This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
The holidays have been over for a while now, but for some of us, the stress isn’t over! In our house we had the stress of the season and too much indulgent eating followed by the whole family getting sick. I took a good look in the mirror earlier this week and realized that all of my post-holiday stress has really done a number on my skin. I need a reset!
I usually take great care of my skin and I’m only 31, so when my skin isn’t looking dewy or hydrated and I can see fine lines I need to pull out all the stops.
Stay hydrated and detox with lemon water.
I’m obsessed with drinking water but if my skin needs a detox I like to add a lemon. I’ll drink it hot or cold, and sometimes I add honey to make a tea. It makes a huge difference in the clarity of my skin!
Be consistent about washing my face, even when I’m tired.
This one’s obvious but often forgotten. I don’t wear makeup every day so it’s easy to tell myself I can skip cleansing that night. Wrong! Olay Daily Facials are a 5-in-1 cleansing cloth with the power of a makeup remover, scrub, toner, mask, and cleanser. My current favorite is the Hydrating Cleansing Cloths with Grapeseed Extract.
I have a box of these in every bathroom and they’re so easy to use and so inexpensive. They are perfect for giving my skin a quick but thorough cleanse when all I want to do is climb under the covers. Because they’re water-activated dry cloths they won’t ever dry out on me. Mom hack: When I’m done washing my face I use these to clean the bathroom sink while I’m standing there!
Start regularly using a facial serum that targets anti-aging.
I’m a skincare junkie so I’m no stranger to using a serum to target specific results. Anti-aging serums can be really pricy which is a shame because so many women are on a budget and looking for a really good one! My friends know I try so many skincare products and they’re always asking for recommendations on something that will help hydrate, firm, and fill in the fine lines. Usually my answer is YES I have a product that will help you…but it will cost you!
This is why I am SO happy to have discovered Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum. The light gel formula is very quick to absorb, makes my skin feel fantastic, has anti-aging benefits, and it stands up to any high end brand for a fraction of the price. It’s also fragrance-free which I love and if all of that wasn’t enough it totally blurs my pores so I can use it as a primer! Finding this product was like stumbling onto a gold mine.
Don’t skip my night cream.
When I’m tired and out of my routine, I sometimes skip night cream. I can ALWAYS tell when I missed this step because I’ll wake up to dry looking skin. Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream has a moisture-binding formula which makes it a no brainer for night time use. I wake up with plump and hydrated looking skin, which is exactly how I want to look when I roll out of bed.
Get more sleep.
This one is a constant work in progress. I have 3 kids. Send coffee!