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Beautiful Monday: Tepezcohuite — Ancient Mayan Skin Secret

It’s called Tepezcohuite (pronounced “Te-pez-co-whee-tay”) and I’m sure you’ve heard of it…No? Don’t worry, I’ve got 15 years of beauty/skincare industry experience and I hadn’t heard of it until recently. It was definitely one of those “wish I had heard of that, sooner” moments. Apparently, it’s been growing all over Mexico and Brazil for thousands of years. Known for centuries as the “skin tree”, the Mayans used the tepezcohuite root bark in treatments to stop bleeding, prevent infections, treat lesions...