Summer Skincare Guide
My Local Must Have Essentials
Vital 3 Derm, Everett
This stuff is literally magic in a jar. Not only does it actually help fight wrinkles and lines (I’ve put it to the test myself), but it is designed to keep your skin moisturezed and to protect it from the sun. In fact, creator Curtis Phillipson went above and beyond to make sure it does after dealing with personal and family struggles related to skin cancer.
With how much time my kids and I spend in the great outdoors, and how easily I burn, sun damage and skin cancer are major concern for me. That is what makes Vital 3 Derm my go to skin care product for my face. Looking younger is just an added bonus.
You can get yours at www.vital3derm.com and at GroWashington in Everett and Snohomish.
The Simple Witch, Arlington
Whipped Creme Oil
I don’t know about the rest of you, but the summer sun, and all hiking and adventures we have, leave my skin super dry. The kind of dry that just any old lotion won’t fix. Instead I opt for local body creme’s and butters. The short and nautral ingredients list on them help me know what I am putting on my body and the Vitamin E Oils help counteract skin damage.
When it comes to all over use, I go with Whipped Creme Oil from The Simple Witch because it is cheaper and goes a long way. A 16oz jar is just $13.oo, it’s a price that can’t be beat. I also love the scent options. My favorite is the Lemongrass Cederwood.
Circle Creek Home, Arlington
Body Butter & Beeswax Skin Salve
Circle Creek Home is becoming a local favorite for me when it comes to soaps and body products. Their packaging is beautiful and their products simple and high quality.
My favorite product is their Beeswax Skin Salve. We go hiking ALOT during the late spring and summer, and it is hell on my feet. They look a bit like a construction workers hands. You’ve probably already guessed it, but I use their salve on my feet. It is amazing, keeping my feet soft and soothing the rough patches. I also use it on my hands when I spend extra time in the garden.
I am also a huge fan of their Tea Tree Lavender Shea Body Butter. while I don’t use it all over, it is just the thing for all of the cuts and scrapes I get while out adventuring and doing crazy things to get photos. The tree tree oil and moisturizing shea butter hellps heal them faster and with less scarring every time, and it smells amazing.
Coco Jewels, Everett
Rosewater & Aloe Facial Toner
While it is labeled as a facial toner, I use this spray on my face, arms, and other areas frequently exposed to the sun. Why? Well, regardless of how much sunscreen I use (I’m literally putting it on all the time), I always end up a bit red here and there. What can I say, once you get me outdoors, you can’t get me back inside.
The aloe is just the thing to help soothe the burning feeling and the rosewater helps reduce redness. It’s usually gone before we head back out the next weekend and I don’t think I’ve had to worry about peeling once since starting to use it.
The best part though, has to be the smell. After spraying it all over, you literally smell like you’ve been rolling around in a bed of roses. I’m not one who usually goes for girly scents, but I love it.
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