Protecting Our Skin from Sand to Snow
As a family, we travel from the sandy coast of Southern California, to the snowy mountains of Jackson Hole, WY, enjoying all mother nature has to offer. But endeavoring on our adventures, protecting our skin from the elements is key. Determined to instill positive habits in our children, we use a local Jackson Hole skincare line, Trilipiderm, everyday. Keeping our skin hydrated and nurtured not only lets our adventures last longer, it teaches our children that protecting their skin is protecting their future.
As a Southern California native, I grew up at the beach, splashing in waves, and taking long walks on the sand. I would lay in the sun for hours, working on my tan like it was my job. We used to call it "building a base layer." Sometimes I'd burn so severely the sting was unbearable, leading me to drench my body in aloe vera and sleep with no covers. The burn would eventually lead to peeling, revealing fresh layers of patchy pink skin. I can still hear the words of my father, an avid skier who suffers with melanoma, "You're going to regret this one day." He was right. But don't tell him I said that, as I'll never hear the end of it.
I inherited my father's skin and I've it abused it. Looking in the mirror now, at 36 years old, sun spots, freckles, and wrinkles fill my face. My shoulders and back hold scars from where my dermatologist has performed biopsies to test for cancer. I get checked twice a year, and so far, have been lucky. I'm not one to dwell on mistakes, but I cringe thinking of how irresponsible I was with my skin. But I was young and naive. I felt, like most youths do, invincible.
My kids are still young and naive, and now is the time to teach them.
We moved to Jackson Hole, WY two years ago. Like my coastal hometown in Southern California, Jackson is gorgeous, but has even harsher sun rays...and the new additions of dry, cold winters, and seasonal changes. Our skin has taken notice of the extremes, building an even stronger need to take action with my family. We developed cracked finger tips, sunburned faces, and dehydrated skin. My 2 year old, Soren, who suffers from eczema, had horrible outbreaks. I tried everything to clear up Soren's rough, itchy patches, but no product seemed to penetrate deep enough to sooth his skin. Then I discovered Trilipiderm, a locally founded company and suddenly things began to balance.
Trilipiderm has been a life-saver in our house. From all-body skin hydration, to sun protection, to anti-aging, it covers all of our needs. Even my teenage son's hormonal combination skin looks fresh and clear. The ingredients are natural, safe, and full of enriching anti-oxidant vitamins A, C, and E, giving me complete confidence as a mother I'm doing right by kids. With skincare like this, that our whole family can share, it makes creating healthy habits easy. I feel at ease knowing we can handle whatever the weather throws our way, and I'm protecting my children's future.
As a family, enjoying our many adventures, Trilipiderm comes with us, from sand to snow.
Trilipiderm's research institute was founded in Jackson, so its creators understand the environmental stress caused by the mountain extremes. Their philosophy is simple:
Create products focused on solving and preventing dry skin using only ingredients that mimic what’s found naturally in our skin.
No mineral oil, petroleum jelly, silicones, parabens, and no animal testing!
Here's some of our favorites from the line we can't live without:
- Rehydration Night Cream - I use this every night before bed. It's anti-aging and ultra hydrating. I've notice my skin is less puffy in the morning and the lines around my eyes are less noticeable. I especially love how it feels during the dry winter months.
- Protective Day Creme - My husband always steals this from my medicine cabinet. We both love the lightness and broad spectrum SPF 30. I wear it daily under my makeup.
- Ultra-Hydrating All-Body Oil - I use this oil on my face and body right after the shower. It feels amazing! It absorbs instantly into my skin. My husband uses it on his dry hands after working outdoors.
- All-Body Moisture Retention Creme - Everyone in the household uses this cream. It's the perfect moisturizer. It soothes eczema and leaves skin soft and not greasy. When we're outdoors we use the cream enhanced with broad spectrum SPF 30. It gives me confidence our skin is protected while we play.
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