Carrot is not only good in salads, steamed or as a snack to calm down hunger, but it is also an exceptional ally for the care of the skin and hair. This root, in fact, is very rich in beta-carotene (an important precursor of vitamin A), vitamin C and mineral salts, and it gives the skin light and vitality. Let's see together how to prepare do-it-yourself beauty recipes with carrots.
The healing properties of the carrot
The carrot, thanks to the high vitamin content, boasts numerous health benefits and it is a real elixir for our skin as it protects from the sun, it re-establishes skin hydration, it has healing properties and it is a cure for acne and some types of dermatitis.
Carrot do-it-yourself beauty masks
With carrot you can prepare natural masks for the face and hair, very good for regenerating the skin, removing dead cells and making the hair brighter and healthier. Let’s see how.
Carrot illuminating face mask: to make this recipe you will need 100 grams of carrots and 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil. Blend the carrots and add the oil. Continue this way until you have obtained a homogeneous and creamy mixture. Then apply it to the well-cleansed face avoiding the area around the eyes and mouth and let it act for 10 minutes. Then gently remove with a cotton ball soaked in water and rinse with warm water. Conclude by applying the moisturizer you normally use.
Regenerating carrot and honey face mask: to make this recipe you will need 1 carrot, 1 teaspoon of argan oil, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Peel the carrot and steam it for 10-15 minutes, to soften it. Then cut the carrot into chunks and blend them. Add honey and oil and mix well. Apply it to clean face and let it act for 10 minutes. Then, gently remove with a cotton ball soaked in water and rinse with warm water. To finish the treatment you can apply the usual moisturizing cream.
Carrot hair mask: to make this recipe you will need 1 carrot, 1 banana, ½ jar of whole yogurt, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of liquid honey. Boil the carrot and cut it into small pieces, then add it to the banana cut into rounds. Blend everything with a mixer and add the yogurt. Blend a little more until you get a smooth cream. Apply the mixture to dry hair and then cover with transparent kitchen film. Let it act for 30 minutes, then proceed with the washing.