Business owner Becky Kuehn knows all too well the importance of specialized skin care. Diagnosed with a rare type of uterine cancer at the age of 18, she suffered many skin issues as a result of the sickness and treatments. Kuehn was rid of the cancer after one round of chemotherapy and much prayer, but the impression of the experience was enough for her to want to make a difference.
Kuehn founded Evergreen SkinCare Solutions, Inc. in 2008, a spa that runs out of two local Washington state hospitals—St. Francis Women’s Health and Breast Center in Federal Way and Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center in Gig Harbor—to help cancer patients deal with the symptoms that arise from cancer treatments. “I knew back then that at some point somewhere in my life I was going to give back to that particular client base,” Kuehn says.
The spa also specializes in other forms of compromised skin, working with clients suffering from rosacea, acne and aging skin, as well, and Kuehn uses products featuring “clean” ingredients from Advanced Minerals, Dermaviduals, Green Goddess Organics, Osmosis, SkinScript and Tecniche. The 30-year skin care veteran is very passionate about what she does and to show that, she writes personal handwritten thank-you cards to each client. “I have a heart for what I do; I absolutely love what I do. I always tell people that I’m the luckiest person in the world because I get up every day and go: ‘Yay, I get to do this again,’ ” Kuehn says.