The Skin Games, will be hosting the finals of the 2019 Competition and its 2019 Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas on June 15th and 16th. Our own, Barry Eichner will be live on The Skin Games Facebook Page for The Red Carpet Event and then serve as Emcee for The Skin Games Award Ceremony. The Skin Games has an Exclusive Partnership with DMK International, GLYMED PLUS, RÉJUVESEA and LightStim. Professional, licensed estheticians can choose to compete in 12 different skincare categories, The Make Up Challenge, and Lash Extensions. There is also a Spa Decor competition.
Skincare contestants must complete an 8 week case study, which includes video recaps and before and after images along with a written report of treatments and products used. Contestants may compete in multiple categories, in fact last year one contestant, Stephanie Andresen, won awards in 8 categories. One of Stephanie’s awards was 1st place in the Compassionate Category, for her work with charities in her local community. We were so moved by her story we wanted to look deeper into this very special segment of The Skin Games.
One truly unique category is the Compassionate Category.
Eye On The Prize
While there are a large number of contestants in The Compassionate Category, I had the opportunity to chat with two women who are competing – I was blown away by their stories.
Darcy Debernarde – Pink Door Cancer Spa
Darcy Debernarde who is competing for her own charity, Pink Door Cancer Spa. Darcy has owned Pink Door for several years and has helped many women who have had late stage forms of cancer. I asked Darcy about the women that she served at Pink Door and what they would have to say about how she helped them. Her answer was heart breaking. She told me that most of the women she helped had lost their battle. Through her work at Pink Door Cancer Spa, she was able to provide comfort and serenity to these women in the final days of their lives.
Shirley Avila – The Phoenix
I saw a post on Shirley’s Facebook page, where she was doing a workout at The Phoenix, which I knew to be a recovery based non-profit. I’ve been to a a few workouts at a local CrossFit box that offers Phoenix classes. So I reached out to Shirley to ask her how she liked the workout.
She said, “I killed it!” Boom! Love to hear that! Then she went on to explain that The Phoenix is her charity of choice for The Compassionate Category in The Skin Games. The Phoenix provides free group workout classes to men and women recovering from addiction. Shirley created the “Sober Sundays” program where she provides complimentary facials to members of The Phoenix Orange County.
Interview With Shirley Avila – Compassionate Category Contestant
Want To Compete?
If you would like to learn more about the Compassionate Category and how you can compete, there is still time! Just pick a charity that you’d like to work with and find a way to help those involved! There is a complete list that will outline everything that you’ll need to complete in order to compete. You will also find all of the criteria for judging.