Mask Your Worries Away: Skincare Secrets for Holiday Stress Relief

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – until you’re knee-deep in to-do lists, late nights of shopping, and not a single moment to yourself. 

The holidays are supposed to be a time for being surrounded by loved ones, being selfless, and embracing the joy of gift-giving. No one likes to admit it, but the most wonderful time of the year can also double as the most stressful time of the year.

If you feel yourself getting away from love and joy, we want to help bring a cheery, happy glow back to your face again. 

The best way to maintain that chipper cheer is by keeping up with your self-care routines. If you didn’t have any before, then it’s time to build new ones.

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Self-care isn’t selfish during the holidays

On any given day, it can be hard to remember that self-care isn’t selfish, which makes it much harder to remember during one of the most selfless times of the year. The holidays are a time for giving to others, but if you’re not giving back to yourself, this time of year can be especially draining. 

If putting yourself first sounds like a horrible idea during the holiday season, remember: you can’t pour from an empty cup. When you’re energized, restored, pampered, and happy, it’ll be much easier to give your best energy to those you love. 

If you’re not sure how to incorporate self-care during the holidays, we have a few ideas! You’d be surprised to find how helpful a little skincare pampering moment can be for your mental health during the busiest time of the year. 

The holiday hustle and bustle

Have you ever experienced a meltdown in the middle of the mall when struggling to find the perfect gift? Or maybe you’re wrapping presents until your fingers are sore. Sometimes we stop and think to ourselves – this isn’t what the holiday season is about!

In those moments, you need to kick your feet up, pour your favorite drink (insert hot cocoa, wine, or tea here) and just breathe. It’s the perfect time for a pampering session. 

With just 5-10 minutes of self-care, you can be transported to a place of peace that will carry you through the festivities glowing from within.

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Skincare is your secret weapon this year

Head-to-toe skincare for relaxation: Fizz The Season Kit
Face masks for a holiday glow: Happy Face Kit
Skincare for reversing signs of stress: Breakout Box 

You’re less likely to drag your feet through ugly sweater decorating or chatting up your extended family if you’ve taken the time to pamper yourself. 

Here’s the thing – when there’s an overload of festivities, more festivities won’t solve the problem. Taking a break and doing something for yourself will.

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The Fizz The Season Kit: Your stress-relief companion

So, how can you prioritize self-care this season, you ask? Enter your go-to stress relief companion, the Fizz The Season Kit. This kit comes stocked with 2 face sheet masks doused in the aroma of rosé, two types of de-puffing eye gels, and a foot treatment. 

What’s Inside the Fizz The Season Kit: 

  • 2 Rosé Sheet Masks 
  • 1 On Ice Eye Gels
  • 1 Bubbly Eye Gels
  • 1 Rosé Toes Foot Mask

Told you, we don’t play around when it comes to R&R! 

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Glow like Mrs. Clause with Rosé Sheet Masks

Who wouldn’t like to glow like Mrs. Clause?! And NOT with the red rosy cheeks of someone tired and overworked – this radiant, rejuvenated glow is the look of someone enjoying the company of their loved ones and using the holidays as a chance to relax, restore, and do things that make them happy. 

With strawberry extract, resveratrol (an antioxidant found in grapes!), and hyaluronic acid, this sheet mask will provide a gentle cooling sensation upon first contact. In just 10 minutes, you’ll have deeply hydrated, nourished, and visibly rejuvenated skin. 

Not only that – the peace that comes along with taking just 10 minutes for yourself will rejuvenate the soul.

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Revive your eyes with On Ice Eye Gels

A lot of the time, the tired look stems from under-eye darkness, puffiness, and dullness. Beat that exhausted look quickly with eye gels! The On Ice Eye Gels are perfect for quick self-care moments when you don’t have much time to spare but need a recharge. Don’t even stress about it – just pop On Ice Eye Gels under the eyes for 5 minutes. Before you know it, you’ll peel those little gelly suckers off from beneath your eye and reveal energized and de-puffed party-ready eyes and a restored sense of inner peace. 

If you’re not convinced that 5 minutes of solitude could make a difference in your mood, remember that according to Forbes, science-backed evidence supports the claim that alone time can increase empathy, productivity, and creativity – all qualities that can help you enjoy the holiday season even more.  

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Bubbly eye gels: A much-needed boost of confidence

If you’re worried about fine lines and want to restore a youthful radiance to your appearance just in time for guests, Serve Chilled™ Bubbly Eye Gels are the perfect solution. Infused with a powerful blend of skin-loving ingredients, these eye gels unveil brighter, revitalized eyes with visibly reduced under-eye lines. They’re also great to use while applying eye makeup – create a moment of peace while you get ready with a much-needed boost of orange extract, resveratrol, and niacinamide straight to the under-eye. In just 10 minutes, you’ll have brightened and smoothed under-eyes with a bubbly spirit to match.

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Soak your worries away with Rosé Toes

After a long day of holiday shopping, we say we’re gonna soak our feet, but how often do you actually do it? Rosé Toes is a foot treatment that softens and smoothes dry feet while also offering a pampering spa-like experience in the comfort of your home. These soft booties enriched with hydrating and soothing ingredients are a 10-minute oasis just waiting to be unleashed in the middle of your bedroom.

Deeply moisturize, nourish, and relax your feet while you relax your mind and prepare for your favorite holidays.

Pro-Tip: Wrap your feet in a warm towel or use a heating pad to enhance the benefits of the Rosé Renewing Foot Mask! The warmth can open up your pores, allowing the nourishing ingredients in the mask to penetrate more deeply into your skin and boost hydration.

Cheers to a stress-free holiday!

If the Fizz The Season Kit isn't your cup of tea, we've got loads of other kits that come with our beloved masks. Rest assured, there’s something for everyone! 

Maybe another self-care kit will tickle your fancy – if not, you always have the option to build your own holiday stress relief kit

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Happy Face Kit: The path to a bright and merry you

Avoid being The Grinch That Stole Christmas this season by pampering yourself with sheet face masks! The Happy Face Kit has everything you need to bring joy to the world (and yourself) in just 5-10 minutes. And hey, if you want to extend your self-care time, feel free to stay as long as you like!

Restore radiance to your holiday look

Our Happy Face Kit is more than just a pack of face masks – it’s a tool for achieving a sense of peace and stability when everything becomes chaos between October through January. And if your skin will look good while we’re at it, then that’s a plus in our book. 

The Happy Face Kit Includes:

    • 2 FlashMasque® Illuminate 5-Minute Sheet Masks with Vitamin C
    • 2 FlashMasque® Hydrate 5-Minute Sheet Masks with Hyaluronic Acid
    • 2 Serve Chilled® Rosé 5-Minute Sheet Masks with Aloe Vera

Introducing the ultimate 6-pack facial sheet mask bundle with Illuminate, Hydrate, and Rosé face masks. Each mask is specially designed to provide your skin with the care it needs to look and feel its best.

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Illuminate your skin with Vitamin C

The Illuminate Sheet Mask uses vitamin C, licorice extract, and grapefruit seed extract to stimulate collagen production, thus turning dull, lackluster skin and uneven tone into an effortlessly brightened complexion. 

According to Byrdie, using Vitamin C in your skincare will reveal a change in your skin’s radiance, a more youthful complexion, and decreased skin discoloration from dark spots. 

Don’t let the stress of the season get to you – instead, steal the show at any holiday party with your bright complexion and happy smile!

Hydration is a gift for your skin

If it’s dryness you’re battling, look no further than the Hydrate 5-Minute Sheet Mask. Packed with nourishing ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C5, this hydrating mask deeply moisturizes your skin and restores its natural radiance, leaving it feeling soft, supple, and rejuvenated. Betaine works by drawing moisture like Hyaluronic Acid and locking it into the skin to reduce fine lines. Our hydration mask works to provide maximum moisture and nourishment to the skin in just 5 minutes. 

If you’re in a pinch, this is the perfect mask to help relax the skin and provide a great base underneath any makeup look while offering that same sense of relaxation. 

Rosé is your plus one and soothing companion 

The Rosé mask is your moment of calm amidst holiday chaos. It’s the perfect mask to do at night when you’re winding down and want to relax your senses. Treat your skin to antioxidant-rich ingredients that will soothe your skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and feeling divine.

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Fully embrace the festive season with self-care

The beauty of purchasing a self-care kit instead of just getting one mask, is that you open up a world with multiple opportunities to indulge in self-care. Instead of a one-and-done feeling, you can revisit this getaway at any time during the holiday season.

Instead of excusing yourself for a few minutes of alone time just to sit in a room and silently panic about too many relatives invading your personal space, it gives you something to get your mind off your current situation, so you can come back feeling rejuvenated. 

Breakout Box: Your blemish emergency kit

If you don’t stop to relieve some of the stress that can build up during the holiday months, your skin might protest in the form of pimples or big breakouts. When your skin puts up a fight, you need to be prepared to fight back.

The uninvited guests: Holiday blemishes

The unwelcome appearance of blemishes calls for an effective emergency solution: the Breakout Box 3-in-1 Acne Treatment Kit.

Featuring two types of acne stickers and charcoal nose strips, this box provides some of the easiest ways to target acne – even if you don’t have time for a deep detoxifying mask or days of exfoliation. Simply stick on a zit patch or strip and let it get to work while you complete your skincare routine, work on your holiday to-do list, or even go to sleep.

Whether you experience frequent breakouts or this is holiday-induced, having an acne spot treatment on hand can be helpful. Incorporate the ultimate blemish patch into your nighttime skincare routine when you need to fight acne fast.

What's inside the Breakout Box?

The Breakout Box Includes: 

  • 3 Blackhead-Eliminating Charcoal Nose Strips
  • 24 Pimple-Shrinking Salicylic Acid Dots
  • 24 Whitehead-Absorbing Hydrocolloid Dots

With anti-inflammatory and bacteria-banishing ingredients (like salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and witch hazel, to name a few) you can start healing spots and unclogging pores in a matter of hours.

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Charcoal Nose Strips: The blemish detectives

Charcoal nose strips are designed to adhere to the skin and, upon removal, help to extract blackheads and dirt from clogged pores. The adhesive quality of the strip aids in pulling out these impurities as the strip is peeled off. These strips can provide a quick way to target and remove debris from the nose area.

How to use Charcoal Nose Strips

If you’ve never used nose strips before, they can be a little intimidating. Here’s how to use a charcoal nose strip successfully: 

Step 1: Start with a clean face. Thoroughly wet your nose to activate the adhesive.
Step 2: Peel plastic backing from the pore strip and apply to your nose, smooth side down. Press to ensure even contact with the skin.
Step 3: Allow the pore strip to remain untouched for 10-15 minutes until it has hardened. Leaving it on any longer could damage your skin, so don't leave the nose strip on for too long.
Step 4: Gently peel off the pore strip, starting at the edges and pulling toward the center.
Step 5: Rinse residue and feel free to inspect the strip for evidence of gunk.


These pore strips are perfect for removing unwanted texture to the nose before holiday photos. It’s a soothing, quick trick that will make a big difference in the way makeup and other skincare will be applied. Not to mention it’s fun to peel off – we love an oddly satisfying moment! 

Salicylic Acid Dots: Your blemish warriors

When your skin rears its ugly (white)head, be ready to treat pimples quickly to avoid those unwanted guests. Don’t stress about it though – it’s a catch-22 – stress causes breakouts, and breakouts cause stress. Instead of fussing, use salicylic dots to banish blemishes from existence. Delivering potent ingredients directly to the affected area is the fastest way to get rid of a pimple in our opinion.

Salicylic acid dots have beta hydroxy acid (BHA), an ingredient commonly used in skincare products to penetrate pores and exfoliate the inside of the pore lining. These dots help to break down the bonds between dead skin cells and encourage the shedding of these cells. This prevents pore clogging while reducing inflammation and redness, which encourages the pimple to shrink. Salicylic acid dots also aid in preventing further breakouts by keeping the pore clear! 

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Hydrocolloid Dots: Your skin's protective shield

Unlike salicylic acid dots, hydrocolloid patches are known for creating a moist environment around the pimple that helps to absorb the pus that comes out of pimples, known as exudate. These dots can help to flatten whiteheads, absorb pus or fluid, and create a barrier that prevents dirt and bacteria from entering the wound. This barrier effect can minimize the risk of infection and promote faster healing.

How to use Hydrocolloid and Salicylic Acid Acne Dots

To make sure your pimple patches don’t fall off, here’s the proper way to apply them:

Step 1: Make sure the affected area is clean. Peel the appropriate-sized dot from the plastic backing.
Step 2: Cover the entire whitehead or blemish with the dot, pressing to ensure even contact with the skin.
Step 3: Keep the dot in place for 6-8 hours, or overnight.
Step 4: Remove and discard the dot.
Step 5: Store your pimple stickers in the resealable storage pouches to keep them fresh!


If you want to learn more about the science behind pimple patches, check out this article.

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Festive self-care: Masking all the way

Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, we all can agree that self-care is just as important as being in the spirit of giving. Hopefully, we encouraged you to relax, restore, and revitalize yourself throughout the holiday season! Remember – self-care isn’t selfish. You’re allowed to take small breaks to refill your cup before you pour into everyone else’s. We hope you find your oasis in between small pockets of time where you pop on a face mask, slip into skincare booties, or slide on eye gels. 

Looking for gifts? Check out The Nice List Kit, Patching All The Way, and the Cloud Nine Kit. Our Lip Service Gloss-to-Balm Treatment also makes a great stocking stuffer! Under one condition – don’t forget to pick up some items for yourself! 

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