Acne is infamous for its unsightly and sometimes painful physical symptoms (which can even lead to negative psychological effects). The road to clearer skin is long, with suitable regimens often encompassing strong active ingredients, in-office treatments, supplements, and prescription medications like spironolactone or Accutane to manage the most stubborn breakouts (like hormonal or cystic acne). Not to mention, pandemic-era reliance on face masks has intensified patient complaints of breakouts for many aestheticians and dermatologists, as even those with historically clear skin have fallen victim to “masksne” on the lower half of the face and chin.
She shelters in the Seychelles with her Sicilian sweetheart. That tailor-made tongue twister tells the tropical tale of esthetician-entrepreneur Sara D’Amelio’s ongoing Coronavirus lockdown experience. A few days into her March vacation in the Seychelles, the island nation’s airport shut down in response to the pandemic…
Skincando’s COMBAT-READY balm is ready to take on the driest and most worn out of hands. Its ingredients include beeswax, black tea, apricot kernel oil and coconut oil, making it the perfect solution to dry skin, chafing, eczema, sun burn and more.
Sara D’Amelio was ready for the surge — of dry skin. Her Silver Spring beauty company, Skincando Inc., started preparing more than a month ago, as soon as hand-washing and sanitizing emerged as standard hygiene practices to protect against Coronavirus. Its staple product, Combat-Ready Balm, would solve the resulting dry skin, she thought. This was her opportunity.
“I started pumping out, through social media and through my ambassadors and through my marketing and through my email list, to use Combat Balm to mitigate the dry skin issues,” she said.
We’re approaching week two of self-isolation. And let’s face it: It’s not pretty.
One of Washington, DC’s top organic beauty brands has finally made it’s way to Baltimore. Owner Sara D’Amelio began her beauty journey back in 2013 after revolutionizing her beauty routine to include only natural ingredients and training as a holistic esthetician. In 2018, she brought organic beauty to DC with Skincando. This year, she announced her plans to join Baltimore’s beauty scene, exclusively selling her products at Mint & Major.
Find Skincando products locally at Steadfast Supply and The Take Care Shop!
Click on the link to purchase tickets to see Sara speak about green beauty at The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC on December 11 at the Beauté for the Breakfast event.
Growing organic skincare brand Skincando has a brand new product line that’s ready to freshen up adult faces just in time for back-to-school season.
I was an eager test bunny, first hopping on the regimen before the Fourth of July. Just six weeks later, my skin tone has really evened out. I’ve also said goodbye to my dry patches and the redness I used to mask under layers of foundation.
A trip to the beach just wouldn’t be the same without the sweet smell of sunscreen. We lather it on throughout the summer months, knowing it is supposed to protect from UVA/UVB rays, and keep our fingers crossed that we will avoid the dreaded bright red burn.
But according to the American Academy of Dermatology, most individuals only apply roughly 25 to 50% of the amount of sunscreen that is recommended for avoiding skin cancer and early aging.
Sara Damelio, CEO of DC-based skincando and licensed holistic esthetician, has offered some of her knowledge to help everyone have a better relationship with their skin, and a safer summer overall. Here’s a hint: if sunscreen is not the first thing you put in your suitcase on your way to the beach, it better be a key component of your daily vacation routine. Highlights from our conversation are below.