July 19, 2011
Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Sea Buckthorn
When it comes to healthy glowing skin and shiny hair, my quest to learn never seems to end. One of the superfoods that I really love in the pursuit of good skin and hair is Sea Buckthorn. A few years ago, I was looking for all natural shampoos and I started to read about the great benefits of Sea Buckthorn, for renewing shine and strengthening hair. The more I read, the more I realized that for healthy skin, Sea Buckthorn belonged in the mix as well. An orange berry used medicinally in Asia and Europe for hundreds of years, as a superfood it can boost the immune system, help fight fatigue and boost energy. When used topically on the skin, it has been proven to play a key role in healing and rejuvenating the skin. The essential fatty acids and antioxidants it contains are potent skin protectors and healers. The most interesting fact I learned is that it has been studied for it's ability to retard the process of skin maturation by improving the skin's metabolism. It has also been proven to promote skin cell regeneration and repair, which is a very difficult thing to do. I've been using a facial oil by Evanhealy that I love and recommend with Sea Buckthorn. Weleda, makes a great body oil and hand cream as well. Lately there are tons of products hitting the market from creams to serums with Sea Buckthorn in them that can easily be added into your usual skin routine. This stuff is definitely worth looking into and here's a site with lots of interesting facts and even more benefits.