Parents across the world have long urged kids to eat their carrots, and it's no wonder — they're damn good for you! This orange root veggie is loaded with vitamins and nutrients — most notably B carotene, which is converted into vitamin A, a powerful vitamin that combats acne and slows cell death to reduce signs of aging and sun damage.
"Carrot juice improves the skin's ability to heal faster and to fight infection, as well as reduces noticeable signs of skin inflammation," noted Anna Mitsios, a nutritionist, naturopath, and the founder of Edible Beauty.
Curious about the many beauty benefits of this trendy vegetable — and eager to learn a couple new DIY recipes — we hit up Mitsios and a dermatologist with the ol', "What's up with this ingredient, doc?"
Here's what we learned!