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How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask

by
author image Marie Mulrooney
Marie Mulrooney has written professionally since 2001. A retired personal trainer, former math tutor, avid outdoorswoman and experience traveler, Mulrooney also runs a small side business creating custom crafts. She's published thousands of articles in print and online, helping readers do everything from perfecting their pushups to learning new languages.
How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask
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Carrots are antiseptic, and when you include them in a homemade facial mask recipe, they help tone and rejuvenate your skin. The beauty of making your own homemade facial mask is that you can easily blend in other ingredients to tailor the mask to your own beauty needs. Honey, for example, will moisturize your skin, as will avocado; an olive oil addition helps all the ingredients blend together smoothly. Carrot-based facial masks are ideal for normal to oily skin; if you include other moisturizing ingredients, like honey and avocado, the mask is appropriate for dry skin but may be too oily for already oily skin.

Step 1

How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask
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Peel two to three large carrots and slice them into small rounds. Boil the carrots in a small pot until they’re easily pierced with a fork. Drain the water away and pour the cooked carrot slices into a small bowl.

Step 2

How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask
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Mash the carrots thoroughly with a fork.

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Step 3

How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask
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Mix up to 4 1/2 tablespoons of honey with the carrots, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture has reached a smooth, creamy consistency. If you prefer a slightly different consistency, simply adjust the amount of honey to suit your preference. For a thinner mask, add a little bit of olive oil. Blend the oil in a bit at a time until the mask consistency suits you.

Step 4

How to Make a Carrot Facial Mask
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Wait until the mask has cooled sufficiently to apply, and then smooth it onto your skin. Leave it in place for about 10 minutes; rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

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