I Always Said I Wouldn’t Do These Weird Abuela Rituals… But Here I Am

Nothing was more fascinating than abuelita’s bathroom. Each drawer and cabinet carried weird (and often smelly) jars. Growing up, I swore to invest in fancy formulas to keep me looking fabulous. Yet, here I am, a couple decades later, adopting some of the same beauty habits of my abuelita.

Vaseline on your pestañas to make them grow.

Coca-Cola for shiny hair.

Aguacate on the cuticles.

Cold cream is all your face needs.

Baking soda for una sonrisa brillante and… emergency deodorant.

Those cute succulents in her backyard served as a makeup remover and skin soother.

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Before hipsters turned this into the thing to Instagram, abuelita always had it in her backyard in case of any sunburns, dryness or just overall good measure. She even used it as a makeup remover. She was a big aloe vera pusher.

Witch hazel for acne.

Coconut oil for dry skin.

Salad dressing for a deep conditioning treatment.

And last but not least, apple cider vinegar to get rid of dandruff.

What are your favorite abuelita-approved beauty tips? Spill in the comments below!

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