Carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange, even though purple, red, black, yellow, and white carrots exist as well. Besides their delicious flavor, carrots contain high amounts of beta-carotene and other health-benefiting compounds such as vitamin A, minerals, and antioxidants.
Beta carotene is rich in antioxidants, which are vital in fending off skin-damaging free radicals found in everything from polluted air to the sun's rays. Beta-carotene acts as a precursor to vitamin A—the vitamin responsible for cell regeneration—when it's applied topically. As such, it helps step up the skin's rate of cell turnover, bringing the younger, healthier skin cells to the surface.