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.
With every new year comes a chance to reflect on things you’ve done well and areas that still have room for improvement. We love the new year and the fresh start it offers when trying to become a better person than we’ve been in the past. If you feel the same way, you’re probably thinking about new year goals. We’ve compiled a quick list of new year goals to consider that may help you to jumpstart your self-improvement journey. Keep reading to get some ideas on ways to enhance your life by improving your health, relationships, and mental state.
1. Get More Sleep
Getting quality sleep can do a world of good for your health, mental state, and happiness levels. Doctors usually recommend adults shoot for an average of 8 hours of sleep e
ach night, but some people may need slightly more or less. Find your sweet spot and commit to sleeping the full amount you need each night in order to feel rested. You can drift off more quickly by avoiding screens and having a wind-down ritual.
2. Put a Smile On
Smiling when you’re not in the mood may seem silly, but there’s great power in simply turning up the corners of your mouth. This is the ultimate “fake it ‘til you make it” situation, where the act of smiling can actually enhance your mood until you feel like smiling on your own. Smiling also makes you seem more approachable, friendly, and likable, so you may improve your relationships with those around you—or even start a new one.
3. Take a Nutritional Supplement
Whether you’re the biggest health nut on the block or a junk-food lover, nutritional supplements can do big things for your health. Find supplements to meet your individual health needs. For example, those looking to lower bad cholesterol or repair intestinal lining should consider taking SIBU’s Omega 7 Support Soft Gels.
4. Meet Up with Friends
Research shows that face-to-face contact with friends is important for our health, and can even help us live longer. These benefits aren’t replicated when we interact with friends through social media and texting, though, so you’ll need to socialize with friends in person to truly reap the benefits. Plan a weekly lunch date, standing monthly movie night, or some other activity to ensure you’re getting facetime with those who lift your spirits.
5. Put Down Your Phone
Smartphone addiction is harming our society in big ways. As we just mentioned, phones are no substitute for human interaction. They’re hurting relationships by detaching us from others, and even from our selves. When we replace moments of boredom with a scroll through our phone, we lose time for self-reflection and creativity. So, carve out phone-free time each day or week. As an idea, have “screen-free Sunday” or charge your phone outside of your bedroom.
6. Slowly Swap Out Unhealthy Foods
We’ve all been there—year after year you make an ambitious goal to lose 20 pounds, stop eating sugar, or quit fast food. But year after year, that goal has gone out the window by February. This year, make a goal you can stick to and slowly start swapping out unhealthy foods for more nutritious choices. You may not be able to quit sugar for life, but you can switch to desserts made with natural sugar cane or honey. And you may not stop going through the drive-through anytime soon, but you can start ordering a lower-calorie option.
Start Working Toward Your Goals Today
There’s no time like the present to get started on your goals. After reading this list of New Year goals to consider, take the steps you need to becoming a better you in 2019. By recording your goals and making a plan of action, you’ll be sure to get off on the right foot to achieve the goals you have in mind. And if you’re looking to improve your health, buy SIBU Omega 7 Support Soft Gels.
Buckle up beauty lovers and get ready to amp up your immune system and arrive at your destination energized, beautified and glowing. These are your travel beauty essentials….
I absolutely love traveling. It feeds my soul, however being in a cabin for hours with circulating air (and some humans that have yet to master the art of covering ones mouth when they cough or sneeze), can test our immune system and our patience….namaste. So today the focus is on pre flight prep and in flight beauty companions.
I’ve been taking shots of SIBU Beauty Omega-7 Pure as I prepare to fly across the Atlantic. Yes I do take this super berry year round, however prior to flying I actually do a few shots a day. Sea Buckthorn (the source of omega 7) is a powerful antioxidant and fights inflammation. It beautifies by supporting healthy skin, hair and nails; I see the glow in my skin from this internal moisturizer and my hair is more lustrous. Flying can dry out our skin so this is a great preflight boost. Talking of shots I can’t get enough of the rehab shot from Juice Press (this is a New York thing, however for my beauty lovers outside of NY it’s easy to make at home). The rehab shot consists of organic ginger, lemon and cayenne and it works wonders! I take one a day for a week, especially prior to long haul flights. When flying for work I have to arrive ready to go and these pre-flight boosts help.
From Super-berries to super-mushrooms….nature has you covered. I am a huge lover of medicinal mushrooms. My favorite is Host Défense, please read the story behind Host Defense as they take their mushrooms seriously and their passion for what they do is inspiring (www.hostdefense.com). I’ve recently rediscovered the power of Reishi. First of all it hydrates dry, sensitive skin, perfect for flying. A fabulous internal moisturizer and remember the ultimate beauty treatments are what we put inside our body. Let’s all shout it out together – “beauty from the inside out baby”. Major bonus points include promoting hair growth and improving the elasticity and tone of your skin, slowing down the aging process and leaving you with clear, glowing skin…que the music “young forever……” I hear you Beyoncé and Jay Z….Hold up there’s more…..Reishi’s anti-Inflammatory, anti- microbial, anti-allergenic and anti-histamines properties eases skin problems such as rashes, insect bites, sunburn and wounds. So a great travel companion. For flying I’m taking the liquid option as many germs enter through the mouth and this is a great barrier….you can’t sit with us. There are so many incredible benefits to this mushroom….I can not recommended it enough.
I’m a lover of ginger and turmeric so when I recently discovered the two made love and became one in the form of My Kind Organics extra strength Turmeric I smiled. Turmeric again is a great year round herb as it’s benefits are endless and it’s a superpower for the immune system. However it is particularly good for traveling because of its natural anti inflammatory power that dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body. Combined with ginger, which supports the digestive system, this is the dynamic duo for traveling.
We’re strong. We’re ready. Let’s fly. So who deserves the privilege of flying with us. Certainly the SIBU Beauty Sea Berry Seed Oil for it’s multitude of uses. Not only as a nourishing face oil but for any cuts or dry skin (think cuticles, elbows, knees). It is a very healing oil. The Organic Pure Luxe Oil is a must have for layering. This is my go to Face Oil. A detailed breakdown is in the Fall Beauty Essentials.
I love love love face sprays. The way a face spray refreshes you after flying is everything. I can feel my skin awakening and drinking the benefits of the Alteya’s organic Bulgarian Rose Water face spray. It is so deeply hydrating. And the ultimate moisturizer SkinFood by Weleda. There is only one skinfood….don’t be fooled by wannabes. I also now take SIBU Beauty Face and body bar when I travel for the hotel. As I love how this bar keeps my skin moisturized.
Wherever your travels take you….enjoy the journey…spread love on your way and create cherished memories. As my daddy always told me, “this is life – not a dress rehearsal”.
These are just a few of my in flight beauty secrets. Stay tuned for part 2…
As we get older our bodies naturally age. Part of that aging process is that our skin loses elasticity, sags, and forms wrinkles, especially around our face, neck, and chest. There are many factors that can affect your skin and keep it from looking as firm as it did when you were younger, including sun damage, collagen loss, and more. Thankfully, there are skin tightening home remedies for your face that don’t require painful or invasive procedures and can combat the most visible signs of aging.
Most women are eager to learn how to tighten facial skin, but before we delve into skin tightening home remedies for the face, let’s quickly review why our skin develops wrinkles and loses firmness to begin with.
Why Does Skin Lose Its Tightness as You Age?
As we get older our skin loses firmness and begins to sag. Our smile lines get deeper, crow’s feet forms around our eyes, and even our neck and chest feel the effects of gravity. The reason our skin reacts this way is due to several factors including slower collagen synthesis, uneven fat distribution, weakened connective tissues, excessive sun exposure, weight loss, and pregnancy. Let’s delve into each of those a bit more.
As you start to age you might look in the mirror and notice that your cheeks aren’t quite as full as they used to be, or that your skin has become looser and more wrinkled in some areas. This is because our bodies don’t process collagen, which increases skin elasticity, as quickly as it used to when you were younger.
When you were young you were probably more concerned about getting a good tan and having fun outside than protecting your skin from future aging. However, excessive sun exposure can actually make you age faster. Too much sunlight damages the collagen in your skin and causes premature wrinkles and sagging skin on your body. So don’t skip your daily sunscreen!
Collagen loss is also responsible for weakening the connective tissues in your body as you age. These tissues are necessary for supporting your bones and cartilage as well as the surrounding skin—which also droops as connective tissue weakens.
While many women are constantly battling the bulge, fat plays a large role in giving you a youthful appearance. When you’re young, your body fat is pretty evenly distributed under your skin, but as you age it clumps together and starts to sag. Yes, even your fat will one day give in to gravity.
Pregnancy and Weight Loss
Both rapid weight gain and rapid weight loss can lead to sagging skin. This is very common during pregnancy because women tend to gain a significant amount of weight (especially around their belly) and then lose it very quickly once they’ve had their baby. While it would be nice if your body just snapped back into shape once the weight is gone, skin isn’t quite that elastic, and sagging skin is often left behind even after you’ve lost your baby weight.
While aging is a natural process you can’t reverse, that doesn’t mean you can’t slow it down. Here are 10 amazing skin tightening home remedies for your face.
1. Aloe Vera
One of the best skin tightening home remedies for your face is aloe vera. There’s no risk in using aloe vera because it is all natural and very gentle on your skin. It’s also incredibly convenient because you can grow it right in your own home. Aloe vera contains vitamin E, which helps your immune system and protects your cells from damage. This is great, but the real star of the show is the malic acid it contains. Malic acid improves skin elasticity, moisturizes, and best of all increases collagen production in your skin to keep you looking youthful.
Aloe vera is also one of the simplest skin tightening home remedies for your face because all you need is an aloe vera leaf to get started. Simply squeeze out the desired amount of aloe vera gel and apply it your face and neck. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes, then rinse your face with lukewarm water to remove the residue, pat dry, and you’re done. If you want to step it up, you can mix 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, honey, or both into 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel to make a face mask.
2. Coconut Oil
You might have eaten this yummy skin tightening home remedy, but did you know it can also tighten your facial skin? Coconut oil works because it contains natural antioxidants, antifungals, and vitamin E that work to prevent skin damage while simultaneously moisturizing and soothing your skin.
The best way to tighten face skin with coconut oil is to massage a teaspoon of oil into your skin before bedtime and leave it on while you sleep. You can do this every night to get the most from your coconut oil routine.
3. Egg Whites
Delicious to eat and even better for your skin, eggs have been used to lessen the appearance of wrinkles since Elizabethan times. Egg whites are great for your skin because they contain proteins for collagen production and fats that help naturally lift and tighten your face skin. If you have large pores, egg whites will be your best friend because part of their tightening effect is to reduce the size of your pores, giving your skin a smoother look.
Using egg whites to tighten face skin is simple. Take one or two egg whites and whisk until slightly frothy, then apply to the face with a clean makeup brush. Apply two even coats and allow the egg whites to dry for about 15-20 minutes or until the egg whites look matte instead of shiny. Rinse with water and pat dry. If you want, you can even add honey to your egg white mask. Honey adds vitamin C and moisture to the mix for an added boost.
4. Regular Exercise
Building muscle while you exercise is one way to help prevent sagging skin on the body. Tight and firm muscles under your skin make skin look firmer. While exercise is beneficial for the entire body, there are different anti-aging exercises you can do to build facial muscles that give the appearance of tightened face skin. Make sure you’re gentle with your facial skin as pulling on it can cause more sagging if you’re not careful.
This simple, yet effective skin tightening home remedy for the face works because lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts collagen in the skin and helps fight free radicals that cause aging. Boosting collagen and fighting free radicals also helps your skin recover faster from stretch marks and scarring and makes it look smoother overall.
To use lemon to tighten face skin, simply juice a lemon and apply it your face with a cotton ball. Allow the lemon juice to soak in for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with water and pat dry. If you have sensitive skin, you can dilute your lemon juice with water and apply it in the same manner. Additionally, you can add lemon to any other face mask you have for additional vitamin C.
6. Olive Oil
Good for your insides and outsides, olive oil has been used since Egyptian times to moisturize, clean, and fight bacteria. Even the Minoans used olive oil as a cleanser for their bodies. While the Egyptians and Minoans might not have known the science behind why olive oil was so good for them, today we know that olive oil contains vitamin E and antioxidants that improve the appearance of and tighten face skin.
The best time to use olive oil is right after you’ve showered because your skin is primed to absorb the oil. Try massaging the oil into your face and body in place of your regular body and face lotion.
7. Coffee Grounds
Good news—your coffee habit may have another bright side besides waking you up each morning! Save those coffee grounds from your morning cup of joe and use it in the evening to tighten face skin. You might not have realized it, but your coffee grounds can be used to make an amazing facial scrub that not only smooths out wrinkles and eliminates dead skin, but also contains antioxidants that fight aging and make you look younger. Plus, the caffeine in coffee can do a lot to brighten up your skin and make it look more vibrant.
To make your coffee scrub you’ll need ¼ cup of coffee grounds, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, ¼ cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of liquid coconut oil. Mix it all together and gently massage it into your skin. You can use it on your face, neck, chest, or anywhere else you need some extra exfoliation or skin firming benefits.
8. Sea Buckthorn Berry
One of the best skin tightening home remedies for the face is sea buckthorn berry. Although it’s small, this berry packs a big punch. Sea buckthorn berry is effective because it contains Omega 7, which promotes collagen production, as well as 190 other bioactive compounds. All of these benefits work together to help heal skin from sun damage, soothe sensitive skin, firm and tighten skin, reduce wrinkle appearance, and decrease stress on your skin that leads to early aging.
Oh so yummy and oh so good for your skin. While you’ve probably never considered smearing yogurt on your face, yogurt contains some skin tightening properties that makes it a great skin tightening home remedy for the face. The main anti-aging benefit of yogurt comes from the lactic acid found in this creamy milk product. When applied to your face, the lactic acid shrinks your pores, making skin appear tighter and smoother as a result.
To give it a try, add 2 drops of lime juice to 2 tablespoons of yogurt and smear it on your face, neck, and chest. Take 10 minutes to massage the mixture into your skin and then let it sit for about 5 minutes so all the goodness can soak in. Rinse it off and pat dry. Voila—you’re skin is looking great.
Another delicious addition to our list is also a great skin toner and skin tightening home remedy for the face. Cucumber has the benefit of being both cheap and incredibly gentle on sensitive skin. It can also be used daily to hydrate skin, reduce puffiness, tighten pores, and gently tone the skin.
There are a few different ways you can use cucumber to tighten face skin, including juicing the cucumber in a blender and straining it. You can then apply just the juice to your face and neck with a simple cotton ball. Rinse when dry. Another option is to skip the straining step above and just apply the blended cucumber directly to your face. Rinse, and pat dry after letting it sit for 15 minutes. Finally, you can also make a cucumber mask by getting together a few additional ingredients. For your mask you’ll need 2 tablespoons of your cucumber juice, 1 egg white, and 3 drops of vitamin E oil or Sea Berry Seed Oil. Use a clean makeup brush to apply the mixture to your skin. After 15 minutes, wash, and pat your skin dry to remove the mask.
Now that you know how to tighten face skin at home, go ahead and give these skin tightening home remedies for the face a try. Find your favorite home remedies and learn more about how to reduce the signs of premature aging with SIBU’s blog. We have tons of health and beauty tips to help you live a better life today.
There is nothing better than spending the day at a day spa being pampered. Salt scrubs, massages, facials . . . the list of goes on and on. But if a day at the spa isn’t exactly in your budget, don’t worry. Planning a DIY spa day is easy and so much fun!
An at-home spa day might seem like it would take a lot of planning and work. But pampering yourself in the comfort of your own home couldn’t be easier and more inexpensive. Why pay hundreds of dollars when you can get the same luxurious DIY spa experience at home?
What do you love most about going to the spa? Is it the low lighting? The soft music? The fluffy towels? Yes, yes and yes! Day spas are well known for creating an atmosphere of relaxation and you can achieve that same atmosphere at home during your DIY spa day. Here are a few things to have on hand:
Nice towels – Invest in some soft, thick towels you can use during your at-home spa day. You don’t have to spend a lot to get some nice towels that will leave you feeling totally pampered.
Bathrobe – Skip the yoga pants and instead, opt for a nice soft bathrobe. You’ll be able to totally relax and enjoy your DIY spa without worrying about getting your clothes dirty.
Add something green – Bring a vase full of flowers or a nice green plant into your DIY spa. They are nice to look at and can help you connect with nature.
Create a relaxing playlist – Set your phone to do not disturb and put on your most relaxing playlist. It will help you feel better and set the perfect DIY spa feel.
Cucumber and fruit water – Add a glass pitcher filled with ice cold water, cucumber slices and your favorite fruit and some pretty glasses to your DIY spa day. Sit back and relax while sipping your favorite fruity water. Don’t forget to add a splash of Omega-7 Blend to make it even healthier.
Exfoliation is a great way to rejuvenate your body from head to toe and an essential part of any DIY spa day. Using simple ingredients at home like oatmeal, coconut oil, coffee grounds, sugar, and essential oils, you can great a great smelling, exfoliating scrub that will leave your skin looking and feeling like a million bucks. Here are a few of our favorites for your own DIY spa day:
Coffee Scrub – Mix 1 cup of used coffee grounds with 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup of melted coconut oil and a few drops of Sea Berry Seed Oil until they are combined. Store in a glass jar with a lid. Keep it by the shower and use it to make every day feel like an at-home spa day.
Brown Sugar Scrub – Mix 1 cup of brown sugar with 1 cup of raw oatmeal, 1 cup of olive oil, and a few drops of SIBU Luxe Oil until combined. Apply the mixture and rub in slow circles all over your skin while standing over a towel. Once you scrub of the majority of the scrub, jump in the shower and rinse the rest off. Try to get as much off your skin before you shower so you don’t clog up the pipes with the oatmeal.
Hydration for Your Skin
When your skin is feeling dry, a DIY spa day can be just the ticket. After exfoliating your skin, be sure to apply some deep moisturizing products like the SIBU Miracle Stick, the Moisturizing Body Cream, or your own body butter, whipped up with this easy recipe:
Melt equal parts of shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes until it starts to set up slightly. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils (we love adding Sea Buckthorn Fruit or Seed Oil) and whip the mix until it thickens to a butter consistency. Store in an airtight jar and apply as often as needed.
Creating your own spa treatments is not only financially smart but it’s better for your skin as well. Feel free to experiment with these recipes and switch things up until you get it the way you like it.
Free of chemicals and preservatives, DIY spa products can help you feel pampered without the hefty price tag. SIBU has a wide variety of amazing products for your whole body, including sea buckthorn, that will make your DIY spa day a regular occurrence.
Happy September beauty lovers…..I hope you all had a fulfilling summer and feel refreshed and ready for the new season. For summer 2018 I was the face of the holistic skincare brand SIBU…. as the model I also shared my experience with the products.
So today I’m giving you a detailed look into the three products that had the most impact on my skin. SIBU is in sync with how I live and approach beauty and so it was a joy to be the face of this nourishing skincare.
Let’s start on the inside….
My approach to beauty is from the inside out and so I have to tell you about the superpower Omega-7 Juice Blend. For glowing skin and lustrous hair this is what you need. Who is omega 7? Oh she’s the goddess of glow. A little history on the source of omega 7. The Turkestanica Sea Berry (sea buckthorn) is an omega 7 powerhouse unmatched in its nutrient profile. Packed with over 190 bioactive compounds. It thrives in the extreme alpine environment of the Himalayan Highlands. It is a fascinating berry and I encourage you to discover more through their blog.
So what are the specific benefits I hear you ask…. I experienced an obvious extra glow in my skin and noticeable improvement in my skin tone and texture, my hair shined, my immune system definitely felt stronger and this is a powerful free radical scavenger (get those free radicals!), and it’s great for your heart (whatever age, our heart deserves non stop support for all its work and love). I have a shot every morning and also one a few hours before bed. Perfect for now, when the body needs extra support as the seasons kiss and say goodbye.
Now that our inside is nourished and supporting our skin, let’s talk serum. This is the best serum I’ve ever used. I’m addicted. My skin tone has never looked better. It’s season-less , so after using it all summer, I will be using it throughout the autumn and winter. I use the Hydrating Face Serum in the morning and evening. As my regular beauty essentials lovers know, I’m all about layering my skincare, especially in the cooler months. I apply this on clean skin, patting it gently into my face and neck. I let it absorb for 30-60 seconds before applying the Luxe Face Oil.
This serum is a protective barrier not only against the elements (although it does not replace spf) but also against the pollution our skin has to endure daily in the city…..smooth, radiant, firm, glowing skin. Yes please!
Luxury skincare never felt so good. The Organic Luxe Face Oil is superior in its results. My skin drinks this up and as a thank you gives me a pop pow glow. Are you sitting down? You should be, as the guest list of oils is impressive:
Argan Oil – hydrating
Sunflower Oil – age and wrinkle protection provided by vitamin E
Rosehip Oil (one of my favorite oils) – vitamin A & C protect against toxins/oxidation
Lavender Oil – calming and clarifying for the complexion
Sea Buckthorn Oil (the queen) – super hydrating, antibacterial, antimicrobial. I use this morning and night!
This 1 fl oz bottle of pure luxe is my in flight companion and work colleague for on set if my skin needs a moisture boost. It is the ultimate in luxury skincare. Luxury is quality and quality are products that feed your skin with clean ingredients that nourish it. What you put on your body goes in your body.
So turn your glow all the way up…..more….more….more….yeah! Let’s glow together as we transition into the new season…..
Emma is represented by Expressions Models.
Contact Greer at [email protected] Blog post credit: https://www.beautyandfashiontech.com
“Common sense and empirical knowledge stand the test of time,” says Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. and director of neurology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. When a 2,000-year-old box of Roman beauty cream was discovered to contain a sophisticated mixture rivaling today’s top cosmetics, it seemed like there wasn’t a better time to return to the techniques of those who came before us.
Today, practicality continues to test our curiosity. With manufactured beauty products rife with preservatives, faux fragrances, and inaccurate ingredient labels, there hasn’t been a better time to take your health into your own hands and go all au naturel with your beauty regimen.
Humans have known about the rejuvenativeand nutritious qualities of sea buckthorn for quite some time—since the ancient Tibetan book of healing arts known as Sibu Yi Dian thirteen centuries ago, in fact. Practices using sea buckthorn spread into Europe, Pakistan, and Central Asia, with the cultivation of this plant only recently reaching North America.
Sea buckthorn is a hardy fruit that thrives in cold, dry regions. This harsh climate has produced a plant rich in antioxidants, palmitoleic acid (a compound scientists believe is capable of boosting skin health), Omega 7s (a critical essential fat), and over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients. Ancient uses have seen it consumed for cardiovascular and blood health; even the conqueror Genghis Khan was documented to use this plant to keep troops and horses healthy on his quest to take over the world.
When it isn’t being added to teas, syrups, and juices to promote health, sea buckthorn is used topically to protect against sun damage, rejuvenate skin, and enhance the body’s ability to retain moisture, among many other benefits.
Milk & Honey
The combination of milk and honey has been used since Cleopatra practiced it on her own skin. Her baths using milk, honey, and olive oil contained ingredients we use in facial treatments and spas today.
Honey has long been known for its antibacterial properties and soothing effects. Milk, meanwhile, has traditionally been praised for its nutritious properties, providing vitamins, calcium, protein, and lactic acid. When the two are paired together, these properties are only enhanced, resulting in a mixture that gives the skin a healthy glow.
Besides luxurious baths of milk and honey, Cleopatra also helped make rose water famous before the Roman Empire was even established.
Rose water is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and rich mix of antioxidants. It is used to both soothe and tone skin with the extra benefit of keeping skin moisturized. This results in a mixture suitable for sensitive skin that can curb acne, maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, and help neutralize free radicals harming your skin.
Using These Ancient Beauty Secrets
If there’s a downside to ancient, natural beauty techniques to keep you healthy and glowing, it’s the price. Buying high-quality oils and products that contain all the nutrients you need means you have to find a seller you can trust. SIBU has invested its research into producing and exporting the highest quality sea buckthorn to the U.S. and offers its products at an affordable price.
Who doesn’t want to have healthy, beautiful hair? The problem we face is that no one’s hair is exactly the same. Even when some people find a great shampoo that seems to work for years, our bodies can mysteriously render familiar formulas suddenly ineffective. Luckily for all of us, however, there are some tried and true tips for how to grow long, healthy hair.
Turning Down the Heat
You may have seen those shocking videos of girls using hair wands and accidentally frying off a piece of their own hair. Heat damage is a real thing, and while it usually isn’t quite so dramatic, curling irons, straighteners, and even blow dryers can be a constant culprit in weakening and damaging your hair. Difficult as it may be to avoid using such styling tools, reducing the number of times you use them during the week can go a long way in giving your hair time to recover.
Using Oil Treatments
Natural oils can go a long way in conditioning, nurturing, and healing your hair. Rosemary in particular is great for promoting more blood circulation in your scalp, which in turn helps nourish your hair. Once you have an oil of your choice (jojo oil and coconut oil, among others, are great for this use), you can massage it into your scalp and hair and leave it in for a few hours (or even overnight). Once you rinse it out, you’ll find that your hair already feels softer and richer.
Finding Great Shampoo
Every shampoo bottle you pick up will claim to be the most nourishing, hair-beautifying, and cleansing formula created just for you. While the sentiment certainly sells, what matters most are the ingredients within each bottle. Knowing how to take care of your hair means avoiding ingredients like sulfates, artificial fragrances, and salts, which will help you select products that don’t strip your hair or irritate your scalp.
One of the most popular and cheap methods of keeping your hair clean and fresh is using diluted apple cider vinegar. About two tablespoons mixed in a cup of water is a decent proportion. Once you’ve shampooed and conditioned your hair, you can pour the rinse over your hair and leave it in to keep your hair soft and shiny.
Perhaps one of the most simple and obvious of tips, keeping your hair free of split ends helps you avoid both snarls and increasingly damaged hair. While you might sacrifice a tiny bit of length, trimming your hair every three to four months will help keep your hair smooth and healthy.
There’s no one solution to perfect hair, but there are many different methods to try until you find something for you. SIBU can also help hair growth by providing oils and nutrients like our Omega-7 Soft Support Gels to keep you nourished. You can learn more about our sea buckthorn products by reading about the oils we provide. There’s one thing you can be sure of: this is not your mother’s hair care! For even more beauty tips, you can also visit our blog.