Too often, skin care is placed under the umbrella of "Beauty" rather than "General Health". Skin, however, is the body's largest organ and the first line of defense for the rest of them. It is able to convey the goings-on of your insides by becoming warm if you are fighting and infection, developing a rash to alert of an allergy, etc... Yes, even the unsightly zits that "totally ruined high school" were little notices from your epidermis that the potato chip diet wasn't the most nutritious and to maybe grab an orange instead. Despite the aesthetic issues which take precedence a lot of the time, do remember all those times your skin has let you know what was up and devote some of the same attention given to your heart, liver or lungs. Especially now as the sunny weather becomes a bigger part of our leisure time, take a moment to reflect on how well you treat your skin considering how hard it works for you.
So, after you find a gift for your dad or grad, pick up a little something for that special layer of cells which will take the heat for you while you're at the beach.
Megan Henley of Herbal Curio is particularly in tune with the needs of her sensitive skin. She studied culinary arts at the Art Institute of Washington and although the high stress and drama turned her away from continuing that path she never quite left the kitchen.
A classic entrepreneur, she began at the market selling the homemade, all-natural dog treats she cooked up for her own pets. Scamper Doodle operated during the 2011 season but wasn't the only project in the works. Motivated by the lack of skin care products sensitive enough, Megan started making batches of herbal salves and lotions for personal use, then larger quantities to share. When friends suggested selling these, Herbal Curiosities was born.
The product line has expanded considerably since launching and now her bright tent has the vintage feel of an apothecary- complete with cobalt blue and sunproof brown bottles. From facial scrub to deodorant, Herbal Curio can supply you with nature's simple solutions for healthier and happier skin this summer.