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Skincare Tips for Total Newbies

Skincare Tips for Total Newbies

Posted by Angela Williams on

This one’s for the fellas and the folks who are looking to level up their selfcare regime the easy way.

Feet looking a little rough? Starting to notice fine lines and tight skin around your eyes? Chapped winter hands need a little TLC?

With so many brands and gadgets and gizmos galore, it can get overwhelming fast. Sometimes it feels like you need an advanced degree in chemistry just to figure out which moisturizer works best for you – and a second mortgage to buy it.

Happily, you can opt out of the elaborate, multi-step regime. With even the most basic monthly grooming routine, you can realistically start seeing results ASAP.

These self-care tips will help kick-start a simple routine that takes less than an hour a month. Most of these require the barest level of effort – “set it and forget it” – which means they’re great for when the family is relaxing after Thanksgiving dinner, watching the games or a Godfather marathon.

After a big, decadent dinner loaded with creamy mashed potatoes, glistening gravy, and pie à la mode, this mask is the perfect cleansing antidote to kick off game day.

Frequency: 1x a month or anytime your face feels grimy and you need a super deep clean.

Duration: 20 minutes. Apply the mask and let it do its thing. After 20 minutes, rinse off the foamy cleanser and moisturize as usual.

What it does: A charcoal-infused facial sheet mask that self-foams into a rich lather, sweeping away impurities and debris that can cause skin to look tired and dull.

Active ingredients: Charcoal acts as a powerful magnet, binding up dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities.

When the weather turns brisk and the outdoor chores start to pile up – literally giant piles of leaves – hands can get chapped, reddened, and raw quickly. This is the intense mask to help hands heal fast.

Frequency: 2x a month during the winter month or anytime your hands need a little extra help.

Duration: 20-30 minutes. Don the gloves and you’re outta commission for the next half hour. Remove gloves and rub in the extra serum into hands and wrists.

What it does: A pair of golden gloves uses your own body heat to gently warm the moisturizing serum which allows for better absorption, sinking in deep to treat chapped skin.

Active ingredients: A custom blend of organic botanicals including argan oil, shea butter, and aloe vera work together to penetrate dry skin, healing cracks and softening calluses.

Thanks to dry heat and our addiction to screens, our eyes are under constant assault. These little gel patches deliver intense relief exactly where you need it most.

Frequency: Weekly or anytime your eyes feel tired and the skin is tight and drawn. These are great to keep at your desk for those late night deadlines.

Duration: 20-30 minutes.

What it does: A pair of blue gel patches gently self-adhere, covering the under eye area, delivering an intense hit of moisturizing serum that reduces puffiness and fine lines.

Active ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid is a gentle humectant which means it helps gather up and retain moisture. A custom blend of organic botanicals helps to diminish the signs of aging and offers relief for digital eye strain.


When the dogs are looking a little rough, call in the big guns: a deodorizing, hydrating, and exfoliating foot mask to rule them all.

Frequency: Every 3 to 4 weeks.

Duration: 60-90 minutes.

What it does: An exfoliating serum is loaded into little plastic booties you strap to your feet for about an hour. Remove the foot masks, rinse the extra serum off, and over the next few days, the dead, rough skin will start to peel away. Overtime with regular use, calluses melt away.

Active ingredients: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) is a gentle but effective chemical exfoliant – safe enough to use on the face. Activated charcoal works with Tea Tree Oil to absorb impurities, deodorize and disinfect, leaving feet feeling spanking new.