Rejuvenate summer skin

This article was originally published in July 2016

Woman sitting under a tree

Long summer days mean we’re getting plenty of sun. While that’s great for upping our vitamin D levels, the sun’s rays can leave skin dry and in need of some TLC. Our selection of floral waters, toners and mists do the trick. Here are some of our favorites, available in the PCC health and body care department.

Facial Toners and mists

evanhealy HydroSouls

Revitalizing facial tonics made with certified organic and wild-crafted plants. Misting your face with the Lavender, Lemon Thyme or Tulsi (Holy Basil) throughout the day provides a pick-me-up for your skin.

Humphrey’s Organic Witch Hazel

A Native American remedy, this wildcrafted astringent restores delicate or irritated skin after sun exposure and soothes redness while gently removing dirt.

Heritage Store Rose Petals Rosewater

This spritzer can help soothe and cool sensitive, irritated skin. It also softens and tones, instantly adding glow. If you have problem skin, use it year-round to calm acne and rosacea and reduce redness and inflammation.

Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner

This toner with extracts of witch hazel and anthyllis enlivens and fortifies, supporting the skin’s natural processes of cleansing and renewal to keep your skin balanced and healthy.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Fruit Enzyme Hydrating Mist

This antioxidant-rich mist with turmeric, mangosteen, pineapple and guava eases dehydration and repairs youthful radiance by balancing moisture levels to support soft, smooth skin.

Kensington Apothecary Sake Skin Detox Tonic

Locally made in Portland, Ore., this unique blend of organic brown rice vinegar and chamomile floral water combats dark circles and fatigued skin that result from an active life.

Body mists

Treat your whole body to a revitalizing mist after a day in the sun. Consider Aura Cacia Lavender Harvest Aromatherapy Mist, Acorelle Divine Orchid Eau Fraîche and Valentina’s Home-Brewed Protection Natural Body Mist. Made with essential oils, they’re light and refreshing, suited to calm and relax.

Serum treatments

Serums contain a potent dose of active, anti-aging ingredients that penetrate skin quickly. Here are three different formulations to consider, handpicked by our body care specialists. Rub into facial skin after toner/mist.

MyChelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Particularly great for sun-damaged skin, curbing the aging effects of sun exposure.

Acure Seriously Firming Facial Serum

Feeds and restores cells with certified organic argan and borage oils and cranberry, adding moisture and soothing inflammation.

MyChelle Ultra Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum

If you’re looking for serious moisture, this is for you. It restores moisture using hydrating agents naturally found in healthy skin.

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