Tips to use potato for your skincare problems
We all love potatoes! They are not only a tasty addition to your meal, but are excellent for your skin too. Rich in Vitamin C, they help ward off free radicals, which are the main cause for dull and sagging skin. High content of potassium, sulphur, phosphorus and chlorine in the potato helps in clearing out the blemishes on skin upon its external application. As potato is a good at home bleaching agent, it can be used for bleaching the face, treat under eye dark circles, dark underarms etc. Below I am going to tell you some ways potato can be used for your skincare problems.
Uses and Benefits of Potato for Skin
Facial Bleach using Potato
Grate a potato and massage it gently on your skin using the first 3 fingers. When the potato turns black remove it and wash your face and rub ice on your face. It will benefit your skin in many ways and will help treat acne, blemishes, blackheads and whiteheads. One precaution that needs to be taken is that grate the potato and use it immediately . Don’t leave a time gap in between else it won’t be that beneficial.
Dark Circles Under Eyes
Potatoes works wonderfully in treating under eye dark circles. Take two slices of potatoes and place them over the eyes for about half an hour. Follow this regularly for at least two weeks to find dark circles miraculously disappear. Another effective way to use potatoes for dark circles is here. Blend a potato and squeeze out the juice on a small plate. Soak two circular pieces of cotton in this juice and refrigerate for half an hour. Cover your eyes with these cool pieces of cotton for at least half an hour. This treatment not only helps in removing dark circles but is also effective in reducing puffiness around your eyes.
Removing Dark Under Arms
Extract some potato juice and apply it on your dark underarms and leave it overnight. Then next morning do one of the following:
- Rub curd on that area and wash it.
- Rub that area with milk and wash it.
- Rub that area with a soft cloth soaked in water and then wash it.
The method used depends on availability of these things, and skin type. For oily skin use curd and for dry skin use milk. Also don’t apply soap after doing this treatment. You can use the potato juice in same way to treat dark neck and removing stubborn dark spots from your back.
Peel and grate a potato. Apply on face and massage into skin with small circular motions of the tips of your fingers. Let it stand for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water.
Make a paste of half a potato and half a cucumber, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and water. Washing your face with this helps to cleanse all the dirt and grime off your face.
Potato Face Mask to Removes Blemishes, Wrinkles and Discoloration:
Make a paste of potato with a teaspoon of honey. Apply over face and leave for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Regular application of this face mask will help you fade off the dark spots and blemishes from your skin.
Grate a potato and keep it on your skin for 30 minutes to relax and soothe your skin.
- Potato can cause redness or irritation on skin for the first few times. But soon the redness would fade away. Wash your face with cold water if there is any redness caused by potato. If it still continues don’t use it and consult a dermatologist.
- Always follow the potato massage with an ice treatment. Massage opens the skin pores and you need to close it with rubbing ice on it.
- Use raw potato as it is composed of live organic atoms.
- You can slice a raw potato and place it on your eyes just to get your eyes relaxed.