If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you know I ditched my normal skin care routine and took part in the Olay 28 Day Challenge! I am almost at the end of the challenge, so I wanted to give you all the details.
I turned 35 earlier this year and I’ve definitely been noticing some “problem areas” when it comes to my skin. A little drooping, some extra lines and a whole lot of puffiness. I’ve actually been avoiding selfies because I’m not happy with how my skin looks. When Olay reached out to invite me to take part in the Olay 28 Day Challenge, I said “YES PLEASE!”
What is the Olay 28 Day Challenge? Basically, it’s a quick and easy skin care regimen. I do my normal morning cleansing and then added in the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream and Olay Micro Sculpting Cream. I was asked to keep up with it for 28 days and to record my results to see if I see any improvement to my skin.
Boy did I!
Let’s look at each item I used for the challenge, and then we’ll take a look at the results!
Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream helps to immediately reduce puffiness (which I needed) and the look of dark circles. It’s a rich eye cream that hydrates better than the #1 prestige eye cream, and it’s been proven to blend with all skin tones. I started using it and immediately saw results and my eye area looked more youthful!
Olay Micro Sculpting Cream is clinically proven to deliver younger-looking skin in 28 days and works hard to reduce the appearance of fine lines and firmer skin within the first 5 days of consistent use. It hydrates without leaving an oily feeling as well. It even hydrates skin better than creams costing over $400! This luxurious cream immediately plumps skin when you use it for 28 days.
I also used Olay Micro Sculpting Cream both day and night.
The Olay 28 Day Challenge is pretty simple:
Every morning I would cleanse my skin as normal, apply a small amount of Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream around my eye area to depuff and improve. Then apply Olay Micro Sculpting Cream to my entire face and neck. After, I would apply my makeup as normal and head out to face the day.
Rinse and repeat for 28 Days.
This actually simplified my daily routine, and much to my boyfriend’s joy – also decluttered our bathroom counter.
Before The Olay 28 Day Challenge Began
I thought we would check out my before photo so you can see what we had to work with. I took this photo on Day 1.
As I mentioned before, I have puffiness under my eyes that are accentuated by fine lines. My skin tone is a little uneven and I have redness around my cheeks and forehead. I have combination skin, so I generally combat an oily T-zone, while also trying to fix my dry forehead, chin and cheeks.
It took over 50 photos for me to finally take one I was comfortable posting. That’s the main reason I wanted to do this challenge. I never used to shy away from photos, but I haven’t been happy with my skins appearance. To take a photo and post it without makeup or filters was incredibly difficult for me to do.
2 Weeks Into the Olay 28 Day Challenge
Okay so not my most flattering photo, but I can say that I was feeling more confident when posting a photo of myself without makeup and filters. My skin isn’t as red and patchy and my puffiness decreased in the eye area. At this point I was actually decreasing the amount of makeup I wear.
My normal makeup consisted of color corrector, concealer, and powder foundation to make my skin look even and more presentable. At this point in the challenge I had moved to ONLY using a light coverage face powder.
This was a big step for me, but today I went out without any makeup on. Not a lick of any makeup, and I felt good.
In the last 3 weeks, I basically went from a face full of makeup and hiding from photos to being able to leave the house and walk around makeup-free and actually feel good about how I look. My skin hasn’t looked this healthy and youthful in YEARS. I even wear my hair up a lot because I don’t feel the need to try to hide behind it.
Are You Ready?
All you need to do is visit the Olay Skin Care Advisor to find out more about your own personal skincare routine. The first 15 readers to visit using my link will get $40 off with the code 28DAYS7608 !
I’d love to hear how your progress goes! You can share your results on social media with #Olay28Day as well!