Carrots and Your Skin
Many believe it’s a myth, but it’s not.
Carrots really do help your eyesight. This is due to the beta-carotene which gives carrot the orange color and also its name. Containing vitamin A in large quantities in the form of beta carotene, carrots are often found in many dishes ranging from salads, to juices to roasted or steamed as a side vegetable. But there are so many other ways to experience health benefits from this sweet vegetable.
Carrot seed oil is excellent for your skin. The presence of Beta carotene and vitamin A helps to keep your skin alive and glowing. It helps to maintain the elasticity of the skin which often begins to sag as we age.
You will find carrot seed oil in many skin care products due to its effectiveness. It also helps to protect the skin from sun damage and helps to prevent wrinkles. Carrot seed oil also supports skin firmness and adds a radiant glow due to its anti-aging properties.
Because carrot oil contains carotenoids that help to reduce the damage caused by ultraviolet rays, it is protective against skin cancer as well. It even provides a natural tanning boost to your skin when applied.
Skin Care Remedies
- Grate one carrot and mix it with a spoonful of honey. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. By using it regularly you will make out the difference.
- Carrot juice if applied on blemishes regularly helps them to fade away.
- For a carrot skin mask you need raw carrots and lemon juice. Grate the carrot and add some lemon juice and apply this mixture on your face and neck. You can do the same with cooked carrots by blending them and adding 5 tbsp honey or yogurt. Apply it and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
- By mixing pineapple and carrot juice you can make a fine blend for glowing skin. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash it and pat it dry.