How To Avoid Sunspots

In our 20’s we’re often negligent. In our 30’s awareness creeps in, and by our 40’s we’re manning the battle stations.What’s the issue? Sunspots! Sun related hyperpigmentation is a long-term endeavor. Early and ongoing prevention is essential. So if the sun is our enemy, what are we to do?

Live in a cave and only come out at night? Vampires unite!

Wrap up like a mummy before leaving the house? The zombie apocalypse has nothing on you.

On a more practical note, you can actively minimize exposure and skin damage with strategic planning and skincare.

Sun Sense

10 am – 4 pm are the witching hours for UV rays. Try to avoid the sun during these times. This is a general guideline. These hours can be extended based on length of day and altitude. Walk on the shady side of the street. Trees, canopies, and awnings are your friends. But whom are we kidding? Beaches and swimming pools are calling and who can resist their siren song in the summertime?

Let’s face it. We are going to pursue adventures in the great outdoors. Be sure to bring your shade with you by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection are a must for your eyes.

If you want to go the extra mile there is clothing with light waves and breath-ability that offer UV protection. It can even be worn while playing in the water. Nearly clear window tinting is available and will block 99% of UV rays. Much of our exposure is due to incidental sunlight. Windows in our homes, cars, and offices can cause skin issues over the long-term. Investing in window tinting can make a big difference.

Reflective surfaces like water, snow, concrete, glass (you get the picture) will bounce UV rays right back at you even if you are in the shade. What’s the answer to this little problem?

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the Holy Grail for preventing sun damage and lets us go out into the light. Take a look at how the sun’s rays damage our skin even before it becomes visible on the surface and what sunscreen does to protect us.

But not all sunscreens are created equal. Chemical sunscreens have come under serious scrutiny. They do not always have full spectrum protection, UVA & UVB. The chemicals can cause irritation and allergic reactions. Because it is absorbed into the skin cells, when the chemicals breakdown as they absorb the UV rays, they can have carcinogenic consequences and that’s just what science has uncovered so far.

Mineral sunscreens actually block UV rays before they enter skin cells, have broad-spectrum protection, are non-irritating and don’t have questionable side effects.To learn more about choosing the right sunscreen, we recommend Mother Earth Living’s article, “Sunscreen Ingredients: Which Ones to Look For and Which Ones to Avoid”

But, is sunscreen enough?

Skincare

Sunscreen cannot stop all UV exposure. The suns rays produce DNA-damaging free radicals when they come into contact with our skin. Topically applied antioxidants absorb the damaging energy from the sun protecting our cells, collagen, and elastin from harm. Dr. Neil Shultz explains this well.

Consuming fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants protect our skin from the inside out. Antioxidants in our skin cells counteract damage caused by sun exposure and can actually reverse hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Unique to the plant kingdom is the UV protection provided by sea buckthorn. Both consuming sea buckthorn berries with 190+ nutrients and applying sea buckthorn oil topically demonstrate radiation protective activity. Studies indicate that sea buckthorn’s flavonoids quercetin, isorhamnetin and kaempferol have superior free-radical scavenging activity.

The Time Is Now

No matter where you are on the spectrum of sun-induced skin damage, taking action now to protect yourself from future exposure will make a difference, not only with pigmentation issues but also with the prevention of skin cancer. Share what you’ve learned with friends and family. Skin is the largest organ of our bodies. We need to take care of it diligently and daily.

Resources

The Health Benefits of Vitamin C and the Best Natural Version:
www.healthambition.com/health-benefits-of-vitamin-c-best-natural-version/

Antioxidants Protect Skin From UV Damage:
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/beauty-skin-care-vitamins-antioxidants

Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil Consumption Prevents UV Exposed Skin Damage:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22641502

Radioprotective Activity of Sea Buckthorn:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17472473
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16948057

Mind Body Green: Why You Should Be Eating More Omega 7

Click Here to Read the full article by Mind Body Green:

The Healthy Fat No One Talks About & Why You Should Be Eating It

We’ve all heard of healthy fats and the most commonly known, omega 3. But have you heard of omega 7? Probably not.

Omega 7 is a healthy fat that is essential in keeping our mucous membranes, skin, and internal linings strong, healthy and moisturized.

No, it’s not an “essential” fatty acid and our body creates certain levels of this on its own, but the fact of the matter is, we don’t produce enough to gain any real benefit.

There are many “reasons” why this is true, but one culprit is our western style diet. The foods we eat just don’t provide our body what it needs to produce the natural, necessary nutrients to operate at optimum levels

So we supplement with powerful, high nutrient, whole foods.

Even for those of us already eating healthy, organic fruits and vegetables on a regular basis, the soils in which they’re grown can be so used and depleted that it would take 5x-10x the amount of food today to get the same nutritional value than it would have 50 years ago.

Whole foods and the nutrients they carry are critical to maintaining and improving our health.

Mind Body Green posted a great article on omega 7, it’s benefits, and why you should be eating more of it. Click here to read the full piece. 

So don’t take our word for it. The information is out there. Eat more omega 7!

SIBU Daytime Nourishing Face Cream: Oily to Dry Skin

“I usually don’t use face creams because they are too heavy for my skin….”

“I normally don’t like wearing moisturizers in the day….”

“I don’t use a daytime moisturizer because of my oily skin….”

These are just a few of the reasons we hear why some people don’t like using a daytime facial moisturizer.

We understand.

But keep reading, those testimonials don’t end there. Here’s the full story:

“I usually don’t try face creams because they are too heavy for my skin….but this one is more like a moisturizing serum. It is lightweight, pleasant and clean feeling. It feels soothing once applied, effortless to absorb and smells fresh/fruity. On par with other, way more expensive face lotions I’ve tried.”- Lola

“I normally don’t really like wearing moisturizers in the day….but this feels really good & isn’t making me break out (I’m very prone to acne)”- Binny

“I don’t use a daytime moisturizer because of my oily skin… but the Nourishing Facial Cream seems to actually help my skin not be as oily! Love the light feel.”- Alex

What? It’s actually helping to reduce oily skin? Yes!

Our Nourishing Face Cream is rich in both sea buckthorn seed oil and fruit oil, and although it may seem counter-intuitive, adding oils to your skin can help signal your sebaceous glands (the glands that produce the oil on our skin) to stop creating these excess oils.

What if I don’t have oily skin?

Maybe your problem is the exact opposite. You’ll use a daytime cream only find that mere hours later your skin feels dry and dull. Where did the moisture go?!

It can be difficult finding a daytime moisturizer that, one, doesn’t leave a thick greasy residue on your skin, two, is still nourishing enough that your skin won’t go back to that dry, cracked feeling as the day goes on, and third, a daytime cream that increases your skin’s moisture without leaving your face shining like a disco ball.
Our Nourishing Facial Cream is specially formulated to be light, yet rich and rejuvenating.

Made with only natural ingredients like shea butter, meadowfoam and of course premium sea buckthorn, help to create a daytime facial cream to help moisturize, protect and repair skin for feel good, happy skin.

Do you have your reasons why or why not to use a daytime facial cream? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Not All Sea Buckthorn Is Created Equal – Where is the best sea buckthorn?

What the other guys don’t want you to know…. who has the best sea buckthorn?

More and more companies are jumping on the sea buckthorn boat every day, claiming they’re the best of the best. But how do we know what’s hype and what’s true?

I’m not here to tell you who’s wrong and who’s right, but I am going to give you a few facts on the how and why we believe we truly excel in the world of sea buckthorn (sea berry)

After all, sea buckthorn is our specialty, it’s what we do. Our entire business relies on the quality and the results this little orange berry can bring.

So with all the new and “improved” sea buckthorn products surfacing, it seems daily, how do you know which is the right pick?

Hopefully, we’ll answer a lot of your questions right here and now. If not, be sure to leave them in the comments section.

But first, what is sea buckthorn?

In one sentence, it’s whole food beauty nutrition, with some pretty amazing health benefits, too.

Sea buckthorn, also known as sea berry, is a tiny pea sized fruit that grows in various areas across Europe, Asia, and Canada.

Rich in over 190 naturally occurring nutrients, omegas 3, 9, and the elusive skin repairing, omega 7. Sea buckthorn has been used for over 1,300 years for its various beauty and health benefits.

Not all sea buckthorn is created equal…..

Don’t take our word for it, here’s a quick testimonial pulled from an Amazon customer review:

“DEFINITIVE DIFFERENCE -THIS BRAND IN SPECIFIC- I noticed that my hair had lost its vitality- just did not seem healthy and had lost volume and shine- seemed thinner. So I re-ordered this particular brand AGAIN- to try it out versus the New Chapter brand and one other on here that I had tried also-

 My experience was overwhelmingly positive but I do take 4 to 6 per day- which is a lot but my skin reversed itself in age seemingly and regained its shine and life in a major way- this brand of SIBU adds real glow to your skin….”

That’s just one customer, speaking on one benefit.

So you’re probably asking, what’s the Sibu difference?

Out of the many varieties of sea buckthorn that grow across the globe, there’s one specific type which has been tested and proven to have the highest nutritional levels and highest omega 7 content over any other variety.

It’s called turkistanica….. The best sea buckthorn in the world.

But again, don’t take our word for it. Take a gander at these third-party analyses measuring the percentage levels of omega 7.

This unique type of sea buckthorn (turkestanica) grows high in the Himalayan Mountain tops where the environment is harsh, the soil is tough and the air is thin.

These extremes in environment help create some of the best sea buckthorn in the world.

I know what you’re thinking, “So what, anybody can claim their sea buckthorn is from the pristine Himalayan Mountains”.

I say this, “put your berries where your mouth is!”

We are the only company that harvests from our own wild-growing sea buckthorn fields. Untouched by any type of harmful man-made process, we let Mother Nature do all the work.

And I’m sure she does it better than we could ever replicate!

Want proof?! Go and buy any other brand of sea buckthorn liquid supplement, pour yourself a glass and you’ll see a dull, tainted rusty brown color fill your cup.

Now, try our SIBU Omega 7 Pure (100% pure sea buckthorn, NOTHING else added) and you’ll be met with a bright, vibrant orange that just screams LIFE!

Again, I’m not here to “sell” you on SIBU or tell you that the other guys are wrong.  I’m just stating the plain and true facts that can be easily seen and proven.

What sets Sibu apart from the other guys:

  • Hand harvested berries– only the ripe berries that are ready to be consumed ever make it into our finished product so you get perfectly crafted
    wholefood nutrition.
  • Harvested in the early morning hours- the sun eats away and depletes nutrients in fruits as the day progresses. The early morning hours are when our sea buckthorn berries are at their best and most potent.
  • Same day processing– the moment you pick any type of fruit, you’ve taken it from its life force. It begins to die, it begins to lose nutrients. Processing our berries the same day they are harvested allows them to carry on more of the good stuff, ready for you to benefit from.

These are just a few of the direct actions we take to ensure you’re getting the best, highest quality, most nutritious sea buckthorn available anywhere!

Stay tuned for more Sibu, the best Sea Buckthorn, and Omega 7 news you won’t get anywhere else.

Omega 7 Pure: A Wholefood for Your Whole Body

What can SIBU Omega 7 Pure do for you? Well, just about everything!

Okay, maybe not everything, but it does help in a variety of different ways.

We live in a world where so many foods we eat are causing sickness and disease instead of preventing it.

The problem isn’t that healthy foods aren’t out there, it’s finding the right ones that’s tough.

Many of the foods we find in our local supermarket have been so heavily processed that our body receives very little, if any, nutritional benefit.

Imagine your car running low on fuel, low on oil, low on coolant, low on transmission fluid, low on everything your car needs to run properly.

Imagine your car operating like this every day. Eventually, there’s going to be some damage.

Well our bodies work in similar ways.

If we’re not feeding our body what it needs to run at optimal levels, healthy functions begin to break down. And unless you’ve already taken action to improve your health and the foods you eat, this is how all of our bodies are operating day in and day out.

If you are already eating healthy and making positive changes to your diet, then BIG KUDOS to you! You’re well on the road to reaching your health goal.

But even with healthy diets and proper foods, we find that our bodies are still lacking many necessary nutrients to live vibrant, healthy lives.

This is why wholefoods play a vital role in our efforts to increase our overall health.

What about multi-vitamin supplements?

I’d say it’s better than taking nothing at all but they do have a major disadvantage. Most vitamin supplements are manmade and combined with other so-called “healthy” ingredients to create a once-a-day multi-vitamin.

The problem with these vitamins is that because they’re manmade, they’re foreign to our body.

Our body doesn’t know how to properly use the nutrients to their highest potential. Nutrients that don’t get used don’t produce any positive results.

Lost nutrients = lost money, and more importantly, NO significant health benefits.

This is where wholefoods come to the rescue.

Wholefoods are highly nutritious foods found in nature, for example, the sea buckthorn berry.

Wholefoods are easily recognized by our bodies and are better able to break down, absorb, and effectively use all the nutrients for the most benefit.

Remember the famous (and very true) statement by Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”.

A Wholefood For You- Sibu 7 Pure

Sibu 7 Pure is 100% sea buckthorn berry puree, nothing else. By using only wild-grown & hand harvested sea buckthorn, you can rest assured you’re getting pure wholefood nutrition from Mother Nature herself. Remember, not all sea buckthorn is created equal – click here to learn more

Why is Sibu 7 Pure a good wholefood option?

  • Sea buckthorn contains over 190 naturally occurring bio-active compounds for your whole body so you feel active and energized.
  • Wholefood nutrition helps strengthen your immune system- I like to say, “I don’t catch colds, colds catch me!”
  • Provides vegan based omega support including 3, 6, 9, and 7 minus the fishy oil smell.
  • Like omega 3 which helps lower bad cholesterol, the omega 7 found in Sibu Pure goes one step further & helps raise our good cholesterol levels so your heart stays strong & healthy.
  • Not to mention all the extra nourishment for you hair, skin, and nails. It’s beauty in a bottle!

I’ll leave you with this…. Eat foods as close to nature as possible. If you can’t find it in nature, you probably don’t need it.

Be sure to leave your thoughts and feedback in the comments.

3 Home Remedies for Sensitive Skin: Tips To Soothe

If you have a sensitive skin then you know what it’s like to deal with skin that easily flares up, and there are many products you have to avoid to prevent redness and itchiness; these highly frustrating symptoms go hand in hand with sensitive skin.

If you use commercial products from your local drugstore, you may want to take a closer look at the label, as most commercial skin care products are teeming with foreign sounding ingredients. These unpronounceable ingredients are usually harmful chemicals and fillers added to products to improve the consistency or extend the life of a product, but they are a sensitive complexion’s worst nightmare.

Even if your skin is not sensitive, you should want to know exactly what you are applying to your precious skin, as more than 60% of everything you apply to your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. With a sensitive skin, however, what’s going on inside your body is usually reflected on the outside when your skin turns red and feels tender and hot to the touch.

Fortunately, there are a few ways you can soothe your sensitive skin and prevent future flare ups. Keep reading to enjoy calmer and happier skin today!

1. Use Natural Products That Reduce Inflammation

Natural products, free from chemicals, are what every skin needs, especially sensitive skin.

Our products, here at SIBU, are ideal for sensitive skinned individuals as our key ingredient, Sea Berry, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that not only prevent a flare up, but soothe your skin too if another product has caused an issue for you.

Powerful antioxidant properties means that while our products soothe and heal, they fight free radicals and provide deep nourishment to leave your skin youthful, glowing and perfectly hydrated. Be to check out our 3-Step Clear Skin System – natural skin care for acne prone/sensitive skin

2. Use Lukewarm Water

Again, this is important for all skin types as hot water strips the skin of oils needed to keep your skin hydrated and protected. If your skin is sensitive though, it’s extra important to maintain balanced oil levels to prevent flare ups and irritation. Always use lukewarm to cool water when washing your face, and rinse with cold water for your final rinse to close your pores and tighten your skin.

3. Don’t Over Exfoliate

While exfoliation is important for clear and healthy skin, it only needs to be done once a week, or even once every 2 weeks if your skin is super sensitive. Harsh scrubs can actually scratch the skin and create microscopic tears in the skin, which is the absolute last thing you need if your skin is already sensitive and easily irritated.

Don’t let sensitive skin rule your life, switch to healthier products and follow our tips and your skin will stay happy, soothed and beautiful! Let us know if you have any more tips you’d like to share in the comments!

Sea Buckthorn for Vaginal Dryness

A clinical study conducted by Finnish firm, Aromtech, shows promising results for women combating vaginal dryness.

<<Click here for the original article>>

We’ve known that sea berry (sea buckthorn) can help greatly replenish moisture in our skin, organ & stomach linings, and even helps to hydrate dry eyes, but, recent studies have shown great promise in helping to alleviate vaginal dryness.

Aromtech states that vaginal dryness affects 40% of postmenopausal women, and can even impact women who are breastfeeding or using contraceptive pills.

It’s a topic that isn’t too heavily discussed, for obvious reasons. But, just because we don’t talk about it, doesn’t mean the problem doesn’t exist.

While there are many options out there, sea buckthorn is the only one that provides a key nutrient needed for increased moisture from within, omega 7.
Omega 7 is a key omega that our body needs to help produce more, and maintain more of our body’s natural hydration. It’s effective nutritional support from the inside-out.

Imagine… problem solved by simply taking 2 capsules per day. NO prescriptions. No Creams. No side effects. (other than the added bonus of healthy skin & hair)

Just 2 capsules per day. That’s it.

Click here to try SIBU Omega 7 Support today and experience a renewed you for yourself and your loved one!

 

 

 

Original Article: Skin hydrating sea buckthorn oil supplements may also combat vaginal dryness, according to research commissioned by Finnish firm Aromtech.

Sea buckthorn oil backed for vaginal dryness relief

By Oliver Nieburg+, 18-Aug-2014

The Konjac Sponge Company – Mother’s Day Gift

We’ve teamed up with The Konjac Sponge Company this Mother’s Day 2017 – Get a FREE Konjac Bamboo Charcoal Facial Cleansing Sponge with any order over $50 after discount – Coupon Code: MOM17

What exactly is a Konjac Sponge? Check out the video above for all the details. You can visit their official website here – http://www.konjacspongecompany.com/what-is-konjac

Konjac Sponge Benefits:

  • Battles oily & blemish-prone skin
  • Eliminates blackheads & dirt trapped in pores
  • Certified Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • Cleanses & exfoliates the delicate eye area
  • 100% natural plant fibre
  • Use with or without cleanser
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6 Remedies for Dry Skin And Acne


*Video credit – iamvanessae YouTube channel

Everyone has experienced dry, acne problem skin at some point in their lives. It’s embarrassing and unsightly, and in some cases it can lead to further infection and scarring. Here are the top six home remedies to decrease your risk of dry skin and acne.

1. Drink plenty of water

Yes, you’ve heard it before, but by increasing your water intake, you’ll assist your body in flushing out the toxins that you come into contact with every day. You’ll also hydrate your skin, which will help decrease the risk of acne.

2. Try a honey mask

Honey has natural antibiotic properties – that’s a way of saying it’s nature’s tetracycline. Before you go to the doctor to try a prescription antibiotic, try a natural honey mask. Mix 3 parts honey with 1 part lemon juice after gently cleansing your face, and leave on your skin until dry. Rinse with warm water. (don’t forget the Sea Berry Seed Oil)

3. Increase your fruit and veggie intake

Again, you’ve heard it before. Balancing your diet to include fresh fruits and vegetables will ensure that you’re getting all the vitamins essential for healthy skin. Vitamin A, Vitamin D and Vitamin C are just three of these.

4. Try a Purifying Clay Mask

Clay masks are excellent for drawing impurities out of the pores, and controlling excess sebum in the skin, however some of them can be quite harsh and drying. Our Purifying Clay Mask is gentle enough for all skin, thanks to the addition of our key ingredient; Sea Berry, which has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Sea Berry Seed oil

Sea berry seed oil is a miracle worker for skin conditions. It’s been proven to help clear up rosacea, acne, dermatitis and eczema. It may be difficult to find in stores, so try a product like SIBU’s Sea Berry Seed Oil.

6. Establish a daily routine

It sounds obvious, but establishing a habit of good skin care is critical to the prevention of acne. Wash your face in the morning using a mild cleanser, then apply a toner and moisturizer. Don’t be afraid to moisturize during the day. Before bed, apply a mask, or at least be sure to remove all makeup from your face. You’ll moisturize overnight with a product like SIBU’s Rejuvenating Night Cream and be fresh faced to begin again in the morning.

4 All Natural Adult Eczema Treatment Tips

Eczema is a very frustrating condition also known as atopic dermatitis. It presents itself as red, inflamed patches of skin that may contain fluid-filled bumps, and it is very itchy. Scratching, however, simply opens the skin, making it susceptible to infection, and it only provides temporary relief.

Eczema is not contagious, and may be a hereditary condition. Some people outgrow this inflammatory condition as they get older, whereas for others it sticks around. Eczema may be short lived from a reaction to a new detergent or soap, or exposure to poison ivy or nickel, or it may be chronic, staying for years without you ever really knowing what the cause is.

While there is no definite cure, there are definitely a few wonderful and all natural ways you can manage eczema, so you can bring a semblance of normalcy to your daily life.

Keep reading for ways you can enjoy some soothing relief almost instantly!

1. Keep Your Skin Moisturized, But Avoid Chemicals

Eczema sufferers lack important essential oils in their skin, and this dry skin simply makes the eczema worse. It’s very important with this condition to keep the skin hydrated at all times. Many drugstore products, however, contain harsh chemicals and drying ingredients that will irritate the skin further.

For a simple 2 step cleansing and moisturizing method, we highly recommend our Polishing Facial Cleanser followed by our Nourishing Face Cream for the face, or our Moisturizing Body Cream for the body. Soothing ingredients including aloe and shea butter provide emollient properties to lock moisture into the skin, while healing Sea Berry fights inflammation, helping to minimize that terrible itch.

2. Take A Supplement That Will Reduce Inflammation In The Body

Eczema may not always be a result of something that touches the skin. If your eczema is chronic, it may stem from inflammation inside the body. The best way to resolve this is to naturally reduce inflammation in the body through the use of a daily supplement that will fight inflammation and provide internal nutrients

Our Omega-7 Blend contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 to hydrate from the inside out, as well as the elusive Omega 7 to fight inflammation and nourish you from within

3. Use Lukewarm Water On Your Skin

Hot water strips the skin of essential oils, and with an already dry skin, this is the last thing you want to do. Always rinse your face, as well as your body, with lukewarm water to maintain your skin’s natural oils. The cooler water will also help to soothe the skin, and prevent it from flaring up. Also be sure to gently pat your skin dry, rather than rub it aggressively. Treat it with the utmost care and patience.

4. Try An All Natural Detergent

This is a big point, because we all wear clothes every day, and if it’s your detergent causing the issues, then no amount of healthy eating or using the right skin care products is going to help. Look for a gentle and chemical free detergent such as this one, and take note of how your skin feels.

Treating an inflammatory condition takes time and patience, but you will start to see results if you stick to it, don’t give up!