Hectic schedule accompanies stress, anxiety and frustration, which are not good for your health and beauty. To relax, I often visit countryside. After having a glance at the beautiful nature, stress vanishes and I’ll ready for my work.
Whatever the issue, nature has a solution. Be it health, skin or hair, natural remedies will help you out. Today, am going to discuss about amla face mask recipes. Indian gooseberry or amla is known for its sour taste. In India we often use it for making pickles, because it has many health benefits.
Interestingly, you can use this home available remedy for health, skin and hair. Use it internally or topically, amla juice will improve your physical appearance.
Media is promoting skinny and flawless models for their marketing benefit. But, average women and teenage girls enticed by gorgeous models, aspiring to be like them. This zeal made them to try different cosmetic products. Unfortunately, most of them are unaware of the harmful chemical ingredients filled in those creams. Studies show that due to extensive use of beauty creams, your skin may lose its elasticity.
On the other side, natural items are inexpensive and filled with vitamins that are essential for healthy skin. Antioxidant activity of amla can fight free radicals and prevent premature wrinkles. Apart from this, vitamins and other nutrients enhance healthy functioning of the skin.
How to Use Amla Face Mask?
Just washing your face with soap will not remove impurities, pollutants and dead cells. Hold on, you may be thinking to wash it twice. No, repeated washing with soap may strip natural moisture from the skin. Amla powder or juice has assorted properties that can exfoliate your skin and make it firm.
- Antioxidant agents in amla powder flush free radicals and postpone aging wrinkles.
- Astringent effect helps to shrink large pores and make your skin firm.
- Antibacterial property can thwart bacterial infection and reduce acne inflammation.
- It exfoliates impurities and dead cells off the skin.
You must patch test before using it over the face. You should use other moisturizing ingredients with amla powder if you’ve a dry skin. You’re free to try the suitable ingredients with this face mask, but make sure they don’t irritate your skin.
#1. Avocado and Amla Face Mask
Fatty acids in avocado hydrates your dry skin, vitamin C & E enhance collagen production and exhibits antioxidant properties. Omega – 9 fatty acids is renowned to lock moisture and stimulate cell regeneration.
Read: Avocado face mask
Take 2 teaspoons of amla powder in a bowl and add required amount of hot water to make thick paste. Mash 2 teaspoons of avocado into paste and add it to amla paste.
Wash or cleanse your face with water or gram flour and topically apply the face mask. Rinse it off after 20 minutes.
#2. Amla, Yogurt and Honey Facial Mask
Best thing about homemade face mask is that you can blend innate substances according to your skin type. If you’ve dry and acne skin, blend honey to amla powder. Apart from moisturizing this face mask will reduce inflammation.
Add lukewarm water to amla powder to make paste like consistency. Add 1 teaspoon of raw or manuka honey and 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt. Mix it well and apply topically over the face.
Optionally, you can use natural moisturizes like rosewater after removing the face mask.
#3. Papaya and Amla Face Mask
Papain is an enzyme residing in papaya that exfoliates dead cells and impurities. Topical application of papaya will treat acne, remove dark spots and avoid premature aging wrinkles. It’s a full package to make your skin supple.
Like mentioned above, mix amla powder with hot water to form smooth paste. Mash ripe papaya in a bowl and add it to amla paste. Mix well so that it forms thick paste.
Wash your face and apply the face mask using your clean fingers. Let the assorted nutrients affect your skin for 20 minutes. Rinse it off after that and pat dry.
Like recommended before, apply natural moisturizers like olive oil or jojoba oil at night.
- Along with topical application, you must include amla juice and other vitamin rich food to your diet.
- You’re advised to hydrate yourself from inside by drinking enough water and consuming water rich vegetables.
- Wear wide hat while going out in summer and stay away from irritants.
- Refrain sleepless night.
- Do physical exercise to improve your overall health.
Let us know how you feel about amla face mask?
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