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Five Benefits of Carrot Oil for your Skin

Turns out carrots are not only good for your eyesight, but they can also be extremely beneficial to your skin, especially when applied topically as an oil. Whether you have dry, oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin, carrot oil is a skin saviour in a bottle.

Carrot oil, or carrot root extract, is produced by the orange root of the carrot plant. The natural oils and juices from the fibrous parts of the plant are extracted through cold-pressing, and the result is a thick orange-coloured oil.

Here are five of the amazing benefits carrot oil has for your skin.

Rich in Antioxidants

Carrot oil is rich in beta carotene, a powerhouse antioxidant. Without getting too tech-y, environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution cause free radicals to develop in the body, which are unstable atoms that cause damage to the body. Antioxidants then work to stabilise these free radicals and prevent damage to your skin.

Using antioxidants in skincare can help to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by the world around us.

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Anti-inflammatory

Carrot oil is packed with an abundance of vitamin E, which is a naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredient. It helps to strengthen your skin barrier and is also a very hydrating molecule since it works as both a humectant (absorbs water into the skin) and an emollient (traps water in the skin).

Additionally, vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant and will also help to fight free radical damage in your skin, keeping you hydrated and radiant.

Acne-Fighting

Did you know that using facial oil on oily skin can be incredibly beneficial? While it may seem counter-intuitive to put oil onto acne-prone skin, it actually helps the skin regulate its own oil production. By stripping the face entirely of oils the skin will over-produce oil in an effort to rebalance which can lead to excess oil production, and in turn, outbreaks.

Carrot oil also has antibacterial properties which help combat acne. It has been shown to fight several types of bacteria and can help reduce breakouts caused by clogged pores and bacteria.

Causes Cell-Regeneration

The high amounts of beta carotene and vitamin A found in carrot oil encourage the regeneration of skin cells. Both these ingredients are naturally powerful antioxidants that stimulate skin cells to turn over quickly, resulting in younger and healthier skin cells rising to the surface.

By using carrot oil you will notice a reduction in fine lines and pigmentation thanks to these two ingredients.

Moisturising

Carrot oil is incredibly moisturising for the skin, as it penetrates through to the deeper layers and hydrates from within. This means that it also won’t leave a thick and greasy layer on the surface of your skin and can be worn under makeup without causing it to slip and slide.

Daily Prep Protecting Facial Oil

This fragrance-free facial oil combines carrot oil with evening primrose oil, Ximenia seed oil, sunflower seed oil and grapeseed oil for the ultimate hydrating and purifying facial oil. 

Daily Prep Protecting Facial Oil A$45 via fivedotbotanics.com | Source: Five Dot Botanics

BENTON Let’s Carrot Multi Oil

A multitasking oil packed with plant-based oils and carrots to reduce dead skin cells, prevent moisture loss, boost skin elasticity and supply rich nutrients to energise the skin.

BENTON Let’s Carrot Multi Oil A$22 via nudieglow.com | Source: Nudie Glow

The Body Shop Carrot Wash Energizing Face Cleanser

This vegan treat face wash leaves skin feeling cleansed, smoother, energised and purified from daily environmental stressors.

The Body Shop Carrot Wash Energizing Face Cleanser A$22 via thebodyshop.com/en-au | Source: The Body Shop

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