For ages, potatoes have been through a lot. From getting mashed, boiled, fried, and cooked, potato for skin has also been used as a beauty remedy to achieve healthy and clear skin.
As potatoes are versatile, they also provide various skin whitening benefits if used in skincare or at-home DIY remedy.
Skin Benefits of Potato
Potato for skin whitening is best for getting a spotless glow. Known to be rich in phosphorous, vitamin c, calcium, vitamin B, and iron, raw potato on the face helps you exfoliate and brighten dull skin in minutes!
Potato contains a skin-bleaching enzyme called catecholase that helps to lighten skin and unify tone by fighting dark spots and removing unwanted tan.
Here are some of the DIY you can try at home:
What you'll need: Grated Potato, Oats, Raw Milk
How to: In a bowl, mix 2tbsp grated potato and oats. Add 4 tbsp milk to the mixture and apply to the tanned areas. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash it off with cold water. End the routine with moisturizer to lock in the hydration.
What you'll need: Potato Juice, Besan, Wild Turmeric, Yoghurt
How to: Mix 2 tbsp Besan with 1/2 tsp wild turmeric in a bowl. Add 4 tbsp yogurt and Potato Juice to the mixture and apply to your face and neck. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. End the routine with moisturizer/serum to lock in the hydration.
It is always advised to do a patch test before DIY or applying skincare; some ingredients may not be suitable for some people. As these DIYs are helpful, visit your dermatologist for more effective solutions if you face severe pigmentation and tanning.
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Reduces Dark Circles
Dark circles are induced due to lack of sleep, hydration, and moisture near the under and upper eye area, making it darker than the rest of the face. Potatoes are very influential in helping in reducing dark circles at home with easy remedies without any fuss. Here are some useful remedies that work for your delicate under-eye area.
What you'll need: Potato Juice, Aloe vera gel, Cotton Pad
How to: In a bowl, take 2 tbsp potato juice and mix 1 tbsp aloe vera gel. Mix water for watery consistency. Take a single cotton pat and cut it in half. Dip it in the mixture and refrigerate it for 2-3 hours. Apply on your under-eye area for 10-15 minutes and wash it off later. Apply under eye cream to soothe the area and let it rest.
What you'll need: Potato Juice, Honey
How to: In a bowl, take 2 tbsp potato juice, mix 1/2 tsp honey, and let it refrigerate for 20 mins. Apply this mix near your under-eye area for 5 minutes and wash it off later. Apply under eye cream to soothe the area and let it rest.
As under-eye areas are delicate, these remedies are easy solutions to give a soothing feel to your eyes without irritating them. Get the goodness of natural raw potato on your face with these easy remedies as they provide the solution to your dark circles.
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Helps to Even Skin Tone
Spending too much time outside without proper protection can lead to unwanted tan and uneven tone that might concern you. As wearing sunscreen is beneficial and makes your skin plump and youthful, there might be times when you skip the sunscreen and get severely tanned. Here are some remedies you can try to get great results at home.
What you'll need: Potato Juice, Multani Mitti, Orange essential Oil
How to: In a bowl, take 2 tbsp potato juice, mix 4tbsp tsp Multani mitti and mix it well. Add a few drops of orange essential oil and give it a quick mix. Apply this mix to your face, neck, hands, or legs for a unifying tone. Let it sit for 10-15 mins and wash it off. Apply moisturizer or body butter afterward to hydrate and nourish.
What you'll need: Crushed Cucumber, Grated Potato
How to: In a bowl, take 2 tbsp grated potato, mix 2 tbsp crushed cucumber, and let it refrigerate for 20 mins. Apply this mix to your face and neck for 5 minutes and wash it off later. Apply serum on your skin to soothe the area and let it rest.
These DIYs work great if used twice a week. Consistency is the key, and maintaining good health and lifestyle is essential to glowing skin.
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The Bottom Line...
The first thought after hearing potatoes are exquisite delicacies that fill our stomachs and give us cravings for fries and snacks. But being more than just food for a living, potato for skin has many benefits to your overall health and skin. If you don't want to wait for results and are too fussy about diys, try using Inveda's natural skincare range that gives solutions to your skin, hair, and body issues from consistent use.
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