I think we can all agree that the time for putting things off is OVER. The holidays are behind us, the new year has started and we might or might not have given up on our new year’s resolutions. But one thing I hope no one EVER gives up on is their skin. So here I am (once again) as that little reminder to TAKE CARE OF YOUR SKIN!
I never understand women that justify spending more on covering up bad skin than on skincare products to keep their skin looking gorgeous.
Good skin = Above average self-confidence
So stop the mental list you are currently concocting on why you don’t focus on your skincare (because you know I’m right) as you do on your relationship, your diet, your must-have fashion item of the month and listen up.
Two of the biggest excuses I hear from people on why they don’t invest more time into taking care of their skin is:
- Good skincare is too expensive
- They aren’t easily accessible
Well, I have found an easy at home skin care routine that is quick and easily found at your local store at a great price point. Do I have your attention now?
OK, so for the last two weeks I’ve been trying out three Olay products that kind of blew my mind. I was expecting them to be good because Olay is a name well established in the skincare industry and for good reason but I guess they really exceeded my expectations and I felt bad I haven’t given more Olay products a chance.
The first product I tried was the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. Wow, that’s a mouthful…do you ever wonder why skincare products often have the longest names that leave you gasping for breath by the end of the pronunciation? Me too but I digress. I usually apply this in the morning as soon as I wash my face but before I brush my teeth. Why do you ask? Well, I like to let it seep into my skin before I start applying my morning face cream. So I found the time it takes me to brush my teeth is the perfect time it needs without me skipping a beat in my morning routine. The first time I ever used it, I could immediately feel the cool calm of the cucumber extract taming down my inevitable dark under-eye circles while adding much-needed moisture to a very delicate area of the face. I looked more rested and awake immediately! After using it for another week and a half, I came to realize it not only added moisture when applied but also kept that area moisturized the whole day. I looked into the ingredients only to find Pro-vitamin B5 and Witch Hazel were two major active ingredients. That made me happy because Witch Hazel has been a bathroom staple of mine for as long as I can remember. After two whole weeks, my under-eye skin felt very soft and moisturized so naturally, I got my mom on it too 🙂
The next products I use is the Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturizer with SPF15 because let’s face it (haha get it) most of us forget to apply sunscreen unless we are at the beach or outdoors and I figured having some SPF incorporated into my moisturizer is the best thing I can do for myself. So there is one positive already. But why is it called 7-in-1? Because it delivers 7 skin benefits in 1 product by adding back moisture and immediately boosting hydration for amazing looking skin. So let’s look at what ingredients it has: vitamins C, E, B3, and B5. These all help skin’s self-renewal process. It also has Vitamin E and Green Tea for protection against free radicals. So pretty much all the good stuff so you don’t have to worry about much! In two weeks, I noticed brighter more supple skin almost as if my skin had a nice glow to it.
At night, I decided to switch up my makeup removing facial towels for the Olay Daily Facials. When I first opened the packet, I must admit, I was peeved. I thought I got a bad batch which has happened to me in the past when your moist makeup removing towelettes are lacking the “moist” part. But looking quickly at the box, my anxiety went away because these are different. They are dry and are activated by water which makes them a perfect travel companion. No risk of dry out in your suitcase. Score!! I love finding new products that make my travel days easier. Now, these not only cleans better than most makeup removers but it also exfoliates and hydrates the skin with no residue after you rinse. Not to mention the smell is divine! So naturally, I became a convert.
I will always take the time to focus on my skin and I hope you do the same. I totally understand that we all have different needs and especially different budgets but finding products like these that do so much for a great price are one in a million and I just had to spread the word.
This blog post was sponsored by Olay. They paid for my time but not my thoughts 🙂