I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
My biggest health challenge over the past year or so has been getting enough sleep. My husband spent a lot of months in a war zone last year and that kept me up at night for a long time. Now that hubby is back safe and sound I can sleep easy, but I have formed a very bad habit, what some call learned insomnia. I stay up late but then have to get up early to get the kiddos off to school. Sound familiar? I know a lot of moms with similar stories. So when I heard about the Aveeno Daily Challenge, I knew I had to participate. I agreed to get eight hours of sleep each night and use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion every day for 21 days, and wow, what a difference it made in my life.
I am not a fun and energized person when I do not get enough sleep. When I miss out on my eight hours I am tired, slow, grumpy, and the mornings are tough. I get a lot less done and I feel very unmotivated. Interestingly enough, I do not really even notice these effects because they become the norm when I only get 4-5 hours of sleep each night. So I began the Aveeno Daily Challenge in desperate need of sleep and feeling hopeful that I would see improvements. I even made it onto Aveeno’s Facebook page. Pretty cool huh?
The results I experienced during this challenge were amazing. I had planned to give a week by week update, but honestly, I felt the results of getting a full night’s sleep immediately. I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders and I had energy to face the day. I was able to get up in the morning with loads of time to spare and so my kiddos and I didn’t feel as rushed. The difference in my life was simply unbelievable to me. In fact, I am staying up late to write this post and I already feel miserable because I am cutting into my sleep time, but I promise to get back on track tomorrow!
The other part of the challenge, using Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion every day had a more gradual result. I was shipped a bottle of Aveeno lotion as part of this challenge and I kept it on my nightstand. Every night I put the lotion on my hands and feet before I went to bed. Like any lotion it made my skin feel better right away, but what I really loved about the Aveeno lotion was that my skin still felt better when I woke up eight hours later. Over the course of the 21 day challenge, my skin just kept feeling better and better. It is very dry in this desert and the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion made a huge difference for me.
According to Aveeno, the lotion I used, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, is formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and blended with rich emollients to soothe and moisturize dry skin. When used daily, it is clinically proven to improve the health of skin with significant improvement in 2 weeks. Non-greasy and fast absorbing, Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and noncomedogenic. I LOVE this lotion. Give it a try.
Do you get enough sleep at night? If not, why not? Have you used Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion?