Many Estheticians and other skin experts believe that up to 60% of signs of aging skin can be attributed to UV damage, as well as the topical agents we put on it. This concept certainly makes the examination of labels a bigger priority! When we talk about Organic Anti-Aging therapies, as well as dealing with other distressing skin issues such as acne, one of the lesser discussed natural ingredients is ‘Tamarind Extract’. Which is unfortunate, as the Skin Active effectiveness of the popular Ayurvedic ingredient Tamarind Extract is perfect in any Organic Skin Care regimen, regardless of your Ayurvedic Dosha! The bioactives in Tamarind moisturizes, improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation, prevents formation of acne and imparts an overall brightening appearance of the skin.
How does Tamarind Help Fight Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Well-moisturized skin provides an environment for faster skin cell renewal. Being rich in Hyaluronic Acid (HLA), Tamarind works as a humectant, which locks-in moisture and prevents the skin from dryness, peeling and aging.
Tamarind is also a powerhouse of many antioxidant rich phytochemicals. It also contains concentrated Vitamin C, Collagen Boosters and Enzymes, all of which help in repairing wrinkles and fine lines. This ingredient profile, as well as the mode of action in Tamarind extract is especially effective for Sensitive and Dry Skin. By helping to thicken the collagen net thickness of the skin, Tamarind blocks facial expression lines, fine line around the lips and crow’s feet around the eye area. Xyloglycans in Tamarind also repairs scars and broken skin.
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How does Tamarind Helps to Reduce Acne and Pigmented Skin?
Tamarind pulp contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) which makes it a superior natural exfoliating agent. AHA helps to unclog pores, keep the skin clean and prevent microbes from infecting the skin. The Vitamin C and Vitamin B in Tamarind on the other hand, helps remove dead skin cells to reveal clearer, more radiant skin underneath. Antibacterial properties of Tamarind prevents formation of pimples, while Vitamin A and antioxidants prevent acne from forming deep within the skin at its source. The Magnesium in Tamarind improves overall skin appearance, reduces acne and accelerates the regenerative processes of the skin.
A common consequence of acne-prone skin is post acne-blemish hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Tamarind also effectively reverses skin damage due to tanning of the skin. The antioxidants, Vitamin C and flavonoids prevent oxidative damage caused due to UV ray exposure. Its mild acidic (tartaric acid) nature and Vitamin E content are both responsible for helping to lighten and even skin tone. This helps reduce post-acne blemish marks, melasma, and even freckles.
Now that you know what Organic Tamarind Extract can do for your skin, it’s time to explore the Best Tamarind Extract infused products for fighting signs of aging skin and acne problems.
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