Moisturize Differently with Olay Whips

Moisturize Differently with Olay Whips

This post was sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for reading and supporting the brands that support my blog! 

I actually enjoy many parts of winter. It’s a reminder to slow down and allow for certain habits or rituals to figuratively and literally die. And just at the moment when I’m totally over the cold weather (like now!) spring time arrives! I often wonder what it’d be like to live in a part of the country that doesn’t experience extreme weather changes. Do they, do you, follow a similar path of spring cleaning and hibernation?

While Nashville winters aren’t as extreme as Chicago winters, from my childhood, I still experience effects from the lack of humidity and use of central heat. Both of which aren’t kind to my skin.

I’m in my thirties, so I’ve been spending time gaining more knowledge about skin care. I recently found out central heating reduces air humidity to the same moisture content as the Sahara Desert. That’s 20-25% humidity! No wonder wintertime causes so many skin problems.

Olay recently added Olay Whips to their collection. Why do many consider Olay Whips to be the unicorn of moisturizers? Let me tell you!

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I’m Ready for a Reset | Olay 3-Step Reset

Olay 3-Step Reset

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December is always a little too full for me to spend a lot of time reflecting on the upcoming year. I’ve spent much of this month considering the areas of my life that need a reset. I’m slowing down and thoroughly thinking through my goals and aspirations for 2018.

I often resist the conceptual idea one has to make goals only in January. We can make small changes any time of the year, but with that said, one area in my life that immediately called for a reset is my skin!

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I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results

I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results

This post was sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for reading and supporting the brands that support A Short Blonde! 

I’ve discussed my acne struggles many times over the years. Throughout my pregnancy with Phoenix and up to almost a year postpartum my skin was amazing! I rarely broke out and a lot of prior acne scarring lightened, but this fall my skin took a turn for the worst. And it left me feeling depleted.

Because my period had recently returned, I assumed the culprit was hormonal acne. I kept changing my skincare routine — adding more and more products — hoping something would change. Out of frustration I made an appointment with a dermatologist. Within three minutes of meeting her she told me I didn’t have acne, I had perioral dermatitis. A cross between rosacea and eczema. When on the face it appears similar to cystic acne with the added bonus of dry flaky patches.

Perioral dermatitis craves a simple skincare routine. It doesn’t want harsh acne treatments, serums or excessive creams. It wants to be left alone. Which, of course, was the exact opposite of my skincare routine! During this time Olay reached out to me to participate in their #Olay28Day Challenge. Their easy-to-follow challenge came at just the right time. I am almost at the end of the challenge, so I wanted to give you all the details.

I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results

I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results

Step 1: Apply the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream morning and night to cleansed skin
Step 2: Use the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream in the morning and evening on cleansed skin

The Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream has been proven to give you younger-looking skin in 28 days. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, immediately plumps the skin and hydrates better than high cost creams! One of the key ingredients, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), boosts cell turnover and maintains skin’s moisture barrier which is important for achieving younger-looking skin.

The Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream is my new favorite skincare product. It reduces puffiness and the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. The slight tint acts as a color corrector, so I was able to get away with using less concealer. I’ve used other (much more expensive) eye creams that don’t sink well into my skin and end up clumping my concealer. Has that ever happened to you?

I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results

^ Before

I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results

Olay 28 Day Challenge Results

^ After

Before the start of the Olay 28 Day Challenge my skin was dull and dry and the bags under my eyes were intense. I honestly didn’t even notice how bad the bags under my eyes had gotten until looking at these photos! The best part? I didn’t use a ton of products to achieve these results! My daily routine went from six to seven products to two!

To begin your own Olay 28 Day Challenge, visit Olay Skin Advisor to discover a customized skincare regimen! The first 15 to visit Skin Advisor will get $40 off their purchase of recommended products by using my code 28DAYS6363.

Cheers to healthy and youthful looking skin!

I Took the Olay 28 Day Challenge and Here Are My Results