Quintana Roo I see You!
Although I have been to Cancun, Mexico a couple of times now, I have never had the opportunity to really delve into the beauty of the culture. Looking past the spring breakers and beautiful beaches and becoming familiar with how the Mexican people define beauty. Also, I am curious to find out what beauty traditions are passed down from generation to generation. It would also be interesting to find out how main stream media influences the style and beauty choices of this and now generations past.
So before I set off on my trip to this ultimate Spring Break party destination, I wanted to educate myself a bit about the rich history of the Mexican culture. Mexico has been a land of intrigue since the first explorers set foot in the country looking for gold. Mexico not only the land of the well known Mayan Ruins, but home to a bright culture. From the minute you set foot in Cancun, you can feel the vibrant beat of the culture in it’s food, music, art and people. Mexico has also given rise to some beautiful well known people in mainstream media. Selma Hyeck, Eva Longoria and Gael Garcia Bernal, just to name a few. They have certainly broken the mold when we think about the stereotypical idea of the Mexican people.
While researching on Google what the current beauty and makeup trends in Mexico are right now, one thing that I have discovered that’s pretty universal, is the need to hold on to one’s youth. There are so many products all promising to slow down the aging process, and like certain parts of the U.S., plastic surgery rains popular among the more affluent Mexicans in the bigger metropolitan cities such as Mexico City. But I have not been able to find what current trends are unique to the Mexican makeup look today. Whether the Mexican people still integrate traditions from the Mayan heritage into their current beauty regime. The Mayan culture utilized many herbal remedies and it seems a lot of their beauty recipes have had influence in products, spas and salons today. Some of which include, Avocado masks to hydrate skin, coconut oil to treat dry hair, or rose hip oil to treat blemishes.
I am really looking forward to this trip, not only to bask in the sun on white sandy beaches. But to also come away with a better understanding of the Mexican culture in Cancun through beauty, the unique products and skin care ingredients they incorporate into their everyday beauty regime.