skincare

Episode 207: Reconnecting with Yourself through Skincare with Leah Guerrero of @brujitaskincare

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It’s a new month and a new episode! This week we talk to Leah Guerrero of Brujita Skincare, a Latina owned brand from Los Angeles, California. Brujita Skincare focuses on making essential skincare with ingredients sourced from mercado’s throughout Mexico. We talk about the basics of skincare, the importance of taking care of yourself, how she found her niche in holistic skincare and became a brujita of skincare. We were in awe of Leah throughout this entire interview, and we know you’ll be under her spell ✨ when you hear her speak.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina’s pick this week is a new show on Netflix that her sister, Elizabeth, recommended and it’s as good as Game of Thrones. It’s called “Casa de Papel”, a show from Spain (also called “Money Heist”). It’s a good thriller/mystery and it will have you on the edge of your seat!

Bricia’s pick is a movie on Hulu called “A Simple Favor” with Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. It’s SO funny and weird, and Bricia loved it! She also watched another PG rated romantic comedy called “Falling in Love” because her son, Eddie loves romcoms. 😂

Links

Follow Leah on Instagram at @brujitaskincare.

Self-tying water balloons from Bunch O Balloons.

Episode 206: Keeping Up with the Super Mamas: Back to the Grind

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We’re back on the mic, back to school and back to the grind! It’s been a while since we brought you an update because yes, we forgot to upload an episode last week 🤦🏽‍♀️ but we’ve been pretty busy. We announced our new family cookbook (pre-order it on Amazon here!), Bricia has been traveling to Las Vegas to prep the new bar opening next month, and Paulina is back from Oaxaca and her daughters have started school. Basically, it’s been a whirlwind and this isn’t even half of it.

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina pick this week is the store, The Children’s Place, for school uniforms. It came up on her Amazon feed as a brand while she was shopping last minute for the girls’ uniforms. It’s a wonder she has never thought of it before because everything is so inexpensive! There are so many options and colors, she’s definitely coming here next time she has to stock up on uniforms.

Per usual, Bricia has a bougie ass pick. 😂 She has been traveling a lot and someone asked her what her top 3 things when she travels. One of her must have products are under eye patches. Her facialist, Natalie, never pushes products on her, but when Bricia asked for under eye patches to preps her skin for makeup, she recommended CHANEL Firming - Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer patches - and they actually work. There are 10 patches in a box for $130 (that’s $13 per patch). Put the serum on, then the patch, leave on for 10-15 minutes and when you remove, you look really awake and it makes a difference. If you’re getting married, going to a special event or it’s your birthday, make the splurge. It works!



Episode 199: Everything You Need to Know about Your Child's Skincare with Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez

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A new month is here and so is a new episode! This week we talk to pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez, about all things baby skincare. We also ask her your Instagram questions about baby acne, dry skin and other skin conditions we can’t pronounce. 😂 Bricia also talks about her embarrassing deodorant moment and Paulina realizes maybe she is the cause of her girls’ skin issues. You won’t want to miss this informative episode!

Our Conversation with Dr. Gonzalez

What is an appropriate skin care routine for a 10 year old? When should a child have a skincare routine?

At what age is it normal to start seeing acne?

Can you prevent acne when you’re young? How?

The difference between eczema and psoriasis

Does diet affect atopic dermatitis?

Are there any natural options for treating eczema?

Does eczema ever go away? Is it something that can be cured or is it always present?

[Are the pimples] on baby’s cheeks due to the yeast in a hormone that is present in the baby or the mom? Is there anything you can do to prevent it or treat it?

What is keratosis pilaris? How can we prevent it and treat it?

How can I help my son with pityriasis versicolor? 

What causes molluscum contagiosum?

My two year old has constant dry skin around her mouth. What can be causing this?

What are the best sunscreens for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, etc.?

I never put lotion on my son. Is that something I should be doing?

What are some chemicals or ingredients we should avoid on the skin?

What is a sulfate?

Are essential oils good for your skin?

What is the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant? 

Is there a natural antiperspirant? 

How often should kids take a shower? Is it necessary for kids to take a shower everyday?

My baby has a big problem with diaper rash. What’s the policy with airing out that area down there?

Should we wash baby’s butt after a poop?

Pick or Tip of the Week

Dr. Gonzalez is loving Dove’s Volume + Fullness Dry Shampoo. Her hair started shedding after her baby was born and again after weaning from breastfeeding (which can sometimes happen whenever there’s a hormonal shift) but the volumizing shampoo really makes her hair look thicker! It helps soak up the oil and smells amazing.

Since we’re talking about skin, Paulina has been dealing with dry scalp. She washes her hair once a week and uses this massaging hair brush to help stimulate her scalp. It really helps the shampoo wash her scalp evenly and has made a huge difference, plus helps provide that clean feeling.

Bricia’s pick is something she thinks every woman should have in her wardrobe: nipple covers. Bricia found this great brand on Amazon that is inexpensive and made with great material.