How Carrot Oil Rescued My Winter Skin

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Sinivalia Carrot Oil £15.99

My skin has been feeling a bit dry and dull this January, I think it’s a cross between the cold winter air, the central heating, and getting in and out of a car with the heater on full bore. Sometimes I find walking the dog in this type of cold winter weather can aggravate my skin too, making it look red and feel a bit rough, so I was delighted when Sinivalia sent me this multi use carrot oil. I’ve been quite taken with this oil as I’ve never come across anything quite like it before, it’s quite unique as it has so very many different uses. The main ingredient in this product is Sunflower Seed Oil with carotenoids; carotenoids are used in skin products as they provide protection from skin damage. They also moisturise and heal skin affected by eczema, acne and sun and accelerate the skin’s natural ability to tan.

To read more about Sinivalia or see more of their products please visit their website here.

All Natural Carrot Oil Uses

  • Natural moisturiser
  • Face cleansing oil
  • Body oil moisturiser
  • Manicure and pedicure cuticle oil
  • Anti -Wrinkle Skin Care
  • Sun Care & Tanning Oil
  • Hair Oil
  • Bath Oil
  • Massage Oil

Natural Anti Wrinkle Moisturiser

This powerhouse little bottle has amazed me with all it’s uses; it defends skin against environmental damage, pollutants, toxins and free radicals. It also supports skin with anti-oxidants, Beta Carotene, Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and essential fatty acids, accelerating the body’s natural healing processes and removing toxins.

I have dry, ageing skin with a touch of rosacea, so this is the perfect oil for me. It has helped calm my skin from redness, and as it boosts collagen and elastin, by supplying moisture to the skin cells, it has helped reduce my fine lines and wrinkles too. My rough dry winter skin has been nourished with essential fatty acids and nutrients, and it now feels softer, smoother, more moisturised and definitely looks plumper too – brilliant!

Oil Cleansing

Oil Cleansing has been big news in the beauty industry, it’s a technique to cleanse, nourish, hydrate and even exfoliate your skin. Impurities are pulled out of your skin, and most people experience less blackheads, a reduction in pore size, and also as oil removes oil, people with oily skin experience less oil. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right oil for this technique, but I found this oil the perfect consistency to do the job. This is one of my favourite ways to finish the day, and cleansing with this oil has my skin feel so clean and soft.

How To Oil Cleanse with Carrot Oil

  • Warm a drop of oil in your hand, then gently massage it into your skin
  • Run a clean flannel (I use a bamboo cloth) under hot water and hold it over your face. This allows the steam to gently lift the dirt, make-up and dead skin cells. Wipe away residue leaving clean, hydrated skin.
  • You can finish with a bit more oil but normally you won’t have to. (If your skin does feel a bit tight afterwards, it’s sometimes because the water has been too hot.)
Carrot oil for the body

Body Oil

Really great for crocodile skin winter legs – I use around 3 drops for my legs, and 2 – 3 on my upper body. Don’t be alarmed when you first use this oil as your skin goes bright orange, but it soaks in after around 10 minutes, and leaves no stain! I normally use this as a body oil in the evenings before I put my pyjamas on. Give it time to soak in before getting dressed, or be sure to wipe off any residue, otherwise it can come off on your clothes. This oil hasn’t got a strong aroma so I like to add a couple of drops of the Blended Valley Sleep aromatherapy oil to it. This has a gorgeous smell, and because it contains camomile and lavender, it also helps me get a good nights sleep.

You can even add a few drops to your bath if you prefer, or use it as a massage oil too.

Manicure and Pedicure Oil

I have to admit I’ve not got my toes out of my boots yet, but I’ve been using this carrot oil on my fingernails and absolutely love it, it makes my nail varnish look really shiny, and it also moisturises my hands and nails really nicely and gets rid of the prune appearance they were in! It makes a really lovely cuticle oil.

Hair Oil

I also tested this carrot oil as a hair oil, some of you know I’ve been hairdressing for over 20 years and tested products for most of that time, I was even a technical consultant for L’Oreal for a couple of years, so I’m used to testing hair and beauty products. I found this hair oil to be quite unique; it’s not something I have come across before, and it made my hair feel lovely and soft and it looked shiny too. It washed out of the hair easily and left no residue or oil in my hair. I wouldn’t use this on white blonde or blonde porous hair, but I have dark blonde hair and had no staining.

It also has properties that help with thinning hair, so if you are post baby or menopausal, this could be a great addition to your hair care routine.

How to Use

  • Apply 1 – 2 drops in your hand then rub through dry hair, massaging your scalp well and working the oil through any damaged or dry ends.
  • Apply more if necessary.
  • Leave for 30 minutes
  • Rinse well then shampoo twice and condition.
hair after using carrot oil
My hair looked healthy and shiny afterwards.

My Results

So as you can see I’ve tried this oil in multiple ways and really enjoyed trying out and using it. My skin certainly feels more nourished, and my hands and nails look a whole lot better than when I started using it. This is a great oil if like me, you are trying to reduce your waste, as you only have to buy one product for your skin, cuticles and hair. Also it’s a real bargain at £15.99 when you can use it in so many different ways.

I haven’t tried the tanning side of it yet, but I definitely will when we hit the summer months!

If you would like to try this carrot oil please click here, or visit the website to see lots of other natural products like these lovely facial products or there are lots of delicious smelling aromatherapy oils to choose from too.

Let me know if you try any of them!

Natalie x


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Welcome to Does It Work, my blog dedicated to sharing my quest to live a healthier, less toxic and more natural way of life. If you want to look good and feel great, are eager to avoid chemical-overload in your life - and find effective alternatives to every day products, you've come to the right place! I'm passionate about finding organic and natural alternatives to mainstream products. Why? Because I really believe they are better for us - and for our environment. We use so many chemical-laden products in our homes, and on our skin and hair, that it's vital to be mindful of what we’re using, not just for our own health, but for our children, pets and the planet. My passion for natural, safer alternatives has also been fuelled by the fact that my mum died of cancer when she was very young, something that could well be attributed to the prevalence of potentially harmful ingredients commonly used in hair products and skincare, food additives and chemicals found in the environment. I've always shared my recommendations and experiences of products, treatments and therapies that I've tried and tested with my clients (I'm a professional hairdresser), and through my blog, I can reach a new and wider audience. As well as my expertise in hair, I have considerable knowledge and experience of alternative therapies and techniques, including Reiki, meditation, Feng Shui, EFT, NLP and martial arts. I’ve been actively researching, and testing as many products that I can over the last 10 years. From skincare and make-up, to food and even homeware, I’ve been incorporating the best of what I find into my daily life - and I’ve never felt better. And now I'm sharing it with you, so you can read about things that I've road-tested – and take your pick of the products that I've tried. I'm glad to have you on board and look forward to hearing about your experiences too. Enjoy! Natalie X

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