Wonder Skin Cure: Potato

15 Must Know Skin Care Benefits of Potato & Potato Juice

Are you one of those to drool over Aloo? Think fries, aloo gobi or aloo chaat. Slurp! Okay, aloo (potato) goes way beyond what you think.

Read on to find out how this basic Indian home ingredient can convert into a wonder cure for your face and skin.

15 Ways To Use Potato For Skin

#1 Under eye rings remover:
Since our daily lives are consumed by sitting in front of a screen, it is but natural to develop under eye rings. Fortunately though, there a cure and the answer lies right in your own home.
Potato is a great home remedy for dark circles. Just peel a potato, cut it into circular rings and place one on each eye for 20 minutes. Alternately, make a potato pulp, place it in a clean wash cloth and let it rest over your eyes. Wash off with warm water.

#2 Puffiness reduction:
Don’t worry if you’re cucumber is out of stock. Just cut a few slices of potato, refrigerate and then place these cooling agents over your eyes to reduce the puffiness.

#3 Under eye lines remover:
Another benefit of potato for face is to treat fine lines under the eyes. Just squeeze out the juice from a potato with a lime squeezer and using a cotton ball, dab this in the liquid and apply directly on eyes.

#4 Skin firming agent:
Make a potato face pack with ½ tbsp. potato juice, 1 tbsp. curd and coat your face with it for 15 minutes for soft, smooth and tight skin.

#5 Anti-aging:
Because stress levels are rising, especially for the urban woman, you will tend to age prematurely. So to help prolong your youthfulness, apply potato juice on your face and leave for 30 minutes. Potato juice for skin is known to have Vitamins A, B and C that will ward of wrinkles. On days when you are in a rush, you can rely on Olay Total Effects 7 in One Anti-Ageing Day Cream.

#6 Acne reducer:
Potato works wonders for skin. Just dab cold potato juice over your acne and follow this routine twice per day to notice visible changes.

#7 Potato skin mask for oily skin:
Simply peel 1 raw potato, grate it, and then add rose water and 1 tsp lime juice. Apply this mixture to the face while avoiding the eyes. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing off.


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#8 Cleanser:
Potato for skin is perfect, especially when used as a cleansing agent. Take 1 cucumber and potato each, blend for 20 seconds, then mix 1 tsp each of baking soda and water. Use this mixture to cleanse your face daily.

#9 Toner:
You can also make a DIY toner with potato. For this, you need to mix 2 tbsp. lime juice with 1 raw grated potato. Spread this mixture evenly over your face and wash if off after 30 minutes.

#10 Sunburn and tan remover:
Since it’s virtually impossible to avoid the sun, you can at least treat your sun-exposed skin. Treat your tan or sunburn by applying cold potato or potato juice on the affected areas. It is soothing and provides instant relief.

#11 Treatment of skin irritation and moth bites:
Next time you suffer from any of these, keep a raw potato handy. Dab the raw potato or potato slice on the area you’re experiencing irritation and leave for a couple of minutes.

#12 Dry skin treatment:
Use potato for skin and reduce your dry skin problems. Make a pulp of ½ a potato with 1 tsp yoghurt and apply it over the face and skin. Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off. This will help hydrate your skin and make it smooth and supple.

#13 Dead skin treatment:
If you have a problem of dead or flaky skin, then it’s time to get it treated. Just peel a raw potato and apply it directly to the skin for 15 minutes. Alternately apply potato juice.

#14 Lightening of dark spots:
If you have black spots on your face, apply raw grated potato to it, massage and leave for 5 minutes before washing with lukewarm water.

#15 Lightening of skin tone:
There is no better fairness agent than potato juice. Just rinse your face daily with it to notice the results. Alternately make a bleach out of potato juice and lemon juice and apply over the face to lighten it. 

Also, check out the 10 skin care benefits of aloe vera here.

Find more useful daily skin care tips here. 

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