What Every Esthetician Wants for Christmas

 ‘Tis the season to create holiday gift giving lists. Deciding who to buy for is actually sometimes harder than finding them a gift. When you are making you r list, you probably start with those closest to you and then broaden it to include service providers like your hairdresser, nail techs and esthetician. These are the people that you might see so often that sometimes you’d swear they actually are family. So what do you get for these people who have taken such good care of you all year long? Gift cards are often the choice, but it’s been done before. Same goes for candles, lotions and chocolates so you can just put those back on the shelf.  


We’ve got the perfect gift for your esthetician that is easy to find and won’t break the bank. It’s a promise from you to finally invest in the skin care products she’s been asking you to use at home since the day you met her. Before you roll your eyes, think about it. She’s been after you to choose better skin care products every time you have seen her. Why? Because she cares. She wants you to feel good about your skin every time you look in the mirror. And you and your skin are a walking business card for her.  How you look is a direct reflection of her work and the more people notice you, the more opportunity she has for obtaining new business.


Your skin is a window to your true age and can be a secret keeper for you if you take proper care of it in between facials. The investment may seem daunting at first, but remember investing in YOU is always worth it and the products you have been buying at the drugstore just don’t have what your skin needs anyhow. To make the leap a little less scary here’s a list of products your esthetician wants you to use every day:


1)  A good cleanser – choose one that’s right for your skin type. There are cleansers for acne-prone skin as well as normal to dry. Talk with your esthetician about one for you. And remember you only need to cleanse at night (this is when your skin is in self-repair mode). The oils you naturally produce overnight will help to protect your skin all day long.


2)  An Antioxidant – Remember what your Mom used to say? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Antioxidants shield your skin from damage caused by environmental hazards and helps correct the damage your skin has already sustained by free radicals. This is the most expensive piece of the skin care puzzle but quite possibly, the most important.


3)  Moisturizer- Not all moisturizers are the same. Ask your esthetician to help choose one that suits your age. If you are 30, use one for your age range, and ditto if you are in your 50s, etc. It’s important to use a cream that’s suitable for your age and also the season. If your climate changes with the seasons you may have to alter your moisturizer to to ramp up for colder, harsher weather.


4)  Eye Cream – We all need eye cream.  The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body and, therefore, needs an “eye-specific” cream to be treated properly.  Whether you want to prevent fine lines and wrinkles or if you are looking to correct them, we need to use it twice a day without fail. 


5) SPF – Whether you are 25 or 75, you need to use a SPF product to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays that are present even when it’s cloudy. These rays prematurely age the skin and are the most common cause of skin cancer.


That’s it. 5 products that will change the way that you age, protect your skin from the environment and prolong the positive results of all those facials you have been getting. Yes, it’s an investment but it will save you money on corrective skin care in the future.  


If you make the plunge and begin the skin care regimen she’s been urging you try, it will be a gift far more meaningful to her than anything else you can imagine. And her boss will be thrilled with her retail sales too!