Skincare In The Time of Corona-Hyperpigmentation

~I will be doing series of these to help address at home skincare treatment options right now, for people struggling with different areas of concern. I am skipping ahead and bypassing what each condition is and the science behind how it is caused, etc. and assuming my readers know their skin type in advance. You’re welcome to email me directly if you have any questions.
Happy self-loving!~

In office, a lot of laser treatments out right now will almost completely fix, rather than help, skin discoloration. But they can also require a lot more downtime and pain than one wants or even requires for their particular level of damage. Additionally, treatments are expensive + we are all trapped in house jail so…For at home care:

Focus on acids, such as glycolic, lactic or malic, for cellular turnover, vitamin c to brighten & sunblock to prevent further damage-use this even while inside, windows & computer blue light, do more damage than you may think. Niacinamide is powerhouse for hyperpigmentation repair, so fitting that in anywhere you can, is a good move. I also like it as it can treat existing breakouts & fine lines at the same time. Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, has long been the gold standard for anti-aging, hitting every checkbox for repairing and preventing the signs of aging, discoloration and brown spots along with it. I list it last only because, you may discover, it will already be symbiotically paired/added into nearly every product you’ll look at with any of the aforementioned ingredients.
I mention ingredients rather than products* as labels can be misleading. Finding which combination of products works for you specifically is going to be contingent on other skin and lifestyle factors, besides hyper-pigmentation repair exclusively. When selecting your products, read reviews, make sure the “active” ingredient is high up on the label, and that there are as few ingredients as possible. Organic is great, but not the end all, be all. Shelf stability matters, especially with vitamin c, which is super unstable, so make sure to check on that in reviews and packaging.
Add a dermaroller to your routine to help with product penetration and collagen regeneration. Aside from that though, be very gentle with skin, no scrubbing, no hot water, aggression can trigger further stress responses which actually exacerbate the body’s stress response & doesn’t allow skin to heal & repair.
Invest in a good pillow case, drink as much green tea (to protect from free radical damage from the inside out) and water as you can & be very nice to yourself.

Hey. Nice face💗‬

In case you needed a reminder:
Skincare order of operations

(exfoliate. No more than 2x week. Be mindful if your cleanser or toner already has acids/exfoliating components, consider skipping them & or your treatment for the night if your skin is sensitive)
Treat (serum)
(eye cream, optional)
Protect (sunblock)

*Here are some products I like for treating hyperpigmentation. No particular order and remember I’m not assigning these across the board, every face is different, be mindful or your own needs and always patch test something on your arm if you aren’t sure about a new brand or ingredients and your sensitivity to it.

-Kiss my face, Start Up Exfoliating Face Wash
-La Roche-Posay Pigamentclar Cleanser

-Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner
-ISNTREE Green Tea Fresh Hydrating Face Toner

-Sunday Riley, Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment
-Skinceuticals, Discoloration Defense
-The Ordinary, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
-Murad, Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum

-Nia24, Skin Strengthening Complex Fortifying Cream
-Sunday Riley, C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream

-Andalou, Clear Skin Argan Stem Cell BB Benefit Balm SPF 30
-EltaMD, UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46

*The advice, opinions and tips expressed here are not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Readers take sole responsibly for their choices and actions.
Hopefully all the time in any situation.

Nom de plume, but make it musical

Hello Readers!

Its been a while since I’ve stretched my writing fingers as Adelle (this has been primarily reserved for my private life as of late). I’m excited to begin sharing musings here again on a regular basis. This will range from essays on experiences I’ve had, poems, general commentary, the occasional lifestyle photo and sometimes just updates on my practice that I’d like the public to be aware of. There will a frequent re-visiting of the topic on how to be the best client/friend you can be and expansion on individual points of etiquette, often briefly mentioned in my/a lady’s website. I hope all enjoying this will find this information and perspective informative and helpful-as it is meant to be both! This is my life’s work and greatest passion, no sense not sharing what I have gleaned (some say perfected;) along the way.

As you can see, I wasn’t quite ready to part with the domain name that I held so long, so I’m hanging on to it and utilizing it as my
blog platform for another year. I’m hoping this will also give old friends trying to find me an opportunity to discover and switch over to my news website:
Rest assured though, I will remain, now and forever, the most devout of hedonists and refined of epicures.

If you’re interested in signing up for my monthly news letter proper, you can do so here:

It includes my travel schedule, pictures not posted elsewhere, a monthly special offer just for subscribers and little snippets about whats going on in my personal life. This is reserved for those who have seen me at least once before, professionally, but barring that is open to anyone interested in keeping up with me.

Besides steering my creative writing toward my Adelle world, I’ve also decided to share to really important elements of what she offers, for public consumption.
For years, I’ve been complimented on my music selection during the time I share with someone. Beginning with curated playlists on my old iPod and now occupying space as Spotify amalgamations of my eclectic tastes, I spend a lot of time considering how music sets the pace and tone of a session…and evening, a weekend spent together. I like sharing what I discover and having others reciprocate.
You can now find the music we enjoyed together and relive the moments through my Spotify account!
Included: music from my fbsm playlists, compilations for specific moods and just fun mix tape stylings with titles to match. I hope you enjoy them. I’ll try to add and update regularly.

First Cut here:


X-Men Factor + FBSM duo Special

Well, as it turns out, my previous post was perhaps a little un-needed. Never having had a broken bone or stitch in my life, I was perhaps unaware of exactly how robust and resilient I am. Less than 72 hours after my surgery, both my physician and personal nurse (unexpectedly unneeded) were startled that I was so well. Barring a bit of bruising on my neck, there was nothing limiting or uncomfortable about my daily routine; they jokingly referred to me as Wolverine (for his regenerative powers).

So, having already snuck in some making out on the side and spent part of my today doing my Saturday morning volunteer work, I’ve decided to rejoin the world earlier than expected. I’m delighted to feel so well, but honestly am just happy to be able to actively participate in the things I enjoy, I do not do “nothing” well. Even vacations of too leisurely a slant, don’t suit me.

To celebrate my renewed appreciation of my health~allow me to propose a nod & toast to Your well being, too.

My darling protege’ has become a full fledged Goddess in her own right over the last four years & it is still hugely exciting for me to get to collaborate with her in peeling each others clothes off and touching someone else. Satisfying in the way that can only happen if my partner is as enthralled by the activity as I am. I have exactly that privilege, each time I share space and time with Christina Slater. If you would like to join us for a decadent four handed Full Body Massage this Month, we are offering the following special donation rate:

60 minutes//$400

90 minutes//$550

If you have seen either of us, you are pre-screened and welcome to book through either of us. If you are new all around, you’re still more than welcome to join, just follow the screening mentioned on either of our sites.