More Than Beauty Sleep: My #AveenoDailyChallenge Story

More Than Beauty Sleep: My #AveenoDailyChallenge Story

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.

More Than Beauty Sleep #AveenoDailyChallenge

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?

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. I use Aveeno Positively Radiant daily moisturizer and Iike it much better than Oil of Olay! I like how it has the UVA/YUVB 15, though I wish is was higher.I will have to try the nightime lotion as soon as I run out of the brand I am using.

  2. I love Aveeno. Works great on my sensitive skin in the summer and I’m avoiding the sleep question because… what’s that? lol

  3. You had me at a LONG SLEEP! I have always been a fan of Aveeno. There products are consistently high quality and worth the money!

  4. I don’t sleep well at all. I do use this lotion but usually in the morning after my shower. I never thought about putting it on my hands and feet right before climbing into bed. I’ll give that a try this week.

  5. I love Aveeno products! I do okay with sleeping but sometimes it is hard for me to get to sleep and stay asleep!

  6. Aveeno makes my favorite lotions. I get really dry skin in the winter and I always turn to Aveeno.

  7. I find it really impressive your skin still felt great when you woke up in the morning. My skin always is dry and aching for more moisturizers in the morning. Even if I used lotion right before I went to bed and drank a lot of water the day before.

  8. Angela S says

    I love that quote you have at the top of this post. I don’t get enough sleep either and need to remedy that.

  9. I use Aveeno on my face but for some reason never thought to use it on my feet – LOL – I am in the habit of lotion-ing my feet before bed so I will try it. Thanks for the tip.

  10. My skin has been so dry lately. I have been using a lot of Aveeno!

  11. I love Aveeno lotions, especially during the winter! I pretty much use it all over my body, especially on my feet! I am usually barefoot or in sandals and it keeps them presentable!

  12. I love that quote! We use Aveeno lotion all of the time. My hubby uses it almost exclusively on his face.

  13. Amy Desrosiers says

    I love Aveeno products and use them weekly to protect my skin from the sun and dry weather.

  14. Love this brand, it definitely makes your skin feel like it’s getting a nice drink!

  15. Love Aveeno and no I totally don’t get enough sleep. I’m working on it though because I know how important it is to your overall health!

  16. I also struggle with getting enough sleep and like you, get a bit grumpy when I don’t! This lotion sounds really amazing, I am going to have to try it!

  17. Ahh, I dream about long sleeps! I could totally use this.

  18. I’m bad for staying up late when I should just go to bed. When I do go to bed earlier I really do feel better in the morning. Oh and I have Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion on my desk right now!

  19. I am terrible about getting enough sleep. My husband likes to stay up late and I try so hard to stay up with him… 🙂

  20. Getting enough sleep is so important. How we take care of ourselves has a huge impact on how we look and feel.

  21. I really like that the moisturizing effect lasted such a good long time!

  22. I haven’t been getting enough sleep so water and yes a good lotion to save my dry skin, always helps. Love Aveeno!

  23. I love Aveeno… it’s always soothing on my dry skin and sleep.. who gets enough sleep… Thanks for sharing

  24. I love Aveeno and I do luckily get sleep at night. I’m so busy that by the time I hit my bed I’m out!

  25. That’s cleared my thoughts. Thanks for cotgtiburinn.

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