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Why Does Father’s Day Get Less Attention Than Mother’s Day?

Why Does Father’s Day Get Less Attention Than Mother’s Day?

Father’s Day was declared an official day honoring fathers in 1972, 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson declared Mother’s Day an official holiday in the US.

Why is Father’s Day important?

Father’s Day gives us a reminder to stop and appreciate fatherhood, paternal energy and bonds that are important to us in our lives. Like Mother’s Day, I don’t actually limit my definition of maternal or paternal relationships to those people with children. I think maternal and paternal energy and care extend beyond parenthood. I have friends who care deeply in maternal and paternal ways for organizations, communities, pets, and people that are not their children. I like to stop and send them a digital card or email, too – not every year, but when I’m moved to on these days.

Does Father’s Day Change every year in the US?

Yes, It is the third Sunday of June. It is an official U.S, holiday, not an international one.

Does Mother’s Day change every year in the U.S.?

Yes, Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May.

What are the most popular Mother’s Day Gifts?

Mother’s Day is easy to celebrate with cards, flowers, gifts, candy, and/or brunch. That was how we celebrated my Mom and grandmothers when I was a kid. As an adult daughter and daughter-in-law, these are still great ideas. Personal wellness gifts have become popular Mother’s Day gifts in my adult years including facials, day spa gift cards, spa gift baskets, fitness trackers – all of which I think are great as a wellness-focused dermatologist.

What are the most popular Father’s Day Gifts?

Father’s Day gifting and celebration is trickier than Mother’s Day gifting in my opinion. The most popular Father’s Day gifts are things I find hard to buy such as electronic gadgets, home improvement tools, sporting goods, and car accessories – phew, I’m out of my depth there.

But, good news, clothing is a top gift as are personal care items. I bought my Dad sweaters and ties for years, in retrospect, however, he rarely wore the sweaters and did not need the ties when he retired.

These days, 20% of Father’s Day gifting is personal care items, such as colognes, aftershaves – and skin care.

Skin care makes a great Father’s Day Gift for the men in your life whose fatherly care and energy you want to celebrate.

Every man needs skin care, and for many men, they are lost in space when it comes to shopping for it. As a dermatologist who has asked thousands of my male patients what they use on their skin, I know this to be true.

Conversely, if you are reading this, you are a sophisticated skin care shopper and know more about skin care than the average American – it’s selection bias because you are reading a blog written by a dermatologist. I’ve put together three, turn-key kits for men’s skin care. Any of which would make thoughtful gifts for Father’s Day, and a relief for men who just want nice products to use that do the right things for their skin.

What are the best personal care Father’s Day gifts?

Surprise the fathers in your life with a simple, but highly effective, skin care routine developed by a dermatologist. It’s hypoallergenic, made from the highest quality products and ingredients and is a relief to any man wanting to take good care of his skin without great effort. I’ve developed three kits specifically for men’s facial skin care:

Men’s Face Care Kit which fights the signs of skin aging and facial redness together. I combined my Redness Relief Kit (Calming Zinc Soap and Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy) with glycolic acid (to fight crow’s feet and age spots) and Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen (highly popular with men because it works nicely with facial hair and has a weightless feel on the skin).

Men’s Beard Care Kit which includes my Daily Foaming Facial Cleanser (this cleanser also makes the perfect lather for a wet shave), Omega Enriched Beard Oil (to condition a man’s facial hair and fight beardruff) and Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen (highly popular with men because it works nicely with facial hair and has a weightless feel on the skin).

Millennial Men’s Skin Care Kit which combines Calming Zinc Soap (to fight facial redness), Daily Face Cream for Oil to Normal Skin (the perfect moisturizer for daily wear), Omega Enriched Oil (to condition facial hair, fight beardruff and deeply hydrate skin at bedtime), and Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray SPF 50+ Sunscreen (highly popular with men because it works nicely with facial hair and has a weightless feel on the skin).

Why do I, as a dermatologist, think these kit products are the best products for men’s facial skin care?

My Omega Enriched Beard Oil is a hit with men. It is omega enriched thanks to borage oil, one of the highest sources of plant-based essential fatty acid gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) proven to have strong anti-inflammatory benefits. I’ve combined with Cypress and Sea Buckthorn Oils to create a subtle woodland scent. Cypress oil is naturally antioxidant rich and anti-septic. Sea Buckthorn oil helps skin resist dehydration. I’ve blended these with other botanical oil treasures such as argan, pomegranite and kukui oil to create a fast-absorbing oil that never feels oily or slick on the skin. It’s a beautiful beard conditioner to help fight beardruff, and a great night time facial oil.

“I was having some seriously dry skin under my beard, which really showed after I shaved. My girlfriend heard about beard oil and then showed me this and after using it for 3 months I have noticed a difference. The trick I eventually learned was to rub it in with the fingers to get to the skin. Its made a nice difference. Although the price is a bit higher than I'd like its good compared to the competition.”


My Sheer Strength Spay Sunscreen is the ideal men’s sunscreen for daily use. Finding the perfect sunscreen for a man’s facial skin is tricky - I know - and this is the one!

“I’m using your Spray sunscreen and I love it. It is easy to apply and stays on. Even when I’m fishing and in exposure that includes reflection of UV off water I don’t get burned. I keep some in my boat to reapply when I’m fishing.”


Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy is tremendously popular with my male patients. It is a light-textured cream enriched with pharmaceutical-grade green tea antioxidants equivalent to that present in 500 cups of brewed tea per ounce of cream. Loading the skin’s antioxidant reserve with green tea polyphenols has proven benefit for skin health.

“While a bit pricey, this Green Tea Antioxidant is fabulous. Both my husband and I use it as part of our skin care regime. We both have seen marked improvement in our skin”


Calming Zinc is a staple in the skin care routine of many men for good reason.

“A few years ago, the skin on certain parts of my face (corners of nose, under eyebrows, under facial hair, cheek bones under eyes, and upper lip) slowly began flaking off more and more. The flaky areas would often times be itchy and sensitive. Sometimes I'd peel the skin flakes off with tweezers, but the flakes would return. Other times, I'd scrape them off in the shower with soap and water (or sometimes harsher face products), but it didn't help for long.

My wife did some research and found this calming zinc bar that sounded well-suited for dealing with the issue on my face. We ordered one, bought a scrub glove, and I began applying it daily to my entire face. I soon saw things clear up, and have been extremely satisfied with how well this method has kept the flakiness, redness, irritation, itchiness, and sensitivity at bay. My face looks totally normal now. I've been using it every time I shower for years now.”


“I have had seborrheic dermatitis for many years always dealing with the pain, itchiness, irritation, etc. I use this soap one daily (wash my face each night before bed) and it dramatically reduces, if not almost completely eliminates any/all symptoms. There is currently no cure for seborrheic dermatitis but this product is a really substitute for a cure. I highly recommend!”


Long ago I combined Calming Zinc with my Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy because the benefits were synergistic. That’s why they are both included in my Men’s Skin Care Kit.

“I just wanted to write and say thank you. I have been dealing with facial redness for two years now and have spent literally thousands of dollars on products trying to calm my skin. I purchased the Calming Zinc soap and Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy Cream and in ONE WEEK my skin had dramatically improved. Unbelievable. I wish I had taken before and after pictures. Thank you so much. I am very glad I came across your website!”


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