Beetroot for Skincare? Benefits, Recipes & How to Use for Glowing Skin
by Claudia Christin on Oct 25, 2022
Beetroots or known as beets are a vibrant and flavorful vegetable. We have all once taste this vibrant Beetroot is not only great served as your daily juice, but also as an extract in your skincare. Beets are catchy for their pop of color on your plate, on top of that they are incredibly nutritious and packed with essential vitamin minerals that are great for our skin too. Let’s get to learn all about beetroots for skincare!
Beets, What is It and Why so Good?
Beets or Beta vulgaris also know as beetroot extract in skincare is an ingredient rich in mineral and vitamins, such as iron, vitamin C, vitamin b9, fiber, manganese, and potassium. It is believed to benefit skin due to its high content of vitamin C.
Let’s take a sneak peek into their nutrient in every 100gram of boiled beetroot.
As you can see from the table, beets are enriched with a lot of vitamin and minerals.
3 Major Benefits of Beetroot for Skin:
Their benefit is down to some of their main feature and benefit for the skin.
By protecting our skin from free radical damage, this ingredient indirectly protects us against premature aging, thus called as its anti-aging benefit.
It also helps reduce and soothe redness and irritation on the skin. If you are dealing with flushing, sensitized, itchy and flakey skin, you are going to get the best out of this one ingredient. Not only for sensitive skin, since it is able to reduce inflammation, you may also see its potential in reducing redness of your pimple and acne.
Since this ingredient is high in vitamin C, it works not only as a potent antioxidant, but also as a brightening agent. It helps remove acne marks (PIH) and even out skin tone.
How to Incorporate Beetroot Effectively into Skincare?
Leave it to the formulator hands! Avoid doing DIYs skincare using beetroot to lower the chance of irritation (though there is minimal research on this probability). Make sure to check the ingredient list to see the percentage of the beetroot extract included in the product and what ingredients are paired together.
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Other Ways to Get the Most Out of Beets?
1. Consume it as juice:
2 medium beets, trimmed and scrubbed
3 medium carrots
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Juice, in this order, the beets, apples and carrots, following your juicer's specific settings for each. Stir in the chia seeds if using and let soak for 5 minutes. Serve the juice immediately over ice, if desired.
2. Consume it as a salad:
Recipe for salad:
6 medium beets
6 cups of baby arugula
½ cup of feta cheese
½ cup of pecans
½ cup of cranberries
Recipe for salad dressing:
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove
¼ tsp salt
1/8 black pepper