Carrot Pulp For Skin Care

think1bI know you all have carrots in the fridge, right?  They’re great for snacking, kids love  them because they are sweet, and moms love them because they promote healthy eyesight.  Carrots are one of the easiest foods to juice because they’re easy to prepare and taste great with most other fruits and vegetables.  If you juice a lot of carrots then you’ll have a lot of carrot pulp left over.

Carrot pulp is such a versatile ingredient.  It can be used in muffins, cakes, sauces, soups, veggie patties and more.  But why stop there?  Carrots have great benefits for the skin as well and many cosmetic companies include carrot extract, juice, and oil in their beauty formulas.  Vitamins A,B,C,D, and E make carrots an excellent choice for skin care, especially for mature or dry skin.

Next time you juice some carrots, save the pulp and give this recipe a try.  It’s a fun way to incorporate a little “me” time into your week.

Carrot Pulp Facial Mask

carrot pulp from 2-3 carrots
3-4 Tablesppoons honey

Mix honey into carrots one tablespoon at a time until a nice paste forms.  For added carrot nutrients, or if you’re pulp is very dry, you may add a *small* (less than 1/2 tsp) bit of the carrot juice to the paste.  Apply to clean skin and wait 10 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Honey is good for most skin types.  It is a humectant, which means it helps hold moisture in the skin.  Honey also has astringent properties to help draw out impurities.  This mask is non-drying and your face should feel nice and smooth afterward.

If you try this recipe and have some good results, let me know.

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Comments

  1. Shepherd says

    Well i tried it and it has allowed me to once again have a remarkable young look and fresh skin . Thank you Ms Carey Carrot Pulp ;-)

  2. destiny faye says

    I tried your carrot & honey mask and am blown away! after seeing/feeling the almost immediate aid to my face, I polished my arms and legs with the remaining pulp! ive been struggling with acne for almost 2 years now (in my mid 20′s)… your recipe has brightened my spirits! Seems as though the honey has done the perfect job of expelling impurities without any over-drying effect.
    Thank you so much, love and light to you!

    -destiny in austin, tx.

  3. says

    Hi! I tried this last night after wondering what I should do with the carrot pulp from my juicing. I used raw honey and could only get a thin layer on my face. It was difficult to get the pulp & honey mixture to stay on my face. Skin was smooth after ~ Thanks for the idea!

  4. Rup Har says

    I tried this today. I agree with Laura above. It was hard to get it to stay on the face. So i mostly rubbed the mixture on my face. My face was glowing. thanks for the idea.

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