Monday, June 14, 2010

Beauty Uses of Beetroot

Beetroot is one vegetable which you might hate or love to eat but it sure is good or rather great for your whole body. Since the vegetable is rich in iron, a daily glass of juice relieves you of anemia and helps building a strong immune system. 

This vegetable is also a natural dye so mix the regular henna powder in beetroot juice for an auburn tinge in your hair. And, it is completely chemical free so your hair remains as healthy and beautiful as always. 

Finally, using beetroot juice as a mask gives your complexion a pinkish tinge. So, next time you are whipping a clay mask or any fruit mask, be sure to include a little of beetroot juice or grated beetroot. The results would be visible clearly on a fair skin.Not only that, a regular usage of beetroot helps your skin become flawless as it feeds your skin iron and other vitamins through the pores. All the dark spots and blemishes are gone in a month if you use the mask 5-7 times a week.

You can even include a glass of beetroot juice in your daily diet. It surely will improve your skin and hair from inside as it carries all the vitamins and minerals necessary for beautiful skin and hair.

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  1. today I bought beetroots and was thinking what to do wid it!thank you for the great tip!One can also apply it on lips to make lips pinkish!

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  2. Actually, yes Humaira :)
    But, do not apply it too much...it will look like you have just fed on a live animal :D beetroot leaves a lot of color....but yes you can use it as a lip mask...keep it on for sometime and then, wash off....try it and do tell me the results....

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    1. how to apply beet root juice on face ? should i prepare a juice and directly apply

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    2. No!! Mix it in something or you'll turn your face beet red, so to speak.

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  3. Shud we boil it or use it raw?

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  4. You should grate the beetroot and squeeze the pulp to get the juice. I am not sure of boiling but you can try boiling 1 beetroot in 1/2 litre and let it boil at low flame for an hour till half of the original quantity of water is left. That should be concentrated. You can try this and use it as a hair rinse. I will also try and tell you. Or, if you have juicer at home, pass the beetroot through a juicer.

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  5. as per the advice above i have applied beetwoot juice on my face,lips and hair as well....It seriously shown wonders and there are gr8 results ! I thankyou for giving such a wonderful tip!

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    1. for ho many days did u apply..n aftr how many days it show results???

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    2. for how many days did you use dat and aftr how many days we can see the result??...reply me

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  6. thank you so much and I am so happy it worked for you :) do share with us how you used...any specific way which you found most effective?????

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  7. But does raw beetroot work on this ?
    Because it does not have any red color right :S

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  8. Hey I am sorry but I did not get what you meant by raw beetroot. If you are talking about white beets which is called turnip then yes, it would not work. This particular post is only about red beets.
    In case you are talking about something else, please do explain again.

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  9. May i please know how can beetroot help me with my skin ?
    I have heard people use it to get natural blush on their cheeks and even for pink lips.
    So for this do i have to drink its juice daily or do i have to apply it ?
    If i have to apply it then how exactly do i do it ?
    Please do help me.
    thank you so much :)

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  10. Hey....yes beetroot can help your skin coz it is extremely rich in iron which gives a rosy glow to the skin...I would suggest you to drink beetroot juice if you can like once a week or twice a week regularly and do not stop...it will improve your skin and hair from inside....also you can use beetroot on your skin externally....take beetroot juice and apply it as a face mask on your skin....mix it with multani mitti or any other face mask you use and apply it and include beetroot in your salad or meals....you can also use grated beetroot as a face mask...mix it with honey and apply...but taking it internally is the best way for long term and amazing results.....

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    1. Plz tell me my face is brownish how can i get fair ski with beetroot plzzzzzzzz its verry urgent to me :(

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    2. beetroot doesn't give a fair skin...it makes your skin pink from inside!! please read the comments for more information and you can also check this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/09/5-steps-to-get-fairer-skin-five-series.html

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    3. i am drinking 4 glass of beatroot juice in a day. does it have an side effect....

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  11. take a slice of beetroot and rub it on your lips...let it dry and wash off...your lips will lose pigmentation and become pink in color...same with your cheeks....rub a slice ont he cheeks and let dry....

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    1. hi swati, i have an even out complexion.can you provide me a good solution.
      i am from mumbai also can you suggest a good skin doctor.any clinic?plzzzzzzzzzz reply

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    2. I am sorry but I can't give you any help in this regard!!

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    3. hi....swati....please answer to my question is beetroot juice helpful in weight loss or not.......????? please reply me as soon as u reads this..

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    4. I don't know. it might or might not. you need to exercise to lose weight. that's the only sure shot way to lose weight!!!

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  12. I think the question was never answered many times on how to drink and use as a mask on the beetroot. Does the juice comes from the RAW beetroot or from after it was boiled. I am sorry coz I wanted to try this but I was not sure if i drink the raw juice or the boiled one. Thank you for sharing the advise.

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  13. hey again....m sorry but i did not understand the tenor of your question earlier...yes a beetroot shd be used raw if you are taking the juice out of it...if you have a juicer at home then simply pass beetroots through the juicer till you get a glassful of beetroot juice and use the pulp for other purposes like eating, making halwa or even as a face pack....but if you do not have a juicer, try blending the beetroot and put the whole thing in a cheesecloth or muslin cloth and squeeze out to extract the juice out of it....again do this till you get a glassful...the pulp can again be used in the same way...if you want to use boiled beetroot...boil 1-2 beets in one liter water, when the water comes to a boil turn the flame down to simmer and let it stay on the same temperature till you have less than half of the quantity of water you started with...that would make the beets leave a lot of nutrients into the water and use this water as toner or mix it with clay mask or i would suggest to use it as a hair rinse and the beet can be easily mashed and included in hair packs and face packs...

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  14. does bbetroot also help in any way with dark circles???

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  15. hey...well I do not know about how much does beetroot application help with dark circles but I can tell you one thing that iron deficiency is also one of the main reasons of dark circles so eating beetroot would definitely help...and to make your body more efficient to absorb more iron properly increase your intake of vitamin C too...vitamin C allows the body to absorb iron more effectively....
    I would like to also request you to share your own tips for dark circles which you might have found working for you :)

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  16. @Sawati: Dear, I have used one tip..Take a chilled slice of cucumber or potato and keep it over your eyes for 15 minutes. Do it once a day for 4 days.. it will help to reduce dark circles, eye puffiness and gives you a refreshing look.

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  17. thanks a lot...shall surely try it :)

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  18. @Anonymous:For beetroor:I am using boiled beetroot..Believe me when you will peel the boiled beetroot... your palms will become bloody red...then you can either scrub it over ur skin or eat it.... everone suggests that we should eat it thean drinking its juice. Also, boiling is important otherwise it will make a kahrash in your throat... Don't forget to add a dash of salt and black pepper to have a subtle taste (if you dont like its sweetness).

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  19. Actually i am daily eating beetroot for more than 2 months,i eat it everyday in the morning on an empty stomach,yet i think my skin hasn't changed much.and pls tell me if it remains fresh till a week or not because i visit market only once in a week.

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  20. Hi...well eating beetroot should bring a glow to your skin because of the rich iron content but again you need not eat beetroot specifically in the morning on empty stomach...make it a part of the daily diet in salads instead and also increase your vitamin C intake or eat citrus fruits more in quantity because vitamin C helps the body to absorb iron in more quantity....

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  21. Hi swati,

    just to say that your posts are very informative. keep up your good work.
    i will come back with my share of doubts
    and questions.

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  22. Hi Nirmala...thanks a lot for your kind words and I am glad that the blog is useful for you :) surely ask your doubts...I would try my best to clear them :)

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    1. hello am rahul , i want to know that am eating daily beetroot 250 gram per day is enough or not in a daily life?

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    2. well, i donno how much should be taken daily but a bit everyday should be fine :)

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  23. Yes Swati, i am back. i have two problems.
    one is pigmentation which is almost all over my face. i look so funny :( with my ears fair
    and my face black.
    2.can i mix shikkakai powder with beetroot juice? pls. give a receipe for mixing henna.since my hair is very thin and i also have gray hair. i dont want that organge colour of henna. i have been using chemical hair dyes because of which i am using lot of hair.

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  24. hey Nirmala
    yes you can mix shikakai powder with beetroot juice...I shall surely put on a recipe for mixing henna....but I can suggest that you can try Biotique henna powder...I have heard good reviews about it but I have not yet tried it...I have tried coloring my hair but I have been feeling that my hair has turned very rough so I can say you should stop using it!!! I shall try to use henna powder within this month and post on it...I'll try to use beetroot juice in it...
    and regarding pimentation, first thing is that you really have to wait for a long time for the results to show so it is better that you couple home remedies with some products in the market....so first remedy for pimentation which I can suggest is to use citrus fruit juices on the face everyday....do one thing...apply a hydrating face mask by mixing honey with fresh lemon or orange juice every night before going to bed....if lemon juice is too irritating use tomato or cucumber juice...they both r equally good at remoing pigmentation and lately I have heard that the new Himalaya fairness face pack removes the tan very well so you can try that...hope this helps!!!! if applying a pack everyday is a huge problme, rub a slice of tomato on your face every night after cleansing and let it dry...wash off and tone and moisturize your skin...you should definitely see improvement in 15-20 days :)

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  25. Hello Swati,
    i am really amazed at your patience dear girl.
    thanks for taking so much of time to put up a reply.
    i will surely try the remedies suggested by you for my pigmentation. i know, i need patience. one dermatologist said because of hair colouri have this pigmentation. so i have decided to switch over to herbal hair colours.
    But when you mix henna with beet juice, it gives a burgundy colour na? and i also dont like the orange shade that henna gives. all my grey hairs look weird with henna. i just
    want a brown or black hair without chemicals.
    you take your time swati. no hurry.
    once again thank you.

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  26. Hi Swathi,

    I have been drinking beet root juice since form 1 week for fair complexion of skin. just i am taking one tea glass of it and the procedure i am using in making juice is just some beet root pieces and carrot and mixing water in it by granding the pieces is it ok? Will i become fair if i drink juice like that. And i have white hairs how should i add beet root juice in heena plz tell the procedure of making it and what colour our hair will become if we add beet root in heena.Thanks For your Valuable answers

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  27. hey Nirmala
    no problem at all in replying to the qeries at all :)
    wow...even I never knew the pigmentation can be due to hair dyes but thats an interesting line to pursue...I shall research on this and put up a post if I find anything on it....if I think about it it might even be possible coz hair dyes have lots of chemicals....
    yes beet juice gives burgundy color...do try it ven u use henna next time...try out the biotique one...its just 200 bucks for a single tub and its products are good...and if you want u can even go for lush but it is definitely very costly to be used on a regular basis....I don't think biotique henna gives that orangey shade :)

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  28. hey :) well I don't really think that drinking beetroot juice will make you fair on its own but it is a very good practice coz beet is rich in iron and iron is very important for healthy hair and skin so yes it will definitely give great benefits in the long run...also ven ur drinking this juice apply a little on your face and neck too :)
    also regarding henna adding beet juice gives a burgundy color so when you are mixing henna use beet juice (don't put carrot in it) and let it sit overnight for it to release color add an egg in the morn and then apply on the hair..even Nirmala asked me a henna recipe for it but frankly I have never applied henna...I have only seen it being applied so give me sometime and I shall surely do a post on it after trying it out :)
    and yes one more thing is drink fresh lemon juice daily if you want to become fair...it improves the complexion from inside but don't give up on beet juice coz absorption of iron and vitamin C are interdependent on each other!!! I shall surely post on the henna recipe in two-three weeks :)

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    1. Hmmm m a guy with beauty lover.. so reading all the posts here.. ;) drinking lemon juice daily!!! dont u think it will be weakness for bones? nt sure exactly bt my mom scolds me if i drink daily lime juice.. :) i use one full lime n 6 spoon sugar for taste.. 500ML water.. will it affect bones?? :S

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    2. hmmm...I don't think so but I will check on this!! never heard of this thing actually.

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  29. Swathi ,
    But in some articles i have saw that if we drink beet root juice we will become fair i mean our skin will glow is it right????
    And please give some more tips for fair skin for men.
    Thanks in advance for your valuable tips...

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  30. hey....actually my version of this is that eating and drinking healthy foods always clears the skin from inside and detoxes the skin so the effect is always visible on the skin and more iron in the body also facilitates the body to absorb more nutrients so anything healthy is great for skin...well, if articles say that it brings a glow to skin then it will so you should definitely continue with it :)
    and fair skin tips for men is just the same as women...the one thing which they should keep in mind is using skin care products according to their skin type...generally men have dry skin coz of the need to shave and shaving should be done only when it is comfortable...some people have sensitive skin and are not able to shave everyday so it is better to skip a day and do it on alternate days or work out something which is easy...also one can try shaving with shaving oil...it is less harsher as oil helps the blade glide more smoothly:
    http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2010/03/use-shaving-oil-to-get-rid-of-unwanted.html
    similarly, cleansing and moisturizing is something which they should also never ignore...they can also use the same face packs as women for fairness :) like tomato and lemon...

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  31. Swathi,


    I am getting throat pain if i drink juice is it better to stop or do i contniue drinking it . you did not gave the reply for my procedure of beet root juice like i was making juice by some peices of beet root and carrot by adding some water while grinding is it ok?????

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  32. hey....yeah...the beet juice mixed with carrots and water is correct...don't worry about that!!! well an advise from me is that whenever you mix natural things together they never react in a wrong way...only thing is its taste if it is fine for you!!!
    and throat pain because of the juice is kind of not possible but in case you are really feeling so then I would suggest that stop drinking the juice for 3-4 days and check if the throat pain is actually due to the juice :) but it doesn't make sense that you get thorat pain because of the juice unless it is very chilled or in case you are adding ice cubes or something....but if the pain is due to the juice then you would have to discontinue it...you can add beetroots in your daily diet in salads and garnishings :)

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  33. Hi Swathi,

    I am male working in a company .Please give some tips to become fair and fat becoz i am thin ansd still i look like a student an i feel bad about this . i think if i become some fat then i will look like an employee so give tips.

    Waiting for your tips to follow.

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  34. hey...well I can help you with fairness remedy...it will take sometime on your part....apply tomato juice or cucumber juice or orange juice or lemon juice on your face everyday at night...let it dry and wash off the face....you should see results in a month....
    and regarding the personality issue, I think it is better you seek professional help...you can also do yoga which might help but I can't really help with this...eating a balanced healthy food and regular exercise might help and you can do some strength training programs which might help the body to develop...hope this helps :)

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  35. Hi Swathi,

    Hope ur fine...Swathi on my mose i got a pimple and it became black in colour what should i do to get that mark in to my skin colour... Thanks

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  36. Swathi,

    Please give some tips to become fair for men .At present my skin color is charmanchai And i am 28 years

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  37. hey...kindly give me a few days to do a post on this :)

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  38. hai swathi
    i have been suffering due to dark circles since many years..
    i have tried applying milk over it but havent found any result...
    mine is not a heriditary pblm..neither i have any health pblm..
    i tried applying beetroot juice too..still havent found any result..
    kindly suggest me a perfect solution to get rid of dark circles as soon as possible coz soon i might get married...

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  39. hey...I am sorry but beetroot juice application will not help with dark circles....intake of iron helps with dark circles if they occur due to nutritional deficiencies....you could check out this post which I have done on dark circles: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2010/06/downward-dog-position-for-dark-circles.html and http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2010/10/sweet-potato-facial-and-eye-mask.html. This is a general post on eye masks which you can give a try...specially the cucumber one: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2010/06/eye-masks-recipes.html and http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2010/03/anti-aging-skin-care-part-iv.html and http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.com/2010/03/anti-aging-skin-care-part-iii.html and sleep, drink and eat properly :) hope this helps!!! and someone left this tip for dark circles: Take a chilled slice of cucumber or potato and keep it over your eyes for 15 minutes. Do it once a day for 4 days.. it will help to reduce dark circles, eye puffiness and gives you a refreshing look. (kindly cut and paste the links in the address bar!!!)

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  40. hey swati....ur doin gr8 wrk mst say....

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  41. hey, iread your post and decided to apply some beetroot on skin and lips for the red colour.. there was an immeditate effect ofcourse, but some of it was rather funny! I looked like I had eaten a paan, with my stained red lips and coz i had eaten some of the beetroot, my teeth and tongue were red... it looked very funny. but yes, i agree beetroot is very effective and good for the health. and the best thing is, if you drink water after eating or drinking the beetroot, the stain on the lips and tongue go, but your left with slightly pink tongue, like the way dentisits advise a clean tongue to be.. helpsfor interviews i say :) and on the cheeks, it gives a very sweet pink colour, but must apply with moderation or else you look like a clown!

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  42. hey Rosey :) yeah as I pointed out int he post...it has to be done in moderation otherwise as you say, we will look like a clown but it is a great last-minute tip :)

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  43. hi everyone!!!! i am Puspendu from kolkata..i have become a fan of Swati..you are really helpful.. thanx swati on behalf of everyone..by the way i have one recipe that you guys can try out, it's very useful to get your face glowing in a week or in a month... use 2tbsp full of ata(wheat flour)+ 1-2tsp full of lemon juice + raw milk(as much required to make a paste) and 2tsp beetroot paste(boil the beetroot and smash it) now make a fine paste using all these ingredients and apply it on your face and neck, keep it for 5-10 minutes and wash off...do it everyday...after 7 days you will feel the difference....hope to hear from you guys......see you...

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  44. thank you so much for your kind words and the tip, Puspendu :)

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  45. you are welcome swati!!!!!! :)
    regards puspendu........

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  46. Hey, awesome blog.... But can sum1 plz temme, is having beetroot juice better than having beetroot itself. i mean will eating beetroot directly givve me fair skin, or only juice will increase my complexion.

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  47. thanks :) eating beetroot or drinking beetroot juice both are helpful but it doesn't directly affect the skin complexion but it helps in increasing the iron content of the body and consequently improves the skin condition!!!

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  48. hai iam sony frm hyd iam drinking a glass of beetroot juice morning and evening regularly from 2 weeks and iam applying it to the face morning and evening frm 2weeks but i didnt get any improvement in my skin plzzzzzzz suggest me any tip for improving the skin color

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  49. @Sony you can try tomato + turmeric for improving the complexion!!!

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  50. I use 3-4 carrots + 1 beetroot to make 1 glass of juice. my question is how many glasses can i consume daily. are two ok? and can you please suggest food items that make your body produce more blood as i want a white complexion with rosy cheeks:D and im not dark, i have that in between complexion that is neither dark not fair. but my original color is very fair. this present color is cos of tanning :@

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  51. hey Tina...sorry for the delay in replying to the comment!!!
    first thing is do not over do any thing...one glass per day is enough...for more production of blood, more iron is needed and for absorption of iron, vitamin c is needed so my suggestion would be to concentrate on eating healthy things like veggies and fruits...pomegranate and kiwis are amazing fruits so do eat them!!! eat balanced food... and regarding the complexion, keep away from sun and use scarfs always while outside...slowly the tanning will go off and use face packs regularly to remove the tanning!!! slowly, the complexion would be back to the original :)

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  52. salamz.i just read ur post n wanted to ask u tht my skin is losing it original colur and texture n i cant figure out why!!i used to have a very fair glowing skin and the texture MA was soft as a silk but since the past 3 yrs it has changed...like ive become pale n my skin feel tight.i use glycerine as a moisturizer n eat well balanced diet with 1 apple 5 dates n i medium sized beetroot in the evenings daily.it's been more than three months now still no change!plzzz plzz help me out!!

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  53. hi....well, losing color and texture may be the result of some underlying health condition too if it has been happening since quite a long while (may be 6-9 months at a stretch)!!! otherwise, it can simply be the lack of exercise or you can also start eating almond and other nuts a little more daily!!!!

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  54. otherwise, you can try using face packs every alternate day and see how they affect your skin!!! that does help and your color may be being affected coz of exposure of the sun :)

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  55. I had a history of eczema leaving my top lip pale having poor circulation, can I use this on my top lip to have that natural punk reddish look??? Thanks

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  56. hi...you can give this a try definitely coz it wouldn't cause any harm!!!

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  57. i am suffering from acne and it left scars on my skin..how can beetroot be helpful in this?

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  58. hi...I am not sure if beetroot will help with acne scars but you can rub a slice of beetroot on the scars and see if it makes a difference!!! but, you will have to do it daily for a month to notice any difference!!!

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  59. thanx a lot..i will surely try this out..

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  60. hi ,how can I apply beet root juice to hair ? after shampoo and conditiner and rinse with beet root juice or before ? Please reply thanks

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  61. hi...beetroot helps hair only in coloring so mixing the beetroot juice with henna would make the hair get a burgundy shade!!

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  62. Daraksha:hey can u plz tell me how I can use beetroot for hair fall?

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    1. I don't think beetroot helps with hair fall!!! you can check out other articles in the hair fall category for that info in the navigation bar at the top of the page under hair care :)

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  63. hey..swati
    i have started taking juices from 4 carrots+1 beetroot+tomato+spinach.i have hardly taken this juice for the second day,and i have observed some changes(in urine)its getting somwhat reddish/pink in color.even i have googled about beetroot so it has been said that taking large amount of beetroot causes this coloration in urine nd stool..could you please suggest that in future should i continue to take the same amount of beetroot or reduce its intake amount.
    waiting for you reply.
    thanks.:)

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    1. hey Riddhi...I was quite frightened to hear this issue frankly but then I read about it a bit and it says that the urine color does change in some people due to the change in ph of the urine but it is not really harmful at all!!!
      "Betanin is not broken down in the body, and in higher concentration can temporarily cause urine (termed beeturia) and stool to assume a reddish color. This effect can cause distress and concern due to the visual similarity to bloody stools or urine, but is completely harmless and will subside once the food is out of the system." - from wiki
      Oh, one more thing is that you really should reduce the carrots quantity because it has betacarotenes in it which turn the skin yellow!!! So, keep it to 1 carrot a day. Or, you could alternate carrots with beetroot as both have carotenes.
      do let me know how it goes!!!

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    2. They actually measure stomach acidity by beets consumption , a pink urine means low level of stomach acid , so u r doing well.

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    3. wow, thanks for letting me know this point :) i really didn't know about this.

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  64. Hey! I have a question: Is it safe to use beets as a blush? The procedure is cutting the beet into thin slices, then slightly toasting in in the over, then just grind it until it becomes powder... is this safe for the skin; would it clog pores and make me break out??

    Waiting for your reply, thanks :)

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    1. hey...this sounds like a great DIY but frankly I have no idea how should it go. But, one thing I can say is that it wouldn't cause any harm to the skin and I don't think it should give clogged pores problem but the question is will it go smoothly or will it look patchy or artificial and also, how long will it stay? I know I have not answered your question but I really don't know how it will be. But, if you do try it, I would love to hear from you.

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  65. heya!! luvin ur patience.. good job!! nd here goes ma prob.. i'v got dark circle around ma lips nd chin.. nd it luks lik beard.. nt xctly :P but still.. gime a gud effective remedy!!

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    1. hey Vidya...first of all, make sure you apply a good sunscreen around the mouth and your lip balm should have spf. slowly, you will notice the color change. secondly, you can always apply tomato around that dark area, let it dry and wash off. make sure to keep your skin covered whenever you are out and do some face exercises to improve the blood circulation!!! Also, darkening of the skin can happen due to lack of iron in the body so do make sure you are getting enough iron.

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    2. thnx soo much swaa :) will get bck to u afta tryn things :)

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  66. hay swati.. suggest me how to make a face mask using beet root..as i m having dark spots and a lot of dryness on my face.
    thanx in adv
    tapsi

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  67. hey swati...suggest me how to make a facemask using beet root as i m haning dark spots on my face and dryness on my face.
    thanx in advance
    tapti

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    1. hi Tapti...I can't really say that beetroot will help with dark spots and blemishes if applied on the face. it helps when eaten. but, you can take a slice of beetroot and rub it against your skin so that the juice sticks to the skin. Keep the juice till it dries off and wash off.
      You can also use honey for help with blemishes and dryness. apply a thick layer of honey and keep it for 15-30 minutes and wash off.

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  68. hi evr1.....actualy these days m loosing my hair alot......i changed many oils...n hav been usng diff shampoos...but stil m nt able 2 cntrl diz hairfall....my doubt is if v take beetroot juice regulrly den can v cntrl hairfall...????

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    1. hi Aks...you should consult a doctor if your hair fall is too bad and I am not sure if beetrott juice can help you but you can always try!!! but, you should definitely try out the fenugreek seeds method: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/01/how-to-increase-hair-volume.html

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    2. Your hair loss could be due to hormonal changes due to post child birth trauma, menopause or post chronic health issue, if it is after child birth , u have nothing to worry about , since the hair that hadn't fallen in 9 months is shedding out now and will grow back , if u r menopausal , find out about diets that can help u balance your diet , if u r post recovery after an ailment and have consumed antibiotics u may have a case of candida .

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    3. thanks for the advise, adora. i hope she has read this input :)

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  69. tnkzzzz alot swati.........

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  70. hi swati...i hav a prob regarding TAN....m havng tan on my hands...so can u temme ny remedy plzzz...?????

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    1. sure aks...give me sometime and I shall do a post on it :)

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  71. k swati...tak ur tym....tnk u .... :) :) :)

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  72. hi,
    this is swati , actaualy i wanted to know hw i can reduce my dark spots on face which is becoming worst day by day due to pimples. I almost tried all home remedies but no improvement at all. after see ing so many comment on beetroot even i have started eating beetroot in salad. i dont knw how well it will work. If u can give some more tips on hw i can reduce my dark spots and pimples and make my skin clear ,that would be great.

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    1. hey Swati...well, for the start, tomato and cucumber work really well on blemishes and tan and even pimples so take a slice out of your salad every night and rub it on your face!!! let the juice dry up entirely and wash off with cold water. and, you can use aloe gel (I am assuming your skin is oily) as a moisturiser. it works fabulously. I can recommend you this product: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/03/rustic-art-aloevera-gel.html

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    2. hope this helps and do let me know how it goes :)

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    3. check your body type by a an ayurvedic doctor , from the sound of it u may have to select a diet that is sweet and bitter in order to cleanse your liver, acne results from a dis functional liver and has to be treated internally meanwhile avoid the sun and spices .

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    4. i hate to disappoint u but the spots u have could have 2 reasons , sun exposure or liver malfunction, in both cases the remedies are facial chemical peals or laser therapy , there r chances that you will not be a good candidate for these procedures depending on your skin pigmentation, over the counter , or herbal remedies may help to lighten up these spots however they have a tendency to recur.

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    5. thanks adora for replying to the queries...looking forward to more such inputs from you :)

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  73. hi swati,

    i started taking beetroot juice once in a day .... can it change my color of skin and can i become fair enough ?? let me know

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    1. hi Sudheer...no, it will not change the colour of your skin...beetroot is just used to nourish from inside...you might only get a little pinkier because of the healthy flush.

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  74. hey swati :-)
    I just need ur guidance !!
    Well i"m taking beetrot in diet from past 1month approx. i.e 1 beetroot every day not juice. But my skin is too dry and its very hot in INDIA these days. Even if we cover our faces the face gets dry dont know why? I apply Johnson baby cream with ranbaxy sun cream but still my skin is unhealthy and too dry.

    Can you please advice me the key to get glow on face with guideline how can i get freash look on face . For ur reference adding that my complexion is very fair whitish by tooo dry :-( and my diet is of dalia / water 2 L/ BEETROOT/ CURD.

    Waiting for ur revert.

    Khushboo

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    1. hi Khushboo...there are a lot of things which can make your skin dry!!
      -ur facewash - what are you using and do you feel stretched or anything after that.
      -probably johnsons is not enough for your skin
      -do you use anything at night?
      -is your skin dry inherently?
      -do you go out in sun a lot or remain a lot outside in dust and pollution?

      There are a few things which you can do - rub a slice of banana all over your face and neck and let it stay for half hour. you can go for honey and cucumber as well. don't use tomato or lemon or anything else. also, apply alovera gel at night before applying your moisturiser. if you can get the aloevera gel fresh from the leaf, well and good otherwise I would suggest rustic art aloevera gel: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/03/rustic-art-aloevera-gel.html
      don't forget to follow a moisturiser as aloevera is drying for skin but helps with skin dryness as well!! it improves the hydration levels in the skin.
      also, do you apply facial oils? you should try that out as well. check this out if you don't want to apply only oil on face:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/05/vitamin-e-for-glow-readers-tips.html
      otherwise, I can suggest almond oil or coconut oil. a few drops are enough. hope this helps :)
      also, the face glow and fresh look thing will be solved by this :) I shall be doing some posts on your problem so you can check them out as well.

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  75. Hey swati, Thanks a ton for ur reply!

    Well i wash my face with raw milk and then apply johnson cream that"t it.
    Yes my skin is dry since childhood and also i hardly go for facials. From past 2days i use almond oil in night after applying pack which is(2spoons of wheat-floor+beetroot+tomato+lemon+raw milk)which is read in ur blog only ;-)to get glow.

    Moreover i need to go out in sun in mrg sometimes but before going in sun i apply ranbaxy sun cream ,,,well can you please guide me if its correct lotion2?

    Basically my skin is too dry / Also i don't want to go for market products... i want my diet to be good and natural things to be applied on face tht"s it as i think its any best//

    One more guideline i require basically i heard banana and honey will make skin dry tight/// will banana +honey will give glow? Aloevera i"ll do apply from leafs straight in night thank you ... Also shall i apply almond oil after aloevera ?

    Looking forward to ur reply..

    Thank you

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    1. research cosmetic raw honey products , they are specifically prepared out of honey for very dry skins and dry climates as well , I am afraid u have to buy this product on line and get it delivered.good luck! Avoid any type of flour , alovera and acidic products . A combination of Avacado ,and almond or alive oil would be helpful ,massage in well and rinse with cold water ,no soap ., unless it is formulated for dry skin.

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    2. if you would like to buy organic and natural honey, quite a lot of NGO's sell them for decent prices and they are pretty good!

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  76. Heyyy swati Thanks a ton for ur reply!!!

    Well my skin is dry since childhood. Also i hardly do facials. I just apply raw milk in mrg or sometime clean clear facewash to wash my face.
    In night from past 2days I apply almond oil after applying a mask which i read from ur blog ;-)to get glow(2spoonwheat floor+2spoon beetroot+2spoon tomato +2soon lemon +raw milk).But my face gets too dry after applying this mask :(,, Might b possible that tomato+lemon is not good for my skin(as u told).

    Please advice whether homely products will make my skin glow or market products.

    For aloevera i"ll take care to apply gel from leaf directly to get glow on face. I'll apply gel in night before applying almond oil. Hope its ok !!

    For banana ,honey i just need ur guidance whether it will not make my skin tight ? and would help my skin to get glow :)

    Will that b possible for u to just point me the way and stuff i shuld apply in mrg & night to get glow. 1Beetroot i"m continuously taking in my diet daily.

    Waiting for ur kind revert.

    Thank you.

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    1. yes Khushboo, banana + honey will help the skin...don't go for lemon but tomato and cucumber are great for your skin type...they don't dry the skin. also, I have no idea about ranbaxy sun cream. I use neutrogena and would recommend it heartily to anyone. yes, you need to follow up with almond oil after aloevera as it is drying for skin. also, you have to use a moisturiser to keep the skin healthy. there is nothing wrong in using market products. I would suggest you to look out for auravedic brand. its natural enough and really good for extremely dry skin.

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  77. Hi sis..I AM HAPPY TO READ ur comments on these. I had pimples on my cheeks an now im doing som home remedies..I hope i will get results with ur help...I m having my marriage after 2 months an geting ready for it so i need some help for my skin...I was wondering if beetroot can help in giving blushing cheeks. I mean pinkish cheeks.. Can i gain that glowing pinkish if i take juice of beetroot daily? or by applying? what is more effective? an does applying on lip help too for the lip colour? Please suggest me a time when i should take the juice if it helps.
    Thank u sis.:)
    waiting for ur reply

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    1. can't say about the pinkish glow Mari :) but you should check out this: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/03/top-5-diy-ingredients-for-brides-bridal.html
      and
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/my-top-5-home-remedies-this-summer-diy.html
      yes, it helps with the lip color too!!! if you wanna take this juice, take it thrice a week on alternate days before your breakfast or in the evening!!

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    2. Hi sis,Thank u soo much for the comments..thank u for sugesting me the bridal file too.:)..sis Please check your mail :)

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  78. Wow, this once one is very nice. I never expected that beetroot can be a good help for our skin. I will definitely try this one.

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    1. yeah please try an let us know the results as well..:)

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  79. hii...
    please can u suggest me the foods that i should take to get colour to my skin...any fruits or vegetables?..pleasse

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    1. you should drink amla juice early in the morning on empty stomach. that will help a lot with your skin color and rest, you should eat all vegetables and fruits. no discriminations :)

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  80. i do it everyday! i have been doing this for about 2years and my skin is much brighter .. i also have a glass full of beet and carrot juice everyday! i dont have anymore breakouts .. and then i apply the pulp with a lil bit of honey and i leave it on .. and now i dont even need a moisturiser !!

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    1. wow...that's awesome!!! btw, just a li'l advice - don't skip on the moisturizer. its very important.

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  81. hey swathi my hair fall is damn worst ..... pls give some tips to stop hairfall

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    1. check this out:http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/01/how-to-increase-hair-volume.html
      this helps me a lot during my hair fall :)

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    2. can u pls say how to reduce my hairfall.. it's tooo more..... i'm feeling vry shy bcoz of it pls give me some suggestions

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    3. do try this out: http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/01/how-to-increase-hair-volume.html
      it really helps with the hair fall. and, look at other remedies here:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/04/home-remedies-for-hair-growth-diy.html

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  82. hey swati how to use that beetroot on face... plz reply i want some fairness. and i have dark spots too. help me dear...

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    1. make juice of beetroot and apply it on your face. you can also rub a slice of beetroot on the face!!!

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  83. nice job sis;);)

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  84. Hi Swathi.Im in a hostel so cant make beetroot juice.Can i eat raw beetroot? Will it work?

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    1. yes, eating raw beetroot also helps but keep it controlled and don't over do it :) but, don't expect to become fair or pink immediately...it will take a month or two to show the difference and its more internal than external!!!

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  85. I dice up raw beets and blend with strawberries or apples, plus a splash of any fruit juice or vitaminwater. Very yummy smoothie!

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    1. will try it, Lola...thanks for the recipe!!

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  86. Wow
    I'm going to try drinking beetroot juice mixed with carrot juice everyday. but its funny how i drink like 8-12 glasses of water a day and eat healthy vegetables, fruits, etc yet i still breakout :/ i have like blackheads as well the stubborn ones
    you cant see it but when i wash my face or apply moisturizer i can feel it and it kind of irritates me:( b/c i try to eat healthy yet still i get pimples and blackheads.
    Btw can i apply beet juice to multani mitti (fuller's earth)? cz am applyin this face pack everyday with rose water but i was thinking of substituting rose water with beetroot instead what do you think? please let me know i would really appreciate it :)

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    1. first, its good that your diet is healthy but that in no way says that you wouldn't breakout or won't get blackheads....acne can be due to hormonal changes as well.
      second, for blackheads, read this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2010/06/how-to-get-rid-of-blackheads.html
      yes, you can use beet juice :)

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  87. Thank you!
    yes yeess of couurse i guess da main reason is bcz of hormonal changes but its ok i'll patient lol
    i'm going to try lemon, honey, and egg white mask for my face since its only i feel dat these ingredients will really help
    i'll try it out for 1 month and if i see a difference in my skin i'll post back and let you know:)

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  88. sorry i meant * ince my skin is oily i feel dat these ingredients will really help

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  89. *since LOL my bad

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  90. hello swathi my query z can i make a juice of beetroot @once and store it in fridge....so that i cant prepare juice for everytym for a month....and how much is the storage tym period...do help in answerng this....

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    1. i don't really think you should keep anything for 1 month!!! its too huge a time and nutrients get depleted as the things are kept in fridge. if you want, you can make one for 3-4 days at mac.

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    2. ohk thanq swathi....in how many days does dis beetroot works on face...

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    3. its not guaranteed to give any results....it just improves the iron levels in the body so it might help in bringing a glow to your skin...it may take around a month to see any difference.

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  91. Hi,

    I Have been drinking beet root juice early morning from 7 months and it very useful , it will not help you o become fair but improves glow in your skin. But i am fed up with pimples is their any tips?????

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    1. pimples can be due to hormonal imbalances so that might be difficult to control. but, you can try out the regular home remedies :)
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/search/label/acne%20skin%20care

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  92. what benefit does beetroot alone have on hair in particular?? Does it make it grow fast, prevent breakage or what?
    Is carrot beetroot and tomato soup after boiling a good option?? Please help!! Thanks

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    1. no, beetroot doesn't affect hair directly unless you talk about the diet affecting the hair!!! yes, the soup is good for health :)

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  93. can i apply beetroot juice on my face for getting fair look?plz help me

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    1. no, it doesn't help in looking fair just by applying on face....it helps more internally!!!

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  94. ya i agree with this drinking beet juice eveday will make your complexion look glowing and radiant

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  95. hi,
    i'm an 18year teenage male student...... i've been eating chops of beetroot for the past 10 days.....are beetroot chops good or beetroot juice is good

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    1. Hey hii

      You better take beetroot chops and pomegranate mixed so u feel like eating ..Apart from skin texture u feel more confidence of your health :-) But comsume more water in the morning tym wen u consume beetroot it makes a great difference Enjoy

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    2. both chops and juice are fine!! juice might miss on the fiber content so try taking both on alternate days!!

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  96. Hi swati,
    firstly wanna thank u for ur very useful tips which helps many to have beautiful healthy skin.Now, coming on to my problem which is related to hairfall, i am 26, in childhood i had beautiful long, thick hair, but later i started experiencing hairfall, one thing to b noted that earlier my mom used to give me regular hair oil massage, but wen i reached college i almost stopped using oil for my hair n usede to not listen to my mom, now i have lots of hairfall problem, cant understand wat to do, but now my mom has started giving me hot oil massage for hair, pls suggest some more useful tips on how will i able to get those beautiful long hair again?
    regards
    :)

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    1. yes, you can. the only issue with your hair is lack of nourishment. eat good food and apply oil regularly. even once a week also shows a lot of difference. so, go for it again :) and, don't forget to exercise. it really helps for hair :)

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  97. Hi...I love Beet Root Juice & Beet Roots...Could you please help me how to make Beetroot Juice & also how to apply it on face & Lips...??? and what are its effects ??

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    1. i have mentioned how to use and its effects in the post...please go through it :)

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    2. Could you please make it more pricise & Easiet way for it..

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    3. take a slice and apply it on the face and neck and lips. let the juice dry and wash it off.

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  98. can any1 tell me how can i remove hairs from hand ...i need home remedies and fast effect

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    1. you can go for waxing. that's the fastest. for home remedies, they will all take time to show results!!!

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    2. I am eating two white radishes , 2 carrots , 2 cucumbers daily. Can i eat two raw red beets daily?
      Thx

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    3. 2 raw beets would be too much everyday....you can make it half beet everyday!!

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  99. Hiiiii Swathi ..... can u plzzzzzz tell me how to improve my skin color becoz before my skin color was ok, but now i lost that color due to sunlight i mean there is lot of tan on my face . U have told that tomato + turmeric is a good remedy well it works with my skin to get fair because mine is a oily skin?

    waiting for ur reply

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    1. check this:
      http://perfectskincareforyou.blogspot.in/2012/09/5-steps-to-get-fairer-skin-five-series.html
      yup the tomato trick really works and it suits the oily skin really well :)

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    2. Hey...Tomatoes are very good for any skin type. I tell you:
      1) Try to have at least 2 tomatoes daily.
      2) In the evening when you come back wash your face and rub a piece of tomato all over your face. you will see the results within a week. you can leave this over-night
      3) When you wake up in the morning try to have a glass of leukwarm water with honey. it will give you a glowing skin.
      4) Wear ample amount of sunscreen 20 mins before going out.
      5) If you are at home, then also wear it.
      6) Have lots of water, beetroot (raw or juice), and eat healthy.
      YOU WILL SEE THE RESULTS WITHIN A MONTH. DO TELL ME YOUR RESULTS.

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  100. Hiiii Swathi......

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  101. great tips, thank you so much.....
    I have got 100% result from your tips.

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  102. I am consuming beetroot on a daily basis, and found my self rejuvenated, energetic, my skin is getting better day by day. I had lots of dark spots which are vanishing so quickly. I would suggest all the readers to kindly start eating it daily or have its juice in the morning. I want to name this vegetable as "RED MAGIC"

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    1. can we drik Beet Root Juice in the evening ?

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    2. you can drink it anytime you want.

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    3. but remember..have it in a limited quantity otherwise you will start suffering from some stomach problems as it is laxative in nature

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  103. Cauld we put the extract for hand made soap?

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    1. sure...it is really good for skin. you can get glowing skin with its extract

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    2. of course.. it gives you perfect glowing skin on regular usage

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    3. wow...didn't know about that! thanks Arushi :)

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  104. HEY SWATI CAN I USE BEETROOOT AND APPLY IT ON MY SKKIN

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    1. yes you can.. use it for a month and lets us know its result

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  105. I dunno what you mean by "rich in iron" a kilo of beetroot will provide about 60% of daily recommended intake of iron.so unless you are consuming beets in such large quantity you cant get enough iron from the beets itself.but yeah the leaves of beetroot contains more iron than spinach so if you meant leaves you should correct your post sweet.also the main active compound it contains is betaine which is known to be benificial to heart and blood vessels , it also can improve the function of liver in alcoholics since its known to stop the deposition of fats in the liver . Also beets are high in nitrate which might improve endurance during cardio workouts . So yeah antioxidants , betaine & nitrate should be your main objectives in your short article

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    1. well, that is what exactly i meant that beetroot have more iron compared to other foods out there!! and, thanks, i shall do an updated post on that!! this post was mainly on beauty uses of beetroot.

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  106. can beetroots make us fatt ,plz do reply ,because i dnt want to fat.i want only healthy skin through beetroot,plz take my question under ur consideration?

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    1. it helps in loosing your weight. if you workout daily, have its juice or as it is. it will help you in both ways

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    2. as said by Arushi, no beets do not make you fat and they do not also have sugar. also, the antioxidants in beet help burn some fat and you only get the healthy skin :)

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  107. does beet rooy help cure acne ? i am acne acne from past 6 months,n scars they leave behind. can beet root help..and boiled or without boil ,which one is better to eat for such purpose.

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    1. you just have fresh beet root. do not boil it. it will help you in acne and its scars. I did the same for my acne. so try it for month and let me know

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    2. wow...beet also helps with acne??? didn't know that...thanks Arushi for letting us know :)

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  108. Thank you for the wonderful blog! My question is regarding rosacea. Do you have any advice for that?

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  109. i applied for a week. It gives me the amazing results. Thanks for sharing.

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