Here’s why you should incorporate carrot oil in your beauty routine

Carrot oil is gaining in popularity, you can find it in the beauty product aisle at the pharmacy. This is understandable since it has numerous benefits.

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It’s not a secret that carrots possess a number of health benefits. So, did you know that its oil is also very beneficial for you? Yes, carrot oil has numerous advantages, one being that it brightens the skin and protects it. It makes sense that this oil is more and more popular and that you can now find it in the beauty aisle at your local pharmacy. Here is why you should incorporate it into your daily beauty routine. 

1. Prep your skin for sun exposure

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Carrot oil is a natural way to prep your skin for sun exposure. In fact, it contains provitamin A, which increases your skin’s resistance to ultra-violet rays. Thus, if you’re planning on going down South, 2 weeks before your trip swap butter or olive oil for 1 teaspoon of this oil (try to have 3 tablespoons of this oil per week). Obviously, it does not replace sunscreen.

2. Use it as a natural self-tanner

It can act as a natural self-tanner. If you expect to get the same kind of results you can get with self-tanners sold in pharmacies, you will probably be disappointed because it will give you a much more discrete tint. To ensure you get a nice effect, swap your body cream as well as your face serum for this oil. Once you’ve washed, heat the oil by rubbing it between your hands then massage it onto your skin. You should notice a difference after a few days.

3. Take care of your skin

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If you tend to have skin problems like acne or eczema, know that it can help clear your skin because of its antioxidant properties.

4. Improve the look of your skin

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This oil can improve the appearance of your skin. In fact, if you apply it directly on your face, before piling on your other beauty products, you will have a nice glow. Don’t hesitate to use it, especially if you have very light skin.

5. Take care of your hair

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You can take care of your hair with this oil. Since it is nourishing, it can be used as a hydrating hair mask. All you need to do is put it on your hair (mostly on the ends), let it do its work and then after a few hours, wash your hair like you usually do.

6. Quickly heal scars

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Do you have a small injury? Know that you can quickly heal scars with carrot oil. In fact, its vitamin A and antioxidant properties help regenerate the skin when you have surface wounds.

7. Delay signs of ageing

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Why invest in expensive antiwrinkle creams when you can fight against the signs of ageing with this oil? It contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights against free radicals. It is free radicals, amongst other things, that are responsible for wrinkles.

8. Fix your dry skin problem

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If you have dry skin, you can mix carrot oil with rosehip oil or borage. If your skin is very dry, replace the rosehip oil or the borage with shea butter or cacao butter. You will get a deeper hydration.

9. Make yourself a peel-off mask

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To have radiant skin all the time, you can make yourself a peel-off mask. All you need to do is mix a teaspoon of carrot oil and a teaspoon liquid honey. Add a teaspoon of yogurt to the mix and apply it all over your face. Then, rinse it.

10. Extend your tan with this DIY mask

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You can extend your tan with this mask: use one tablespoon carrot oil, one tablespoon or red clay and two drops chamomile essential oil. Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients, apply the mask to your face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse your face.


Sources:

  • Elle
  • marieclaire.fr
  • bioalaune.com
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Doctissimo