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Skincare Tip For Beauties In Their 40’s

Forty is the new 30 darling…….and if you’ve been maintaining your skin in your twenties and thirties you will see how beautiful your skin will be in your 40’s.  However at this stage in your life you will notice that you are experiencing some changes in your skin.  With hormonal changes you may experience drier skin. With proper care, this stage in life is when we are the most beautiful.

Glow Up

Every morning and evening wash your face with a gentle facial wash.  At least once a week you can use a gentle facial exfoliator to slough off dead skin.  Use a serum in the daytime that contains vitamins C & E.  In the evening use one that contains retinol & vitamin A.  One of the most important part of your regime is moisturizing.  Use a moisturizer that contains SPF protection so you don’t have to apply separately.  Look for those that says UVA & UVB protection with at least SPF 30 protection.  For bedtime choose a super moisturizing night cream or a facial oil. Oils such as argan and macula oils are know to be great to maintain the elasticity of the skin. To protect your gentle eye area use an eye cream.

Exercise

Its important to get plenty of exercise, eat well and stay hydrated. 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.

Diet

Your glow outside starts form within.  Foods that are hydrating & low processed are excellent for younger looking skin. Food with lots of antioxidants are perfect for your diet.  Try eating fruits like blueberries, blackberries and green vegetables. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day to remain hydrated.

Are you in your 40’s?  Tell  us your regime.

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Gloria said: “I believe life isn’t over until it’s over and anyone can be anything they wish. Live well but humbly. Be kind but strong. Always give your best in anything you do. As women we are the salt of the earth and our families are our legacies.”

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Kissez of Nature-Honey

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.

Moisturize

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.

Haircare

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.

Skin Damage

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!

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Kissez of Nature-Luffa

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 facts:

  • 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.

Body benefits:

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.

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Skincare Tips For Beauties In Their 20’s

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.

 Work Out

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.

Glow Up

Use a moisturizer thats good for your skin type and has SPF included in it.  Use sunscreen on your body for protection there also.

Hydrate

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.

Are you in your 20’s?  Tell us you regime.

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Fab Tips For Glowing Skin

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.

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Scents of my Island

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.

 

 

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Kissez of Nature-Beeswax

Beeswax is a natural emulsifier that infuses skin creams, facial & lip care products with the delicate rich scent of honey while sealing in moisture. It covers skin with a light protective layer that allows the skin to breathe. When beeswax is added to body care products it melds perfectly with oils, butters and water allowing the ingredients to mix perfectly. Not only does beeswax allow oils, butters and water to mix, it adds healing, soothing and deep moisturizing properties to these skin care products.

Moisturizing Benefits Of Beeswax

When the seasons change the body can go through a lot of changes also.  Beeswax protects the skin from the drying and damaging effects of these environmental changes. The wax is quite soft & pliable, seals in moisture and keeps harmful pollutants and irritants off of the body & out of your pores.  At the same time, it penetrates deeply into the skin for long lasting, penetrating moisture. When skin cells are well moisturized, they plump up creating smooth skin and reducing visible wrinkles.

Acne: The effectiveness of beeswax for acne treatment and control is well known. It has strong antiseptic, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties that are effective in the treatment of acne. Beeswax contains vitamin A, which is an added advantage in the treatment of acne. It is also an excellent skin softener and emollient that helps maintain a smooth skin texture after acne elimination. A combination of non-comedogenic skin care products, diet, and exercise is the best way to control and prevent acne. Non-comedogenic products contain ingredients that are non clogging for the pores.

Dry skin: The ability of beeswax to lock in moisture has made it an important ingredient in a variety of lotions and creams for treating dry skin. Its rich vitamin A content and emollient properties help in the healthy development of skin cells. It is a natural moisturizer that not only treats dry skin, but also helps prevent it.

Eczema: Beeswax is a great treatment for skin ailments like eczema that cause an itchy skin rash. Eczema is a common skin ailment especially during the colder months that results in extremely dry skin. A mixture of beeswax, olive oil, and honey is effective in relieving the symptoms of eczema as well as psoriasis. The medicinal properties of beeswax help in reducing eczema inflammation and prevent further infection.

Lip care: The natural moisturizers in beeswax make it a good balm for the lips. You can easily treat cracked or chapped lips with the help of topical beeswax applications. Lip balms can be made by combining beeswax with vitamin E oil, coconut oil, honey, and essential oils etc.

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are common during pregnancy, because of weight gain, weight loss or other natural occurrences. You can combine beeswax with an array of oils, vitamin E oil, and several butters especially cocoa butter to prepare a natural remedy for preventing and treating stretch marks.

Beeswax is the business!!!

Check out our selection of body butter that contains locally sourced beeswax.

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Easy Strawberry Facial Mask

Sometimes we get so busy we forget to treat ourselves to a much-needed pampering facial. Well here’s a very easy recipe you can create with items from your kitchen.
What you will need: 2-3 fresh strawberries-1 tablespoon honey
In a bowl, mash the strawberries until smooth. Add the honey and mix together. Use clean hands or a sanitized makeup brush to apply the mixture over your face avoiding the eye area. If you have any extra mask left apply to your neck area. Sit back and relax with the mask on your face for 15-30 minutes. (Longer if you have time) Wash the mask off with warm water. Use this mask once or twice a week.
*Bonus* If you want gentle exfoliation add about two teaspoons of brown sugar to your mixture.
Not only does this mask feel good, it has some great benefits from the wonderful ingredients used to create it.
Strawberries
*Improve Complexion
*Cleanses to skin and prevent acne
*Protects the skin from UV damage
*Have anti-aging properties
*Tones the skin
Honey
*Absorbs and retains moisture
*Have anti-aging properties
*Have antioxidant & antimicrobial properties
*Brings out your natural glow
*Antibacterial properties help with treating acne
Brown Sugar
*Contains glycolic acid that fights bacteria
*Scrubs away dead cells to create a healthy glow
*Natural humectant, absorbs moisture from the environment and deposits into your skin
*Guards your skin from destructive toxins
Now go ahead and get that amazing homemade glow!