Carrot oil has been in the media lately because of the rich benefits it has for skin and hair. There are also several health benefits especially when used in the right proportion, mixture and amount. This means that just like many other essential oils, it may become harmful if used outside appropriate recommendation.
Here are four benefits you will get if you add it to your beauty routine.
- Acts as moisture infuser
Carrot oil is a natural moisturizer which will helps to restore lost moisture resulting from evaporation. It forms a protective coating on the skin and hair helping them to retain their natural moisture levels. It is often used in many commercial moisturizers because it helps in softening the skin tissues. Adding it to your skincare routine will leave it looking supple and fresh all day long.
- Treatment of skin problems
When gently applied on the skin, carrot oil provides relief for skin conditions such as eczema and dry or irritated skin rashes and swellings. It also helps in cell-regeneration like soothing wrinkles and stretch marks. It is however advisable to apply in small quantity as the colour could leave a orange hue on the skin.
- Contains essential skin antioxidants
Carrot oil contains high levels of vitamin A, powerful antioxidants and carotenoids. It also has high levels of tocopherol which is a fat-soluble Vitamin E. The antioxidants present helps to protect the skin and helps in skin healing. It stimulates the skin cells and has due to its rejuvenating properties.
- Natural colorant and tanner
If you like to tan naturally then carrot oil is for use. Due to its natural reddish colour, some people apply it in large quantity to tan their skin or add colour to their hair.
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