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. These potato face packs will help to make the skin clear and smoother.
Benefits of Potato for Skin
Potatoes are good for skin lightening and this is mentioned in the Ayurveda as well.
These vegetable has the power to remove the darkness of the skin like the scars, marks etc.
Rubbing potato juice on the skin will help improving the shallow complexion and lifeless dull skin.
Potato will also lighten the skin scars over the time and give faster results.
It will treat the pimples marks which are due to acne.
1. Potato Face pack with Coconut Milk for fairness
If you want fairness then coconut milk with potato juice can be your ideal choice to get that. Coconut milk is a gentle thing that will get rid of the spots, patchy skin, marks etc by increases the regeneration of cells with in few days. Potato too is effective to do the same. Hence, this quick tip will cure all the skin related problem.
- Take 2 teaspoonful of coconut milk and add same amount of potato juice.
- Clean the face and use this herbal concoction to massage the face gently.
- After massaging for 2- 3 minutes, leave it like a pack and let it try. Rinse it off with normal water.
- This potato pack treatment should be done 2-3 times in a week to notice good results.
- If itching or redness gets more then stop using this.
2. Honey, Strawberry and Potato Face Pack
Honey is also a brilliant skin lightening agent that can effectively get rid of the dark spots and provides skin whitening as well. Honey is safe to be used for all the skin types, even the acne prone oily skin. Strawberries on the other hand are considered as a whitening agent, this is why they are used in skin whitening products. You will be amazed to know that this paste here, will lighten complexion and dark spots but will also give freedom from dark circles. Application should be though done daily or that.
- Put some small pieces of strawberry and potato in a blender and make a pulpy paste.
- Add 2 teaspoonful of honey and mix these well using a clean spoon.
- Apply this on the face and allowing it to get dry for 10-15 minutes.
- After that, wash off to notice a clearer, brighter complexion.
- Read: homemade Honey face packs
3. Potato and Tomato Juice pack for Acne marks
Tomato juice has lycopene which extremely helps in fading the marks. Potato juice on the other hand, too has the capacity to lighten the darkness.
- Take 2 teaspoonful of potato juice and mix that with 2 teaspoonful of tomato.
- Mix both the juices and dab on the acne marks and dark spots.
- Keep it overnight and for better and fast results use this daily at least once in a day.
- Wash in the morning. Mild itching and redness is normal with potato.
- If itching gets too much that means this ingredient does not suit you.
- You can discontinue using this remedy or just add 1 teaspoonful of honey or glycerin to it to make it more subtle.
4. Potato, Lime Juice and Rose Water for Light skin tone
This combination is quite a powerful combo that can certainly help in achieving a lighter skin complexion with just few days. At least a couple of tones lighter. This remedy can be tried around 3-4 times a week and should be done with care the first time if your skin happens to be sensitive. This is because sensitive skin can get red with lemon, tomato and potato extracts.
- 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. Yes, dark circles under the eyes can make you look older so, potato packs and remedies can effectively help in achieving brighter under eye area. This remedy also has cucumber which is also aids in lightening of the skin and in removing dark spots, marks etc.
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.
Tips and Precautions with Potato
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.
Although its juice diluted with some rose water or cucumber juice can be used under the eyes or for the neck and elbows.
While you apply potato juice make it a point that you do to at night or evening. It is because we should not go out in the direct sun light.
Moreover, application of sunscreen is require else the dark spots can creep again.
You can also mix some honey to dilute and make this more suitable for sensitive dry skin. Also the Cucumber face packs are better for sensitive skin or dry skin.