Beauty Benefits of Beets
They are said to have grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Beets are most commonly a dark red color, however they also come in other hues ranging from white to yellow to a candy cane red-and-white variety known as Chioggia. Not only are they colorful and full of flavor, they are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, and fiber. They also contain unique antioxidants called Betalains. (Betalains are phytonutrients found in plants that give beets their red color. They have also shown to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support). the rosy betalain-rich juice of red beets was used as a cheek and lip stain by women during the 19th century.
Because beets are high in folate and Vitamin C it is effective in reducing pigmentation, blemishes, fights wrinkles and aids in cell repair. It also helps even out skin tone and moisturizes the skin while keeping it soft and supple.
Beets are also rich in iron and vitamins, it is a super food that has multiple health benefits. However from a beauty stand point it is high in antioxidants which make it a great ingredient for anti-ageing. It also helps reduce blemishes and gives the skin a rosy glow. Beets are also known for its anti-ageing properties. It’s known to prevent fine lines and other early signs on ageing. It contains lycopene that improves skin elasticity and prevents sagging.
How to use Beets in your beauty routine:
Treats Dandruff is caused by fungal infections and dry scalp. Beet juice can help—it’s enzymatic properties reduce flaking and eliminate dandruff-causing bacteria. It also keeps the scalp moisturized and ensures that your hair is soft and shiny.
Method: Add 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar to 1/2 cup beet juice and 1/4 cup water and 3-4 drops of Tea tree Essential oil. Apply it to your scalp, leave on for 15-20 mins and wash out with shampoo. This will largely address your dandruff issue.
Deficiency of minerals is a major reason for hair loss. Beets being high on potassium, electrolytes and iron helps repair hair that is lifeless. It also decreases hair fall considerably by giving the hair a nutrient boost. Method: Create a paste out of beet juice and Amla powder. Rub the paste on your scalp before you shampoo. Leave on for 20 mins. Do this once a week for best results. You can also consume beetroot juice as it improves the hemoglobin levels in the body and boosts hair health.
Create an anti-oxidant rich Hydrating Face Mist. Face mists are great for anyone with dry or aging skin, these skin type usually love mist as they immediately restore moisture and create a more youthful glow.
Method: Use a 3.5 fl oz spray bottle pour in 1.5 fl oz beet juice add 1.5 fl oz aloe vera juice and ½ tsp of vegetable glycerin. Shake well and enjoy.
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Products with Beetroot Extract Adesewa Naturalz Almond & Aloe Nourishing-Conditioning hair milk.