Potato is an underground stem which is widely used in cooking and in beauty regimes. Potato is one food that has generated a lot of controversies; from being good to being bad, from being too starchy, with low protein to being a great source fibre, from being cooked the right way, to being cooked in all the wrong ways. However, in spite of all its dark sides, it will interest you that potato raw juice has lots and lots of amazing beauty and health benefits that I’m sure a lot of us would want to explore, especially women.
The Amazing Beauty Benefits Of Potato
Potato is considered as an effective anti-aging beauty agent, particularly in warding off wrinkles. Regular application of potato juice imparts a healthy glow to your skin. Potato juice contains vitamin A, C & B which help to reduce premature ageing on the face and also prevents wrinkles.
Apply potato juice over clean face, in a circular motion. Leave on for 15mins and rinse. You may also leave the mask on your face overnight.
Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in colour than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour, forms deposits in the skin. They appear mainly on body parts that are frequently exposed, such as the face, hands and arms. It’s quite common in pregnant women and women taking birth control pills, but it can also affect anyone. Hyperpigmentation could be of major concerns, especially to people of colour. Age spots, melasma and post-inflammatory skin darkening are all types of hyperpigmentation.
Grate or blend 1 potato into a fine paste, add 2tbsp of lemon juice. Apply this mask on the face. The mixture will gradually alleviate hyperpigmentation, reduce swelling and works as a natural facial brightener. Allow to stay for 30minutes. Rinse with water. Repeat 2-3 times weekly.
In addition, it is recommended to choose a moisturiser with at least SPF 15 to enjoy sun protection while keeping your skin hydrated as well. Dermatologists agree that the single most important thing you can do for your skin is to wear sunscreen every day, including cloudy days, to protect yourself from the harmful ultraviolet rays.
Potato / Aloo Juice For Pimple And Acne Scar
Potato juice works like magic over the skin. Wet your face daily with potato juice. It will help to brighten and lighten your skin. You may feel the difference in skin texture too. Raw potato juice can reduce the appearances of acne scars. Apply fresh potato juice on clean face and rinse with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. Do it daily for between 6-8 weeks. All the pimple scars and acne marks will fade away, leaving you with a clean, clear and rejuvenated skin. Potato juice is one of the greatest remedies for acne and pimple marks.
Eye Wrinkle Erasure
Extract liquid from potato. Then apply the juice to the eye area with a cotton pad or fingertip to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Repeat daily for a youthful facial glow.
Natural Skin Lightener
Regular use of potato juice will make your face smooth, clean and bright as well as reduce facial swelling. You can also apply a mixture of lemon and potato juices to lighten your skin naturally and yield quick results. Apply this mask on your face and rinse off with water after 30 minutes. Repeat 3-4 times a week
Dark neck remedy with potato
If you are suffering from dark neck (common with pregnant women) and want to get rid of it, you can try potato juice to treat it. Apply juice for up to 30minutes for few days, you will feel the difference on your neck.
Heals the Skin
Potato juice can be used to treat many skin ailments, such as; Rashes, Itching, burns, sunburn and also to flush out toxins from insect bites and stings. Put raw, cleaned potatoes in a juicer, do not remove the skin. Apply the juice in wounded areas or place raw potato slices on the painful skin to soothe and also relieve the pain.
Facial Cleanser And Toner
Blend equal amount of potato and cucumber. Strain and add one teaspoon of baking soda and a little water to the mixture. Use daily to serve the dual purpose of cleansing and toning. It will tighten and rejuvenate your skin.
As a natural under eye brightener, Peel and slice a raw potato into pieces, put one slice each in a soft cloth and place on your lower eyelids for 15-20mins. Rinse with lukewarm water. You can also apply the juice directly under your eyes with your finger tip or a cotton pad. Do this every night before going to bed. Repeat for a week.
A mixture of cucumber and potato juice, when applied on your face, particularly around the eyes, will help to combat eye bag as a result of its vitamin c contents. Leave on for 20mins. Good also for tired or stressed eye areas.
Peel and grate a potato, add 2tbs of rosewater and mix thoroughly. Add 1tbs of lemon juice and apply mask to face for 25mins. Use 3-4 times a week to rid your face of excess oil and impurities.
Peel and grate a potato, add 2tbs of rosewater and mix thoroughly. Add 1tbs of honey and apply mask to face for 15mins. Use 2 times a week.
Apart from applying it on your skin, drink one glass of potato juice every day to help alleviate dry skin and dehydration to protect against toxins. Also, read my post on “The grave dangers of dehydration”
Grate and scrub face with potato, leave for 15mins and rinse with lukewarm water
Potato juice can help to treat eczema by applying it on the affected area, also by drinking it
How To Choose Your Potato
• Look for clean, smooth, firm-textured potatoes with no cuts, bruises or discoloration.
• Enjoy potato juice by adding carrot juice, spirulina or any other type of herbal or natural juices.
• Potato juice may lead to diarrhea in some cases.
• Avoid drinking potato juice if you have stomach troubles
See you next time on beforeandafter50.com as we explore the health aspects of potato and how you can actually snap your health back with this amazing plant God has blessed man with.