Beauty tips I’ve learned from my mom

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I’m proud to say that I have my beauty routine down to a T. I mean it’s not rocket science, but I mean it can get confusing or overwhelming if you have no idea where to start, right?! Now, I can’t take all the credit for all my beauty tricks and tips because I learned most of them from my mom. So, I’m here to share five things my mom taught me growing up that I still incorporate in my beauty routine today. 

Five things my mom taught me:

  1. Less is more. My mom always said that you don’t need to wear a ton of my makeup to feel beautiful. If you haven’t noticed, I’m not huge on wearing a ton of makeup or products on my face. For skincare, I use only the products I need for my skin that day. I don’t need a million serums on my face every day. For example, If I’m working on brightening then I focus 1-2 products to help brighten. 
  2. Baby powder as dry shampoo. I watched my mom use baby powder on the days she didn’t wash her hair. She told me since she has color- treated hair, she doesn’t like to wash it as much as it would dry out her hair and scalp. That really resonated with me. I only wash my hair 2-3x a week. I personally don’t like to over wash as my hair is naturally dry. 
  3. Use natural oil to hydrate your hair and body. I always use either  Moroccan, Argan, castor oil or coconut oil to hydrate my hair. I find that it keeps my hair silky and healthy. 
  4. Use uncoated Aspirin as a face mask. This mask is perfect for your skin if you have break outs or if your skin is looking and feeling dull. There’s an ingredient in aspirin that’s similar to salicylic acid which helps exfoliate dead skin cells. Who doesn’t love a DIY moment?
  5. Better ingredients, better results. My mom was always vocal about using good ingredients when it comes to skin and hair. Always look for products that have effective ingredients and avoid products that are harmful. 

I can say that beauty is a big part of my daily life. I use different kinds of products daily for my face, body, and hair. Lately, I’ve been using the Fortifying Damage Repair with Castor Oil Shampoo and Conditioner, from Pantene’s Nutrient Blends Collection to help repair my dry, damaged hair. In the past year, I’ve been focusing on rebuilding my hair strands starting with safe and nourishing hair care products. This one has castor oil which helps cleanse, strengthen and protect hair without leaving it feeling heavy. It’s also free of sulfates, parabens, dyes, and mineral oil. Again, like my mom would say, better ingredients, better results! You can find the damage repair collection here! 

Share some tips you’ve learned growing up in the comments below!