Benefits of Carrots and Masks That Can Be Made With Carrots

Carrot is one of the miracle winter vegetables. Since it can be easily used in soups, meals, desserts, smoothies, fruit juices, masks for skin and hair, it is possible to benefit from its benefits both internally and externally. Carrots are rich in beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the small intestine and protects the body from the destruction of free radicals. It also reduces the risk of heart diseases by protecting the health of hair, skin and nails.

Because carrot is a very rich vegetable in terms of fiber, it is very good for the digestive system and helps it to work more healthily. Therefore, constipation, etc., which is due to the digestive system not working properly. It also helps to fix problems. For those who are on a diet, it is among the vegetables that have the feature of keeping it full and low in calories. In some studies, it has been determined that the risk of developing lung cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer is lower in people who eat beta-carotene-rich diets. In some studies, it has been seen that the bioactive chemicals in carrot juice suppress cell growth in myeloid and lymphoid leukemia diseases.

In another study, it was observed that the risk of cardiovascular diseases in regular consumption of dark yellow-orange vegetables such as carrots and carrots is 32% less than those who do not consume it. It has been observed that with the conversion of beta carotene taken from carrots to vitamin A in the small intestine, the light adjustment function in the eyes works more healthily and helps the eyes to maintain their moisture. Carrot is a very rich vegetable in terms of potassium apart from beta carotene. Potassium is also one of the vital minerals for the human body because it helps maintain heart health, lower blood sugar, prevent muscle cramps, and maintain the normal functions of the brain. It is a vegetable with protective properties for the skin. Regular consumption of carrots protects the skin against UV rays. Of course, this feature alone is not enough to go out into the sun without protection. In addition to regular carrot consumption, it should be supported with appropriate sunscreen. Carrots also have blood-purifying alkaline elements. The dietary fiber in it lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. It cleans the bacteria in the mouth and protects the dental health. It has a protective feature against stomach ulcers in regular consumption. It improves liver functions and helps the body get rid of toxins. Thanks to the beta carotene in its content, it prevents the formation of wrinkles. It helps to keep the skin moist and heal spots and wounds faster.

Carrot Mask

  • 1 large carrot 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 2 tablespoons milk 

First of all, if you have a large size carrot, cook it in a steamer, or in a saucepan, until it softens. You can cut it into small pieces for faster softening. Thus, you will shorten the time and prevent the loss of vitamins. After waiting for half an hour, clean your face with cold water. This mask will help moisturize your skin and tighten your pores.

Carrot Mask (For Acne Skin)

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of carrot juice
  • 1 tablespoon of pure olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Benefits of Carrots and Masks That Can Be Made With Carrots

Carrot juice You can use a fruit press to get it. If you don’t have a solid fruit press, you can also grate the carrot and squeeze it with your clean hands. After making the carrot juice, add 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon (about 4-5 drops) of lemon juice and mix well. Apply it to your cleansed skin without getting too close to the eye area, leave it for half an hour and clean it with cold water. This mask balances the acid and base ratio of your skin, and lemon and honey have an antiseptic effect. In addition, carrots and honey have a moisturizing effect. You can easily apply this mask twice a week.

Carrot Tonic (For Mature Skin)

  • 1 tea glass of carrot juice  
  • 1 tea glass of cucumber juice 

After washing the carrots and cucumbers well, you can easily obtain the tonic by passing them through a solid fruit press with their peels, and store it in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Carrot Tonic (For Stained Skin)

After peeling 1 carrot, extract the juice by passing it through a solid fruit press. You can get your tonic by squeezing half a lemon into it. The only difference in applying this tonic is to leave it on your face for half an hour and then wash it off. If you have heavily stained skin, you can apply the stains to the areas as indicated 3-4 times a day with the help of a cotton ball.

Carrot Mask:

  • 1 carrot 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

After peeling the carrots, if available, use a normal steamer if not available. Boil it in a saucepan until it reaches the consistency to be crushed. If you are going to boil it, choose to cut it into small pieces and boil it with a small amount of water. After the boiled carrots have cooled, mash them with a fork and add the banana and mash them together. Then add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply the mask to your cleansed skin, avoiding the area around your eyes. After 15 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. You can store the leftover mask in a sealed glass container.

Add 3 glasses of boiled water to it and boil it for 20 minutes on low heat with the lid closed. At the end of the boiling period, leave to cool with the lid closed. When the mixture cools down, strain the carrot seeds and set them aside and continue to prepare the mixture with water. Crack 1 egg into the water and whisk well. Then add 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 1 tablespoon of pure olive oil. At the end of this process, your fast hair growth cure will be ready. Fill a clean spray bottle and spray it on your scalp and massage well. Then spray all the hair and hair ends and cover with a hair cap or cling film. Leave for at least 1 hour. If you have time, you can wait up to 3 hours. At the end of the waiting period, rinse your hair with as cold water as possible. This type of mixture is not very suitable for rinsing with hot water as it contains raw eggs. You can apply the cure regularly 2 times a week for 1.5 – 2 months and reapply after taking a break for a while.

Carrot Hair Mask

  • 1 carrot  2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 tablespoon honey 

After peeling the carrots, if available, use a steamer if not normal Boil it in a saucepan until it is mashed. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the boiled and warm carrots and mix well. Apply the mixture all over your hair, first to your scalp and then to the ends of your hair. After waiting for half an hour, rinse well with lukewarm water.

Thanks to this mask, your hair growth rate will increase and at the same time you will have brighter and healthier hair.

Carrot Oil

  • 1 kg of carrots 
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 
  • Olive oil 

After washing 1 kilo of carrots well, grate them and put them in a glass jar. After adding enough olive oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to cover it, mix it well and leave it for 1 week – 10 days in a cool and dark environment in an airtight manner. When the oil turns orange, the process is complete. Carefully drain the carrots and put the carrot oil you have in a glass container. With this oil, you can care for your hair once a week. First apply to the scalp and massage, then apply to the entire hair and rinse with warm water after waiting for 1 hour.