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RITUAL 12: Upgrade Your Self-Care Rituals

  With all that has been going on in the world this last year, we have never found more solace in my self-care routines. It's so important to find the time to unwind, relax, and appreciate the little things so that we can remain focused and positive. Here at MAVE, we believe in indulging in our me-time - which is why we've added a few new items to our daily rituals. One obsession as of late is the sea sponge. Not only do these help make your skincare products last longer, but it also provides an incredibly soft exfoliation on sensitive skin. Plus, they are bio-degradable making them a non-toxic solution. Zitomer’s is an upscale pharmacy in the Upper East Side...

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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: Jennie C. Jones

  Jennie C. Jones is a Black artist currently working in New York. The Midwest native has made waves through her ability to combine painting and sound. Her work as a visual and sonic artist draws from minimalism, abstraction, and Black history in an effort to engage her audience.These connections between art and sound are made with multiple mediums, from paintings to sculptures and paper to audio collages. Jones’ conceptual works reflect on the impact of both modernism and minimalism. Her use of unconventional materials and simplified compositions work to bring sound to the forefront.We look to Jones’ works for inspiration in unlikely combinations. Her ability to combine unexpected elements and strive to find the perfect balance is one reason...

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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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