*This sponsored post was written by me in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Aveeno. All opinions are 100% mine.
Most women grow up and learn their beauty and skin care routines from their mothers and grandmothers. Within the Hispanic community, this is especially true and, as young girls, we are taught the secrets passed down by generations of women in our family when it comes to grooming and taking care of ourselves. In many cases, the tips that are passed down include ingredients that can be found in nature that serve to bring out our natural beauty.
I was raised by my Grandmother in Spain until I was eight years old and she has always used natural products to take care of herself on the inside and on the outside. My grandparents owned a farm and she grew a variety of fruits and vegetables in her garden which we consumed and which she swore had secret beauty benefits. I remember laughing whenever she would say that eating pears daily made her skin smooth and soft and kept the wrinkles away.
Without fail, my “Tata” would walk right into her orchard every morning and load her apron with apples and pears which she would munch on as she would prune and water her trees. She has always had beautiful skin and gets compliments on it regularly. Now that I’m an adult I know that she was right all these years because pears are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which prevent our skin cells from severe damage. Also, pears are loaded with dietary fibers which keep our skin soft and smooth.
Go figure that eating pears every single day was one of the most important natural beauty secret that my grandmother passed down to me all these years. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the natural ingredients that are all around us in nature and have the ability to enhance our already natural beauty. By tapping into ancient folklore as well as historical uses of oat and using science to identify its most useful properties for healthy skin, AVEENO ® scientists have unlocked the hidden benefits within the small but mighty oat.
Oats are one of nature’s best kept beauty secrets because they contain all of the essential elements that your skin requires in order to stay healthy and hydrated including proteins, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and lipids. To celebrate these ingredients and to educate Latinas about the significance of adding oats to our skin care regimen, AVEENO ® is pleased to debut “The Beauty of Nature” video narrative featuring Brand Ambassador Jennifer Aniston.
Here is a preview of the “Beauty of Nature” AVEENO ® video narrative:
As you watch the video and trace the oat’s journey from local family farms to grain mills, you will learn about its power to soothe, moisturize and protect your skin and give you that flawless and timeless look that we all want. You can find all of these properties in the AVEENO ® Active Naturals line. They understand the true definition of feeling beautiful naturally and knowing that you are doing the best thing for your skin.
Let’s Discuss: What are some of the beauty or skin care secrets that you learned from your mother or grandmother?
Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and Aveeno. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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