Rich in iron and vitamins, beetroot is a superfood that has multiple health benefits. From a beauty point of view, it is high on antioxidants which makes it a great ingredient for anti-ageing. It also helps reduce blemishes and gives the skin a rosy glow. Read on to get the low down on how it helps your skin and hair health.
Smooth skin
 

Smooth skin

Beetroot is high on Vitamin C that is effective in reducing pigmentation and blemishes. It also helps even out the skin tone. It also moisturises the skin, keeping it soft and supple.

Method: Take one beetroot with two spoons of curd. You can also add almond oil to this mixture. Apply this mixture to your face or body and massage it in. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with water.

Treats dandruff
 

Treats dandruff

Dandruff is caused by fungal infections and dry scalp. Beetroot juice can help—it’s enzymatic properties reduce flaking and eliminate dandruff-causing bacteria. It also keeps the scalp moisturised and ensures that your hair is soft and shiny.

Method: Add some vinegar to beetroot juice. Apply it to your hair and wash it off with shampoo. This will largely address your dandruff issue.

Prevents wrinkles
 

Prevents wrinkles

High on antioxidants, beetroot is known for its anti-ageing properties. It’s known to prevent fine lines and other early sings on ageing. It contains lycopene that improves skin elasticity and prevents sagging.

Method: Crush together some beetroot and add to it some honey. Apply this on your face at least once or twice a week. This will make the skin taut and give it a natural, healthy glow.

Prevents hair loss
 

Prevents hair loss

Deficiency of minerals is a major reason for hair loss. Beetroot being high on potassium, electrolytes and iron helps repair hair that is lifeless. It also decreases hair fall considerably by giving the hair a nutrient boost.

Method: Create a paste out of beetroot juice and coffee seeds. Rub the paste on your scalp before you shampoo it. Do this once a week for best results. You can also consume beetroot juice as it improves the haemoglobin levels in the body and boosts hair health.