Eczema and acne are two of the most common skin conditions on a global scale. In the U.S. alone, over 31 million people are battling eczema, and there are almost twice this amount of people with acne. Both conditions can cause embarrassment and discomfort, yet can be resistant to many treatments.
Moreover, those with sensitive skin can find that common ingredients in acne treatments (such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide) can cause irritation or be excessively drying on skin. Many dermatologists and patients are therefore turning to natural yet effective ways to fight these conditions and one of the most successful by far, are products derived from a deciduous plant known as sea buckthorn.
Sea Buckthorn has an Abundance of Powerful Active Ingredients
A 2017 study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease has found that sea buckthorn oil, derived from the fruits and seeds of the sea buckthorn shrub, is rich in active ingredients that can help with eczema and acne. Active ingredients are big in skincare these days, since they go beyond the temporary, ‘feel good’ effect of most commercial products.
*** Some of sea buckthorn’s most potent elements include fatty acids (which combat dryness without blocking the pores), unique fatty acids like Omega 7 (which regenerates skin) and Omega 3, and elements which improve blood circulation, thus enabling skin to repair itself.
Sea Buckthorn Curtails Excessive Oil Production
One of the reasons for acne breakouts is an excessive production of sebum, which bacteria can feed on and which can cause the blockage of pores. A 2010 study published in the Journal of Pharmacy & BioAllied Sciences looked at the effects that skincare made with sea buckthorn could have on oily skin. In the study, one group of participants were treated with a 1% fruit-obtained sea buckthorn cream, while a second group was treated with cream without sea buckthorn.
*** Researchers found that the first group with sea buckthorn enjoyed significantly less sebum secretion, indicating the usefulness of this natural product for treating oily and acne-prone skin.
Sea Buckthorn Products for Beautiful Skin
If eczema and/or acne are plaguing you, SIBU has various products that can help quell symptoms. These include their polishing facial cleanser (to clear out pores) followed by Nourishing Face Cream for effective daily moisture, or Moisturizing Body Cream for the body. It may seem surprising, but often, the reason why skin produces too much sebum, is that it is dehydrated, and oil gland try to compensate through increased oil production.
Both eczema and acne need to be treated on a daily basis if you want to keep outbreaks and flare-ups at bay. A gentle cleansing and moisturizing treatment comprising products with sea buckthorn will boost your chances of smooth, problem-free skin.
*** Science has shown that this ingredient does actually make a difference, which is good news for those with resistant skin problems.