Beetroot is for many a common kitchen vegetable that is included in salads or in the form of beetroot juice. Many people believe that beetroot juice increases the body’s immunity and improves health. However, if you don’t enjoy the bite of beetroot juice as a part of your diet, the good news is that beetroot extract applied topically to the skin provides the same benefits. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, beetroot extract is scientifically proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, acne and sensitive skin, as well as imparting a healthy glow to the skin.
Therapeutic Content of Beetroot Extract
Beetroot is probably one of the most underrated plants in the world, but it is a powerhouse of several essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and flavonoids. Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, B2, B6, B3, B5, Vitamin A and minerals like Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorous, Copper, Sodium, Zinc and Calcium, beetroot extract also contains carotenoids and a host of superior antioxidants.
Benefits of Organic Beetroot for Skin
Here’s how beetroot can help you achieve ageless beauty:
1. Brightens-up the Skin
Beetroot tones and gives a natural blush to the skin. Beetroot juice extract in our Organic Hydrators contains antioxidants and nitrites that purify the skin by increasing circulation of blood and getting rid of toxins. Beetroot is also rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, iron, phosphorous and protein, which are all potent skin brighteners and impart a a beautiful glow to the skin.
2. Fights Acne & Pimples
Oily (or Kapha) skin produces too much of a waxy, oily substance called sebum from the sebaceous glands. This overproduction of sebum can cause pores to get clogged, making them an easy target for acne causing bacteria.
In order to reduce excess sebum production, skin pH needs to be in balance. The antioxidants and vitamins in beetroot lower alkaline pH to optimum, slightly acidic pH levels, helping keep acne causing bacteria at bay, whil also removing/preventing blackheads and whiteheads.
Editor’s Pro Tip: Daily shaving can often develop ingrown hairs and razor bumps which harbor with acne-causing bacteria. Use Puraveda Organics After Shave Balm & Toner with beetroot and other botanical extracts to not only heal acne, red bump and irritation, but also tone and moisturize the skin.
3. Removes Hyperpigmentation
Many darker complected people work hard to prevent hyperpigmentation, but neglect the neck area, which can lead to unsightly dark lines and blotches. Massaging a product with a high concentrated of beetroot extract can go a long way to preventing this problem.
Read more: How to Make your Neck Look Younger
4. Clears Blemishes & Dark Spots
Acne blemishes can leave dark marks on face. These dark marks are due to excessive melanin production at the site of inflammation. The good news is that these aren’t permanent and will eventually get lighter with time and proper care. Vitamin C in beetroot decreases melanin formation and is very effective in treating hyperpigmentation, dark spots and post-acne blemishes.
5. Hydrates Dry Skin
Regular usage of beetroot extract containing organic products on dry skin can transform your parched, tight feeling facial skin, making it silky-soft and pliable, without leaving any oily residue. Carotenoids and iron in beet deliver moisture from the pores to the innermost dermal layers. Silica further keeps the skin hydrated and moisture locked for several hours. With few spritzes of beetroot-infused hydrator for your skin every day, you can have your summer skin all winter!
6. Soothes Skin Sensitivity
Beetroot extract is antimicrobial and antiseptic in nature and provides a calming effect on intense itching and inflammation due to acne or hypersensitivity such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
7. Wrinkle-free Skin
The antioxidants in beetroot such as ‘betanin’ and vitamin C prevent formation of wrinkles and fine lines, protecting the cells from oxidative damage and destroys highly reactive free radicals which are a key factor in aging skin. These detoxified skin cells allow collagen building to work like they did in our youth, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet. Lycopene and squalene in beetroot further improves skin’s elasticity and prevents sagging of skin, giving you younger looking, healthy glowing skin!
It would be a mistake to not look for beetroot as an essential ingredient in organic skin care products for your beauty regimen. Provide your skin with the benefits of 100% organic and natural Beetroot infused organic skin care from Puraveda Organics.