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Carrots and honey may sound more like ingredients for muffins or a cake than something you should slather all over your face, but they do have skin care benefits. So, if you’re interested in making your own face cream or just want to stay away from all the unnatural stuff that can be found in retail face creams, carrot and honey may be your main ingredients.
Josephine Fairley writes in “The Ultimate Natural Beauty Book,” both carrots, which are high in vitamin A, and honey have anti-aging properties that can keep your skin looking younger – at least for a little while. Fairley recommends using a honey and carrot face mask after washing your face with a gentle cleanser, but before you apply your moisturizer. for the maximum benefit.
Carrot and honey face cream has a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids that work to reduce redness, itching and stinging from topical treatments like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid for acne according to Barbara Close, author of “Pure Skin: Organic Beauty Basics.”
Revitalizing and Nourishing
There are a million reasons for dull looking skin – maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, aren’t drinking enough water or have allergies. Whatever the reason, carrot and honey face cream can add extra moisture to your skin, which can help to make skin look more radiant. Look for a moderate to heavyweight oil mixed in with your carrot and honey face cream for the maximum benefit if you have dry dull skin – avocado oil, hazelnut or apricot kernel oil all work well for devitalized, undernourished skin.
Carrots are high in vitamins that can help to stimulate skin cell regeneration – meaning they may help speed up the process of new skin growth according to Close. Carrot seed oil works even better for damaged skin from acne or irritation, as it’s a more concentrated version. If you’re looking for a carrot and honey face cream for damaged or blemished skin, look for one that contains carrot seed essential oil. The addition of rosemary is also beneficial -- verbanone rosemary can help the body regenerate skin cells faster than normal, according to Close.