I enjoy nothing more then making facemarks and other beauty products straight from what I can find in my kitchen. It is not only cheap but natural and easy. We always have an abundance of carrots in our fridge as it is an easy healthy snack and I like to keep them for the horses 🙂 I have tried growing them in the garden, but so far we just get some interesting looking orange characters! We will need to keep working on it, anyone have some easy tips carrot growing tips?
Carrot based facial masks are ideal for normal to oily skin and if you include honey, the mask is appropriate for dry skin but may be used on oily skin.
Carrots are a natural antiseptic and when included in a homemade facial mask recipe, they help tone and rejuvenate your skin as they are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium and folacin. One of the other advantages of making your own homemade facial mask is that you can easily blend in other ingredients to tailor the mask to your own beauty needs. For example avocado will also have moisturising properties and olive oil can help all the ingredients blend together smoothly.
We also have beehive, so there is never a shortage of beautiful raw honey in our home. Raw honey has so many amazing benefits, it is naturally antibacterial, so it’s great for acne treatment and prevention. It can also help to slow ageing as it is full of antioxidants. Honey can give your entire complexion a boost, as It is extremely moisturising and soothing and helps create a natural glow. Additionally honey is clarifying, which means it helps t opens up pores making them easy to unclog and keep clean.
This mask is so simple and easy peasey, which is ideal for all of the busy people (which I believe is most of us 😉 ). Even if you are not busy, it is a great facial mask to add into your beauty routine!
You Will Need:
2-3 large carrots
4 1/2 tbsp honey
- Cook the carrots first and mash them until smooth.
- Combine the mashed carrots with honey.
- Apply to face, but make sure it has cooled first!
- Leave on for 10 minutes.
- Rinse off with cool water.
You can also adjust the consistency, by adding more or less honey or a few drops of olive oil.
If you juice and drink carrot juice regularly it will also help your skin will be protected from sun damage, toned and moisturised!