While you might only think of beets as a strange, pink vegetable, it is a favorite of nutritionists and skincare gurus alike. Did you know that beet juice is often used to color cosmetics? You can turn your face pink if you cut open a beet and applied it directly to your face. That is how potent they are.
Beets have been a staple of natural medicine since the dawn of time. Hippocrates, the man credited with the Hippocratic Oath and the entire medical field, even uses beets to bind wounds. Dark purple beets create a naturally colorful pink hue to color your products with.
Throughout history, beets have been at the forefront of medicine. Besides being an excellent wrapping for wounds, beets were used to treat blood and digestion issues. However, it was not until recently that we knew why beets were such an effective natural medicine.
They contain a substance called betalain responsible for beets’ naturally dark color and sweet flavor and its healing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties like most vegetables and fruits that have dark pigmentation. Beets are also high in antioxidants, making them a real super-food.
If you have sensitive skin or skin that is easily inflamed by applications of makeup or other products, a product that contains beet juice may be what you need.
Not only do they deliver antioxidants into the skin where they are desperately needed, but they are also a serious anti-inflammatory ingredient. This is why beets were so successfully used when treating bleeding and digestive issues. By clearing away the inflammation, the body is better able to regenerate itself.
When applied to the face, the skin’s natural healing process is promoted, and the beets protect the skin from redness and sensitivity.
Among its other beneficial properties, beets contain high levels of folic acid, magnesium, and carotenoids, all of which promote healthy skin regeneration (and why beets are so often recommended to pregnant women).
Unlike some other ingredients which may contain these nutrients, beet juice is quickly absorbed into the skin, carrying both its anti-inflammatory and healing properties and its nutrients deep into skins under layers.
Beet juice is used in cosmetic applications mainly for its color. It turns the product pink. It is the best natural colorant for skincare lotion and cosmetics.
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