Have you ever had a friend who has complained about their skin looking old? It's only natural to want to help them to feel better about themselves, but it can be hard to do without insulting them. Giving them a product that blatantly claims to make the user appear younger may make them feel even worse about themselves. Instead, try giving them a set of bath products that are pampering and simultaneously rejuvenating with these tips.
One great idea is to purchase an exfoliating brush or glove. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, softening the skin and revealing a new, healthy layer of skin that was hiding beneath the dull-looking dead skin cells. It can also help moisturizing products to penetrate the skin more deeply, making them more effective. Exfoliating brushes and gloves can be used in the bath with body wash or soap, so it has a practical use in addition to making skin look its best.
Moisturizing the skin can make it appear plumper and fuller,and temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also reduce roughness, giving skin a more even tone and texture.
For an extra boost, look for moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body, but its production diminishes after the age of 40, which can make skin appear saggy or loose. Moisturizers containing this ingredient can firm and plump up skin, and lock in moisture all day long.
Lastly, consider buying bath products, lotions and candles containing lavender oil. Studies have shown that lavender is useful in reducing anxiety and stress as well as promoting sleep.
Stress and anxiety haven't been directly linked to wrinkles or a lack of collagen, but studies have shown that people under chronic psychological stress experience cellular damage, which may speed up the aging process. Additionally, people who are stressed may simply frown or furrow their brows more, contributing to wrinkle development.
Sleep deprivation has been shown to actually make skin age faster, increasing fine lines and reducing the elasticity of skin. It may also reduce the skin's ability to recover from sunburns and UV exposure, which is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. People who don't sleep enough also judge their skin more harshly than those who do, so more sleep could help with self-image.
By focusing on products and bath and spa gift baskets that help your friend to pamper themselves, as well as relax and rest more, you can help them to feel better about themselves and look their best without insulting them.