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Skincando CEO Sara Damelio Shares Her Secret Wellness Weapon From DC's The Garden Spa

Jennifer Barger and Kristen Schott | April 10, 2019 | People

The CEO and founder of skincando ( opened The Garden Spa speakeasy and is launching luxury organic skincare line Lux Tempus Beauty.


Hair by Valerie Carrasquillo and Philippe Depeyrot at Salon Bisoux, Alexandria, Va.

Turmeric is... the new kale.

My go-to superfood is... [Mason] Pine Pollen (wildcrafted) by Sun Potion. It is used to stimulate the immune system, boost brain health, support detoxification, promote weight loss, alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and slow the aging process.

The guru I can’t live without is... nutritionist Kate Costello at Wildcrafted Wellness in Takoma Park, Md. She keeps me in check.

I stay healthy while traveling by… finding the best juice bars, vegan restaurants and green beauty spas.

I practice daily self-care by... walking for at least 2 miles in the District; taking warm salt baths; and hanging with Elmer, my therapy bunny.

My secret wellness weapon is... a CBD massage with HempSure+ CBD muscle and joint balm. It’s made with CBD from West Virginia and, with a massage at The Garden Spa, gives me the most restful sleep.

My guilty pleasure is... Holy Chow!, a kosher Chinese takeout joint in Silver Spring, or a visit to Buttercream Bakeshop.


Photography by: Greg Powers