We all know that eating veggies is imperative to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but carrots, in particular, have a variety of benefits that extend well beyond nutrition. Carrot root extract has become an innovative, and of course a natural, solution to advancing skin health and aesthetics.
Specifically, carrots are full of beta-carotene which is what gives it its orange color. Our bodies convert this into Vitamin A which is responsible for cell regeneration. Increasing cell turnover, in turn, helps brighten the skin and reduce inflammation. Carrots are also rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which help give the skin a healthy glow, smooth out fine lines, and reduce damage caused by free radicals.
You’re probably wondering how you should consume carrots to get these results on your skin. The most obvious answer is to simply eat it and drink carrot juice. This is an excellent way to boost your immune system, eye, hair, teeth, and skin health, but to better isolate its benefits for the skin it is best to apply it topically.
The oil is capable of penetrating into the skin and lubricating the outermost layer known as the epidermis, ultimately restoring lost moisture and softening the skin tissues. As such, carrot oil is highly beneficial for treating eczema and acne, due to its anti-bacterial and healing powers. It can also be used as an all-purpose skin cream to hydrate the skin, help soothe wrinkles, and protect against the sun’s harsh UV rays. Skincare formulas recommend using carrot oil only in small drops because they are highly potent, and should be avoided during pregnancy.
So, while carrot consumption may improve our eyesight, the topical application of carrot extract can improve our skin’s appearance!
Written by: Adi Tzadok