Are you a french fries type of person? If so, then you’re likely getting your fill of potatoes. However, there are far more benefits that potatoes pack when it comes to skin and beauty versus filling your stomach.
The good news for you? I’m sharing everything that I know about this delicious food and you’re going to love it, so please keep reading.
Oh, and you can put away that fryer too!
Five Amazing Benefits That Potatoes Pack For Your Skin
Keep in mind that these benefits are in no specific order or anything like that. I’m just shooting from the hip here firing off the benefits that I’ve grown to know and understand about this vegetable.
The first benefit of incorporating potatoes into your skin care routine is that they can help you combat acne. How so? Well, you can use potato extract in the same manner in which you would a skin toner. Apply the potato extract to a cotton ball and simply dab your face with it. Sounds weird, yes, but I know that it works.
If you’re having issues with puffy eyes, then you need to de-puff them. Potatoes reduce the inflammation and they do a good job of it too. All you need to do is apply a couple of thin slices of potatoes that have been cool in the refrigerator for some time. Leave them on your eyes for a few minutes and you’ll notice a difference almost immediately. If you don’t want to use a potato, then just buy this product instead.
This next tip is one that everyone I know has had to deal with at one point or another. I’m talking about dark circles in the under eye region. Using a potato to lighten dark circles is a smart thing to do. Slice some potatoes up, chill them, and place them over your eyes. Let the potatoes sit for about 20 minutes or so then simply wash or rinse your face with warm water. Dark circles are gone, you’re welcome!
Do you frequently forget to apply sunscreen to your skin? If so, then chances are you’ve been dealing with burns here and there. Well, the truth is, I’ve told you to wear sunscreen more times than I can count! In the event that you didn’t listen and ended up with a burn, this is what you need to do. Slice up some potatoes and put them in the freezer for about ten minutes. They’ll become very cold and perhaps partially frozen. When this happens, remove them from the fridge and apply them to your burn. You should immediately feel a cool feeling, that’s the burn getting the relief it needs!
Some people go as far as using this as a skin lightener or whitener. It’s a simple solution that you can make in the comfort of your kitchen too. Now, I’m not saying this is the way that I suggest you do it, but it’s what people tend to do most based on my research. The process is as easy as shredding a small potato and applying it to your face or whatever area of your skin that you wish to lighten. Leave the potato mask on for 30 minutes and wash it off once done. Your skin should start to whiten over time.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for you when it comes to potatoes and skin care. Now that you know what they can do for you, my suggestion is to head on over to the grocery store and pick up a few!