This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Up until I graduated from college I've always had complejos de cuerpo (body complexes). Although I was taught that being Latina was something to be orgullosa (proud) about I felt insecure because of my skin color, hair type, ears and legs. I was a late bloomer so it wasn't until I was older that I truly realized that one of the greatest things about being Latina is our differences. We come in all colors, shapes and sizes which makes us all beautiful in our own unique ways! In order to continue teaching this to future generations amidst the social media craze we must always exude confidence in who we are and have a positive self-image that we are never afraid to share with the world.
Even my idol, Jennifer Lopez has admitted to having her moments of insecurity. During her interview with Glam Belleza Latina magazine Lopez said, "I am confident. It doesn't mean I don't have my moments. But you have to remember the value of your individuality -- that you have something special and different to offer that nobody else has." It's because of this that I'm so excited about having been selected to participate in the NEUTORGENA Acne Selfie Challenge! Taking a selfie is a fun way to show the world your confidence, personality and fashion sense.
Believe it or not, there is an art to taking attention grabbing selfies and in today's post I'll be sharing some of my tips and tricks. Keep reading to find out my #1 tip and to learn how you can enter the #NeutrogenaSelfie giveaway!!!
My 5 tips for the perfect selfie:
#1 TIP - Put your best face forward. Take good care of your skin both inside and out by drinking plenty of water and cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing your face regularly.
For the next week I will be using the NEUTROGENA PINK GRAPEFRUIT LINE which features maximum strength dermatologist-recommended products that powerfully treat and help prevent breakouts and blackheads. The formula is made with 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C. Making it a great solution for acne prone skin!
The Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line consists of:
*Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash - gel cleanser that treats/prevents breakouts without over drying skin.
*Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes - cleanse skin of pore-clogging impurities, leaving no greasy residue.
*Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Foaming Scrub - daily scrub which contains gentle microbeads to help smooth away skin roughness.
#2 - Good Lighting. I've learned that natural light is the most flattering kind for a selfie.
#3 - Find your "good side." - Know what angles show off your features.
#4 - Pay attention to your background. Avoid distractions and photo-bombers by taking a quick look around prior to taking a selfie.
#5 - Edit your selfie with apps. Use apps to crop, brighten and remove blemishes but do so sparingly.
Follow my #NeutrogenaSelfie journey this week on Instagram @suzys_closet
I will also share some of my selfie tricks like the "rule of thirds."
To enter the #NeutrogenaSelfie Giveaway all you have to do is:
1) Publish a selfie on Instagram using the #NeutrogenaSelfie hashtag.
2) Submit the link to your selfie on my blog's Rafflecopter (below) by August 29, 2014.
Three winners will receive individual consultations with Neutorgena experts and a 1 year-long supply of Neutrogena products valued at $1,000.