The summer season calls for wearing short clothes and going out more, which means it’s time to start grooming once again. It’s the season to wax and shave all stray hair away! But even the most time-taking waxing sessions often leave you with discoloration and prickly hair. Say hello to Sugaring, a safe and organic alternative to traditional waxing to get bare legs, stubble-free armpits, and a baby-smooth bikini area. Take your crash course on sugaring here, including tips from licensed esthetician Andrea Schwartzman, the manager of operations at Sugaring NYC.
What Is Sugaring?
Sugaring is an alternative waxing process with a different paste and a different application method. Here, a simple sugar paste is prepared from just sugar, water, and lemon juice. There’s no inorganic component in it and it’s actually edible! The paste is then applied using the fingers, while the person is wearing gloves. This helps the substance to get right to the root. Then the paste is flicked off and the hair is taken out in the direction of growth, not the other way around like traditional shaving. As a result, there is no breakage, and each time the process removes the hair effectively and from the root.
The Things to Remember
Schwartzman breaks down some important points to keep in mind while using this method of hair removal. Every time we shave our hair, it only gets thicker and strengthened. That means sugaring is a little harsher when used for the first time. Sugaring effectively breaks down the strength and as a result, the hair grows thinner and softer next time, giving less painful subsequent sessions. Also, the hairs need to be as long as rice grains to do sugaring. And last but not the least, exfoliating every three days is essential after a sugaring session to prevent ingrown hairs.
Kerry Washington Unveils Latest Collaborative Genderless Jewelry Collection With Aurate
One of the leading ladies of the industry, Kerry Washington, has come up with her third jewelry collection. Like the previous two lines, this collection is also a collaborative effort of Washington and Aurate, the sustainable futuristic light jewelry brand. The collection, named ‘Be the Lead,’ consists of five stunning sustainably sourced and gender-fluid pieces. Every genderless piece of the trinkets features gold finishes with Art Deco detailing, topped with a touch of topaz. Let’s check out the unique collection here.
Instant Beauty Beyond Gender
Kerry Washington explained that, jewelry was part of her fashion or beauty ritual. It stayed with her all the time. She has found jewelry as the most intimate form of fashion, which instantly makes anyone feel beautiful. This finely detailed lightweight collection is all about bringing out that special instant feeling of beauty. And beauty is something, which is not associated with any particular gender. While we often make the mistake of associating jewelry commonly with women, it is not always the case. And that’s why the collection has changed its name from ‘Leading Ladies’ to ‘Be the Lead,’ and adopting a genderless approach. This unique norm-breaking jewelry collection is created to embrace and express the inner beauty of any person beyond gender boundaries.
Ethical Sourcing Toward Sustainability
Aurate is one of those unique brands that have high regard for its strict commitment to sustainability. All the designer pieces are hand-crafted using sustainable and ethically sourced 14 or 18 karat vermeil. Only pure 100% recycled gold is used here. As Washington explained, gold is that amazing resource, which can be reused multiple times without any qualitative decay or environmental hazard. So, it’s not only papers and plastics, which needed to be taken into consideration while thinking about recycling. Gold can be a very good sustainable investment, leaving a little bad impact on the environment. The genderless jewelry collection is a tribute to all the leading figures, who are making a big difference toward sustainability.