Foolproof Ways to Gift Skincare

Foolproof Ways to Gift Skincare

It’s been a year since our lives were upended by the pandemic. We know this for certain, adapting to the times calls for next-level creativity! As we wait for the day when we can be in the same room with friends and family—without the need to stay six feet apart and not wear the essential mask—we’re seeing these trying times as an opportunity to share the love. 

We’re claiming it, gifting skincare is a love language, and don’t let anybody say otherwise! While we’re all still holed up in our homes 24/7 (except for the occasional essentials run outdoors), we’re stepping up our skincare game. As full-fledged homebodies, we embrace “skinimalism,” a renewed minimalistic approach to beauty. 

Gifting skincare then is always a good idea! Treating a best friend, a family member, or even a significant other, to an effective skincare product is a foolproof way to show you care, especially amid the distance. The best part is, there’s no need to wait for an occasion!

Take the stress out of gifting with this quick guide for personalizing skincare.

Environment

We experience the feel of summertime in the tropics almost all-year long with humidity as our biggest gripe. Piling on the SPF for extra sun protection and choosing lightweight, gel-type moisturizers are musts. With the rainy season soon to befall us, heavier creams (best used for dry, chilly weather) and products for that extra boost of hydration are highly recommended.

Type of Routine

Skin is different for every person and, with it, the preference for a type of routine. Factors like easily sensitized skin to the amount of time required to complete a regimen need to be considered. Are you gifting skincare to a beginner? A minimalist? Or one who enjoys their multi-step routine? 

Products

Choosing non-negotiables in a routine can be tricky and heavily relies on the consumer’s preference. An uncomplicated cleanser-toner-cream regimen may work well for a beginner; meanwhile, a 5 to 7-step routine, which includes other products like an essence, face oil, sunscreen, and daily or weekly treatments, can work for others more familiar with skincare. 

Skin Type 

Identifying one’s skin type—balanced, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive—may be the most important factor in personalizing skincare. That and recognizing skin concerns that need alleviating—hyperpigmentation, dehydration, premature aging, adult acne, and more. This helps you narrow down which products from the endless options available in the market to gift!

Doing a quick skim through the ingredients list can also help you choose which to give as a present. 

Now, as much as surprises are much appreciated, you may need to do more “research” when gifting skincare to a loved one. Want to make the gifting process easier? We also have Digital Gift Cards!


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