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Benefits Of Sea Buckthorn Oil For Mature Skin

Date September 7, 2018 13:32

Useful properties of sea buckthorn oil are appreciated in many countries around the world. It is actively used in cosmetology, so we couldn’t help sharing the benefits and possible harm of this remedy. Sea buckthorn can have a great effect on the general condition of the skin, nails, and hair; however, that’s not all!

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Cosmetic properties:

  • anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect;
  • strengthens hair follicles;
  • nourishes and softens the skin;
  • increases the skin elasticity;
  • helps prevent premature skin aging;
  • brightens pigmented spots.

Sea buckthorn oil for face

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First, it is important to remember that sea buckthorn oil has a strong coloring effect. So, the most common home use for this product – face masks – isn’t always the best idea. To avoid this strong coloring effect, you are recommended to mix sea buckthorn with other ingredients.

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Secondly, don’t keep the mask on your face for too long. 10 minutes for thin and sensitive skin, 15 minutes for normal. Thirdly, be sure you don’t have an allergy to sea buckthorn. Finally, after you wash off the sea buckthorn mask, apply a moisturizer on your face. Be sure you do similar masks no more than once a week.

Contraindications

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If you have an individual intolerance or an allergy, sea buckthorn masks are strictly prohibited. The face skin can become reddish and cover with the spots. Sea buckthorn oil also isn’t recommended if there are inflammatory processes in the gallbladder, stomach, liver, as well as during pregnancy, lactation, and cholelithiasis. Even a smell can trigger nausea!

How to make sea buckthorn masks + two bonus recipes

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Firstly, after preparation, all of them should be applied immediately. The mask will become ineffective even on the second day. Consider that preparing sea buckthorn masks should be a very careful process since it is difficult to wash. Remember to buy oil only in pharmacies.

Nourishing mask for dry skin

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  • 3 tbsp. warm milk;
  • 1 tsp. sea ​​buckthorn oil;
  • 1 tsp. honey;
  • 1 tsp. low-fat cottage cheese.

Dissolve honey in milk, add butter and cottage cheese. Apply the smooth mass on the face for 15 minutes (if the skin is sensitive – for 10 minutes).

Whitening mask for dry skin

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  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley;
  • 1 tsp. sea ​​buckthorn oil;
  • half a glass of fat sour cream.

Apply the mixed mass on the face for 10 or 15 minutes accordingly (depending on the skin sensitivity).

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Consider your body characteristics before applying any face or body masks. Make sure you don’t have an allergy or other individual intolerance to sea buckthorn. Consider all peculiarities and decide if you are ready to include it in your cosmetic beauty treatment.

Source: Cosmetology Life, Beauti Face, Net Morshin

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.

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