With the holidays just around the corner, the season of giving is upon us! And what better way to let your loved ones know how special they are to you than by giving them the gift of self-care. Whether your loved one is just getting started and dabbling in skincare or you’re shopping for an expert skin enthusiast, everyone needs an excellent routine they can rely on year-round. By pointing novices in the right direction or gifting an aficionado with new products to try, you’re making sure the people you love are doing a little something every day to take care of themselves.
Here is a simple gift guide to help you shop for everyone in your life with their unique skincare needs in mind. You’ll knock it out of the park each time.
Teenagers are one of the most eager-to-learn age groups when it comes to skincare. As they navigate social media, they come across various videos and posts discussing products, routines, and techniques. And there are plenty of fun, colorful campaigns and packaging geared toward them, making it even more difficult to make a decision about which products to purchase. Plus, many teens are experiencing bouts of acne for the first time and are left uncertain with how best to proceed.
Since most teens are just beginning to dip their toes in the skincare world, it’s best to keep their routine simple while they learn what works and doesn’t. A gentle cleanser is the key to washing away dirt, oil, and other pollutants that are clogging pores and causing breakouts. After that, they just need to follow a simple yet effective 3-step system that includes a skin-balancing toner, an antioxidant-enriched serum, and a daily moisturizer to lock in hydration and provide a protective barrier. They’ll see results right away and learn what other products they’d like to learn more about incorporating down the road.
Those in Their 20s and 30s
When people enter their 20s, they may or may not have already established a skincare routine. However, the early twenties into your thirties is a transformative time for the skin. While many people are dealing with fewer breakouts, they’re often facing the earliest signs of aging such as increasingly dry skin, dullness, and very fine lines on the forehead as well as around the mouth.
These changes are completely natural and shouldn’t be viewed negatively. So help them celebrate these changes with a new routine that works for the beautiful skin they’re in. Vitamin C is a wonderful ingredient that contains antioxidants, which are helpful in diminishing hyperpigmentation and brightening the skin overall. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, actively works to balance and restore moisture in the skin by holding onto hydration so that the complexion appears plump and glowing. Buy your loved one vitamin C and hyaluronic acid-packed products to add to their routine so they can wake up to the refreshed, youthful, glowing skin they’re used to.
The Anti-Aging Crew
For anyone in your inner circle with anti-aging skin needs, overall hydration is key. Just like the 20- and 30-year-old crowd, they need boosts of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to ensure the complexion is bright and hydrated. But for the more mature group, retinols are an essential add-in. Retinol serum helps to actively diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles all over the face; it can even be used on the neck and chest areas, which have equally as thin and gentle skin as the face. It does this by enhancing skin cell and collagen production, offering a smoother texture and even tone.
For the holidays, grab some of the best anti-aging products in a bundle for your loved one. Make sure that includes a gentle yet effective exfoliant to scrub away dry, dead skin cells as well as plenty of hydrating serums for them to mix and match for their hydrating, brightening, and anti-aging needs. To round out the routine, ensure they have a solid cleanser, eye creme, and facial moisturizer. Plus, a hydrating mask will not only help plump their skin but also provide a fun way to kick back and relax this holiday season.
Skincare may be a buzzy topic in the media over the last few years, but the lasting beneficial effects are what keep it around. Now that skincare products and techniques are increasingly discussed everywhere from small group settings to massive online platforms, it’s seamlessly woven itself into everyone’s daily lives. Therefore, it’s essential to know the products you put on your face and body everyday are nourishing and properly formulated with wholesome, natural ingredients with a true potency that offer real results.
That’s why natural, cruelty-free, vegan skin products make such a great gift. Shop a full routine for your loved one this holiday season, for any upcoming birthdays, or to mark the next special occasion. They’re sure to notice the care you put into choosing items just for them and their needs.