It is understood that beets are nutritionally high. However, this same vegetable, rich in iron and vitamins, also finds multiple uses in your beauty routine.
From making your cheeks rosy to adding highlights to your hair; Red beets play a major role as a recipe for skin and hair care. So, let’s take a look at the surprising beauty benefits this superfood has to offer.
# 1. Gives a luminous and rosy complexion
Red beet extracts on your face can give you a natural blush and rosy cheeks. And also, it’s a safer bet than beauty products induced with harmful chemicals. Beets contain vitamin C which prevents pigmentation in the skin, thus providing a clearer complexion. Beets are also a rich source of iron, phosphorus, and protein, which in unison gives you healthy, dewy skin.
Method: Drinking the juice is an option as it removes toxins from the blood and body. In addition, applying this juice to the skin helps to remove the dead cells accumulated on the skin.
Grate a slice of beetroot and apply all over the face and neck. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes before washing it off. If used regularly, this mask will give you a natural pinkish glow. You can also boil the beetroot to make a paste.
# 2. Heals dark circles
Dark circles and puffy eyes are a very common problem in today’s super fast life. Well with this soothing agent you can get rid of that so exhausted look and dull appearance. Beets are an amazing source of antioxidants, which have revitalizing effects on the skin. Regular application of beetroot juice will not only fade dark circles and relieve puffiness under the eyes, but also provide stress relief at home or at work.
Method: Take a cotton ball and soak it in beet juice mixed with honey and milk. Close your eyes for a nice coat all over, including the lids. Let sit for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.
# 3. Brightens dark lips
If your lips are scaly, chapped, or losing moisture; beets are ‘the solution’. It not only makes your lips naturally attractive, but also healthier. Beetroot acts as a natural reddish stain that gives a pinkish color to your pretty pout.
Method: Apply a generous amount of beetroot juice to your lips. You can also mix grated beetroot with sugar to exfoliate your lips. This will remove all the dead skin and dark spots (caused by coffee, tea, smoking, etc.) and leave your lips feeling soft and plump.
# 4. Prevents hair loss
By far the most common cause of hair loss is mineral deficiency, and beetroot corrects that. Rich in potassium, electrolytes and iron, it helps repair limp, lifeless hair and reduces the risk of breakage. In short, beets provide all the essential minerals and nutrients needed to fight against hair loss and damage.
Method: You can try beetroot as a hair mask as well as a hair rinse. The two processes have an equal impact in improving the overall health of the hair. For hair washing, you can warm the juice to a comfortable temperature and work it through your hair to the roots. While, for the hair mask, you can mix ground coffee beans with beet juice or pulp. The same mixture also works as a good conditioner for the hair. Just rub the paste well before shampooing your hair. Your hair will come out smooth and shiny.
# 5. Gives silky smooth skin
Beetroot is a natural remedy to make your skin smooth and silky, and that too without feeling greasy. Being rich in iron and carotenoids, beets seep moisture into the pores and deeper layers of your skin. Therefore, there is no way to get dry and parched skin if you regularly use this magic product.
Method: All you need to do is grind a beet with two tablespoons of the curd. You can also add a little almond oil to this mixture. Apply the mixture to your face or body. Massage then leave the paste for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water and feel the change.
# 6. Prevents wrinkles
Beetroot can help you have an ageless beauty that you have always secretly dreamed of. Packed with antioxidants, beets are very helpful in warding off the first signs of aging and fine lines. The lycopene and squalene present in beets increase the elasticity of the skin and prevent sagging skin, thus giving you younger looking skin.
Method: Mix some beetroot juice with honey and milk. Apply it in a thick layer on your face at least once or twice a week consistently. This homemade mask will reduce the wrinkles on your face and give you a natural, youthful glow.
# 7. Treats dandruff
Fungal infections and dry scalp, which are the main causes of dandruff, can be treated naturally with beets. The enzymatic properties of beets reduce flaking and kill bacteria causing dandruff. Plus, the silica present in beets hydrates the scalp and keeps fungus away, leaving your hair soft and shiny.
Method: Simply add vinegar or neem water with beet juice and apply it to your hair. Later wash it off with shampoo. The process is effective in treating itchy dandruff and making your hair soft and manageable.
# 8. Provides acne-free and pimple-free skin
Oily skin is often considered the root cause of acne, pimples and pimples. However, by using beets, you can control the factor that causes acne breakouts. It removes the excess oil that gets trapped in the pores, thus giving you acne free skin. It also soothes the itching and inflammation around pimples as it is antiseptic and antimicrobial.
Method: Mix beet juice with tomato juice in equal proportions and apply it on your face. Let it dry for at least 15 minutes. Wash it off to get a positive result on those stubborn blemishes. It also eliminates blackheads and whiteheads.
# 9. Can dye your hair red
Beetroot can very well be used to dye your hair that would glow wine red in the sun. Yes, beetroot is a great way to add a temporary tint to your locks. And this is something you can’t go wrong with, because it is just natural. The betacyanin pigment in beets can stain anything badly, making it a good hair dye. Plus, those who feel embarrassed about grays can now cover strands naturally. So, get ready to give your hair a subtle and popping boost; whichever shade is closest to your natural hair color.
Method: You can mix half a cup of carrot juice with half a cup of beet juice. Pour all the solution on your hair, slowly rubbing the strands with the other hand. Let the juice stay on your hair for an hour or two. This will leave your hair with a reddish or purplish tint. Repeat as often as necessary to achieve the desired color.
To note- The shade you get depends on the work you do to boost the color, such as repeating the process in a row to get darker undertones. In addition, you need to take additional measures when applying a mixture of beets. Go for a grassy area, wear rough clothes and gloves to avoid staining your bathroom, clothes and hands respectively.
As we all know, beet has virtually no side effects, but check for any allergies or side effects yourself by doing a skin test. Also, we have seen that its cosmetic benefits are very surprising but its nutritional values ââhave always been appreciated. So be sure to include it in your diet as well. Then you will really see what magic this underrated vegetable can do for you.