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Wondrous Beetroot Benefits for Skin

Written By HealthKart

Beetroot benefits for skin

Beetroot may be a humble vegetable but it packs a punch when it comes to health benefits. It is right up there in the league of wonder foods alongside the likes of bananas, spinach, kale, broccoli, apples, and chia seeds. You may have heard that a beetroot smoothie is a power breakfast option that can keep you energized throughout the day, let your blood pressure stabilize, and help you lose weight. But did you know that beetroot is good for skin as well? If you are sick and tired of pesky skin problems, then beetroot juice may be the miracle you were longing for. Let us look at the various beetroot benefits for skin.

1. Glowing Skin

Pollution, stress, and unhealthy eating reflect on the skin of your face. After a day of commuting, stressful work, and not eating right, you may notice that your skin looks dull and haggard. If this continues for long, you may begin to sport permanently unhealthy-looking skin. 

Before you start considering expensive facials at a beauty salon, give beetroot juice a chance. Beetroot is one of the best sources of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, folate, and iron. These nutrients work deep under the layers of your skin to speed up the process of cell regeneration, increase blood supply, and de-tan your skin. As a result, all signs of hyperpigmentation may disappear and your face will sport a natural flush and glow with health. 

Beetroot juice benefits for skin can be availed in two ways. You can drink beetroot juice for breakfast. This will help flush out toxins from your skin and body. Or you can dip a wad of clean cotton wool into beetroot juice, dab it liberally onto your face, massage gently, and leave it on for 15 minutes after which you can wash your face with lukewarm water. This process will not only let your skin absorb the nutrients present in beetroot juice but will also exfoliate your skin and remove dead cells. 

2. Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

Smokey eye make-up is attractive but dark circles are not. Unfortunately, restless sleep and stress inevitably lead to black rings and puffiness under the eyes. Beetroot benefits for skin include subsiding under-eye bags and diminishing dark circles. It has antioxidants that can rejuvenate the skin and help in eliminating old and dead cells. 

3. Minor Skin Infections

We’ve all had to deal with minor skin problems like rashes, allergies, and acne. Drinking beetroot juice regularly can reduce your chances of rashes, acne, or other skin problems. This is because beetroot contains vitamin C that has potent anti-inflammatory properties and is  highly effective against redness and rashes caused due to clogging of skin pores to trigger pimples. Sometimes doctors suggest consuming beetroot juice to supplement the effects of zinc ointments to cure acne.

4. Skin Ageing

Regular consumption of beetroot juice may even help to slow down the ageing of the skin and the formation of fine lines or wrinkles. This is again attributed to vitamin C that has been found to increase collagen production. Collagen is what keeps your skin supple, bouncy, and youthful. Skin ageing is natural and we all have to embrace it. But when you drink beetroot juice regularly, your skin ages gracefully and the prominent signs of ageing minimise. 

Preparing Beetroot Juice for Skin and Other Benefits

To get the most beetroot benefits for your skin, it is best to consume this every day. There are many interesting ways of preparing beetroot juice. But make sure that you do not add sugar to sweeten the juice – not even sugar-free sweeteners. These products are harmful to your skin and entire body and will keep you from reaping the benefits of beetroot juice. 

One easy recipe for beetroot juice requires beetroot, ginger, and lemon. How much of each ingredient you will need depends on the number of people you’ll be serving the juice. 

Start by scrubbing your veggies clean. Then cut your beetroot into small pieces so that your blender can easily turn them into a smooth juice. Slice a little finger of ginger into paper-thin slivers and add those into the blender as well. Finally, squeeze out a little lemon juice and run the blender until you see it getting frothy. If the combination of beetroot with lemon and ginger triggers acidity, then you can use bananas or apples. Sky’s the limit when it comes to ingredients for your beetroot juice. 

Conclusion

Beetroot benefits for skin are numerous. We just covered the most crucial benefits of drinking beetroot juice for skin. You have to try it to believe it. Besides, not only will you notice a sea change in your skin but your health too will thank you for adding beetroot to your diet.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Aarti Nehra

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