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Reading + Masking : A major self-care moment for mind and body.

Self care, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Whatever you can do to take the edge off is exactly what the doctor ordered *sips champagne.* However, if you are looking for some ideas, you have come to the right place.  One of our favorite self-care activities (besides an at home facial) is curling up with a good book. Add one of our Farm House Fresh masks and you, my friend, have graduated to Self-Care Master. So, we thought no better time than on World Book Day to not only dish on our favorite books but tell you how to pair them with some of our favorite masks!  

Verity + Guac Star.  Verity is a suspense we just couldn’t put down! This chilling romantic thriller is about a woman, Lowen, who is asked to finish writing a book that Verity, the original writer, is unable to complete due to illness. Lowen travels to Verity’s home to gather her notes.  There, Lowen stumbles upon a secret in Verity’s hidden manuscript, putting her at a crossroads. Should she reveal this secret that would jeopardize Verity’s relationship with her devoted husband and grieving father (whom Lowen is growing close with)? Or, should she ignore this revelation to save Verity’s integrity?  A must read!! This thriller may have you feeling a little on edge. The perfect way to take the edge off is with the Guac Star revitalizing mask. This mask is packed with avocado butter and oil extract to deliver key fatty acids to help support your skin’s recovery from the environmental (and emotional ;)) stressors.  Your parched skin will be instantly soothed. Plus, since you won’t want to put this book down, this mask is perfectly paired as it is gentle enough to use daily! Get quenched and chill out with The Guac Star mask! Amazing for those skin types who need more hydration in their life. 

 

The Alchemist + Sundae BestThe Alchemist follows the journey of a shepherd boy named Santiago who travels throughout the country side on a quest to see the world. Believing that a reoccuring dream has some significance in his path, he asks a fortune teller its meaning. She tells him that he will find a treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. He decides to follow his dreams to the pyramids and learns to listen to his heart and the Universe along the way. A great uplifting book perfectly paired with an uplifting mask. Sundae Best is a skin softener, wrinkle defender, and sink revitalizer. This chocolate mask is a blend of active ingredients alongside soothing wholesome ingredients that boost your natural defenses against the look of wrinkles and sagging. This mask leaves your face feeling tight, smooth and radiant! Great for anyone looking for added anti-aging benefits but not suited for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

 

The Silent Patient + Peat Perfection . The Silent Patient is another thriller book with a twist ending you’ll never see coming. Alicia has the perfect life. But one night her husband comes home and Alicia shoots him dead. Then, she never speaks another word again. With her not talking, the story gains notoriety within the news, and she is forced to go into hiding. Hearing this story, Theo, a psychotherapist, makes it his mission to figure out Alicia’s secret and more importantly, to get her to speak. This search for the truth may ultimately consume him. This suspenseful tale may have you feeling on edge. Let your skin take a break with Peat Perfection.  Full of peat mud, this mask rapidly relieves skin while clay helps balance oils and pull impurities away. You’ll love the cool moist afterfeel! Perfect for those with a compromised skin barrier. 

 

The Four Agreements + Pajama Paste. The Four Agreements dives into the idea of self-limiting thoughts that can hold us back in many areas of our lives. Based on ancient wisdom, this book offers ideas that can help you look at things differently allowing you to feel more at ease with yourself and help you live up to your true potential. While helping soothe your mind, soothe your face! Pajama Paste is a fresh blended mix of active yogurt, cooling clay, and wild honey that softens and refines. This magic mask deep cleans and shrinks the look of pores! This mask is recommended for all skin types except for those with sensitive skin. 

 

 

One Thousand White Women + Splendid Dirt.  This story is a non-fiction book following the story of May Dodd and one thousand white women who under the direction of the U.S Government, travel West in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. This adventurous story of Mary and her friends, written in a diary format, will have you transported back in time and into a different world. The perfect mask for transporting you into the setting of the west is Splendid Dirt. Made from clay, pumpkin, and active yogurt, this mask boosts overall radiance by deep cleansing pores and improving the look of uneven skin tones. You’ll feel this mask working via a mild tingling sensation as circulation is increased. Perfect for those with congested skin. 

 

Want to take your reading game to the next level? Light one of our FHF candles to really set the mood. The Skin Charm pick? Our signature scent Whoopie Cream, of course. If you are having trouble picking out the right mask for you, feel free to send us an email at hello@skincharm.com or DM us on instagram! We are happy to help. 

PS. What are some books currently on your must-read list? 

Xoxo, 

The Skin Charm Team

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