Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Waiting until May to scramble for a gift takes some of the fun out of the process and it’s always stressful. At Dr. Bailey Skin Care, we want to give you gift choices that will delight moms. We all want to give our mom the TLC she gives us and giving your mom really great skin care is a wonderful way to do just that.
This year, give your mom a gift that is not only delightful, but also promotes skin health and feels like a little extra pampering. We all know that moms don’t always set time aside to take care of themselves as well as they take care of those they love; they forget the little things after focusing so much of their attention on “us.” Below are Dr. Bailey’s top Mother’s Day gift ideas that just about every mom can really use.
Dr. Bailey’s Top Mother’s Day Gifts
1. Give your mom The Best Anti-Aging Product, which is sunscreen.
Sunscreen is important at every age. Did you know that the FDA says that only sunscreen products can make an anti-aging skin care claim? Yes, the connection between the sun and skin aging is that clear! As your mom gets older, her skin thins, becomes more fragile, and is even less able to protect itself against penetrating UV rays. These are the very rays that cause most of the thinning in the first place. Just like your mom protected you as a child, you can help protect your mom by giving her a dermatologist-recommended sunscreen that really fits her skin type – it says “It’s MY turn to protect YOU Mom.”
Nothing ages skin faster than UV rays. Also, these rays increase the risk for skin cancer. (See Dr. Bailey’s Original blog: Broad Spectrum Sunscreen: Do You Need to Wear it Every Day?) Dr. Bailey recommends using a broad spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide for the best protection; she feels that the scientific evidence is clear that zinc oxide is the best physical block for harmful UV rays. We feature a few of Dr. Bailey’s favorite and most popular sunscreens below. If you want more choices, check out Dr. Bailey’s guide to determine the best sunscreen for your mom depending on her preferences and needs by clicking the link to Dr. Bailey’s sunscreen comparison chart here.
- EltaMD UV Daily SPF 40, Citrix, or Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream SPF 30 Tinted Moisturizer Facial Sunscreen (comes in three tints too!)
2. Give the Best Hand Care for Your “Busy As a Bee” Mom
The skin most neglected by busy people is their hand skin. Moms who run a household as well as do tons of other things during the day are hard on their hands! Dr. Bailey knows the importance to hand care, especially since as a gardening and doctoring mom she’s been hard on her hands for years. It’s how she perfected her Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit.
Give your mom the benefit of Dr. Bailey’s study and hard work; help your mom treat and prevent painful dry hand cracking and chapping. Dr. Bailey’s hand care kits come with two deeply moisturizing products for the hands and nails: Dry Skin Hand Cream and Bag Balm (used by milk maids and dairy farmers originally). Mom will use the Hand Cream after washing during the day and she will seal in the Bag Balm magic overnight under a pair of the best therapeutic cotton gloves. This treatment beats a paraffin wax hand treatment “hands down” to boost chapped hand moisture. Lastly, this all-in-one kit comes with the best hypoallergenic all natural foaming liquid hand soap to protect natural skin oils while your mom washes her hands over and over during her busy day. The Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit gives your mom’s hands a little personal spa treatment to make them soft and smooth again.
3. Give Your Mom the Ultimate Pampering Spa Treatment: A Facial
Facials are always the perfect way to pamper your mom. Not only can facials be customized for your mother’s specific skin care needs, but also often they provide a little time out from her hectic schedule when she has her facial done in a relaxing and soothing environment – it’s classic mom-multitasking! Buy a gift certificate for your mom at your local medical spa with a clinical aesthetician. If your mom is local to Sonoma County drop by and pick one up at our office; our medical aesthetician Danielle would love to give your mom some of her magic facial TLC. To learn more about our aesthetician services, click here.
4. Give Mom an “All Natural” Skin Care Gift of Love
Just like the natural love a mother has for her child (you), nature offers some of the best skin-nurturing agents with its bounty of highly hydrating natural oils. For many aspects of skin care, Dr. Bailey prefers natural botanical oils over petroleum-derived oils. This is contrary to most other dermatologists and commercial skin care producers. Customer favorites throughout the year are Dr. Bailey’s All Natural Face and Body Butter Cream for dry skin types or All Natural Face, Hand, and Body Lotion for oily, hairy, or immunocompromised skin types. Not only are these products all natural, but they are made with organic ingredients too. No fragrances are added that might trouble your mom’s skin sensitivities. By giving your mom one of Dr. Bailey’s natural moisturizers, you are giving her a dermatologist-approved natural skin care solution to her dry skin needs – that’s a very unique combination. These moisturizers help maintain the skin barrier and keep your mom’s skin healthy, soft, and strong.
5. Give Brilliant and Beautiful Makeup Accessories for Your On-the-Go Mom
For your on-the-go mom, makeup can be that extra step that gets rushed, yet it’s important for her to feel like she is put together. Having a compact makeup bag and brushes are key for accessibility and will help your mom feel good about how she looks. Plus, Dr. Bailey’s makeup accessories are beautiful, so your mom will enjoy using them every day – and she will think of you.
Pair Dr. Bailey’s makeup brush set, which folds into a simple pouch, with an elegant silk cosmetic bag. Your mom can conveniently keep (and quickly find) all her makeup. The brush set contains all the essential professional-quality brushes for each part of the makeup routine from face to eyes. The silk cosmetic bag is elegant and why shouldn’t your mom have a beautiful utilitarian object like this – especially at such a great price. This beautiful hand made silk bag conveniently fits into many purses and can even act as a clutch. You might even want to add one of Dr. Bailey’s shimmery baked mineral trio eye shadows that contain a pretty range of colors to complement your mom’s eyes.
6. Or, Give “Mom’s Choice:” A Dr. Bailey Skin Care E-Gift Certificate
If you are still stumped about what to get your mom, an e-gift certificate from Dr. Bailey Skin Care might be just the way around this road block. As they say, mothers know best, so why not let her have the choice. Also our e-gift certificates deliver instantly, making them the perfect last-minute gift for your mom. You can send our e-certificate with a free cute email gift card from sites such as American Greetings or SOMEECARDS, which are environmentally friendly, quick, and fun (and a paperless instant gift!).
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