Carrots are known to be packed with antioxidants, especially rich in Vitamin A, and have been linked in various research to cancer prevention, vision improvement and lower risk of heart disease.
What about carrots and skin care? Rich in Beta Carotene, carrots are a natural source of vitamin A which has numerous benefits for our skin:
Rich in antioxidants - slows down the skin’s aging process - a natural anti aging factor
Helps maintain skin’s moisture
Contributes to skin cells renewal process
Effective for acne treatment - helps heal wounds and pimples and restore the skin
Antiseptic - strengthens the immune system and prevents infections
Any one of these 5 benefits alone is a good reason to get a bunch of carrots and try these DIY recipes for carrot skin care masks. As you can see from the variety of the recipes, carrots can be used in various combinations to treat several kinds of skin problems.
Homemade Carrot Mask for All Skin Types
This recipe works to even out skin tone and give dull skin some much needed glow:
2 peeled, boiled and mashed carrots (leave till cooled down)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon olive oil - do not add this ingredient if you have oily skin
Mix all ingredients together to an even mixture - consistency should be like a good mashed potato recipe - not lumpy and not too mushy. Apply to clean facial skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash away with lukewarm water.