Have you ever looked into the sea buckthorn skin benefits? I’ve been growing up eating and using Sea buckthorn berry for medicinal purposes from the home-made remedies for the major part of my life. This small in size and bright in color superfruit boasts some of the most powerful properties you could ever get from or anywhere else.
Any day is a good opportunity to slow down and re-evaluate what we eat, what we wear on our skin, what we do for our heart and soul, and how our lifestyle effects our health overall.
Without further ado, here’s my list of the sea buckthorn skin benefits you can use in your skin care routine.
Sea Buckthorn Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Inside each Sea buckthorn berry with a tight outer skin lies the property that is the Key to any disease out there. This is an Anti-Infllammatory affect the produces enormous health benefits. Just look at this list of benefits for different systems and organs:
•Blood Fat Reducing
•Healthy Cholesterol Maintenance
The list can go on and on. But the effect is positively phenomenal.
Sea Buckthorn Boasts of Complete Omega Fatty Acids
It is a rare coincidence that Sea buckthorn is a host to a Complete Family of the Omegas: 3, 6, 9, including the rarest Omega-7 as well.
These Omega fatty acids have proven to maintain healthy cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, immune systems. Do you remember to eat a couple of servings of fish every week to get your Omega-3’s? In Sea buckthorn, you get it all in one seating!
The uniqueness of this small berry lies in high concentration of Omega-7 fatty acid, also known as Palmitoleic Acid. It maintains the integrity of the cell walls. That is why dermatologists love products with high concentrations of Omega-7!
Sea Buckthorn Homemade Face Mask
To capture the skin benefits of the sea buckthorn oil to the maximum, include sea buckthorn berries into your diet and make DIY skin masks.
Here’s an example of one of the easiest and affordable homemade face masks using sea buckthorn berries.
As our skin is a protective mechanism for the entire body, it is being bombarded with all kinds of pathogens and irritants around the clock.
For your Sea Buckthorn DIY Mask grab these ingredients:
– 1 Tbs Greek Yogurt or Aloe Vera gel (get a bottle of a good quality gel HERE, and it will last!)
– 1 Tbs Sea Buckthorn berries (mashed in a food processor, I use Vitamix)
Mix these two ingredients together and apply all over your face and décolleté if you can. Wash off with cool water after 10 minutes.
If you use Greek yogurt as a base for this face mask, the mask will dry up and form a thin crust on the skin. I use cool water to wash it off. The mask does not pull the skin or becomes uncomfortable on the face though.
If you like soft face masks, use Aloe Vera gel. Aloe vera is an excellent base for many DIY face masks.
Clearly, adding some tools like this easy homemade Sea Buckthorn Face Mask supports your skin structure and truly contributes to your anti-aging feel and look.
Check out this detailed post on Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine for Each Decade of Life.
Sea Buckthorn Is a Source To A Complex Network of Antioxidants
There are over 190 phytonutrients including all the Omegas-3,6,9 and rare Omega-7 inside sea buckthorn. One of the most fascinating elements, at least for me, is Superoxide Dismutase (SOD).
In fact, SOD is a super antioxidant that repairs cellular damage caused by free radicals. Therefore, it is an effective tool for age-related damage to the skin and tissues, such as wrinkles. SOD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and helps reduce inflammation in the body that can lead to fibromyalgia and gastrointestinal disorders, and a long list of other diseases and discomforts.
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