Oily carrot macerate: the ally of sunny days!

We are in the middle of the spring season and within a month, it will be summer's turn to show its nose. It is usually during these seasons that we want to look good and get plenty of vitamin D the most . But the sun is not always our best friend ... In strong exposures and without protection, its actions can be harmful for our health and our skin. Thus, limiting our exposure, in particular at certain times, is strongly recommended. If you still want to expose yourself, you will absolutely need to apply sunscreen to SPF sufficiently high.

For those who would like to have a tanned complexion , without going through the exposure box, UV cabin or self-tanning, we recommend a natural and perfect product: the oily carrot macerate

Zoom on this ingredient, which at BeautyMix, we particularly like!

All about this miraculous oil!

The oily carrot macerate is known to give the user a tanned complexion, also promoting tanning. It is also known for its anti-oxidant actions, in anticipation of skin aging. It also has the property of giving elasticity to the skin.

So you can use it as a tanning oil for the body and the face. Also as an after-sun to maintain the tan created by the sun. But also as a nourishing treatment for all types of skin, especially mature skin. It is therefore strongly recommended for dull complexions, skin in the mature phase, lacking vitality.

Usually, it is obtained with only two ingredients : carrot roots and organic sunflower oil.

Thanks to sunflower oil, the oily carrot macerate is rich in:

  • Polyunsaturated essential fatty acid or vitamin F

  • Monounsaturated fatty acids

  • Saturated fatty acid

Along with the roots of the carrot, the following properties are also present:

  • B-carotene

  • Triglycerides

These last two give the skin the appearance of good looks due to the color of the macerate. B-carotene is also renowned for its anti-oxidant action. Triglycerides, on the other hand, have a softening action.

This oil is liquid, clear and slightly cloudy. It is orange in color. Its smell is highly appreciated because its vegetal notes are tangy. It keeps perfectly, in a cool place. Exposure to light should be avoided as this oil can oxidize quickly. 

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The carrot, this vegetable good for the inside and the outside!

The carrot is a herbaceous plant, belonging to the Apiaceae family. The primary use of this is culinary. It brings a lot of benefits to the body because it is rich in vitamins A and C , but also in minerals . Therefore, it is a good remedy for liver ailments. It is also an excellent source of B-carotene, which gives the skin the radiance and vitality it needs. 

In addition, it seems that eating makes you lovable ... What an incredible vegetable! ;)

Where can you find it and how to make it yourself?

After reading all the benefits of this oil, do you want to try it? You can get it on our shop in line ! Our oil is made in France and confers all the properties stated. 

For the more DIY enthusiasts, you can make your own macerate! 

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Here is the tutorial we offer:

Step one : clean a few carrots and peel them into thin strips, taking care to keep the skin (rich in benefits). 

Step two : lay them out flat and air dry for several hours. The purpose of this is to empty them of the water they contain and prevent them from molding.

Step three : once the slices are dry, put them in a glass jar and cover them with sunflower oil, covering them entirely. 

Step four : cover your jar with a lid. Let them macerate for three to four weeks.

Step five : four weeks later, filter your macerate using a classic colander, thus retaining the carrot slices. Ideally, your oily macerate should be poured out and stored in a glass container.

And there you have it, in just a few steps, you can enjoy your homemade oily carrot macerate!

So, are you going to give it a try?

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