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The 10 Best Superfoods For Your Health

Eating healthy can be SO confusing these days. Low-fat or lots of fat? Carbs, low-carb, or no-carb? The key to a healthy diet that will benefit you inside and out is moderation, and consuming some of the best superfoods provides you the biggest bang for your buck. Packed with heart-healthy nutrients, cancer-preventing minerals, important antioxidants and Omega-7s, these 10 superfoods will be a beautiful and tasty way to satisfy all your needs.

Avocado

The avocado is an incredibly versatile superfruit that is packed with vitamins (K, C, B5, B6, and E), folate, antioxidants, and has more potassium than a banana. Avocados are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, protect eyes from cataracts, and may even help prevent cancer.

Kale

One of the best superfoods for health is kale. This dark green, leafy vegetable is loaded with antioxidants. It protects from free radicals, can prevent cancer, controls cardiovascular diseases, and improves gut health. It is high in fiber, so is great for those on a glycemic-index based diet.

Sea Buckthorn Berry

Sea Buckthorn Berry is probably the superhero of the superfoods and is the best superfood for health. It is used to treat gout, skin rashes and irritations, sunburn, arthritis, gastrointestinal disease, coughs, congestion, asthma, angina, dry eye, dry skin, and acne. Sea Buckthorn has over 200 essential elements that help prevent cancer, alleviate sickness caused by cancer treatments, improve thought process and memory, and is even believed to hinder the aging process. An amazing superfruit, this tiny berry can also be made into soaps and moisturizers.

Beets

Another great superfood for health is the beet. Beets are high in manganese, iron, Vitamins C & B, potassium, and folate.  A great source of dietary fiber, they aid in skin care, alleviate anemia, and treat respiratory problems.

Salmon

As with all superfoods, salmon is high in antioxidants. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, 7 of the B-complex (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, & 12) which helps your body repair and reduces inflammation. It is also another great source of potassium and a source of selenium, which is vital to people with thyroid conditions.

Star Fruit

Also known as carambola, star fruit is a delicious sweet-sour citrus that is low in calories, but high in fiber and vitamin C. It is excellent for the urinary tract and gut health, improves hair and skin health, and this superfruit can even help you sleep better.

Flaxseed

The omega-3 in flaxseed aids in its heart-healthy benefits.  Flaxseed is one of the best superfoods to help keep blood sugar at proper levels and is great for weight loss because it helps you maintain a full feeling. Antioxidants help prevent cancer, treat diabetes, and resist heart disease.

Blueberries

High in folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber, with zero cholesterol, and very sweet and tasty, blueberries are a very well-known superfruit. Blueberries are high in antioxidants, and fight against free radicals, are wonderful for fighting heart disease, and great in improving eye health.

Guanabana

This Caribbean superfruit, also known as soursop, has many uses. It can treat rheumatism, stomach illnesses, fever, parasitic infections, and hypertension. It is also used as a sedative and is widely believed to prevent cancer. The creamy white fruit can be eaten, and the seeds and leaves are often dried and ground to make tea and medicine.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate lovers have always known how great dark chocolate tastes, but now they are also learning about its status as a superfood for health. As with all of the superfoods on our list, it is high in antioxidants and is heart-healthy. This improved cardiovascular health results in improved brain process and overall health as well.

 

For more health and beauty tips and to learn more about the best superfoods and the sea buckthorn berry, visit the SIBU website today.

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5 Skincare Methods That Are Better Than Botox

Botox is a well-known, popular solution for wrinkles and aging skin. What was once only found among society’s elite is becoming more and more commonplace with the average person, and attracts an ever-younger crowd. People even host Botox parties these days! But do we really know what goes into these wrinkle-filling injections, and are there better, more natural ways to achieve the same result?

What Is Botox?

The chemical’s actual name is botulinum toxin, a powerful neurotoxin that is actually quite poisonous. Injecting it into your skin restricts the release of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. This paralyzes the adjacent muscles, causing them to relax, which then smooths the skin above them and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles.

Proponents of Botox claim that it’s perfectly safe, referencing studies that have been done proving its harmlessness. The issue with these studies is that they’re only looking at the short-term effects. Some people experience problems with their facial muscles not functioning properly, such as drooping eyelids and crooked smiles. And many people can attest that you can tell when a face has been Botoxed–something about it just looks unnatural.

And some experts believe that Botox can actually lead to saggier muscles in the future–meaning more wrinkles–because by freezing the muscles, they may actually atrophy by not being in use.

The good news is that there are other, non-toxic alternatives out there. Here are some natural ways to keep your skin looking youthful, that may actually be better than Botox.

1. Apply sunscreen daily.

Instead of waiting to fix wrinkles after they appear, try preventing them in the first place! One of the best things you can do for your skin is to shield it from the sun’s damaging UV rays. Get into the habit of applying sunscreen on any exposed portion of your skin every day. If your skin does get sunburned or chapped, be sure to take care of it properly so that it can repair the damage. Being diligent with sunscreen use will make it easier to avoid unnecessary procedures like Botox.

2. Drink more water.

It’s something most of us learned in science class as kids–about 60% of the human body is made up of water. Because of this, staying adequately hydrated is incredibly important. This benefits your body in many ways, one of which is your skin–hydrating skin from the inside out helps it stay smooth and clear on its own.

3. Pick skincare products with naturally age-defying ingredients.

Coconut oil, raspberry seed, and sea buckthorn are all excellent for the skin. The benefits of coconut oil are widely proclaimed these days. It’s an excellent moisturizer that’s naturally antibacterial. Raspberry seed has natural SPFs to protect you from the sun, as well as being packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Sea buckthorn oil encourages cell growth and repair and boosts your skin’s collagen levels. It’s also rich in the hard-to-find omega 7, which locks in moisture and helps prevent and repair wrinkles.

4. Avoid aging habits.

Taking care of your skin means taking care of your body. A sugary, unhealthy diet causes blood sugar spikes, which leads to too much glucose that binds to collagen and elastin, and ends up prematurely aging your skin. Don’t smoke, avoid excess alcohol and drugs, and cut back on sugar. Instead, try to exercise regularly and eat healthily.

5. Learn about age-reversing nutrients.

Provide your skin with the essential raw materials it needs to boost cell growth, repair damage, and function at its best. Eating the right foods gives your body what it needs. Some foods with excellent skin-healing nutrients include apples, papayas, leafy greens (think kale, spinach, etc.), and berries, which are rich in alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

 

With a few of these natural anti-aging habits under your belt, it becomes that much easier to say no to Botox.

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.

Can Sea Buckthorn Help Vaginal Dryness?

Sea Buckthorn For Vaginal Dryness

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

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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!

 

 

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
  • 100% coloring & additive-free

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4 All Natural Adult Eczema Skincare 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!

What is the Function of Collagen for My Skin’s Health?

Whether catching the tail end of Dr.Oz or reading about it in the latest Marie Claire, chances are you’ve already heard about this thing called “collagen.”

Even though you recognize the word, and may even associate it with sagging skin (you’d be right!), do you really know what collagen is… how to get more of it, and why exactly you need it for your skin?

Let’s delve a bit deeper into this skin care mystery shall we?

What is collagen and what does it do?

Collagen is made up of strings of protein called amino acids which helps to keep the skin youthful, muscles and bones strong, and digestive system working in good shape. When it comes to amounts of this protein we have inside us, collagen is at it’s the highest when we are born and throughout our childhood, but naturally decreases as we age.

It’s this decrease in collagen that is responsible for visible signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and even weakened bones.

Keep in mind however that even though we naturally lose collagen as the years go by, other lifestyle factors such as a diet high in sugar, extended sun exposure, and smoking, are all contributors to a decrease in as well.

So how do we increase the collagen in our bodies (namely our skin) and start to reverse this degenerative process? It’s a lot easier than you may think, and doesn’t take a visit to the fountain of youth…

How do I increase the collagen in my skin?

When we lose collagen in our skin, there are visible signs other than wrinkles.

Try this experiment: pinch the skin on your hand and see how quickly it bounces back… if it bounces back quickly, your collagen levels are strong. If it takes longer for your skin to bounce back, that may be a sign that you should start to increase the collagen in your skin right away.

However, it’s never too early to get ahead of it!

Boosting collagen production can be done in a few ways, namely: through diet and food, through supplements, through injections, and through applying topical collagen.

Since supplement recommendations and injections should come from your Doctor, we will take a look at diet and topical collagen production today.

Increasing collagen through diet

In order to get the most out of our diets when it comes to sources of collagen, the best foods to eat are those which are high in protein. This includes beef (bone broth), chicken (breast), fish, and even egg shell membranes!

Other plant based sources of collagen which will give you glowing skin include: spinach, kale, berries, garlic.


Why applying collagen topically as we age is important

Eating a healthy diet does benefit in many ways, however as our skin ages, the long strings of amino acids break down to form short strings, known as peptides.

When peptides are present in the body, this means that collagen has been lost and they in turn signal the body to produce more. However, as we age and lose more collagen, we lose those peptides, which is why applying them topically to the skin will signal your body to start producing more.

This then will start to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging.

Luckily, it’s not hard to find good skincare products that have natural peptides built into them!

If you’re looking for an all in one solution, SIBU’s Hydrating Facial Serum is infused with a combination of skin healthy vitamins, Hyaluronic acid and Sea Berry (Sea Buckthorn) extract,  which fortifies the skin against the aging process and helps repair damage at a cellular level.

Dr. Axe & the Benefits of Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn (sea berry) is rapidly gaining popularity across the world.

More and more information is surfacing almost daily regarding the benefits of sea buckthorn. From beauty to health, sea buckthorn truly is a wonder berry that’s been aiding not only problematic skin, but helping to improve our healthy  in many ways.

We’ve said it before. Sea buckthorn is more than just beauty food.

Check out Dr. Axe’s sea buckthorn review of the many benefits it provides, such as:

  • Minimize/Prevent Skin Problems
  • Reduces Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
  • Helps Prevent Infections & Boosts Immunity
  • Combats Cardiovascular Disease

Click here for the full article from Dr. Axe>>>>

 

3 Dry Skin Care Tips & Skin Therapy Products

This is the time of year when your skin, hair and even your lips dry out, leaving you feeling itchy and your skin looking less than bright.

It may get a little frustrating, but fortunately there are ways you can combat the dryness so that your skin feels hydrated and healthy once again!

Keep reading to find out a few of our favorite dry skin care tips for putting moisture back into your skin and preventing a loss of moisture in the future!

Exfoliate

Exfoliation is the best thing you can do for your skin, to instantly relieve itchiness and dullness, as exfoliation helps to immediately strip old, flaky skin cells from your face and body. The result is smoother, softer and healthier looking skin that can better absorb any products applied after.

Our Exfoliating Face and Body Scrub contains our signature ingredient, namely Sea Berry, along with apricot to effectively, yet gently, remove all dead skin cells, and balance moisture levels for clear, touchable, soft skin.

Opt For Deeper Hydration

This is the perfect time of year to go deeper when it comes to hydration, and this is why we highly recommend adding a facial serum into your routine.sea buckthorn hydrating serum

The molecules in a serum are smaller than those found in a moisturizer and they contain 10 times the active ingredients of a moisturizer. This means serums penetrate deep, where they can deliver their active ingredients at a cellular level. This doesn’t, however, mean you should ditch your moisturizer. Serums and moisturizers should be used together for best results, as a moisturizer helps to lock in the hydrating benefits of your serum.

Our Hydrating Facial Serum contains Sea Berry, hyaluronic acid and vitamins to fight free radicals, brighten the complexion and promote the formation of collagen.

For Your Body

After scrubbing away your dry skin woes with our body scrub, it’s time to add some deep moisture into your parched skin. Our Moisturizing Body Cream contains a magical combination of ingredients that will leave your skin feeling like silk.

The healing attributes of Sea Berry are combined with the soothing and hydrating benefits of aloe, as well as the rich emollient properties of shea butter for moisture that can’t be rivaled!

SIBU Skincare Video Testimonial

“It’s one of those products you hope to find… and I have finally found it…” – Brenna

Problematic skin can be an incredibly frustrating challenge to overcome.

…. And the worst part??

All those products we’ve tried (and have spent our hard earned money on) that ended up making our skin breakout, flare up, or just flat out didn’t work.

Dealing with unhappy skin is no walk in the park, but, the good news is that there are solutions that do work.

SIBU can change your skin for the better. Check out what Brenna has to say in this short, but sweet video clip. Thanks Brenna!