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Amla Oil For Skin - Everything You Need To Know

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Amla, otherwise known as the Indian Gooseberry, has been around for a long time – and we mean a really long time! It’s played a part in ayurvedic medicine for over 5000 years. This medicinal berry is not only used in ayurvedic medicine but also in Siddha, Unani, Tibetan, Sri Lankan, and Chinese medicine. Found in the tropical deciduous forests of India; Amla helps to aid digestion, promotes heart health and even boosts the immune system. Amla oil benefits the body both inside and out; it’s amazing for your skin, hair and scalp! Continue reading to learn the amla oil benefits for skin, and why you need to start using it in your daily skincare routine.

What makes amla a super berry for your skin?

Let’s cut to the chase, what makes amla oil so amazing for the skin? Put simply, amla oil is rich in antioxidants and contains high amounts of vitamin C. So let’s break that down…

Amla Antioxidants

Antioxidants help to protect the skin against what we call ‘free radical production’. This process is what breaks down the collagen within the skin, and causes damage to our skin cells, allowing the pesky signs of ageing to present themselves. When antioxidants are used regularly as part of your skincare routine, they help to reduce pigmentation as well as fine lines and wrinkles. But what about amla and it’s vitamin C?

Amla Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that is prevalent in amla oil. It’s what we like to call the secret to youthful and flourishing skin! Vitamin C promotes collagen production, which is what helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from occurring. It’s also extremely hydrating, can help fade hyperpigmentation and can even reduce redness.

So it turns out that amla oil benefits the skin in so many ways! Are you wondering whether amla oil is the right ingredient for your skin? Let’s take a look at how it can help your skin in some more detail.

Reduces pigmentation and uneven skin tones

Hyperpigmentation, age spots, scars and uneven skin tones are all extremely common skin concerns many of us will face. But did you know that amla oil can help with these? Due to amla containing a high level of vitamin C, this super berry helps to slow melanin production which can help to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation. So for our readers with darker skin tones, this is ideal for you!

Amla oil is also extremely beneficial for improving your skin’s complexion and targeting stubborn scarring. This is because vitamin C helps to increase the production of collagen, which rebuilds healthy skin and fades scarring. Say hello to a more even complexion!

Delays the signs of ageing

One thing we can all agree on when it comes to skincare is that we want to use products that enable our skin to hold onto its youthful glow. It turns out amla oil is perfect for that! When used as part of a regular skincare routine, amla oil can help to delay the onset of ageing. This is because the antioxidants within it aid collagen production, the protein responsible for helping our skin to look full and plump.

This makes amla the perfect ingredient to use if you’re in your 20s, where you’re looking to prevent the signs of ageing from showing. But it’s also ideal if you’re a little older and looking for an anti-ageing solution; amla extract can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots (especially due to its pigmentation fighting properties!). We use amla in our Naira under eye cream for its ability to help soften, smooth and visibly tighten and brighten the under-eye area.

Hydrating and illuminating

Amla oil is ideal for those of you who suffer from dry skin. The vitamin C content within it helps your skin to retain water, which in turn helps it stay hydrated for longer. It’s also amazing for helping you to achieve glowing skin; as it’s a gentle exfoliant (keeping dead skin cells at bay), it helps to fade imperfections and even out skin tone. You need to try this Indian gooseberry in your skincare routine.

Reduces breakouts

Not only can amla help to fade acne scarring, but it can even help to reduce breakouts! That’s why we use this amazing ingredient in our anti-blemish night cream. We also combine it with Neelotpala and Calendula extracts to help balance skin oils and clear the pores.

After learning about the amla benefits for skin, are you ready to start using it as part of your skincare routine? We can help with that! Our Ojas anti-blemish night cream is packed full of natural ingredients (including amla oil) to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, spots and blemishes. We’d also recommend pairing it with our Naira under eye cream, perfect for reducing fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles.

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Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta is a practising pharmacist and the founder of Dilmaherbals. His experiences from travelling coupled with his extensive knowledge of ingredients is what inspired the creation of Dilmaherbals and a range of products to enhance skin health.

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