Better Skin + A 28-Day Challenge

Olay 28 Day Challenge

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve traveled more in 2017 than any other year. Since I’ve started blogging full-time, I can work from anywhere — and I’ve been taking advantage of it! All I need is a laptop and a camera, and I’m able to create content.

One of the not so glamorous things about traveling so much? My skin hasn’t been looking super fabulous as of late. It’s a little tricky to get into a routine when you’re hardly ever at home. I also have to admit: sometimes on trips, I’m so tired by the end of the day, that I pretty much only remove my makeup before going to bed and skip a lot of other parts of my regular skincare regimen.
Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel

Before v. After

A month ago, I decided to start the Olay 28-Day Challenge. I’m a huge fan of Olay products, and I love how affordable and accessible they are! There were only two easy steps I had to add to my skincare regimen during this challenge. In the mornings, I applied the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel. Then, at night, I applied the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel again!

As a woman of color, I have to admit that since I’ve never had a sunburn in my life, I often forget about how important SPF is. However, as I grow older, I’ve learned that the sun is the #1 cause of visible skin aging — yikes. Olay’s Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 has been a miracle product. After using this product for the last month, I’m super happy with the results. It has made my skin appear a lot brighter, and I’m so happy thank I’m getting a headstart on anti-aging while I’m in my late-twenties. 

Since I travel so much, and sometimes I’m not getting a full night’s sleep, my eyes are the first thing that stand out. It got to a point this summer where I wouldn’t leave my house without concealer on because the dark spots under my eyes were getting a little out of control! I loved the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel because its unique cooling formula helps fight visible signs of fatigue and under eye dehydration lines. Within a couple of weeks, my eyes look way more wide-awake and refreshed, and I don’t have to use as much concealer on a regular basis — thank goodness!

Want to try the Olay 28-Day Challenge yourself? First, head over to Olay Skin Advisor. You’ll upload a selfie, then build your profile. After that, the Skin Advisor will provide you with a regimen based on your skin type and concerns. How easy is that? The first 15 people to use the code “28DAYS9120″  will get $40 off their purchase of recommended products!

Photos by Tom McGovern

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.


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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I need to try that hydrating eye gel — sometimes my under eyes are scary! Love this post, girlfriend, thanks for sharing the challenge. Your skin looks great!

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    Posted 10.17.17 Reply
  2. Brittany Daoud wrote:

    The eye gel sounds really great, I’m actually almost out of my current eye cream so I’ll have to give this a try! xo, Brittany |

    Posted 10.17.17 Reply
  3. Always love to hear about new beauty products! Especially interested in the eye gel. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 10.17.17 Reply
  4. Jenny wrote:

    Olay has such great products! I will have to try this one.

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
  5. I love Olay products and will look for the eye gel. Thank you for sharing!!

    Posted 10.18.17 Reply
  6. You look so beautiful! I want to try that eye gel from Olay products!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
  7. Angelle Marix wrote:

    Give me everything that you use because you are beautiful!!!!!!!! I do love Olay products!!


    Posted 10.23.17 Reply