This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC.

Carmen OrdonezThe makers of ZYRTEC have partnered with beauty and fashion expert, Carmen Ordoñez from, to help women combat “ALLERGY FACE” – the beauty challenges like a puffy face, watery eyes and a red nose that are associated with typical allergy symptoms.

According to a recent survey by the makers of ZYRTEC, two-thirds (66 percent) of women with allergies have felt ugly or unattractive because of their ALLERGY FACE.

Carmen Ordoñez’s personal motto is that you can look great without breaking the bank.  You don’t need pricey beauty products to achieve great results.  In the second video of her three-part, bilingual video series, created in partnership with the makers of ZYRTEC, Carmen shares her simple, do-it-yourself beauty solutions to help women tackle allergy-related beauty challenges.

In part two, “Generations of Beauty Advice,” Carmen shares beauty tips that have been passed down from her mama y abuelita, including:

    • How to Avoid Irritating a Red Nose: Use baby wipes instead of tissues, which are gentler on the skin.

    • How to Relieve a Puffy Face: Try drinking watermelon juice.  Watermelons are a high water content fruit and are an excellent source of antioxidants.

    • How to Help Hydrate a Puffy Face: Eat more fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, celery and zucchini all of which have high water content. Citrus fruits and berries are also rich in vitamin C.

    • How to Refresh Your ALLERGY FACE: Place two metal spoons in the refrigerator and then place the back of the spoons on your eyelids for five minutes.

What beauty tips did YOU learn from your mom or grandmother?

Some other useful tips from Carmen include:

  • Throw away old makeup! Remember that mascara should be tossed out every two months, foundations and concealers every year and lipsticks should be checked for discoloration every three months.
  • It’s important to wash dirty makeup brushes monthly.  Just use a small amount of shampoo, face wash or antibacterial hand soap and rub it through the bristles and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Visit to view part one and part two of Carmen’s ALLERY FACE video series. Stay tuned for the release of part three, out later this summer.

In the meantime, be sure to follow Carmen on Twitter at @VivaFashion and check out her blog for her latest ALLERGY FACE tips and tricks.

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