We knew that beetroot juice cleanses the colon, purifies blood and stimulates blood flow. However, did you know that beetroot, when applied as a face mask, can breathe new life into your skin?
From shrinking pores, lightening blemishes to giving skin an enviable glow, apparently there is much that beetroot can do!
Beetroot containsantioxidants, which boost the collagen level of the skin, which in turn improves elasticity, making the skin supple and smooth.
Beetroot has antibacterial properties that soothe inflammation, killinfection-causing bacteria and revive dull skin. Not just that, beetroot happens to be a powerhouse of vitamin C, which neutralizes free radicals, lightens pigmentation, sloughs off dead skin cells, revealing clear skin underneath.
With so many benefits in store, it would be fool hardy not to include beetroot in your skin care routine.
So, for that pink-hued glowing skin, here are 10 best beetroot face mask recipes that would work like a charm!
Tip: For skin-deep radiance, we would suggest infusing the benefits of beetroot directly to your bloodstream, then just topical application.
Instant Radiance Mask
Take two tablespoons of beetroot juice in a bowl and add a teaspoon of honey to the solution. Using a cotton ball, apply it liberally to your face and neck. Let the homemade beetroot mask sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then wipe it clean with a wet towel.
Take a tablespoon of besan, add a teaspoon of beetroot juice and plain yogurt. Mix it well until it blends. Add a teaspoon of rose petals paste to the mask. Apply a thin coat evenly to your face and neck. Let the skin-whitening beetroot mask sit for 30 minutes and then rinse it clean with lukewarm water.
Take a tablespoon of clay, using beetroot juice, whip it into a paste-like consistency. Apply it evenly to your face and neck. Let it sit till dry, then spritz your face with some water; and when the mask loosens, scrub and rinse.
Dark Circle Mask
Take a teaspoon of beetroot juice and mix in a few drops of almond oil. Massage it to the area under your eyes. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then with a wet towel, wipe it clean.
For lips that are plump, lush and pink, try this simple remedy. Put a tablespoon of freshly extracted beetroot juice in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. Massage it to your lips before going to bed. Let it sit overnight. In the morning, using a soft towel, scrub it clean. For noted result, apply this mask every day.
Dry Skin Mask
Take 1 teaspoon of raw milk, 1 teaspoon of beetroot juice and 5 drops of almond oil. Mix until all ingredients mix well. Gently massage it to your skin and neck. Keep doing it for 5 minutes, let it sit for another 10 minutes. Later, wash the DIY beetroot mask with plain water.
Oily Skin Mask
Cut half a beetroot into small pieces, boil it for 5 minutes and grind it into a smooth paste. Mix 1 tablespoon of multani mitti to the paste and mix until you get a smooth consistency. Apply a thin coat to your face and neck. Let it sit till completely dry and then rinse the beetroot mask for oily skin with plain water.
Mix 1 part beetroot juice and 1 part orange juice together. Using a cotton ball, apply it to your skin. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. This mask will visibly brighten your tired skin.
Mix 1 teaspoon of beetroot juice with 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Cleanse your face with a mild face wash. And apply the mask evenly. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then scrub and rinse. Apply this beetroot face mask twice a week, until the tan comes off completely.
Yet another easy tip on how to use beetroot on skin is this one. Mix 1 tablespoon of beetroot juice, with anequal quantity of cabbage juice and a teaspoon of rose water. Mix and pour the solution in an ice tray. Place the tray in the refrigerator to solidify. Once solid, gently rub your skin, until it fully melts and then, rinse it off with cold water. Your skin will feel instantly toned and refreshed.