Project Glow Recap

One month ago, I wrote, "With all the stress I have been under lately, my face is breaking out like crazy! It looks like I have the skin of a 13 year old, not a 23 year old.”

 

I knew that something had to be done, so I started Angela’s regime, Project Glow.

 

Before Project Glow: March 1, 2010

My skin was breaking out, and I had red blotchy patches all over. It was oily in some places, and dry in others. My pores always seemed to look large and filled with dirt.

 

I took this picture the night before I started Project Glow, and had no makeup, and just washed my face.

 

 

After Project Glow: March 31, 2010

 

WOW! My skin has completely improved!

 

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The blotchy patches have almost disappeared, and so have all the blackheads. I did not develop any new pimples, and most of the old ones disappeared in the first two weeks of Project Glow.

 

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I took both of these photos (wearing no makeup) right before a FULL day of school… think THREE exams. Even with all that stress, my skin looks so much better.

 

I used all of these St. Ives products religiously:

 

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After starting Project Glow, I also used a Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Acne Treatment every few days on the already existing problem areas. That seemed to dry my face out ALOT, so I only used it in small areas. Then, I would wait for it to dry, and use the facial moisturizer on top of it.

 

Another big change was that I pretty much stopped wearing makeup. I used to wear it everyday, and I only wore mascara for the most part (with a few exceptions, for going out). I wanted to let my skin “breathe”. The good part, is now that my face has cleared, I don’t really “need” the make-up like I did before.

 

Success! Project Glow worked for me.

 

Did you try Project Glow? How did it work for you?

 

❤ MegaNerd

Project Glow

With all the stress I have been under lately, my face is breaking out like crazy! It looks like I have the skin of a 13 year old, not a 23 year old.

 

Before picture : (Taken last night super late)

 

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It’s not HORRIBLE but it is far from good or clear. I have tiny red bumps and blotchy patches.

 

I remembered that about a year ago, Angela created Project Glow for Caitlin. Basically it is a one month skin care challenge which focuses on making your skin clearer and more radiant from the inside out.

 

I know that I’m about 10 months late for Angela’s challenge, but it’s never too late to start caring for your skin. I have decided that in the month of March, I will be trying this challenge, with some modifications of my own.

 

Angela’s original plan is here.

 

My plan:

1. Wash my face twice a day. (I’m REALLY bad about washing my face…)

 

I am planning to use the St. Ives’ Apricot scrub that is used in the original plan once a day (in the morning), and the St. Ives’ green tea cleanser in the evening to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup leftover from the day.

 

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My skin is usually normal to oily, but once I start washing it a lot more, it tends to get extremely dry, to the point of cracking and flaking. I am using this facial moisturizer to help combat the dryness.

 

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2. Green Smoothies

 

While I can’t guarantee that I will be able to drink them every day due to my hectic and sporadic schedule, I will try to incorporate them into my routine as much as possible.

 

 

 

3. Drink more water.

 

Again, another thing I am REALLY bad at. I probably only drink about 16 oz. of water a day right now because I’m either drinking coffee, La Croix (sparkling water), or tea. I’m going to try to gradually increase the amount of water I am drinking, and decrease the other junk.

 

 

I got the first day of the challenge started this morning. After a quick 2.5 mile run to get my blood flowing, I came back and made a smoothie and toast.

 

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Mmmm… burnt toast with PB.

 

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…and a  green  brown smoothie.

 

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Today’s smoothie included:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • banana
  • ice
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • honey
  • 2 cups packed spinach

 

I hope to at least figure out what works on my skin type. I’m not really sure if it will. I will keep you all updated on my progress this month, and do an after pic and review at the end of the month.

 

I need to head out. I’m making up some hours at work between classes today. Next week is spring break, and I have a couple of fun adventures planned! 😀

 

What is your skincare regime? Have you found what works for you?

 

❤ MegaNerd