The Skinny on Your Summer-Ready Skin
Ahhh, we made it.
We’ve been able to wear shorts for a few days without feeling cold. We’re seeing new, old, and—most importantly—topless cars rolling through the downtown streets. The bubble man is entertaining our Edmonds kiddos (and adults) more nights than he isn’t. Summer is near.
Closing the gap between whatever this winter has been and the promise of longer beach nights means a few things are on our minds. One of those things is making sure we’re treating our skin right, especially under harsher rays.
Whether you’re thinking about skincare in terms of reducing fine lines and blemishes or finding the right sun protection products—or both—we have you covered downtown. At Ombu Salon + Spa, you can not only get a custom facial with product recommendations, but also stop in to chat with one of their team members to find the perfect product for you. We’re pretty partial to Eminence Organic Skincare products, which not only smell yummy, but also take great care of your body’s biggest organ.
Additionally, the team at Ombu offers various body services that prepare your skin for more time in the sun: scrubs, peels, red light therapy, dermaplane, as well as waxing and sugaring.
If you’re interested in going all in on sugaring, head to Sugarology for hair removal that is easier on your skin. Sugaring is not only exactly as it sounds (the hair-removing product is made from sugar, water, and a little bit of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar), but it also pulls only hair, as opposed to wax which can attach to skin and irritate it. Legs, bikini line, back: Sugarology has seen (and can handle) it all!
At The Basement Salon, they have everything you need to keep your skin supple and moisturized, including liquid hand soaps from Eleven and lotions from Loma (we’re partial to the Mango ourselves). Naturopathic Dermatology has a skincare quiz you can take online that matches you with the perfect products for you, including daily washes, serums, and night masks! Slate Salon and Spa carries products that are either organic or 100% vegan, including Coola Suncare. Shopping local and stocking up on organic SPF has never been easier! They even have skincare makeup from leading brand Jane Iredale that gives you the look you want in skin you love, plus scrubs and more from LALICIOUS, and serums and skincare from Arcona Los Angeles.
These shops and salons are proof that all you need you can find downtown Edmonds!
Looking to smooth out your look even more for the warm weather ahead—or just for your forthcoming selfies? Take yourself on a date to TORRES Health Aesthetics. Here, you’ll be able to dabble in injectibles with a view. TORRES specializes in nonsurgical medical cosmetic procedures that address concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and removing double chins. You’ll be using your front-facing camera all summer long when you love the way you look!
With all of the excellent resources right downtown Edmonds, your skin will be as happy as you are that the sun is shining more often. We may still be a few weeks away from the official kick-off, and even then, we know the weather can be touch and go until early July, but we also know the preparation starts NOW. So, make those appointments, browse the retail shelves, ask smart questions, and spend your summer outside in style—just as you intended.
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By Whitney Popa, photos by Matt Hulbert