Skincare can be an expensive affair, especially if you are always running out to expensive stores to buy products for it. It doesn’t have to be expensive. You can manage your skincare with the most common things at your kitchen shelf. Nature has already provided us with a bounty of its own beauty products. All you need to do is to carefully look around and you can actually find some easily accessible natural remedies for all your skin woes. One of such gifts from nature is the humble potato, the most undermined beauty and skincare hacks. It is easily available everywhere and all year round. And what’s better, you can grow your own in your tiny kitchen garden. You can never estimate the cost effectiveness of this beauty product from nature. Slice them, grate them or get the juice, potatoes are useful in every possible way. They’re not just great for health; they’re great for your skin too. Take a look how.
1. Dark Circles
Now this one is already known to many of us. Potatoes have been known to reduce dark circles. You can use sliced potatoes and place them on your eyes.You can also extract the juice and gently apply around your eyes in the dark areas. Both the ways are effective. Just do not rub harshly on your skin. For best effect follow this regimen every night before bed. Regular use would bring the desirable effect.
Surprising as it may sounds, potatoes can be used for exfoliation too. Grate one potato (not too fine) and mix it lemon juice. Use the mixture as a scrub. You can let the mixture stay on the skin for 15-20 minutes. Rub gently on your skin and wash off with lukewarm water. This mixture will help the skin exfoliate without the unnecessary hurting and scratching that other exfoliating products cause.
3. Puffy Eyes
Worrying about the ugly puffiness in the morning? Potatoes are just as useful as cucumber for puffy eyes. Just cut some slices off a potato and place overnight in the fridge. Put them on your eyes for 10 minutes in the morning. Regular use will significantly reduce puffiness around the eyes.
4. Skin Toning
Potato juice is nature’s very own skin toning solution for beauty conscious humans. You can easily include it in your daily night beauty regimen. You know drill, right! Wash your face, exfoliate, rinse and apply your toner and then moisturise. Potato juice helps in even toning the skin without much effort. If you’re feeling too lazy to follow the regimen, just cut slices off and apply directly to the skin after washing your face. Unlike other toners, this one isn’t a mysterious mix of chemicals in a bottle! It is probably the safest toner for your skin.
5. Skin Lightening
This one is a no brainer. We already know its uses for dark circle reduction and skin toning. You can apply potato juice to your face, neck, arms, hands, feet and legs. You may want to mix it with some curd for easy application. This will also enhance the skin lightening effect. Don’t wash off right away. Keep it for at least 15 minutes. You might notice the difference sooner than expected.
6. Sun Burn
You can’t blame the sun for shining too brightly, right! And you can’t stay indoors all the time either. Do not worry! Nature has already given us this wonderful root vegetable to fight the burns. You can apply the juice or you can apply the grated mixture for a greater relief. Best effect can be achieved if applied soon after exposure to sun. The soothing effect will help cool down the burnt areas and will avoid possible darkening of the skin.
Potato juice has been considered as the one of the best remedies for acne. Extract the juice from grated potato and apply it on the affected skin directly. For best results use it at least twice a day. You must not expect overnight change. However, a regular use for 1-2 months will bring about considerable reduction in the acne scars. Keep up with the use to avoid any acne scars in the future.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.