmen Ordoñez, @VivaFashion, is very familiar with #ALLERGYFACE and has teamed up with the makers of ZYRTEC® to share the homemade beauty tips that have been passed down to her by her mother and grandmother to combat ALLERGY FACE™. You can check out her do-it-yourself beauty solutions in the video below which is part of her bilingual video series created in partnership with the makers of ZYRTEC.
According to a recent survey by the makers of ZYRTEC, 66% of women with allergies have felt unattractive due to the physical symptoms of ALLERGY FACE. Carmen Ordoñez believes that you can look great and not spend a lot of money doing it. That is why implementing remedies and beauty tips that have been passed down from generation to generation are so important to maintaining a feeling of well-being and to looking great! Make sure you like ZYRTEC on Facebook to learn more beauty tips to soothe your symptoms and diminish your ALLERGY FACE!
Let’s Discuss: What beauty tips did you learn from your mom or grandmother?
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