Love it or hate it but you definitely can’t ignore the multitude of benefits amla packs for the health of your hair & skin. Loaded with goodness of vitamin A & C, iron, potassium, anti-oxidants and a host of other nutrients; amla is perhaps the best super food to include in your everyday diet and beauty regime if you wish to keep your skin radiantly glowing and hair thick, strong and beautiful. How? Read further to know more on the benefits of amla for skin and hair and how you can make natural homemade beauty remedies using this magical ingredient.
Amla benefits for skin:
Whether you eat it, drink its juice or directly apply it to your skin, there is no doubting the fact that the magical properties of amla will always leave you glowing with health. While amla benefits are many, the most common and well-known amla benefits for skin include:
Combats ageing :
Benefits of amla juice for skin include keeping your skin smooth and young. Presence of anti-oxidants in amla aids in boosting the production of collagen that is the key to keeping your skin wrinkle-free. Rightly so, a glass of amla juice a day will keep wrinkles away.
Fights acne :
Have a pimple & acne prone skin? Start applying amla for skin. Its anti-bacterial properties aids in removing any impurities or dead cells from the surface of the skin thus revealing naturally glowing and radiant skin. Cut one amla and squeeze out its juice. Add a teaspoon of Dabur Gulabari Rose Water and honey, mix and apply on the affected area. Wash with lukewarm water after 15 minutes.
Exfoliates & cleanses the skin :
Regular application of amla for skin helps in getting rid of cell damaging free radicals that can severely harm your skin. Make your own amla scrub by mixing 1 teaspoon of amla powder with ½ teaspoon each of honey and lemon juice. Massage your face for 5-6 minutes and wash.
Lightens & brightens complexion :
Amla benefits also includes giving you a radiant and fairer complexion. To achieve this, apply at least once a week a face pack made with 2 teaspoons of amla powder, 1 teaspoon of mashed papaya and 1/ teaspoon each of honey & Dabur Gulabari Rose Water. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off with water.
Reduces spots & blemishes :
To reduce appearance of dark spots, scars & blemishes; to 2 teaspoons of amla powder add 1 teaspoon each of honey and yogurt and apply. Leave for 15 minutes before washing it off.
Gives nourished & flawless skin tone:
Want glowing skin tone? Apply, at least once a week, a face pack made with mashed pulp of 1 avocado, 2 teaspoons of amla powder & 1 teaspoon of yogurt.
Treats pigmentation :
Amla benefits for skin also include reduction of freckles and pigmentation. Mix freshly squeezed juice of 1 amla on the affected area and leave it overnight. Repeat at least thrice a week or till the problem has been resolved.
Amla benefits for hair:
When it comes to nourishing your hair and adding natural shine & beauty, nothing works better than a dab of amla oil. Regular amla hair oil massages helps in keeping your scalp infection and problem free, adds strength to your hair and stimulates growth of thick & strong hair. We recommend use of Dabur Amla Hair Oil
as it is fortified with natural amla extracts and gives your hair the nourishment and care to combat any hair problem.
To know the benefits of amla for hair and how it can make your health shine with beauty & strength, read further.
Note: Most of the remedies recommend use of Dabur Amla Hair Oil.
Prevents hair fall/loss :
Benefits of amla juice include stopping your hair from falling out. Just mix equal quantities of amla and lemon juice and massage your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo.
To get dandruff free hair apply a hair mask made with equal quantities of amla powder and paste of neem leaves.
Adds strengthen to the hair :
To strengthen your hair strands from root to tip, apply a hair mask made with 2 tablespoons each of amla and henna powder made into a thick paste with 3 tablespoons of amla hair oil. Apply once a week for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with a mild shampoo.
Prevents premature greying:
If grey hair is making you lose sleep just apply a hair mask made with 2 tablespoons of amla juice, 3 tablespoons of henna and ½ a teaspoon of amla oil.
Cleanses the scalp:
To 2 tablespoons of amla oil add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and massage your hair and scalp for 10 minutes. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash. Lemon will exfoliate any impurities from the scalp and amla oil will had strength, thickness and shine to it.
Encourages hair growth:
A hair mask made with mixing shikakai and amla powder in the ratio of 1:2 with water will aid in stimulating growth of thicker & stronger hair.
Conditions the hair:
As a natural conditioner it aids in keeping the problems of hair breakage, split-ends and dryness at bay. Just heat 2 tablespoons of amla oil and massage your scalp and hair with it.
Keeps the smooth :
To make your hair soft and silky, apply a hair mask made with mixing 1 tablespoon of amla powder with 2 eggs. Apply, leave it to rest for 30 minutes before washing it off with water followed by a mild shampoo rinse.
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