FTC: This post is sponsored by Olay. All weird thoughts and opinions are my own.
What is a glow up? Well… you know I had to head to Urban Dictionary for the best definition… because why not? According to urban dictionary, the glow up is going from the bottom to the top to the point of disbelief. An incredible transformation.
If you’re active on social media, then you already know how to document the glow up. TBT and Transformation Tuesday are weekly reminders of how far we’ve come from our former selves. But do you know how to achieve the glow up? Do you know how to take your awkward adolescent years and transform them into your successful adulting glowed up years? It’s definitely going to require a glowed up adult skin care routine too. Let me walk you through the glow up process in three easy steps!
How To Achieve The Ultimate Glow Up: 0-100 Real Quick
1. Use Products That Work For You:
The first step you should take when you are trying to achieve the ultimate glow up is to use products that work for you. That means products that are beneficial to your largest organ: your skin. Skin care can be so tricky especially when it encompasses so many different things to take into account. I live in NYC and have to deal with four different seasons and climates. My skin is not always in tuned with all of that variety. To help keep every part of me satisfied, and my glow up thriving I use the Olay Cleansing Infusions line now available at Walgreens.
I’ve been using the Olay Cleansing Infusion Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp as my morning cleanser and it has been working wonders. During the winter months my skin gets ridiculously dry. The Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser helps to draw out impurities from my skin (think of a magnet pulling out the gunk from your pores) and draws in hydration. Moisturized skin naturally glows… hence the glow up continues to thrive even during the winter months.
Besides super dry skin in the winter, I have sensitive combination skin (Yay me… rolls eyes). When I realized that the Olay Cleansing Infusion Facial Cleanser drew out impurities, I was worried that my skin would become irritated. The cleanser is super hydrating, and the formula includes sea kelp and aloe extract, which prevents the skin from being stripped of its natural oils.
So if you want to focus on your glow up… use products that promote your skin’s natural glow.
2. Be Consistent In Everything:
Next step to achieve the ultimate glow up… be consistent in everything you do. Sounds difficult but once you’ve made consistency your habit it becomes second nature. Once I’ve selected products that work for me (not just my face… but all of my skin), I add it into my regimen to be used consistently. Besides simply taking care of the glow up on my face, I wanted to ensure I had a glow up on my entire body.
That means making better choices about what I eat, drinking way more water than I’m used to, and adding in a cleanser for body that works just as well as the one for my face. The glow up isn’t only about the face guys, you want to glow up EVERYWHERE and in EVERYTHING ! The Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash does just that. It certainly serves as a strong match up with my Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial cleanser.
The Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body wash improves your skin as you shower/take a bath. I also am a fan of the scent. I don’t like my products to be over powering. The subtle fragrance makes for a relaxing shower, while the hydrating formula leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth.
3. Confidence Is Key:
Honestly and truly… the ultimate glow up starts from within. When I look at all of those TBTs and transformation photographs on Twitter and Instagram the first thing that grabs my attention is the eyes and facial expression. 99% of the time, there is a confidence oozing out of their pores in their second photo that was missing in their first photo.
I mean honestly… since I was a kid I’ve had the confidence thing strangely under control. Once I added in the two other steps my glow up internally and externally has been pretty easy. You cannot glow up without being confident in yourself PERIOD! Once you’ve gotten the confidence, the other two steps just help to magnify and make your glow up shine even brighter!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.