What a great ride it's been! I've been doing this 30 Day Skin Care Challenge using Urban Skin Rx since May 6th and this past Sunday marked day 28. I waited to post this completion post until today because it didn't make sense to post my week 4 results on Monday and then the completion post on Wednesday after the 30 day challenge was officially over.
Here are the photos of my results:
If you followed along with my Instagram stories, I documented the journey daily. You can check out the posts here.
Last week I mentioned that there were still some rough patches under my skin and I wasn't sure if they were more impurities that had been deeply imbedded below the surface trying to work their way out or a new breakout trying to come up due to hormones. Well, they have made their way to the surface and I had a slight explosion on both sides of my face. I believe they were previous blemishes that were really deep beneath the surface because the roughness is now gone and my skin is very smooth (except for the actual blemishes). Funny though, the break out happened in one night and the next morning the blemishes were almost completely healed! There were some slight red marks where the blemishes surfaced but they didn't leave lasting scars (like the one healing on my left cheek that has been there for over 2 months).
I used to have to get facials with expensive additional treatments (microdermabrasion or chemical peels) on a regular basis to keep these breakouts under control and fight looking my full age. My purse was screaming for years! Urban Skin Rx has really helped to change that. I literally see better results using this line twice a day than I saw when I was burning layers of skin off my face and paying a professional upward of $80 per treatment! Now I have more money to spend on margaritas and shoes!
So to wrap it all up, here is the final break down:
1.My skin is glowing all the time now. My skin is no longer oily - it is normal now. I don't even have combination skin, but a consistent dewy and even glow I never dreamed possible.
2. When blemishes pop up, they are gone in about one-two days because the treatments and serums really do a great job handling them start to finish AND they are not leaving scars in their wake. YASSSS!!
3. The fine lines are faded or completely gone. You can't see them on my forehead at all and the ones between my brows that were the deepest and used to leave creases after squinting are pretty much gone. Yes, there are still creases when I squint, but they don't linger anymore. I don't have smile lines anymore. The crows feet are also much lighter. I actually like smiling again and I don't feel like I look like I'm in my mid 40's anymore. CHA-CHING!!
4. My complexion is creamy and even. After the baking sun in Texas during week three, I was a little concerned that the fade would bring back blotches like I get every time my tan starts to fade away but that didn't happen. This has all but eliminated my need for foundation because I'm starting with an even canvas now, not five different shades on my face. In fact, the only time I've worn foundation in the last 2 weeks was the one day in Texas when I was roasting and this past Saturday because I was going to Macfest. Other than that, even when I'm out and about and around tons of people, I feel zero need to cake the makeup on anymore. No more hiding! WOW!
5. The hydration levels are even now too and my skin is firmer and plump. It feels velvety to the touch and it is super soft. I'm having a hard time keeping my hands away from my face because I just want to touch it all the time (which is a huge no no because, breakouts!!!).
I will admit that I have been drinking tons more water and I've all but eliminated other drinks that were filled with unhealthy ingredients too. When I was in the southern heat, we had to really hydrate because of the high temperatures and humidity and I allowed that to become a habit. Also I just started a weight loss challenge that requires far more water intake too. These are most likely contributing factors to the healthy moisture levels in my skin. But you have to be healthy inside before the results show on the outside. Apparently 2018 is my year to get really healthy all around!
Overall, I am very pleased with this brand. I will continue to use it and explore the different products they offer. Next for me will probably be a mask. I love masks. I don't use them often enough because I'm always on the go and haven't always made enough time to care for myself properly. Every fall, I find myself becoming a basic white girl with pumpkin EVERYTHING (it's a thing, I know, I'm weird and I don't even care anymore) so that pumpkin mask they have has been calling my name since I first heard of Urban Skin Rx. That will be the next product that I try.
I will do a follow up post in a few months just to update the regimen because as my skin heals, it is possible I will change the products I am using for continued success. Also, it's good to check back every now and then so progress can be seen.
Thank you for reading along and following this journey. If you have learned anything or want to share any thoughts, please drop a comment below. I would love to hear from you! Thank you Urban Skin Rx for your amazing line and support through this challenge. I am so happy I found you! Thank you to Toya the founder of NaturallyShesDope for introducing me to this amazing brand. You are the reason all this has been possible! You totally rock for that (and so much more lol). ❤️
My name is Carla Helené. I am a cheeky naturalista, serial entrepreneur, speaker, educator and self love advocate who encourages women to embrace their truth, love themselves and make margaritas out of life’s lemons. Is there a recipe for this? I’m not sure I but I know we can figure it out together.
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