Skin Care

Sea Buckthorn Oil Benefits

The sea buckthorn oil is gaining much popularity nowadays for its remarkable range of therapeutic properties! Sea buckthorn refers to a thorny shrub being cultivated in sandy oil and close to the streams along the European Atlantic coasts and Asia. In Asia, it has been tagged as the ‘Holy Fruit of the Himalayas’ because it has been used as a traditional medicine for various ailments since centuries. Interestingly, robust medicinal properties exist in almost all parts of the shrub – leaves, fruits, flowers, and seeds.

The flowers and leaves are widely used to heal skin rashes, sunburns, and inflammation. This is mainly because the leaves are full of vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals. The fruit berries of the shrub are useful in preventing skin infections, decelerating the aging process, enhancing vision. The seed or fruit oil is also effective in healing asthma, high cholesterol, and angina. It has been proved that the oil works as an antioxidant as well as an expectorant. When it comes to taking care of the skin, the sea buckthorn oil has proven its effectiveness in several actions: Triggering anti-aging wonders, combating free radicals for slowing the aging process, restoring the aging skin to normal, boosting cellular regeneration, forming collagen, softening the skin, reducing wrinkles, and improving texture.

According to Dr. Oz, sea buckthorn oil is ‘super skin food’ as it is the hub of 190 bioactive agents that aim at nourishing your body from both within and outside. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as phytosterols and flavonoids; which boost skin rejuvenation by triggering the anti-aging process.

The oil, usually produced from the berry fruit, also contains vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoid, and beta-carotene; all of which aid in accelerating skin repair along with healing of skin burns, lesions, abrasions, and eczema. It is also believed to slay down the Human Demodex parasite, the common and hidden cause of worsening skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, and rosacea.

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