07 Sep 10 Day Beauty Greens Challenge // Days 1-5
Good Morning! I hope you had a wonderful labor Day Weekend full of fun and family! I definitely feel a bit more rested after the long weekend. Last week, I posted all about collagen and its amazing benefits. I also shared about a new challenge I’m starting… the Vital Proteins 10 Day Beauty Greens Challenge!
The challenge is simple. Each morning for 10 days, I simply drink some of the Vital Proteins Beauty Greens drink. That’s it! After 10 days, I’ll reassess my skin, nails, hair and any other changes I see or feel and let you know what [if anything] I find!
The Vital Proteins Beauty Greens drink mix is a powder full of stuff your skin, nails and hair will love. The idea is that it nourishes these elements from the inside out! The drink is a dry blend of Marine Collagen Peptides and healthy, organic greens filled with Vitamin A, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics that specifically enhance those “beauty elements” and give you a fabulous glow!
Here I am before the 10 Day Beauty Greens Challenge:
Notice… my skin is healthy, but a little dull. My hair lays a bit flat on my head and my nails are short and stubby… they peel, too. ugh. I have s few wrinkles above my eyebrows because I’m just an animated person and my dry skin likes to keep them there… Hopefully we can fix some of these, or just make them a little bit better!
I decided to begin my day by drinking the Vital Proteins Beauty Greens right when I wake up! I first drink 8 ounces of warm, lemon water and then I mix my one scoop of Beauty Greens into 8 ounces of chilled water. Now, let’s get real here… green mixes that provide you with a boost of vegetables never taste good. In fact, they’re almost impossible for me to get more than 3 sips into without wanting to gag. I typically hate them. The Vital Proteins Beauty Greens is made with vanilla and coconut water, so it definitely tastes better than any green powder mix I’ve ever had, but it’s still a green powder mix. I have to say, though, that after the first 2 days, I actually don’t mind the taste… I’ve adapted to it and now, 5 days later, I actually don’t notice anything wrong with it.
But, at first, I had to train myself. Here are some tips I stuck to:
-Don’t smell it. Just drink it.
-Take 10 big sips at a time and focus on counting your sips [I never needed to do this more than twice! Yay!]
-Think of how healthy you’re being and all the great things you’re doing for your body!
Honestly, though. It really is the best tasting green mix I’ve ever tried! I promise!
5 days later…
Here’s what I’m noticing after just 5 days…
-My skin just feels more moisturized. I have VERY dry skin and, overall, I’m not as itchy as I typically am and I just feel like my skin feels more elastic… but in a healthy way!
-My psoriasis is SIGNIFICANTLY improved. I have psoriasis [and have had it forever] in my eyebrows and hairline and it’s almost completely gone from my face!
-My eyelids aren’t as red and my dark circles/puffiness is better when I wake up [not gone, obviously, but better. This picture was taken within 20 minutes of waking up after only 6 hours of sleep… not too shabby! Between my Vital Proteins Beauty Greens, Beautycounter face wash and my FABULOUS eyelashes from Lashes By Lola, I can honestly say “I woke up like this!”]
-My skin just glows differently. I can’t explain it, I just look healthier.
-My nails suck. Even when I was pregnant they sucked and they still suck. Haven’t noticed a difference except that I feel like the new growth is coming in stronger than what is already there. I just have bad nails. Always have, hopefully I won’t always will. [I caved and put fake nails on… I just couldn’t do it, y’all, I’m sorry.]
-No difference to my hair yet, but I have a lot of it, so I’ll let you know if something changes.
Overall, I’m finding myself making healthier choices when I start the day with Vital Proteins Beauty Greens, so I’m liking that it’s inspiring me to continue taking care of myself throughout the day! Five more days to go in this challenge. I’m already loving it and I can’t believe I’m seeing results after only 5 days! Yay!