Natural Ways to Reduce Acne

Acne is an incredibly common skin condition, affecting most of us throughout our lives. It can become an extremely expensive condition to treat and a lot of the chemical options have side effects, like, redness, irritation and dryness. So, why not go for tried and tested home remedies that can help to reduce your acne problems, without the immense expenses and all the side effects. Here are just a few natural home remedies (that are proven to be effective through tests) that can help you deal with your acne condition.

Oatmeal Honey Facial Mask: Oatmeal isn’t just a cereal that helps with lowering your cholesterol levels, it’s also extremely beneficial to your skin! Oatmeal is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that protect your skin and helps it breathe. It’s also great for skin with acne problems because it helps in absorbing oils from your skin’s surface.

Directions:

a. Cook one serving of oatmeal, but make sure the oatmeal has no added flavoring or any additives whatsoever.

b. Once complete, add two tbsp of honey to the hot meal and allow it to cool entirely.

c. Cleanse your skin thoroughly, before gently applying the mixture onto your skin.

d. Let it sit on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes, before rinsing with water and patting yourself dry.

e. Repeat these steps on a regular basis.

 

Turmeric and Lentil Scrub: Turmeric is one of the specialty spices that’s widely used in South-East Asian food; however, what you might not know is that it is also one of the best natural ways to treat an acne condition. Turmeric has amazing healing properties and has been proven to be a highly effective natural beauty ingredient. This Turmeric and Lentil Scrub is not only an excellent way to exfoliate but it’s also one of the best natural home remedies to treat and prevent acne conditions.

Directions:

a. Blend lentils in a food processor or blender until it’s very fine and forms a powder.

b. Measure out half the amount of turmeric powder to the lentil powder and mix thoroughly. You can store this mixture for up to 3 months.

c. Add a few drops of water or rosewater to this mixture to create a paste.

d. Cleanse your skin thoroughly, before gently massaging this paste onto your skin, for up to 20 minutes.

e. Repeat the process one to two times a day, depending on the severity of your acne condition.

 

A moisturizing routine using Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera gel is one of nature’s miraculous ingredients capable of helping with nearly any sort of skin condition. There’s a reason why it is a core ingredient in so many different herbal skincare products. It should come as no surprise that there’s also been research that shows the effectiveness of Aloe Vera gel in reducing acne.

Directions:

a. Take some aloe vera and scrape the gel of the plant out with a spoon.

b. Directly use the gel onto your skin as a moisturizer.

c. You can repeat this process as many times as you want, however, at least 2 times a day is recommended.

If home remedies aren’t something that you’re interested in then you can always trust in Amlaki’s natural beauty care products, which are designed to bring you the perfect balance of nature and science, to give you the best results without any nasty side effects. There are plenty of Amlaki beauty care products that are amazing at solving all of your acne problems.

Natural Beauty: Homemade Night Creams

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Night creams and day creams are an important part of our daily skin care routines. Day creams work to protect our skin from damage during the hours we’re active and about, and night creams work to heal and replenish our skin cells while we sleep. Of course, there are many different night creams that are suitable for different skin types and all of them help us in different ways. So, why should you ever spend money on various different synthetic skin care products when you can make natural homemade ones that are just as effective? Let’s go over three very effective natural night creams that you can make right at home!

Apple Night Cream

Apples contain antioxidants and nutrients that are perfect for your skin. These antioxidants can protect the skin and have amazing nourishing effects. These have incredible anti-aging effects and help with treating any skin blemish you may suffer from!

Ingredients:

2 Apples

5 tablespoons of Rose Water

1 teaspoon of Olive Oil

Directions:

Cut the apples into small pieces (and remove the seeds)

Blend the applies with olive oil until a smooth paste is formed.

Use a boiler to boil the mixture on low heat.

Remove the mixture from heat and let it cool down entirely.

Add the rose water to the mixture and mix thoroughly.

Store and refrigerate in a sealed container.The cream will last for a week if refrigerated.

Use every night before you go to sleep.

 

Aloe Vera Night Cream

Aloe Vera is amazing at treating acne and any sort of skin blemish, so it’s the perfect solution for all your acne problems! In fact, this night cream can also help you achieve smoother skin, leaving you looking fresh and young.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Extract

1 teaspoon of Lavender Oil

1 teaspoon of Primrose Oil

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients until a smooth paste is formed.

Store in a sealed container.

Use every night before you go to sleep.

 

Brightening Night Cream

This night cream is designed to moisturize your skin and help maintain its elasticity. The almonds help with nourishing your skin and have anti-aging effects. The sandalwood and saffron are the perfect cure to skin blemishes and helps with smoothening your skin, while also lightening your skin tone!

Ingredients:

8 Almonds

1/2 cup Yogurt

1 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon of Sandalwood Powder

5 drops of Lemon Juice

3 Saffron Strands

Directions:

Soak the almonds overnight. Afterwards, in the morning, peel and grind them to make a fine paste.

Add yogurt, lemon juice, turmeric powder, sandalwood powder and the saffron strands to this paste, before blending It till a smooth mixture is formed.

Store the cream in a sealed container. The cream will last for a week if refrigerated.

Use every night before you go to sleep.

So, say goodbye to your average chemical beauty care products and trust in these amazing night creams that you can make at home yourself!Perfect your skin care routine with the best natural ingredients nature has to offer!

Natural ways to stop a receding hairline

A receding hairline is one of the most common problems in the world, especially as we grow older. It can become a great source of stress and misery for us. However, it’s important to understand that It’s not an entirely helpless situation. While there may not be any permanent cure to receding hairlines, there definitely are steps you can take to greatly minimize the damage, or even stop the process!

However, to understand how to stop a receding hairline, we must first know why it happens in the first place.

Genetics: Hair loss and receding hairlines can be entirely hereditary – and is often one of the most common connections found in pattern baldness.

Medication: There are some form of medication that can result in hair loss – especially medication for cancer, depression, heart disease etc. While some of these medications may be mandatory for some, it’s important to look into if you’re using any non-vital medication or substance that can result in hair loss.

Improper Diet: Hair loss is one of the direct symptoms of the lack of certain vitamins and nutrients in your daily diet.

An Unhealthy Body: Baldness has been linked directly to obesity and is often regarded as one of the effects of having a very unhealthy lifestyle.

Stress: Hair loss has been proven to be one of the most common causes of stress, emotional or physical. This is also one of the most common reasons for hair loss at an early age, other than genetics.

Hormonal Changes: Hair loss has been found to be one of the effects from hormonal changes, in both male and female. Menopause, has been found to have led to thinning hair (not in all cases).

Now that we’ve covered the reasons as to why one may suffer from a receding hairline, let’s go into what you should be doing to halt the process:

Scalp Massages: Stimulating your scalp helps to improve blood flow and reinvigorates your hair follicles. Massage your hair daily to promote hair growth and it acts as an amazing way to reduce stress. We recommend incorporating Amlaki Signature Hair Oil or Amlaki Goodness Oil into your massage routine for the best results!

Take care of your body: Treating your body right is not just the answer to a receding hairline, but many of life’s problems! Don’t stress as much, and learn to relax. Get a regular exercise routine going, and adopt a natural, healthy and nutritious diet. You will feel younger, stronger and healthier with just a few weeks’ effort. Your body and your hair will thank you for it!

Rethink your haircare habits: It’s time to ask yourself – do you really understand how to best take care of your hair? If the answer is no, it’s time to change it up! Start handling your hair more gently and never back comb your hair. We would also recommend against tying your hair very tightly. Limit your usage of heating and styling in your hair routine – and stop relying on synthetic beauty products. Find the right hairbrush for your hair. If you have curly hair, a bristle brush is perfect. Those with straight or wavy hair can go for a wide-toothed comb.

Natural Ways to Prevent Hair Fall

There are so many different options out there that claim to help stimulate hair growth. It’s impossible to not notice the many different chemical shampoos and conditioners that “help” with hair growth.  It’s true, some do actually help. But the damage they can cause is far greater than the benefits. Chemical products contain toxins that can have very harsh reactions on your skin, and some have even been linked to cancer. So, why would you ever go for unhealthy chemical options when you can go for something natural that’s actually good for you?

Here are just a few tips to help stimulate hair growth, the natural way:

1. Shampoos with natural ingredients: Understand what shampoo reacts best to your hair, and this process may take quite a bit of trial and error, but it’s well worth the effort. Also, how you wash your hair depends on your scalp, such as, if you have oily locks – not washing them for three weeks can lead to hair fall. Go for the natural route with Amlaki Lavender & Geranium Shampoo or Amlaki Rosemary Shampoo, and safeguard yourself from chemicals like sulfate, paraben, and silicone which can make your tresses brittle and as such, prone to breakage.

2. Oil your hair: Oiling has been known to improve blood circulation and help nourish the roots of your hair. Make sure to massage your hair with oil that suits your scalp, at least once a week. We’d recommend Amlaki Signature Hair Oil, or Amlaki Goodness Oil if you’re looking to go that extra mile. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wash the oil off with a shampoo after two hours.

3. Natural Diet and Exercise: Your diet plays a big part in keeping your hair strong and healthy. Make sure your diet contains a healthy intake of protein and iron every day for the best results. Considering stress and anxiety are some of the biggest reasons for hair fall, you want to exercise to release all that stress while also feeling happier and healthier. Yoga and meditation can also help you remain calm and at peace, further lessening the chance of hair fall.

4. Don’t use too many styling products: Using too many styling products can cause long term damage to your hair. It’s understandable if you want to use them infrequently, however, doing it regularly can have disastrous effects on your hair and has been shown to be one of the primary reasons for hair fall.

It really doesn’t take much to limit hair fall and stimulate hair growth. All you need to do is treat your hair right, using nature to your advantage. It won’t even take very long for you to start seeing the effects on your hair, and you’ll feel better as well!

Benefits of Rose Water

There are so many natural products with rose water in them nowadays. Ever just take a moment and wonder why? It’s because rose water is incredibly versatile and its natural properties work towards fixing a lot of your skin’s ailments. It doesn’t matter if your skin is oily or dry or even both – it can be added to your daily skincare routine to help with all of it! Here are just a few of the benefits of rose water for your skin and face.

1. Research shows that the aroma of rose acts as a powerful mood enhancer. It helps you feel better by helping you release stress and rids you of feelings of anxiety. It helps to develop your emotional and mental well-being.

2. Rosewater is one of nature’s most effective ways to combat aging. Incorporating rose water into your daily skincare routine will help you not only look younger but also keep away wrinkles and fine lines.

3. Rosewater is even effective for hair care! It nourishes and moisturizes your hair – keeping it soft, shiny, and strong. Research also shows that it can treat mild scalp inflammations. Rosewater is an amazing natural conditioner that not only gets rid of your dandruff, it also revitalizes hair growth.

4. Rosewater has incredible cleansing properties that help to clean your pores and tone the skin. It can help to tighten capillaries, reduce redness, and blotchiness while helping your skin maintain an ethereal glow.

5. Rosewater can also help with minor wounds and small cuts. Its antibacterial and medicinal properties can help heal infections too.

6. According to a medical study, rose water can help reduce skin irritation, get rid of your acne, dermatitis, and eczema. As we mentioned previously it has amazing cleansing properties, so it also helps to clear away the dirt and oil that can cover your skin after a long day outside.

7. Rosewater is plentiful with antioxidants, which can protect your skin cells from damage. They can provide very powerful skin protection and help you look fresh even on the roughest of days.

8. Rosewater helps maintain your skin’s pH levels. Rosewater has a pH level very similar to that of our skin which can do wonders to helping soothe your skin and slow down its aging process. This is why rose water is especially effective as a toner.

Natural Beauty: Developing Habits

The secret to beauty isn’t something that’s locked away inside a pack of expensive chemical products. On the contrary, everything you need to achieve your beautiful and radiant complexion goals lie within a few key natural habits that you should be forming.

Little things you do every day can do a lot to give your skin all the fuel it needs to recharge, repair, and withstand life’s daily stresses. Here are a few habits you should be looking to develop to achieve success in your quest for natural beauty.

Sleep – Your body and skin will always thank you for every little bit of rest it gets. Sleep on a set schedule for at least 8 hours a day for the best results. People who are sleep-deprived have to deal with puffy, blood-shot eyes, dark under-eye circles, more wrinkles, and droopier eyelids compared to people who are well-rested.

Exercise – You’d be amazed by the wondrous effect of exercise on your health and beauty. A study conducted in 2014 showed that people over 40 who exercise regularly have the skin of people half their age! It’s not even as if you have to run 10 miles a day or do 4 hours of yoga regularly. People who just jog or cycle an hour a week see benefits as well. The key to exercising is to figure out a routine and just stick to it. Remember, starting is always the hardest part.

Sunscreen is your best friend – You absolutely need to have sunscreen on when going outside. However, don’t think just sunscreen will cut it. The sun’s burning and cancer-causing UVB rays can have an intense effect on your screen. Wear light clothing but do cover your skin so direct sunlight never reaches. If you’re going outside, make sure to stick to areas with shade.

Stay hydrated – Ideally you want to be drinking at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep your body hydrated. When your body is properly hydrated, your skin can hold on to water you ingest, keeping it healthy and giving you that fresh look. The moment you stop drinking enough water, your water goes to your other organs instead, and your skin doesn’t get the moisture it needs.

Be positive – Stress and anxiety can cause your cortisol levels to go up, causing dry skin and wrinkles to become a common problem. If you’re wondering why you always have dry skin and wrinkles just never seem to stop popping up – it’s probably because you are putting too much needless pressure on yourself. Treat yourself better and relax. Meditation, massages or mani-pedis are quick ways to release all that stress.

Exfoliate everyday – Skin cells go through a constant cycle, but depending on how old you are, and the environment you’re in, they might be taking longer and longer to drop off. So, remember to exfoliate! It does wonders for your skin and is one of the easiest ways to achieve brighter and healthier looking skin.

Staying Fresh in the Summer

The summer heat is an all-around nightmare. The heat can be unbearable, hot flashes are common, we’re constantly sweating, and our skin becomes dry and rough. We dread going outside, and that’s even without the pandemic. But, staying fresh is easier than you think. Follow these simple few tips to stay fresh and healthy this summer.

Make sure to drink water – Feeling tired and hungry when you shouldn’t be? You’re probably not drinking enough water. While normally you’d want to drink 2 liters of water a day, you should be increasing that to 2.5 liters or even 3 liters during the summer.

Eat healthy – Constantly eating meat and oily fast food can lead to your cholesterol levels rising and your body health deteriorating. Make sure you get your daily intake of food and vegetables in, and this is even more important during the summer. They’re rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Not only are they good for your health, they help to keep you looking fresh and lively.

Exercise – This might seem like quite a task, especially in the summer. But exercising daily, especially in the morning, leads to your body releasing endorphins, and then you can start the day off feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Proper meal times – Stick to a proper schedule for your meals, and definitely don’t skimp out on your food intake. Your body needs more energy during the summer. You especially want to have a proper breakfast, so you start your day off pumped up and full of energy!

Moisturize – Dry and rough skin is such a common problem during the summer. Always keep a moisturizer handy, your skin will thank you for it. Go for the organic route with Amlaki’s Goodness Oil, it’s got everything you need to keep your skin healthy, smooth and soft!

Wash your hair – Don’t worry! It’s a common myth that washing your hair will ruin it. You don’t need to shampoo and condition your hair everyday but a dry wash will always help. Amlaki Signature Hair Oil, Amlaki Hair Pack and one of our shampoos will be your best friend in keeping your hair healthy, shiny and beautiful during this dreadful summer heat!

Fresh airy clothes – Wear fresh comfortable airy clothing every day! Never keep wearing the same clothes for days in a row, as the fresh clothes will help you smell and look fresh. Definitely wear something that lets your skin breathe, so it stays looking bright and healthy.

Sleep properly – Life can get hectic and when it does, the first thing that always goes out the window is a proper sleep schedule. Never compromise on your sleep. Your physical and mental health matter, and you need to give your body the proper rest it so badly needs. Get your beauty sleep in for at least 6 to 8 hours a day.

Looking fresh during the summer isn’t something that needs a lot of effort or time to get right, it’s just a matter of treating your body right. Trust in organic products, and natural methods to keep your body in perfect shape, and staying fresh during the summer is a guarantee.

Benefits of using a hair pack

It’s summer, so you know you’re going to have face a hundred different problems with your hair. Dried out hair, hair loss, dandruff, split ends, dry and itchy scalp – there’s just so many different things to worry about. This is where a hair pack comes in to save the day!

Amlaki’s Signature Hair Pack is our 100% natural and organic answer to all your everyday hair problems. Here are just a few of the benefits of using a hair pack:

Smooth and Shiny Hair: A hair pack is an easy way to achieve smooth and shiny hair. Using it just once a week helps to rid your hair of all the grease and dirt. It creates a barrier between your hair and all the harsh elements that it comes in contact with, such as, severe heat, rain, strong wind etc.

Repairs Hair Damage: Over the course of time, your hair gets damaged and the hair cuticles can break or fall. Hair masks are a great way to repair this damage as the nutrients in a hair mask can help strengthen the strands of your hair.

Rehydrates your Hair: Dry hair is one of the most uncomfortable issues for anyone to deal with. Hair packs keep your hair hydrated by moisturizing and nourishing it. All the beneficial minerals and vitamins seep into your hair and scalp from the hair pack, resulting in soft and healthy hair.

Immediate Effect: Hair masks have an almost-immediate effect on your hair. In just a week, you can start seeing improvements, and within just a month or two you will be rewarded with the beautiful, healthy and glossy hair you were looking for!

Natural Ingredients: Amlaki’s Signature Hair Pack is packed to the brim with some of the best natural restorative ingredients, such as, Curry leaf powder, Methi powder, Amlaki powder, Shikaki and Ritha. These organic ingredients are incredibly effective at healing, cleansing and moisturizing your hair, while also easing any sort of tension on your scalp. The best part is, since they are natural, there are absolutely no toxins or chemicals in them and you never have to worry about side effects!

Personal Organic Care

Why should you consider switching to organic products for your personal care?The answer, surprisingly, is more obvious than ever. It’s about being conscious. Being conscious of what you put on or into your body, being conscious of the effect lab-created products have and being conscious of the damage to the environment and yourself caused by the production and use of lab-created products. Let’s elaborate on the key differences between the organic and synthetic lifestyle.

Skin Absorption: Did you know our skin absorbs 60% of what we put on it? All the beauty products you use on your skin can and will be absorbed by your skin. It’s important to be aware of all the ingredients present in a beauty product because you need to know what’s going into your body. This is where organic products shine as it’s nature’s own ingredients entering and nourishing your body, compared to synthetic products which are packed with toxins and chemicals that can have long-lasting effects on your skin and health.

Toxins: This is fairly simple. Organic products of all form and shape, where it be beauty products, clothing or food contain fewer or no toxins compared to synthetic products as they contain natural and undiluted ingredients.

Just as effective: Organic products do everything just as well than their synthetic counterparts. In some cases, they’re even better. Organic clothing is just as comfortable and helps support a sustainable lifestyle. Organic food isn’t diluted by any preservatives or chemicals, and are not only healthier but tastier as well. Organic beauty products work wonders for your beauty goals, without any of the devastating side effects of synthetic products.

A healthier life: All dimensions of an organic lifestyle promotes a long and healthy life, without being bogged down by the many illnesses and issues caused by synthetic products. Not only is your physical health benefited from switching to an organic lifestyle, but you will find yourself improving in your mental health as well as having a much more positive outlook on life.

Environmental effects: Chemicals used in production of any form of synthetic goods cause irreversible damage to our earth and the environment. Pesticides and insecticides are not only poison for your body, but they poison our planet too. Mega corporations dump all their toxic waste into the land, forever damaging it. It’s time to stop supporting the very engines of commercial manufacturers who are destroying our planet.

We at Amlaki, greatly advocate for all our patrons to enjoy an organic lifestyle, and our beauty products are the fruit of our efforts to provide you with the best entirely natural, safe and effective organic beauty option. So, what are you waiting for? Switch to an organic lifestyle and live a happier and healthier life.

Why Face Oils Are Important

The idea of using face oils instead of our typical moisturizer can be scary. It’s hard to consider that now may be the time for a change in your skincare routine. But face oils can just be the key that sets you on your way to gorgeous complexion.

The best part about face oils, is that they harmonize with your skin’s natural oils to give you all the positives without any of the negatives of your regular moisturizers. Let’s get into the details of it, as to why exactly you should be switching to face oils.

Face Oils are home to vitamins and antioxidants: Most moisturizers contain mineral oil, which we know is a byproduct of petroleum. These do nothing to provide nutrients or help your skin, and instead, can cause long-term damage. Face oils, on the other hand, contain natural oils which help your skin stay moist while conditioning your skin with vitamins and antioxidants. This helps to protect your skin from any damage.

Face Oils hydrate and prevent irritation: By keeping your skin hydrated, and locking in the moisture, face oils prevent any form of irritation, rash or inflammation from forming on your skin. It adds another layer of defense against these common problems. With face oils, you never have to worry about dry skin ever again.

Face Oils have anti-aging effects: By keeping the moisture locked in your skin, face oils help to promote a healthy glow to your skin. Find yourself looking younger as a face oil can help your skin offset the lack of natural oils it generates as you grow older.

Say goodbye to skin blemishes: The natural nutrients and vitamins in face oils are the best defense against any kind of skin blemish. Suntans will also cease to become a problem as long as you introduce face oils into your daily routine.

Now you know why you should be using a face oil. But which one should you use? We’ve got you covered!Amlaki’s Skin Glowing Oil is perfect for dry, dull skin and it will be that extra layer of protection your skin needs! It’s 100% organic so you know it will be wondrous for your skin as it helps to supplement your skin’s natural oils. Put your trust in Amlaki for all your organic beauty care. Stay healthy and stay beautiful.