Potatoes. This starchy crop is a favorite of most people but potatoes are more than French fries because the benefits of potatoes are nothing short of awesomeness. The yearly increase in profits of skincare products is the proof of our obsession to a sultry and flawless skin. But do you know, the chemicals present in them damage your skin and health? So why not try homemade remedies which are very effective and easy on your pockets, and potatoes are one of the best ingredients due to its amazing properties!
- Remove blemishes.
- The vitamin C in potatoes is great for removing blemishes, old acne scars, and any unevenness. It reduces the appearance of scars on the skin. Grate the potato finely and apply this all over your face. Let it sit for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Do this regularly for better results.
- Treat sunburns.
Apply cold potato juice on the affected area or slice up a potato and place it directly on the area. It creates a soothing and cooling sensation after application and reduces the burning effect on the skin.
- Skin Toning
Potatoes can be used as natural toners and lighten the skin without any chemical damage. They work to take away any discoloration and balance the skin tone evenly. Slice up a potato thinly and rub all over the face till it’s slightly dark then throw it away, run ice cubes all over your face and rinse. For a much better results use it with lemons.
- Prevents wrinkles.
Potato juice contains vitamin A, B, and C which helps rejuvenate the skin with constant use. Apply cold potato juice on your face and massage it in. Rinse off after 15 minutes with warm water. The nutrients plus its antioxidant properties tighten, restore and hydrate the skin. The skin is made firm and with constant use, it removes wrinkles, fine lines, and smile lines as well.
- Remove dark circles and reduce eye puffiness.
The eye area is one of the most sensitive and sometimes dark circles and puffiness may appear due to exhaustion, lack of sleep or even the products we use. This natural starch does this because of its antioxidant properties and the presence of vitamin C. These properties promote circulation within the area hence reducing the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Do this by cutting up thin slices of the potato and directly placing them under the eye area.