How to Get a Personalized Skin Analysis

It all starts with a selfie.

Presented by Olay

If you are trying to create a customized skincare regimen for your unique needs but you're not sure where to start, Olay has come up with a solution. Known as the Olay Skin Advisor, this web-based analytics program using groundbreaking artificial intelligence to help uncover any areas that could stand to be improved. Interestingly, the more you use the tool, the 'smarter' it gets, providing recommendations and insight that are tailored to your specifications. Wondering how to get started? Read on. 

Take a Selfie 

Once you open the tool, you will be prompted to take a picture of yourself to submit for analysis. The results will be most accurate if you are makeup-free so make sure to have nothing on your face before you take the photo.

Answer a Few Questions

Before you receive any product recommendations, you will answer a few simple questions about your routine and needs so that the end result suits your lifestyle best.

Get a Customized Analysis 

Once you submit a selfie, the tool will generate your "skin age", analyzing your cheeks, mouth, crow's feet, under-eye area, and forehead to determine which areas need improvement. 

Product Recommendations 

After your analysis is generated, you will receive specific product recommendations for any areas that can stand to be improved. Whether that means an SPF day cream or an anti-aging eye cream, you will know exactly what to use and when to use it. 

Since all you need is your phone, you can experiment with this tool in the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule. To find out more, visit the Olay Skin Advisor

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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