Operation Zen: My #AveenoDailyChallenge

Written by Bryce

I’m taking the #AveenoDailyChallenge for 3 weeks to a better version of myself– skin, zen, and well-being.

When I heard the folks at Aveeno were challenging busy women (you know, like you and me) to get busy improving our skin AND lives simultaneously, I was excited to hop on board. The concept was really simple: make one or two simple changes in your life, every day for 3 weeks and watch the goodness unfold.

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I committed to creating 30 minutes of zen in my life each day — a real challenge with 3 young children — and I’ve loved every single day of the past week. I’ve been alternating between yoga, long walks alone, and the occasional “special treat.” Today’s treat was a little time at the spa, and I’ve already planned a mani/pedi “treat” for the end of the week (literally counting down the seconds). I also committed to using Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion each morning after my shower, and after just a few days I already feel like my skin is WAY smoother.

There’s something to be said for keeping it simple- adding some daily stress relief and a natural moisturizing element (love you forevs, oatmeal!) have already taken my days from generally good to I’m-still-smiling-by-10PM-each-night.

If you’re down to take the challenge with me, tweet at me @brycegruber with #aveenodailychallenge so we can discuss and swap ideas!

This post was sponsored but I really am taking the #AveenoDailyChallenge, getting my zen on, and enjoying every minute of extra moisture.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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