When used regularly honey can work wonders for your skin & hair. Honey acts as a great anti-aging agent as well as a moisturizer. It is rich in natural antioxidants that have anti-microbial properties that is perfect for aging skin. It is known that ancient women used honey to keep the skin youthful, radiant and smooth.
Honey is known as a humectant. A humectant attracts moisture and keeps moisture locked in the skin. Using a honey based facial mask or soap proves beneficial to areas of skin that tend to become dry or itchy because it seals moisture to these areas. Honey can help your skin retain moisture and elasticity without drying it out. It clarifies the skin by opening up and unclogging pores.
To add shine and clarity to your hair a honey mask is the perfect remedy. Mix some honey and olive oil together and apply to hair. Cover with cap if desired & leave on for about 30 minutes then wash the mixture out. You will see & feel such an amazing difference.
Honey is a natural antioxidant, which proves beneficial when taken internally, but it also provides protective benefits when used on the skin. Honey is known as a natural form of sunscreen. It protects the skin from sun damage such as premature wrinkling. The antibacterial properties in honey is also known to clear up, prevent and cure pimples & acne.
Using honey regularly will leave a noticeable glow to your skin & hair!
Grape seed oil is processed from the tiny seeds of grapes. It has wonderful benefits for the skin and hair.
Grape seed oil has astringent properties which is great when used regularly for smoothing & firming the skin. It helps with smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles.
If you are suffering with pimples & acne, grape seed oil is a perfect oil to apply to the areas affected. Grape seed oil contains linoleum acid. Linoleum acid strengthens the cell membranes and improves the overall quality of your skin. Its antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties prevents the pores from clogging & prevent further outbreaks of acne. It also help to cure existing outbreaks.
If you have dark circles grape seed oil is safe to use to help reduce or eliminate the dark circles around the eye area. As a moisturizer no matter what skin type you have grape seed oil can be used. Yes even if you have oily skin you can apply grape seed oil as a moisturizer. It will not leave an extremely greasy feeling to your face like other heavier oils.
However you wear your hair, grape seed oil is perfect when used as a hot oil treatment. This treatment makes your hair look shiny, it is very light and it adds nutrients to your hair. It’s very light and quickly absorbed into the scalp. Grape seed oil is hypoallergenic and is perfect for even the most sensitive scalps. Grape seed oil can also be used regularly as a lighter option of conditioner for your hair.
Grape seed oil is the queen of all of the oils, it easily enhances your beautiful body & crown.
Lavender is known for it’s very fragrant scent but also has many benefits. Lavender is known for its antibacterial, antimicrobial, expectorant, stress-relieving, antiseptic and analgesic properties.
The plant is native to northern Africa and the mountainous Mediterranean regions, and thrives best in sunny, stony habitats. Today, it is grown throughout the United States, southern Europe, and Australia.
Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added the flowers to their bath water to help wash and purify their skin. In fact, the word “lavender” comes from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash.
Essential oils are becoming increasingly popular due to their added benefits to your skin and hair. Lavender Essential oil is one of these oils that can promote hair growth and treat various hair problems like hair loss, alopecia, dandruff, etc. It can be diluted with a carrier oil to promote healthy hair and scalp.
Following are the ways lavender oil can be beneficial to your hair.
Controls Hair Loss:
Lavender oil is extremely effective in treating hair loss. This is because it cures insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression, which are the common causes of hair loss. Regular massage with this oil helps in controlling hair loss and improving hair growth by increasing blood circulation.
According to certain preliminary studies, lavender oil, when combined with other herbs, can help fight hair loss.
Treats Alopecia Areata:
Alopecia areata is an auto immune disease characterized by hair loss in patches. Dry scalp massaged with lavender essential oil helps in treating this condition as well as ensuring significant hair growth within a few months. A therapeutic massage increases blood circulation to the scalp, thereby treating hair loss.
Lavender essential oil can help you get rid of dry itchy scalp and dandruff. Lavender oil can be can mixed with olive or almond oil and can be heated for about 10 seconds. Massage your scalp with this warm oil mixture and put on a shower cap. Wash off with a mild shampoo after an hour.
As A Good Conditioner:
Lavender can be used as a conditioner as well. You can prepare a hair rinse by boiling ¼ cup of dried lavender in 2 cups of water and adding a few drops of lavender oil. Rinse your hair with it and leave for 15 minutes. This will make your hair shiny and fragrant, and treat dandruff as well.
I use lavender oil in some of my hair and skincare products. The benefits and the fragrance is a winner all around. Our ever so popular hair oil is created with lavender, rosemary & tea tree essential oils. Visit my site to see this and other amazing, natural products. www.islandkissez.com
Luffa also spelled Loofah, is a plant that is relative to the cucumber that produces large gourds that are fiberous internally. These fibers are dried and treated and is what becomes a luffa scrubber.
- Luffa is grown on vines.
- Luffa is a grown in the tropical and subtropical regions.
- When some species of luffa is about six inches long it can be eaten like a vegetable.
- Luffa seeds are sometimes pressed for the oil to cook with.
- When it is mature that’s when the spongy, fibrous material is formed.
With gentle circular movement the luffa aids in removing the dry, dead skin & helps with circulation which improves the look of your skin. It also sweeps away where bacteria and soil can collect.
It is important that you care for your loofah. Since this is an organic product, if this item is not cared for properly you can cause issues that may be harmful to yourself. Rinse your loofah after every use. Dry your loofah completely after every use. Sanitize your loofah at least once a week. You can place your loofah in a clean microwaveble bowl in some water and microwave for a few minutes to kill bacteria. You should replace your loofah at least every 3-4 weeks.
Exfoliating at least once a week is recommended to prevent over sloughing of the skin.
When you’re in your 20’s you become more conscientious of your beauty regime and the health of your skin. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin looking beautiful.
Exercise is not only good for building strength and muscles. It’s known to help benefit the skin the same way it does the bones and muscles. It helps strengthen and in some instances tightened the skin and helps with bettering your complexion.
Wash Your Face
Wash your face once or twice a day. Invest in quality products for your facial care. If you don’t know your skin type, get your skin tested so the products you’ll be using can work perfectly with your skin. Use products with natural ingredients. Wash off your makeup before going to bed. Our activated charcoal beauty bar is perfect for washing off what your face picks up during the day.
Use a moisturizer thats good for your skin type and has SPF included in it. Use sunscreen on your body for protection there also.
Concentrate on the beauty within as well as your exterior. Drink lots of water, 6-8 glasses to be exact. Water is your best friend darling.
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Show your hair some summer love by following these tips to keep your hair healthy & hydrated. Summertime is the hottest and driest season in most places. When you don’t show your hair love it will become brittle and start breaking off. Try doing protective styles such as braids, crotchet braids or even wearing head wraps. One of the most favorite items in our line is our Orange Peppermint Hair Oil. This oil has ingredients that seals in the moisture within your hair shaft when used along with a moisturizing product. An easy way to use this oil is by spritzing your hair with water or aloe vera juice then rub a quarter sized amount of oil into your palms to seal in the moisture. Quick and easy! Tell us what you haircare regime is like.
Soaking in a bath tea, salt soak or our milk bath will help with softening & detoxing your skin. Taking time to relax in a bath also helps with clearing your mind.
To keep your face blemish free, make sure you are changing your pillowcases at least once or twice a week.
Don’t forget to clean your makeup tools before using again. Doing this will prevent bacteria build ups & breakouts.
Exfoliate your body once a week with our body scrub to slough off dead skin. The wonderful ingredients will help brighten up your skin and give you a wonderful glow.
Moisturize from face to feet. I love using our fab body butters to moisturize my skin, they feel so amazing and brings out the beauty of your skin. For the face use a light moisturizer that is great for your skin type.
Hailing form the Caribbean, St. Croix USVI to be exact. I wanted to create fabulous scents that reminded me of the place where God wanted me to experience first. I didn’t want to create scents for Island Kissez just because everyone else had them or because they were “popular”. I intertwined scents that were tropically inspired and very much so desired. These scents that I mix sometimes remind me of sipping a fruit punch on the beach, which I did recently when I visited St. Croix in January. The rain pounding on our galvanized rooftops, the lime trees that we grew in our back yards, the mango trees that bent low enough for you to pick and enjoy immediately. The scent of guava trees wafting as the breezes blow and all of the other amazing scents the breezes offer you as it kisses your nostrils ever so gently.
One of the scent that I created that reminds me of this is my Beach Petals scent. Beach Petals is made with a zest of citrus, the sweet floral scent of jasmine and a splash of tropical fruitiness all mixed. It’s reminiscent of being on vacation sitting on a beach and inhaling all of the tropical goodness.
Calypso is like a tropical party in a jar. It’s a combination of mango, guava, coconut and other yummy smelling tropical scents all splashed together to create this musically, fruity smelling junction. In the caribbean Calypso is one of the many types of music that we listen to. The rhythmic sounds of the instrument makes you want to dance, just like our Calypso scent. Yesssss!!!
Citrus Mist is infused with a drop of lime a splash of cherry blossom and a tiny bit of other fruity scents. This is the scent that reminiscent of eating a cherry limeade fraco on a hot summer day. Franco for us in the islands is like shaved ice, Italian ice or snow cone elsewhere.
Spring Rain is infused with pomegranate, green tea and a light floral combination. This scent reminds me of course of beautiful, tropical rainy days. When the raindrops pour from the heavens and sprinkle onto the botanicals then releases the aromas in the air. How refreshing does that sound?
Divine is the delectable scent of apple with a nice earthy undertone. This scent reminds my of the rainforest. The very light scent of the apple scent and the earthy undertone smells like how the rainforest smells after the rain. Oh so fresh and clean.
These five scents are some of the first scents created since Island Kissez started five years ago! They are the all time favorite scents. What’s your favorite Island Kissez scent? Let me know in the comment section below or if you haven’t tried any yet they are waiting for you to try.