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11 DIY Latina Beauty Products for Your Skin and Hair

Every woman has someone in their life who has a quick do it yourself remedy for just about any skin or hair woe. Maybe you’re skeptical that these DIY recipes aren’t as effective as the stuff you can buy on store shelves. But give them a try and you might just be surprised. Latina women have long been using a variety of homemade remedies to fight everything from acne to wild and crazy hair. If you’ve avoided giving them a try for all these years, let the do it yourselfer in your life show you how it’s done. Or, just go ahead and try any of these DIY products and see the results for yourself.

1. Coconut Oil

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You’ve probably heard a lot about coconut oil lately. It’s really having a moment as a spectacular beauty product, especially for skin. Even Sofia Vergara’s dermatologist raves about using coconut oil as a moisturizer. It’s as easy as applying just a dab all over your body.

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Here’s why it works. Coconut oil is loaded with several kinds of fatty acids, which create a barrier on your skin, trapping moisture in and blocking inflammation and other things that can make your skin dry and unhealthy. You can find coconut oil at just about any supermarket and it’s a super affordable way to treat all kinds of skin woes, including tightness, itching and eczema.

2. Sugar and Oil

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This remedy works well with virtually any kind of oil, including canola, olive or coconut oil. When you combine the oil with sugar, you have an easy DIY scrub that you can use to exfoliate your entire body. Simply combine equal parts oil and white granulated sugar and you’re ready to go.

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To use, gently massage the mixture into your skin while you’re in the shower. The oil moisturizes while the sugar sloughs off dead skin cells and reveals the younger fresher skin underneath. Just be careful – the oil can get slippery and you don’t want to fall down.

3. Cola

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Latinas have long used cola, specifically Coca-Cola to bring shine to their dark hair. This is something that many celebs and professional hairdressers swear by and it can work for your hair too. The acidity in the cola helps close up your hair cuticle, which boosts shine and makes your hair look healthier.

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One caution with this trick – cola can be very sticky so be sure to rinse well when you’re done. Cola is inexpensive and easy to find, which makes this one of the best beauty tricks for your dark hair.

4. Avocado

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You know avocado is good for the inside of your body, but it’s also good for the outside. When you apply mashed avocado to your cuticles, it infuses them with healthy oils that keep then soft and supple so you don’t have to deal with dry, cracked skin that hurts and bleeds.

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Of course, eating avocado is also great for your skin and hair. It contains vitamin E, which helps keep your body nourished and moisturized. Avocado oil is also a great choice for direct application to your skin or as part of a healthy diet.

5. Honey

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Maybe you’ve never considered putting honey in your hair before, but you really should. Why? It’s a natural moisturizer that restores dry, limp hair and restores bounce and shine to your tresses.

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Using unprocessed honey also provides your hair with important enzymes that prevent dandruff and hydrate your scalp, something that helps keep your hair looking and feeling healthy and refreshed. As a side note, honey is also effective for treating acne and keeping your skin looking its best too.

6. Mayonnaise

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If you’re battling with dry, dull hair, mayonnaise is the way to go. The fats in the mayo will moisturize your hair and the eggs will add much needed protein to your hair so it’s healthy and strong. You won’t want to leave the mayo on your hair, but it should sit for awhile for the best results.

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To use, massage mayo through your hair and let it soak in for 15 to 20 minutes. If your hair is already really thin or limp, mayo might make it worse so be sure you try it out before committing to the routine.

7. Sand

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It might sound strange, but many Latina women who live near the ocean swear by using sand as an exfoliant. It helps remove dead skin cells and is said to help control and erase cellulite, ensuring that you’re ready for a day at the beach anytime.

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Obviously, if you don’t live near the sea, it’s hard to get a hold of sand. If that’s the case, try the above mentioned sugar and oil mixture, which offers similar benefits and is easier to come by if you’re landlocked.

8. Red Grapes

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Turns out red grapes are great for more than just making wine. They’re packed with antioxidants and vitamins that restore skin and keep it looking fresh and radiant. And it’s as easy as mashing up some grapes.

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Simply make a paste with smashed red grapes, being sure to reserve as much of the skins as possible. Apply to your face like a mask and leave it for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and you’re good to go.

9. Olive Oil

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Much like coconut oil, olive oil has mega moisturizing properties. Use it on rough patches on your skin and to rehydrate parched skin all over your body. Since olive oil is so easy to find, this is a tip that will serve you well anytime of the year.

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Another great way to use olive oil is to smooth flyaway hairs and add moisture to dry tresses. Just a dab rubbed between your hands should be enough to do the trick.

10. Baby Oil

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Many Latina women swear that baby oil is a miracle, especially when it heats up in the summertime. You can add a few drops to your body lotion for an extra dash of moisture and to add a healthy and radiant sheen to your body under the summer sun.

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This is by far one of the best beauty tips out there because baby oil is so inexpensive and so easy to find and use. You’ll never find something as wonderful as baby oil when you put together your beauty routine.

What Type of Drunk Are You According To Your Zodiac Sign

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What Type of Drunk Are You According To Your Zodiac Sign

Sometimes there’s just so much happening when you’re having a night out, you don’t even stop to think about your behaviour once you’ve had a few drinks. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing – it means that you’re enjoying yourself! But, you’ve gotten this far, so you must be curious: just what are you like when you’re a little tipsy? And what do your friends think about you when you’re partying? This is what your zodiac is for – read on to find out.

READ: How Are You In Bed Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Aries, you have attitude before you even start drinking. After a few shots, though, you really bring life to the party! Aries always love a challenge, and drinking games are no exception. The sharp burn of alcohol going down your throat doesn’t faze you.

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Your friends have to be careful, though, because once you’re past the point of tipsy, you lose whatever brain-to-mouth filter you have. You might get a little … too honest for them. Watch your tongue!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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Taurus, you’re such an easygoing drunk. Once you’ve had a few, you really love to have a laugh. It makes you the best drinking buddy, since life doesn’t seem so serious when people have had a few drinks with you.

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You might need an amigo or two to keep an eye out for you later on in the night, though. The more drinks you have, the more likely it is you’ll fall over! Alcohol turns you into one hell of a klutz. Chances are you’ll wake up the next morning with a sneaky bruise or two.

READ: Which Dog Breed Matches Your Zodiac Sign?

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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You’re a Gemini, which means that alcohol gets you talking! You take it beyond just having a chat; most people know that you become a really sentimental person after a few Caronas.

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Your friends love taking the opportunity to have a proper heart-to-heart with you. But, maybe stay clear of your sober buddies for the evening, since they may not have as much patience for your chattiness.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Cancer, you are a sucker for doing rounds. You can’t say no to another drink, and that can get you into a really emotional place. It’s not unusual for you to start crying – though it’s not all bad. Sometimes the waterworks happen because you’ve seen a really cute puppy.

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And, sure, sometimes this can be a bit much for your friends. But, you have the ability to bring people back on side with your charm.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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A drunk Leo means either a lot of drunk dancing, or a lot of drunk truth-or-dare. Sometimes both! You like to have fun when you’re getting silly – but you’d rather die than admit that you’re actually getting drunk.

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Since you can hold your alcohol pretty well, sometimes people can’t tell if you’ve actually been affected by your drinking! Leo, you’ll have to watch out for this, since you may end up being in charge of looking after all of the other drunk people.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo, you know how to have a good time, but you don’t like getting completely drunk. If you had the choice, you’d go to a house party, rather than a bar, or clubbing. No matter where you go, though, you always make sure to plan your night before you go out. You know exactly how you’re getting to the party, and how you’re getting home.

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Your friends always get a kick out of Drunk Virgo: you have trouble keeping your cursing and saucy comments to yourself!

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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If you’re a Libra, you know how to drink. And drink. And drink. And drink. This means that a night out with you is never dull – but chances are, you may not remember some parts of it.

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Sometimes your habit of getting so drunk can be a burden on your friends. They want to be able to get into the club, after all, and they’re not getting in anywhere when you’re in a state!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Scorpio, sabelotodo doesn’t even begin to cover it. You turn into the queen of sarcasm once you’ve had a few drinks. But no matter how drunk you get, you can still hold your emotions back. While you’d rather stay out all night, sometimes you overdo it, and end up having to leave early.

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Your friends spend the night pretty entertained once you’ve opened up your mouth … so long as they don’t become a target of your “wit”.

READ: We’ve Got The Perfect Wine And Queso Pairing For You According To Your Zodiac Sign

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Fun and spontaneous are the two words to describe a drunk Sagittarius. You’re a carefree drunk, and that can make you some good friends after you’ve had a few.

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Be warned, though, because your “carefree” attitude can turn into “careless” pretty quickly. Since you lose all inhibitions, this can make you a few enemies. Yes, you may offend people. Thankfully, most of the time you embarrass yourself anyway, and that diffuses any tension.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Capricorn, you know your limits, and drink pretty cautiously. But, that’s not to say that you can’t drink a lot! You just know you’d rather not risk your reputation over a few extra beers. It’s rare that you ever do embarrass yourself when you’re drinking – and if you do, then you’ll always seek to make amends.

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Your friends know that you can’t stand to be bested when it comes to drinking games. You love a challenge, Capricorn, drunk or not!

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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It’s easy to pick you out at a party, Aquarius, since you’ll always be the one telling the most outrageous stories. Drinking really brings out your goofiness and charm, and you make friends easily. When you’re not entertaining a crowd, you’re balancing your wine while you’re taking photos. You know that even if you’ve had a few too many drinks, you’ll still have plenty of memories of the night!

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Aquarius, your tendency towards exaggeration can make you a dramatic drunk. People better watch out if they piss you off!

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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Pieces, you are a party animal. A drunk Pisces is a messy Pisces. Any excuse to get another drink is a good enough excuse for you. You’re a daring drunk, and you’re always the last one at the party. Unless you pass out, first.

READ: Which Mexican Chip Are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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Be careful, Pisces! Your good friends know this about you, and will volunteer you to be the designated driver so they don’t have to put up with your wild behaviour.

Remember – no matter what your zodiac says, it’s best to drink responsibly! If you like what you’ve read, click the Facebook icon above to see more content like this.

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