In a recent past life, aesthetician Arika Casebolt drummed in D.C. bands Circus Lupus (Dischord Records), Antimony, and the Whips, plus Baltimore’s Resistoleros and the Divining Rod. Still performing steadily in the early 2000s, the jade-eyed, porcelain-skinned Gen-X stunner trained her rhythm to beauty science, working at spas like Natural Body in Arlington, Virginia, and ultimately scoring her dream gig at Bluemercury on Dupont Circle. Three years later, a serious accident sent her home to Madison, Wisconsin, to recuperate quietly while managing a Clarins counter and copy-editing to make ends meet. We’re lucky she chose to bounce back in Baltimore, where she lives in Reservoir Hill with her journalist husband Bret McCabe and provides affordable holistic skincare at the Chop Shop in Hamilton. I talked to Arika about skincare in cooler months, and snagged nutrition advice for great skin year-round.