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Ritual 11: Top Tips for Dry Skin

  1. Start With the AirAdd moisture to the air to keep your skin moist in and out of your soak. Add a humidifier to your ‘me-time’ space. 2. Use Warm WaterHot, long showers or baths can actually strip your skin of its natural oils. When your skin is extra dry, try limiting your bath or shower time to 5-10 minutes - and use warm water.3. Don’t Skip the BuffA gentle, light exfoliation will help buff the skin so “serums and moisturizers can penetrate and really get to work.” MAVE’s Full-Body Exfoliant was designed to be effective, yet gentle enough for everyday use on the most sensitive skin.4. Ditch the Towel-DryMoisturize immediately after washing. Try using a body oil to help...

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INSPIRED BY: Simone Leigh, Sculptor

Our next ‘Inspired By’ artist is a celebrated contemporary sculptor: Simone Leigh. Her artworks frequently incorporate materials traditionally associated with African art and history while also blending in her own personal experiences. The Chicago-born artist focus on race, history and gender, but above all on the black female experience. After her time as an intern at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., Leigh developed an interest in the categorization and display of African diaspora. From there, she took her career to New York where she remains today. Leigh also founded an organization called Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, a collective formed after the murder of Philando Castille and in protest against racial injustice. her...

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RITUAL 9: Shaving Down There 101

1. Use warm or hot water and soap to clean the skin. Personally, I'm a big fan of Dr. Bonner's Soap Collection. This organic soap uses natural ingredients to gently cleanse - which makes it an ideal soap for those sensitive areas. Cleansing your skin thoroughly will help your hair soften and allow for a smoother shave. It will also help you avoid nicks!2. Exfoliating your skin will also help for a closer shave. Use a gentle exfoliant, like our Full-Body Exfoliant, to remove dead skin cells and help lift hair follicles.Make sure to use a fresh blade for optimal results! Learn about our Replenishment Program to avoid ever running out of stock.3. Once you have lathered on your shaving cream,...

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INSPIRED BY: Black Artists

  The last couple weeks have brought about a lot of emotions. Anger, sadness, shame, helplessness - just to name a few. But, as we process the tragic death of George Floyd, I am choosing one emotion to guide me: inspiration.  I’m inspired by our friends of color and their strength.By those protesting, voting, and making their voices heardBy those across the globe showing their supportBy those donating to organizations for justice By those businesses dedicated to inclusivity By those educating themselvesBy those supporting black-owned brandsIt only seems right for this issue of ‘INSPIRED BY’ to focus on those in the Black community. Black artists have been making waves in the art world for centuries, but today we want to...

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RITUAL 8: Creating New Routines Amid CVOID-19

Self-care rituals are so important these days, but the biggest thing to remember is that it isn’t always easy to find time to do so - and THAT is okay! Now more than ever it is important to be kind to ourselves and remember we are all juggling new routines, roles, and challenges. There are a few little acts that I have found to be manageable and bring me extra comfort during these uncertain times. I have been finding solace in journaling. Sitting aside 3 minutes in the morning to let my thoughts out has allowed me to start my days off with a more clear mind. I try to always end each session with a note of gratitude -...

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