By: Andrea Crisp
With a touch of sweetness and a hardy crunch, carrots provide a flavorful addition to salads, snacks and more. Carrots can help improve your vision and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. They also pack a wallop of nutrition. Just one serving of carrots delivers a healthy dose of Vitamins A, C & K, along with plenty of minerals.
You know carrots are good for you. Carrots may even be your favorite go-to veggie when preparing dinner and snack recipes. What you may not realize is that carrots are also great for the skin, and they offer other surprising health benefits-all without ever having to reach your stomach. Do you want to look younger, feel better and even clear up some pesky, unsightly facial blemishes? Read on and find out why you need to try a carrot facial today.
1. Carrots have anti-aging properties: Part of what makes carrots so nutritious is also responsible for keeping you young looking-and that’s antioxidants, or substances that help prevent harmful reactions in the body associated with free radicals. Free radicals are unbalanced cells that attack other cells and damage them, leading to poor health at the cellular level. This damage can accelerate the aging process and wreak havoc on your entire body, including your skin. The antioxidants in carrots: beta carotene, lycopene and lutein, help fight the effects of free-radicals, which in turn can help keep you looking and feeling younger.
2. Carrots Renew and Moisturize Skin: Carrots are practically bursting with Vitamin A (428% per serving). Vitamin A, often referred to as retinol, aids in cell growth, making it a common ingredient in many skin creams and treatments. The good news is that you don’t have to buy a pricey cream to enjoy the robust effects of Vitamin A. A carrot-based facial can help renew your cells, restore your skin and give it a healthy glow!
3. Carrots Fight Acne: If you look at most over-the-counter acne creams and cleansers, you’ll notice an ingredient called zinc. Zinc is an element necessary to the human body and naturally found in carrots. Zinc is proven to reduce acne when applied topically.
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4. Carrots are an Antiseptic: An antiseptic helps stop the growth of disease-causing microorganisms and is commonly found in soap. Carrots have antiseptic properties and can naturally clean your face and remove harmful bacteria.
How to do a Carrot Facial?
These four health-boosting reasons make trying a carrot facial a no-brainer; plus it’s safe, simple and inexpensive! Try this DIY recipe for an at-home, refreshing carrot facial:
1 medium-to-large carrot, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
Boil the carrot and then mash it in a bowl. Let it cool. Then mix in the olive oil. Apply the carrot mixture to your clean face and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash away the carrot facial with warm water.
Carrots are delicious, and add plenty of health and color to your plate. With this easy-to-make facial, you can reap even more benefits from this veggie and keep your skin fresh and youthful-looking.
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