Olay 28 Day Skin Study Results

This post is sponsored by Olay and Walmart. All thoughts and opinions are  my own. #28DaysofOlay

After having a baby, my skin has really struggled. There are so many hormones that have made my skin randomly breakout and the lack of sleep has left my skin looking pretty lifeless! I was in need of a major skin makeover.

Before Olay Skin Study on www.girllovesglam.com

I took action to make my skin better by using the Olay Skin Advisor Tool. It is a pretty amazing tool! You just visit https://skinadvisor.olay.com/ on your mobile device and follow the instructions it gives you. You take a photo of yourself when you aren’t wearing any makeup and the Skin Advisor will analyze your skin and give your a skin age estimate. Once you get your skin age, it gives specific product recommendations for your skincare needs. All of the products it recommends are available for purchase at Walmart, so it isn’t going to be sending you on a crazy hunt for all of the products.

Olay Skin Study Products on www.girllovesglam.com

The Skin Advisor actually told me that my skin age was 26. I was pleasantly surprised that it was two years younger than my actual age. But then it did point out that I had a lot of dark circles under my eyes and that my skin could use some brightening. I couldn’t agree more! There were two Olay products recommendations that I really wanted to try using for my eyes and face during my 28 day skin study. I used the Olay Total Effects 7 Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser to rejuvenate my skin and I used the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream to help with the “tired mom” look I had going on before.

Olay Skin Study Results on www.girllovsglam.com

It is actually pretty crazy to see just how much my skin changed in 28 days. The biggest difference that I have noticed is how much brighter my skin is. My skin literally seems to radiate from within. I can see the biggest change under my eyes. I don’t think I realized how bad the bags under my eyes had gotten until I see what it is like without them!

You can try your own skin study by using the free Olay Skin Advisor tool and purchasing the product recommendations it gives you. I want to know about your results!

Coconut Avocado Face Mask

There is just nothing like having a nice, relaxing evening after a long day. This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it makes the next few days feel completely different because I am refreshed and energized. One thing I like to do on nights that I get to treat myself is I like to put a facial mask on. They can get a little expensive, but thankfully there are tons of great homemade options that are totally affordable and easy to make. One of my favorites is a coconut avocado face mask. It is packed full of moisture and makes my skin feel great!

Coconut Avocado Face Mask on www.girllovesglam.com

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I hadn’t ever used skin exfoliant until I was in beauty school. I struggled with clogged pores all through high school and when I found out that all I had to do to make my skin look about 1,000 times better was by exfoliating, I was thrilled! The problem was that the skincare line that was used at my beauty school was quite expensive and I hated spending that much money for an exfoliant. After I started working in a day spa, I learned a trick to creating the perfect skin exfoliant for less than $1!

All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less than $1 on www.girllovesglam.com

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Creating Flawless Skin with Luminess Air Products on www.girllovesglam.com

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Healthy Skin with Garnier SkinActive®

I have been feeling kind of old lately. Before anyone goes and gets mad at me about feeling old while I am still in my 20’s, let me explain. It wasn’t until just recently that it really hit me that I will be 30 before I know it. It kind of seems like my 20’s have gone by in a big blur so far. There has been a lot that has happened and a lot more that can happen in the next 2 years before I turn 30. My hair hasn’t shown any signs of aging yet, but I can definitely see it in my skin. It just wasn’t looking as youthful as it used to. My skin looked tired!

I wouldn’t necessarily feel tired but if I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I instantly felt a little more exhausted. I wanted to address the problem and treat my skin with something that would help it look brighter, so I could feel confident with my skin again. I did just that, with the help of Garnier SkinActive®.

I took the Clearly Brighter Challenge and started using the Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 every day for two weeks. It is clinically proven daily moisturizer that works quickly to even out tone and texture for brighter, smoother skin. It has antioxidants like Vitamin C to help give smoother, brighter skin in just one week.* It is a lightweight moisturizer that is oil-free, so it won’t clog pores either!

I can’t even believe how much better my skin looks after using this product for just two weeks! I still look like the makeup free me, but a much less tired looking version. My skin is so much brighter than it was before! I knew there were going to be some changes, but it wasn’t until actually looking at the before and after picture that I realized just how much of a change there was.

This product is definitely one that will continue to be a part of my daily routine. You can try it out for yourself and take the Clearly Brighter Challenge to see what a difference it can make in your skin too! Garnier SkinActive® products are available at CVS, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Rite Aid.

 

Now I can completely agree with the brand’s tagline, “The active way to visibly healthier skin” because I have experienced it firsthand. My skin is visibly healthier than it was two weeks ago, thanks to Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

 

*In a clinical test

 

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Aveeno Absolutely Ageless on www.girllovesglam.com

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Spray on Vaseline Lotion on www.girllovesglam.com

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I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno®

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Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash on www.girllovesglam.com

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