How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It’s Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

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Whether it’s the new year or you want to glow up after a breakup, this Is Your Crash Course In being Fierce And Fabulous!

Hey, guess what? It’s finally time to put everyone else on hold and focus on you! Let’s treat yourself better and work on self-care. You’ve spent enough time caring for others and coming last – not anymore!

Get ready to glow up like a goddess! Eek, so exciting! 😄

Think about those times you planned a glow-up session before a big event or going back to school. Well, now it’s time to do it for you – and make it stick!

Nervous? Don’t sweat it, I’ve got the perfect week-long glow-up challenge to help transform your look and wow your friends and fam with the ~new~ you!

Remember, it’s totally cool to extend the challenge beyond a week if needed – it’s all about getting stronger, healthier, and prettier in the long run. So, take that extra step and do it for you!

What in the world is a glow up?

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

A glow-up is an upgrade of your entire self. It’s basically transforming into your best version, inside and out. It’s more than just makeup or clothes—it’s upgrading your self-care, confidence, and even your attitude.

Think of it as a makeover meets self-care. In other words, it’s the whole package, honey!

Can you glow up in a week?

Okay, honestly, while a complete glow-up might take longer, you can definitely start seeing some results in just a week, especially physical changes. Start by taking care of your skin, hair, and nails; make sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep; eat healthy foods; start to meditate & exercise, and drink lots and lots of water.

Of course, a week can be less for major transformations, but it is still a step in the right direction. And I promise, by the end of this week, you’ll still see an incredible transformation in yourself!

So, How do you glow up in a week?

Remember, you don’t have to do everything in one or two days. The aim is to relax, be stress-free, and care for yourself. So start with one thing at a time, and you can glow up fast.

step 1: How to glow up mentally

1. Indulge in Self-Care, Obviously!

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Self-care first, baby self-care first. Glow up is never complete without you putting all the effort into loving and caring for yourself. It should be your primary motive here.

Embrace yourself by saying ‘no’ more, start listening to what you like to do, add some self care activities to your daily routine, and make resting a priority to help you slow down and catch calm.

Start doing more of what you like. Whether it’s just sleeping and eating or partying around, it’s you who need to be happy!

2. Get rid of toxic people & thoughts

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Ready to feel the ultimate peace? Kick toxic people to the curb, even just for a week! You’ll love the positivity so much you won’t want to go back. Unfollow ’em, block ’em, or better yet, go social media-free for the week.

Make this your glow up week and surround yourself with positive vibes only. Level up your life with daily glow up affirmations that keep you shining. Give yourself compliments, it’s what you deserve!

Jam to your fave tunes, eat what makes you happy, and rock that shopping spree. Spoil yourself because – why not? Pat yourself on the back for everything awesome you do. Leave the stress behind; trust the process.

3. Go on a social media detox

Need a break from negativity? Treat yourself by hitting pause on social media every now and then! I recommend trying it once a month or every Sunday – it’s truly refreshing. You’ll quickly discover who’s really there for YOU and not just for the social media clout

4. Introspect yourself and set new goals

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

If you want your inner soul to glow up in a week, you really should introspect about your life and goals once in a while. See if you need to refocus on some areas. Set goals that’ll motivate your ass to work harder for yourself.

Make a list of short-term and long-term goals. Keep it somewhere you can see it daily. A refrigerator will be a good place.

5. practice gratitude

Grab a diary or paper and jot down everything you’re thankful for. It’s wild how much we have that others want bad! To attract more awesomeness, be grateful for what you’ve already got – it’s like the universe’s little secret everybody ignores!

Another rad way to practice gratitude is by cruising around your crib, spotting things you’re thankful for. Make this a daily ritual and watch happiness roll in like a wave!

6. Maybe even start journaling!

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

A few months back, if you’d threatened me with a knife and told me to start journaling, I might’ve given in, ’cause, y’know, nobody wants to die, haha! But seriously, I used to be terrible at sticking to things.

Now, here’s the life-changing tip – journaling. It’s as easy as writing down your thoughts and emotions. And who knew being consistent with this simple task could change my life?

I can’t even begin to describe how much calmer and happier I am now. I’m not sure what kind of magic is behind this, but trust me, you need to give it a shot – at least for this week.

7. Read your favorite authors

This week, try and read at least one life-changing book from either your favorite author or that new one your buddy raved about. It’s not a biggie when you are on a social media detox and are finding things to be productive. It’ll be better than finding out what’s happening in people’s lives!

8. Connect with friends and family members regularly

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Remember those people who genuinely bring you happiness? Yep, call your mom, plan a lunch date with your gals, and go see your siblings. Turn to your best friends and family for real support and refreshment. Girl, you don’t have to go through things alone!

9. Spend time outside in nature

If you’ve already said no to this in your mind, it means you have absolutely no idea how connecting with nature, watching the sky and birds, and deep breathing in the fresh oxygen really feels.

I know this sounds more like a self-care activity, but what is a glow up if you’re not taking care of yourself?

10. Create healthy habits

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Want to look pretty fabulous and feel happier every day? Begin with simple positive habits like an organized morning, a soothing hot shower, or an effective skincare routine.

Start small by conquering one easy task at a time, then level up by habit stacking until they become your daily morning and evening routines. Trust me, a streamlined routine packed with good habits is the glow up secret to becoming ‘that girl”

But what about leveling up your mental health? That’s where meditation or even yoga comes in! It’s true – people see incredible transformations, and now I’m one of them. Although I couldn’t meditate to save my life, I found my groove with yoga, which includes meditation. Yup, count me in with those who’ve experienced those crazy results!

Step 2: how to glow up your face

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Your physical appearance seriously tells a lot about your health and mental conditions. So let this glow up challenge focus on small but essential beauty rituals you can do that will count toward getting glowing skin a week and will clearly show the world that you are radiating and ready.

11. Start with oil cleansing

Have you heard the buzz about oil cleansing? It’s the ultimate way to pull out ALL the dirt and toxins from your face, leaving it super clean! I’m not just talking about makeup removal, but actually getting rid of dust and grime completely.

Here’s how:

  1. Pick your fave non-comedogenic oil (we love Jojoba, Avocado, Coconut, and Olive oils for a major glow up!)
  2. Massage it into your skin for 15-20 minutes
  3. Wash it off with a cleanser, and witness the black dead skin coming out of your face

For the best results, grab yourself some Jojoba, Avocado, Coconut, or Olive oil (even though they’re not my top picks as they are not non-comedogenic, they still work pretty well). No worries, though! I’ve tried ’em all, and not a single pimple popped up after.

This is a great video to refer to. In fact, I saw her doing it for the first time and was obsessed!

12. Treat yourself to a facial

Looking for a way to make your skin glow overnight? A facial is your go-to solution!

Choose from booking a salon appointment, grabbing a facial kit, or going for the DIY approach at home – the decision is yours.

While salon facials offer relaxation and instant results, they can be a bit hard on the wallet if you plan on regular visits (I know it is for me). So, instead, I opt for a simple at-home face clean-up that saves both time and money!

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

All you need to do is,

  • Start by cleansing your skin thoroughly.
  • Steam your face with warm water to help open your pores, loosen any dirt build-up, and soften blackheads, eventually making them easier to remove.
  • Now exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator. Exfoliating off your dead skin once or twice a month will help polish your skin and keep clogged pores and acne at bay.
  • Apply any face/sheet/DIY mask you love. Extra points if it is made up of natural ingredients.
  • Tone the skin to soothe, heal any breakages and balance the ph level. Don’t use an exfoliating toner here.
  • End with a moisturizer to lock in all the goodness from your facial. 

13. Start a simple skincare routine

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

If you don’t have a good skincare routine in place already, what are you even doing with your life or skin???!!!

Kickstart a skincare routine this week—you don’t have to go overboard with ten steps. Just grab a solid cleanser, a moisturizer, an optional serum, and sunscreen to make the magic happen. Add a weekly face mask to spice things up! And don’t forget, prioritize addressing your specific concerns like acne or fine lines.

Here’s the most straightforward, easiest skincare routine for clear skin for you.


Don’t risk it for that tan! Skipping sunscreen is super dangerous for your skin and body’s health. Time to make it a habit – add broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or more to your daily routine this week!

My favorite one is this one, which is greatttttt for sensitive and acne-prone skin as well.

15. Shape your eyebrows

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Eyebrows can make or break your look, so it’s essential to keep them in check. Here’s a fun and practical guide to achieving that perfect brow glow-up.

  1. Assess your brows: Take a good look at your eyebrows. Are they even? Do they need cleaning up or shaping? Time for a little plucking!
  2. Castor oil to the rescue: Need a little growth boost? Castor oil is your friend! Use it for a week, and you’ll notice the difference. Pro tip: It also works wonders for eyelash growth!
  3. Find your shade: Don’t fall for the wrong eyebrow pencil color. Opt for one or two shades lighter than your natural brows to keep things looking on point and natural.
  4. Patience pays off: Growing out those brows might take more than a week, but don’t fret! Just keep your trusty eyebrow pencil close by for touch-ups.

It’s the small steps that help you achieve that fab eyebrow transformation.

16. Do not forget your lips

Want to rock a natural look with soft, luscious lips? It’s easier than you think! Start by exfoliating your lips every morning, especially if you’re prone to dead skin buildup. Then, apply lip balm at least twice a day to keep them moisturized.

  • Here’s a pro tip for all you lazy beauties out there: Use your toothbrush to exfoliate after brushing your teeth. It is a quick, effective way to achieve soft, kissable lips!

17. teeth cleansing

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

A radiant smile is truly an irresistible feature, boosted by a great mood and sparkly teeth. Fun fact: shiny, healthy teeth are believed to make you appear more attractive, wealthy, educated, and youthful.

Though I’m not entirely convinced, I can’t deny that great teeth signify excellent health, attracting the right kind of people.

So why not give it a go? Grab some whitening strips or mouthwash for an instant boost! Or, why not try a cool DIY: Gently rub salt+lemon on your teeth for just 10-20 seconds after brushing. It leaves them feeling squeaky clean and naturally brightens them in a week’s time.

But hey, don’t go overboard and strive for blinding white teeth (like Ross from Friends). A hint of pale yellow is the actual color of healthy teeth.

18. Organize & inspect skincare products

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

It’s all about making some major life decisions and leveling up your skincare game.

Ditch those products with nasty ingredients (sulfates, mineral oil, fragrances, etc.) and anything close to expiring. Trust us, your skin will thank you. Plus, organizing is super therapeutic, right?

step 3: How to glow up your hair

Even some minor positive changes to your hair can make a massive difference to your overall appearance. So here’s how to have a glow up with that.

19. Get a new haircut

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

If he liked your hair long, cut it short, lol, just kidding.

Try a new haircut you always were so scared to death for. Trust the process and go with the flow. It will be fun. But always choose a good stylist unless you wanna risk your hair and emotional health.

20. Or just trim slipt ends

If you are like me, who loves her long lengths and fears even trimming them sometimes, getting rid of just the split ends and telling the stylist to be careful about the lengths is not that daunting. It indeed makes your hair look healthier without sacrificing much.

21. Try a new hair color

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

You can either go for a full-on hair color transformation if you want some massive physical changes. Or you can just dye the hair naturally so that they start to look healthier, shinier, and better.

Any option will help you glow up like a goddess!

22. A new hairstyle or partition can work too!

Did you know people will recognize your hair partition or hairstyle change just like you? Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself! After all, it’s been a while since you broke the old you rules, and it’s high time.

Explore new hairstyles and partitions that look the best on your face type. You can even ask your trustworthy hairstylist to recommend you some.

23. Invest in healthy hair products

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Don’t tell me your hair is not damaged after all the summer sun, hair dyes, blow drys, and chemical treatments. If that sounds right, it’s time to heal your hair with some good hair products and know-how to get glow up for your hair like never before.

Try a good hair mask once a week for healthier hair and better quality. Some damage-reversing treatments will also be a good idea.

Some of my favorite recommendations of all time are Olaplex Hair Perfector and this Collagen coating hair treatment. They are well worth the money and a try.

[Check out these 6 Olaplex Dupes That Will Actually Treat Your Hair if you cannot afford the price tag for Olaplex treatment. Some are even better!]

step 4: How to glow up your body

24. drink enough water

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

If you have read any of my skincare blogs, you, for a fact, know that if there’s one thing I swear by for my skin and body, it’s plenty of water. So upping your water intake will help

  • give you clear
  • flawless skin
  • get rid of bloatedness
  • increase energy levels, and surprisingly,
  • can also help you lose weight

And yes, increasing it just for a week will have a huge impact! A few cheat ways to stay hydrated all day are,

  • to go for fruit-infused water if you find plain water boring
  • keep a cute water bottle available to you 24*7 and in every room and workplace
  • eat water-rich fruits and veggies
  • adding a goal to it for motivation

I promise you that adding just 2 liters of water a day for a week to your glow-up challenge will surprise you with clearer skin and better health.

25. add more fruits & veggies to the diet

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Do you really want to know how to get a glow up in a week? I’m not kidding here.

Ditch the junk food and get on a 3-day fruit and veggie diet. You just have to eat fruits, and salads and drink fresh juices ONLY. Out of 7 days, do this for three and include fruits, veggies, and juices naturally in your diet for the rest. A glass of juice in the morning, a bowl of salad as a snack, or raw fruits as the day goes on.

This doesn’t mean you have to starve; it means that you’ll have a nice big bowl of fruits and veggies in three meals, and whenever you feel like having a snack, you’ll have a fruit or smoothie instead. A healthy diet will not only detox your body but will also make your skin glow!

You’ll literally thank me for this!

Adding this 3-day fruit diet once a month is the best way to detox your body for better health, skin, and digestion too.

26. get some guilt-free sleep

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

It sounds like a dream to me!

Try to stay in bed one day. Don’t worry about the pending work or things to do; just lay down and have a rest. Let your body get charged. Get some guilt-free sleep.

Sometimes we get indulged in our work so much that we almost forget how crucial sleeping and getting our body energized for the next day is.

A good night’s sleep may be precisely what you need to be the best version of yourself.

27. add a new detox tea to your diet

A detoxed body is a sign of good health and gives naturally glowing skin. Regular consumption of detox tea for a week is one of the crucial steps to glow up. You can choose a tea per your needs. Like,

You can serve different purposes with it, you see.

28. sweat it out!

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

I’m not a full workout person. There it is. I said it. I just can’t leave my beloved bed and sweat myself for no reason. But if you need to lose weight, that’s exactly the opposite of what you need to do, no matter how tough it is. A few days of hard work does not compare to a lifetime of happy, disease-free life.

But wait, small steps are way more important than bigger ones, like buying gym subscriptions. So here’s what I have started doing for myself just recently that doesn’t involve me getting tired or leaving home.

A 10-minute dance workout! Oh god, it’s so easy and helps you get out of bed and makes you exercise for good.

Also, I try to get my mother along, too, as she wants to lose weight, and this will help get her body ready for bigger workouts which she doesn’t have the energy to commit to right now.

I love Pamela Reif for her dance workouts. They are easy and just enough for me to get started.

28. scrub your body

After all the beauty rituals you are doing to glow up your face and hair, don’t forget the rest of your body. Exfoliate your underarms, buttocks, and whole body in general twice a week and moisturize it every single day. It doesn’t require much time, but it makes a huge difference.

29. Know your body posture

Your body’s posture tells a lot about your well-being. A straight, confident posture will always positively impact the people around you. So if you think stress and work have had a poor effect, try some back exercises to better your body posture. A good posture is the best thing to look pretty.

Step 5: How to glow up your nails

30. give yourself a manicure

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Schedule a day to pamper your nails in a week. You can either DIY it or book a relaxing appointment at a salon. Care for your cuticles, strengthen your nails, and get them painted with cute nail colors and designs. Clean, tidy nails speak a lot about a person’s personality, so keep that in mind.

step 6: How to glow up your wardrobe

Wondering how your wardrobe is related to glow up in a week? Well, it will all make sense in a minute.

The clothes, colors, and styles you wear define who you are. So before you do a major glow up, you should definitely keep a few things in mind.

31. Find what looks best on you

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

First, inspect your wardrobe and look for styles that highlight your best features and body shape (for that, first determine your body shape). What makes you feel comfortable and look stylish? What screams YOU?

For instance, when you look for dresses, does fit and flare suit you or bodycon dresses? Or maybe you look stunning in an A-line dress.

Always keep clothes that accentuate you as a whole. And that doesn’t mean picking clothes that only show more or less skin. In fact, it means finding your personal style, according to your body type and maintaining it!

32. Find what colors make you glow

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

Now, this is an important one. Idk if you know this or not, there are specific colors that just won’t look good on you at all. And that depends on the undertone of your skin color.

If you are a cool undertone, you’ll glow in cool colors like blue, pink, purple, green, and their shades. But if you are a warm undertone, red, orange, yellow, and peach colors will look beautiful on you. Just in case you are neutral undertone, lucky you, all kinds of shades and colors are your jam.

That being said, this will make your future shopping infinite times easier, and now you can organize your wardrobe only with colors (and styles) that will actually help you glow up!

Know how to find your skin undertone and what colors suit you here!

33. wear what fits you today

How to Glow Up in Just a Week – It's Like a Makeover on Turbo Mode!

I believe you when you say you’ll lose weight to fit in your smaller jeans and tops soon. But that doesn’t justify you not shopping for your shape and size today. Clothes that fit well can make all the difference in going from drab to fab! Because firstly, dressing too tight or too big will ruin your confidence. And secondly, people will notice.

So always dress for today if you really wanna know how to glow up!

Wrapping up – How to have a glow up in a week

In short, the whole process of how to glow up in a week starts with loving yourself, taking care of yourself, your health, and your mind, and being extremely confident in whatever you own and whoever you are. Then comes the external factors of your skin, body, hair, and nails.

Until and unless you start to glow up mentally, there’s no way makeup, clothes, and outer appearance can help you glow up. So try and live your life in the best way possible this week and future, babe.

And this is how to have a glow up in a week and feel your best for yourselves! You can try this 30 day glow up challenge any day, anytime, anywhere.

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  1. this shit is trash, i never glew up and not even that I’m already skinny and these hoes telling me to work out, like what are you trying to do, kill me? Like why are you promoting this trash. This shit is the most dumbest I’ve ever seen

  2. I have never read a better, more positive article on this before. I’m so empowered now. I feel good just by reading it. Thanks ya!

  3. This article was right on time! Anytime is a good time for a “GlowUp”.This article really made me 4eqlozw that we need to always take a little time out to dedicate for ourselves every now and then because we are so worth it.

  4. One of the better articles out there. I have been going through a lot and it’s finally time to take of myself. I took a week off my job and I’ll try everything you recommend because I know they’ll make me feel better. Thanks!

  5. Wow, this is a very detailed article on glowing up. I especially liked that you added the mental glow up portion too. I don’t see that enough in glow up articles. While I’m not trying to physically glow up a lot, I do want to get rid of my adult acne, brighten my teeth a bit, get my dead ends cut, and find my sense of style. I’m not sure what I want to look like yet. I like a bunch of different things. This article raised some tips I forgot to consider. Thank you!

  6. Hey Harman, I have been reading your blogs for quite some time now and I just wanted to let you know that you are doing great work and you posts are pretty dang informative. Good luck!

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