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Homemade Wisdom with Aveeno

This is a paid post with Aveeno. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

There’s a lot that is passed down from my mom. I love how some of her dichos have slowly but surely crept their way into my vocabulary. One thing I wish I had inherited was her way of cooking. Especially when it comes to cooking oatmeal. I absolutely love how my mami cooks avena. I’ve tried many, many, MANY times to make the wholesome goodness the way she makes it and I never come close to the real thing.  I guess it’s that special touch that she has that makes her avena taste the best.

Another homemade recipe that my mom made for me, that was the best thing ever was when I had the chickenpox. Yes, believe it or not!  I got the chickenpox late in life. I was almost 17 when I had them. I was a junior in high school and if you thought that having them when you’re young is bad, having the chickenpox when you’re older is so much worse.  Well, my mom made a sort of homemade cream/paste with oatmeal that was amazing whenever I had an itch. She got the recipe from her co-worker and although she doesn’t remember what it was (can you believe she forgot?!), I know there are tons of recipes online to help with itchiness that is associated with chickenpox, and they all have a common ingredient, oatmeal! Oatmeal is good for the inside and out!

Homemade Wisdom with Aveeno

Now that the winter and dry season is upon us, we have to make sure our skin is ready for the type of harsh exposure it will experience.  AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash are a great start for taking care of your skin. I live in Southern California and even though our winters aren’t nearly has harsh as the winters in the east, we do have a pretty bad dry season. The first to notice is my husband. The skin on his back immediately gets itchy and super dry.  This is when I break out these two products.

Homemade Wisdom with Aveeno

The Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin in 1 day with significant improvement in 2 weeks. Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and rich emollients, it helps prevent and protect dry skin for a full 24 hours. This lotion leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy looking and is gentle enough for everyday use. It’s also fragrance free, nongreasy and noncomedogenic.


The Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash honestly compliments what the lotion does. This body wash cleanses and moisturizes for visibly healthier skin long after you shower. Its breakthrough formula combines ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal—long known to soothe skin—with a unique blend of natural oils and emollients to help replenish skin’s moisture for softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin. It’s lightly fragranced, soap free, dye free and hypoallergenic, so it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.

See what I mean? Perfect goodness for when things get dry all around us. Which is your favorite?



Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!


  1. Ophelia Weiner

    I love Aveeno cremas! My youngest son has eczema and he gets those dry white spots that are rough and can get itchy. This stuff is the best for him!

    06 . Nov . 2014
  2. Liz

    Amazing how growing up we ignored all those nuggets of wisdom with a roll of the eye (or was that just me) and now am kicking myself for not listening to my grandmama and mama from the very beginning about natural beauty tips.

    29 . Nov . 2014

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