So lately I’ve been on this organic carrot-eating phase.
I used to not be able to eat carrots, but for some reason, I can eat them now. Yay!! It’s probably because I insist on organic, so the herbicides and pesticides are not an issue. Whatever the reason, I’m loving it!
I don’t feel guilty one bit because fruits and vegetables are not only good for your health, they are also good for your skin. Your skin is your largest organ, and whatever you put on it affects your entire body. So why are carrots so good for you?
Why Are Carrots Good For You?
Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene — a nutrient that is known to help protect the skin against damage. Your body converts beta-carotene into Vitamin A. This vitamin helps with your eyesight. Have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses? I know, corny, but I just had to put this in.
Carrots also help in lowering cholesterol and the risk of cancer. A carrot a day has been shown to cut the risk of lung cancer in half. And, carrots make a healthy, filling snack that is satisfying because you get to crunch on a sweet, fat-free food that is delicious.
And because carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and Vitamin A, it is excellent for your skin as it helps with wrinkles, and it keeps the skin soft and glowing.
I’m delighted to share my carrot face mask with you. This mask will get your skin in tip-top shape. It will help with hyperpigmentation, will brighten the skin, and will help to regenerate healthy new cells. I even add carrot seed essential oil to my daily moisturizer for an added boost of vitamin A protection.
Honey Carrot Face Mask
Grab 2 organic carrots and steam them until soft. Mash them until they’re creamy like mashed potatoes.
Add 1 tbsp. of raw or manuka honey to your carrots. Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and brings moisture to your skin. It also softens your skin and helps the other ingredients penetrate the skin.
To the carrot/honey mixture add in 1 tbsp. of coconut, olive or avocado oil. These oils really are excellent for nourishing and cleaning the skin without stripping it.
And lastly, add a few drops of grapefruit or lemon juice into the mixture. If your mask is too thick at this point, just add enough water to give a consistency that is neither too thick or too runny.
How Do I Apply The Mask?
Apply this rich mixture on your face after it has been cleansed. Avoid your eye area just like using any other kind of mask. Allow it to remain on your face for about 10 minutes. Rinse your face with warm water and pat dry.
Apply your favorite moisturizer. Your skin will be soft and beautiful. With regular use (about once a week), don’t be surprised if you have your friends asking you what you’re doing to your face!
Now you know how to make a carrot face mask. Let us know how you like it on your skin. We’d love to hear from you 🙂