Carrots are growing in popularity in the cosmetics industry. The carotene it contains is now found in numerous skin masks and face creams, facial oils and hair care products. But even in its pure form, i.e. as pure oil, the root vegetable is often used – especially to improve the complexion. Due to its high vitamin content, it also supplies damaged hair with important nutrients, so that – with regular use – it looks healthier and more well-groomed. And that’s by no means all that carrot oil extracted from the roots can do.

Carrot oil has a whole range of advantages: it improves the complexion, ensures a healthier complexion and counteracts the natural aging of the skin.

Fresh complexion Thanks to the carotene contained in carrots, the oil ensures a healthier complexion with regular (but economical) facial care by acting like a light foundation, i.e. a kind of primer. It makes pale skin appear darker and gives it the necessary boost of freshness. However, the carrot oil should be applied evenly to avoid unsightly stains.

Anti-agingIn fact, carrot oil also counteracts the natural aging of the skin by protecting and renewing the skin cells from UV radiation. More specifically, it is the vitamin A it contains, which tightens the skin and gives it a healthy, fresh complexion. For the same reason, the oil can also counteract skin impurities.

Regardless of the reason why you reach for carrot oil, the application is always the same: First, you should thoroughly cleanse your face and moisten it slightly, then warm a few drops of oil between your palms and then massage them evenly into your skin.

Carrot oil not only improves the complexion, but also provides damaged or dry hair with important nutrients. Tips that are prone to split ends in particular can be strengthened and cared for with regular use. However, it is important that you do not treat your scalp with the oil, as the carotene it contains could turn it orange. And if you suffer from a dry or sensitive scalp that is prone to dandruff, carrot oil is only recommended to a limited extent: it should be used sparingly.

Before you start the treatment, it’s a good idea to drape a dark-colored towel over your shoulders to keep the oil from staining your clothes — which are difficult to remove. Then proceed as follows:

You can easily make the carrot oil from the root vegetable yourself – with a little more time. You only need a few ingredients, such as:

Before you start making the carrot, you need to grate it into small pieces. Then the “shavings” are put into the glass together with the sesame oil, which is closed and placed in the hot water bath. Heat the contents until the oil turns a light golden color. Then sift the contents through a clean tea towel and pour it into a sterile glass bottle that has been boiled beforehand.

And one more note at the end: carrot oil is free from synthetic substances and is therefore also suitable for sensitive skin types and allergy sufferers. An important indication of the natural composition of the product is an ECO and BIO seal, which you should pay attention to when buying.

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