Potato is the most common food item across the world but here we will talk about the beauty benefits of potatoes or I should say some potato face packs. Potatoes have the properties to lighten the darkness and due to this very feature, it is used to lighten the complexion, remove dark circles, fade away the dark spots and pimple marks from the face and also to get rid of the elbow and neck darkness. Here are several ways potatoes are helpful for enhancing the beauty of the skin. Read on to know about some homemade potato face masks and packs that you can try making at home.
1. Potato face pack with coconut milk for fairness
Take some coconut milk and add same amount of potato juice. Clean the face and use this to massage the face gently. After massaging for 2- 3 minutes, leave it and let it try. Rinse it off with normal water. This treatment should be done 2-3 times in a week to notice good results.
2. Honey, strawberry and potato face pack
Put some small pieces of strawberry and potato in a blender and make a pulpy paste. Add some honey and mix it well. Apply this on the face and let it dry for 10- 15 minutes wash off to notice a clearer, brighter complexion. Read: Honey face packs
3. Potato and tomato juice pack for acne marks
Tomato juice has lycopene which fades the marks. Potato too has the capacity to lighten the darkness. Mix both the juices and dab on the acne marks. Keep it overnight for better and fast results. Wash in the morning. Mild itching and redness is normal with potato.
4. Potato, lime juice and rose water for light skin tone
Take some grated potato. Add 3-4 drops of lime juice and ¼ teaspoonful of milk powder. The potato juice in the grated potato pulp will be enough to mix all the three ingredients thoroughly. Apply this pack on the clean face and neck and leave it to get dried fully. Once it does. Remove with water by rinsing it off.
5. Potato and cucumber juice remedy for dark circles
Potato and cucumber juice are both potential dark circle lighteners. Mix some potato juice and cucumber juice. Apply everyday at night under the eyes and over the eyelids if they are dark too. This quick and easy remedy for dark circles will make the darkness vanish. Eyes will be brighter and more awake looking.
Potato face packs are wonderful but potatoes can make the skin red temporarily and itching is also experienced. Therefore, these are not suitable for sensitive skin for the face though its juice diluted with some rose water or cucumber juice can be used under the eyes or for the neck and elbows. Cucumber face packs are better for sensitive skin or dry skin.