In My Skin || End of Perfect7 Challenge
Back in October, I shared with you that I would be taking part in the Perfect7 Challenge with Seven Seas. Here's a quick recap (or you can watch the video and read the post):
Seven Seas Perfect7 conducted some research and identified 7 healthy habits of younger looking people -
1. They drank more than 2 litres of water a day
2. They didn’t smoke
3. They ate a lot of oily fish (2 or more portions a week)
4. They drank less alcohol
5. They ate less refined sugar
6. They ate high levels of fruit and vegetables
7. They had a positive attitude
They tasked 7 bloggers to take on ONE of the habits over 7 weeks and share our journey! My new habit will be to consume two or more portions of oily fish each week during the 7 weeks. During this time, we'll also be taking the Perfect7 Woman Supplement.
The plan was to keep a "skin diary" and a little log of the food (especially which oily fish) that I consume.
When the challenge started, I was pretty frustrated with my skin. I didn't understand why when I am 31, I still suffer from blemishes and spots. What makes it worse is that each time I get a spot, I am left with dark pigmentation which takes weeks and weeks to disappear.
In the first few weeks, I think I went a little overboard with the oily fish challenge. I stuffed my face with salmon, mackerel and fresh tuna. By weeks 3 & 4, I branched out to try pilchards and trout; then I kinda fell off the "recording what fish I've eaten" wagon! But, I did continue to make a concerted effort and I'm sure I hit my target of 2 or more portions each week.
During the 7 weeks, I took my Perfect7 supplements each and every day! I have also been using African Mango Extract too, which according to the reviews helps with skin issues. With any such challenge its always hard to extrapolate and say that a caused b or vice versa so anything I share with you here, I'm not directly attributing to any one source.
Over the 7 weeks, my skin has improved a little. I'd say I'm still in the same position as I originally started but a little more happy with my overall skin condition. I've made an effort to ensure I remove make up at night and have been using more natural products such as coconut oil.
Although I focused on one lifestyle change, I feel like a few of the others apply to me anyway as I don't smoke, I don't drink much and I like to think I have a positive attitude etc. I think that combining all of these changes would have the most impact in terms of results.
Where do I go from here?! I recently learnt that Lush (a store I have never shopped in) sell amazing skincare products so I plan to pop in there and check out what they may have for me! I also read that sometimes your skin is a reflection of your gut health and taking pre- and pro-biotics is a good way to help clear things up so this is something that I will be looking into!
Will I continue supplementing?! I for sure will use the rest of my samples (I think I had 3 months in total) as I think sometimes you need to give something quite a while to really see the changes possible. I think this challenge was a great opportunity to really be mindful about what I was eating in general and catching patterns of having more spots after eating greasy food like pizza.
What else do I commit to?! I'm committing as always, to drinking more water, keeping an eye on my refined sugar intake and really caring for my skin.
Before I go, maybe you're thinking you'd like to try this for yourself?! So I'm offering one person the chance to WIN 6 months supply of the Seven Seas Perfect7 Supplements to take on their own challenge as week 4 (and the final week!) of my advent series!
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What skin issues, if any, do you suffer with?! What are your skincare secrets?!