Change your routine. Try 15 new challenges


Change your routine

Halfway through, here are the remaining Daily Glo challenges! These small challenges can have a big impact; pick a couple from the list. Remember, we love hearing from you and sharing what you are doing for the Daily Glo Challenge. Tag us on Instagram, follow us on Facebook, or send us an email hello@mafficlinics.com. Keep your #DailyGlo going!


Try one or try them all.


Get 8 hours of sleep

Do you feel like the past few weeks seem more like years? Our lives, our routines, even sleep patterns have been turned upside. Good sleep matters! Getting 7 – 8 hours of sleep a night improves your mood, motivation, memory and ability to process information.

Do whatever you can to stick to a consistent sleep schedule. Your health depends on it.


Wash your pillowcases

Most people wash their pillowcases when they wash the sheets. Up that frequency! Your pillowcase can be a cause of breakouts. Dirt from your hair, sweat, other debris can accumulate on your pillowcase even if you wash your face. Wash your pillowcases twice a week to minimize that pore clogging dirt. 



Try a stress reliever like meditation or yoga

Stress can affect your whole body, including your skin. You may notice breakouts or worsening skin problems. Yoga or mediation is a great choice for stress management, helping to relax and decrease anxiety.

Ease into it with “30 days of Yoga” by Adriene on YouTube.


Incorporate a new skin care product

Thought about trying retinol but not sure how your skin would react? Or a hyaluronic acid product? Maybe an eye cream? With time on your side, try something new. Do a “patch” test, try the product on a small area of your wrist. See how your skin responds before moving to your face.



Exfoliate your lips

Most people skip the lips when exfoliating. Lips can become dry and require moisture just like the rest of our skin. A simple at home lip exfoliating scrub:

  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsps. brown sugar

Mix and apply to your lips with fingertips. Rinse and moisturize with lip balm.


Apply sunscreen

If the only challenge you commit to is applying sunscreen every day, you will significantly impact your skin’s health. Sunscreen can:

  • Dramatically decrease the risk of skin cancer
  • Prevent premature aging
  • Minimize skin discoloration and brown spots
  • Protect you from sunburn
  • Shield your skin from environmental damage

The most important skin care product by far, sunscreen!


Clean out your makeup drawer

Makeup doesn’t last forever. Old make up can have an uneven application and cause skin irritation. Take this time to clean out your makeup drawer. Here’s how long typical makeup lasts:

  • Mascara: 3 months
  • Foundation:  6 – 12 months
  • Lipstick: 12 months
  • Eye shadow: 12 – 18 months


Apply a DIY face mask

Use your kitchen to create your own skin care mask. This simple two ingredient mask is great for all skin types:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp. plain yogurt

Mix together until frothy. Apply to face, leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water, follow with a moisturizer.


Enjoy a cup of green tea

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage, reduce inflammation and lower the risk of cancer. It can improve brain function and lower the risk for chronic disease. The natural chemical theanine, found in green tea, has a calming effect. The perfect reason to have a cup right now.



Disinfect your phone

Your phone is a “high touch surface.” Bacteria, makeup, facial oils and environmental toxins can build up throughout the day and easily get transferred to your skin. You can safely clean your phone with disinfectant wipes or an alcohol based solution. Do so daily to help prevent breakouts.



Add an eye cream

Because of the delicate nature of the skin, the area around the eye shows the earliest signs of aging. Eye cream will combat fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, helping to hydrate and protect the delicate skin. It’s never too early or too late to improve the skin around your eyes.



Eat more color

Colorful foods are high in antioxidants. Adding more color such as berries, leafy greens, orange and red vegetables increases the intake of Vitamins A, C, and E.

These antioxidant vitamins help protect your skin and fight against premature aging. Add a new color to your meal today!


Clean your pores

Clogged pores are an accumulation of dead skin cells, daily dirt and debris that can lead to blackheads and acne. A simple way to clear your pores – steam!

Heat a pot of water on the stove until it makes steam. Remove from the heat. Avoid splashing hot water that could burn skin. With a towel over your head, lean over the steaming water. Let the steam work for 10 – 15 minutes. Pat your face dry, follow with toner and moisturizer.



Exercise reduces stress and anxiety, something we all need at this time. Exercise also nourishes your skin by increasing blood flow. Oxygen and nutrients are delivered to skin cells. This helps with cellular regeneration leading to healthy and vibrant skin. Incorporate exercise into your daily routine, something as simple as a 20 – minute walk. Don’t forget your sunscreen!


Give yourself a facial massage

Facial massage detoxifies the skin, stimulates lymphatic drainage, and increases blood circulation. All good things for skin rejuvenation. Since the spa isn’t an option right now, do your own facial massage.

Using a face oil or moisturizer place your fingertips above your eyebrows, gently push up your forehead. Repeat 10 times. Next, place your fingertips on your temples and gently circle around the eyes. Repeat 5 times. Starting at the temples, move your fingertips in small circles down the jaw line. Repeat 5 times. Place two fingers on either side of your mouth and gently move up your cheeks to your ears. Repeat 5 times.

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We look forward to the opportunity to meet and discuss your personal goals with you. Call Maffi Clinics at 480.505.6430 or send an email consultation request today!