Dove 7 Day Challenge

I'm sure you've seen the commercial on TV, where Dove puts several ladies to a 7 Day Challenge. No mirrors and only a bar of soap to wash their face. The point? To show that you can really get healthy looking skin with just some good ole fashion soap and water.

I've always wondered if this really worked. Have you? So I decided to put Dove to the test. No, this isn't a sponsored post and I didn't receive any compensation from Dove to do this. I simply wanted to find a product that finally helped improve my skin and the feel of it. So I did just that. I stopped using the fancy washes, scrubs and make-up removers. For one week I used just the bar of soap + water. After seven days, I definitely noticed a change in the way my skin felt. It looked healthier too, but I wanted to take things up a notch to really get my skin hydrated, moisturized and looking great.

So for the next week I decided to mix in a few other products to really get my face nice and clean, but making sure the base of it was using Dove beauty bar soap.
  1. I used a make-up remover wipe. I did this to ensure I got a good chunk of the make-up off and my mascara didn't run when I washed my face. I usually prefer these wipes.
  2. Next I washed my face with warm water + Dove Sensitive Skin beauty bar soap. Really scrubbing, making sure to remove all excess make-up and dirt. If you have sensitive skin, try this bar. 
  3. Finally, I used a moisturizer to help make my skin even softer. I also put a heavier coat around my eyes, because I feel those get hit the hardest during the harsh winter winds. Another great thing about Dove is that it already includes 1/4 moisturizing cream. So anything else you use is just an added bonus. 
The results? I realized that over the years I really haven't been protecting my skin or taking good care of it. I mean in just one week I noticed a drastic difference. I can proudly say in the past two weeks I haven't had a single breakout and my skin is really feeling softer, and healthier. I accredit that to using Dove and finally taking better care of my skin. This was definitely something I wanted to work on during the new year. 

Want to take the Dove challenge up a notch? Try their body wash, dry spray or body lotion. Visit Dove's website for info on taking the challenge + learning even more tips on how to get smoother and healthier feeling skin. **All Images via 

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Chris - @nylonlover69 on IG/Twitter said...

This is a really good post. As a guy, I'm probably even more guilty of not taking proper care of my skin but even later is better than never.

Primp & Proper said...

Thanks!! Yeah, I agree. I haven't been the best at it, but trying my best this year to get back on track. Thanks for reading :)

Anonymous said...

This post is very helpful and I agree about taking better care of my skin. I use Dove already on my body, but have not taken “the challenge”
However, will now that I came across this wonderful post.