Skin in the Game

Nurse and ‘melanin expert’ Karma Fouch made it her mission to help people achieve the best complexion possible. She combined years of medical experience and her passion for skin care into Skindigo, a luxurious setting where common procedures like hair removal become a spa-like experience.

by Michelle Floyd

One local nurse has a goal: to ensure patients never feel like they are visiting a typical doctor’s office when they enter her facility. Karma Fouch, owner of Skindigo, disguises clinical skincare treatment as a luxury experience at her facility on U.S. 278 in Covington.

“You walk in and want to pop off your shoes and curl up somewhere,” said Fouch, who once worked as a registered ICU and ER nurse before moving into management at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital. “I’m excited to bring this to Covington. It did not have anything like us in existence in town. It’s not super expensive or pretentious and gives you an experience unique to Covington.”

Karma Fouch

Once inside the warm setting, clients can receive multiple skincare services, including chemical peels, facials, dermaplaning and microneedling, along with skin tag and hair removals. Skindigo also offers massages and other esthetician services.

“You walk in and want to pop off your shoes and curl up somewhere.”

Karma Fouch

“I wanted to integrate my experience in leadership, science and protocol but put it into a more nurturing environment where people come when they are having a good day, not a bad day,” said Fouch, who has lived in Newton County with her husband, Robert, since 2007. “Everybody can do a facial, but what is the experience?” 

Skindigo, which opened in 2019, offers services for women and men, as well as teens. Private parties and special training sessions are also available for booking. 

“She’s a great nurse in her esthetician life—to know the body just helps,” said Michele Arbet, of Lawrenceville, who worked with Fouch as a nurse and now visits her once a month for various treatments. “She’s got me to a point where I can walk around with no makeup, or if I do, it’s very light makeup, where I used to have full coverage.”

In the past, Fouch has set up a community health fair where she provided skin education, skin care assessments and valuable insurance advice. She has also donated her time and services at a local homeless shelter to offer spa days for residents. Fouch hopes to expand those services in the future to extend them throughout the metro Atlanta area. 

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For information on Skindigo, 
or call 470-441-5553. 

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