Hello dear people! ❤️❤️❤️
Welcome to the first post in the series, ‘Beauty Benefits of Common Fruits and Vegetables.’ 🙂
We are going to kick start this series with everybody’s favourite, **drumroll** the good old Potatoes!
Potatoes are one of the most commonly eaten vegetables. They are relatively cheap, contain a lot of nutrients and are super delicious… I mean, how can you not love potatoes?!
Today, I will be listing the beauty benefits of potatoes and will share a few simple DIY recipes using the same…
So, let’s begin… ❤️
BEAUTY BENEFITS OF POTATO
◾Potatoes contain an enzyme called ‘catecholase‘, which helps in brightening the skin and lightening tan, dark spots, blemishes and acne scars.
◾Potatoes are rich in vitamin C which helps boost the production of collagen and thus prevents premature ageing.
◾Potatoes have skin-tightening properties, which in conjunction with other benefits can further reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
◾The antioxidants present in potatoes are said to help the skin fight against environmental damage (pollution, sun damage).
◾Potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe acne and sunburns.
◾Applying grated potato or potato juice under the eye area can reduce puffiness and also help lighten dark circles.
◾Topical application of potato juice can help remove excess oil from oily skin and scalp, unclog pores, remove dead skin cells and tone the skin.
◾Potato juice is said to cleanse and nourish the scalp while preventing dandruff and other fungal issues.
◾It is also said to reduce hair fall, promote healthy hair growth and make the hair shinier.
[Caution: If you have sensitive skin, please do a patch test before use. Do not use if you are allergic to potatoes.]
SIMPLE DIY RECIPES:
- Remedy For Tired Eyes: Take a medium-sized potato, wash and peel it. Slice the potato thinly and place the freshly cut slices directly over your closed eyes. Leave the slices on for 15-20 mins. Remove and rinse your face with cold water.
Alternatively, you can also grate the peeled potato and squeeze the juice out of it. Chill the juice in the refrigerator for 30 mins or so, dip cotton balls/pads in the juice and apply them under your eyes. Leave them on for 15-20 mins. Remove and rinse with cold water.
[Can be used Daily]
- 1-Ingredient Skin Brightening Mask: Take a large potato, wash, peel and grate it. Squeeze the juice out of the grated potato. Apply the juice on your face and neck and leave it on for about 20 mins. Then rinse with normal/cold water.
Take the peeled potato and blend it using a blender. Apply it on your face and neck and massage gently for a few minutes. Rinse after 15-20 mins.
[Can be used Daily]
- 1-Ingredient Hair Mask: Take a large potato, wash and peel it. Grate the potato and squeeze the juice out of it. Apply the juice to clean scalp and start massaging the scalp with your fingers. Once the scalp is covered, start working the juice into the hair. Leave it on for 15-20 mins. Rinse with normal/lukewarm water.
[Can be used Weekly]
◾You can also mix grated potato/potato juice with other commonly used beauty DIY ingredients like lemon juice, tomato juice, aloe vera gel, cucumber juice, honey, eggs, olive oil, etc., to create your own custom skin/hair masks!
That’s all for today! ❤️
I hope you found the post helpful…
Is there any common fruit or vegetable that you would like me to include in this series? Let me know in the comments below… 🙂