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… 🙂
Wow !! I never knew potato has soo many benefits and can be part of beauty regimens too. Good to read it.
Woh !! Never know potato has soo many important and beauty benefits. Good to read it.
I wasn’t aware that potatoes are good for hair as well. Will surely try them on scalp. Its an easy recipe and also not with a very strong smell. Better to use its benefits before its too late.
Potatoes have so many benefits I was not aware other than it helps in dark circles!! Thanks for sharing such an informative one!!
I knew potato as a remover of dark under eye circles and some anti-ageing benefits. You have provided a detailed information about the benefits.
Omg…I mean seriously I didn’t know potatoes are so good for hair and skin. Thanks for this detailed post, this is surely an easily available thing .
Potatoes are always excellent source of vitamin C, Potassium, fibre, B vitamins . Potato water is best for hair growth.
Wow this was such an insightful post to read! Would love to see beauty benefits of more such vegetables- how about green veggies next?
Finally some benefits of potatoes. I am tired of listening ‘aloo kha kha ke aloo ho jayega’. Now I can show them these benefits of potato. Ab toh main aloo khaunga bhi aur lagaunga bhi.
Potatoes has many skin benefits . I should start using it too now in my Skincare.
I loved these DIY’s & i tried potatoes hair mask & i loved how it felt on my hair; please talk about papaya & tomatoes as well
Woow i never knew potatoes can help in skincare too. A well Detailed post. Loved it.
Wow !! Potato is so versatile even as a beauty ingredient… Would love to read about tomato too … Pls share.
I had no idea that potato has such huge benefits in beauty. I will apply potato juice for my hair .
Absolutely correct ! Potato is our saviour when it comes to puffy eyes, darkening of underarms, elbows, skin brightening and many other benefits. Only thing remain is that we get too lazy to apply these on our skin. Thanks for the reminder post 😉 will try it soon today.
I always knew it has benefits for skin but never really tried. But surely will. Thanks for the information.
Yes, potato is a very useful ingredient for healthy skin and hair. Please let us know the benefits of pomegranate as well.
I did not know all these benefits of potato before I had read this post. Thanks for sharing information.
Have always viewed potatoes more or their versatility in the kitchen, these are some really amazing uses for beauty treatment.
These days the screen time is causing so much strain to the eyes. I will surely try your trick for my tired eyes. Thank you for writing this useful post.
Okay, these are some mad benefits. I loved the post. Can you do add watermelon to this series?
Potatoes we use on regular basis I wasn’t aware we can use it for skincare and haircare in multiple ways, thanks for these tips.
Wow You have so wonderfully told the benefits of potato, and they are amazing, love it !
Wow potatoes have so many benefits for skin, I never knew…. also I would like to add that curd/yogurt is very good for skin to remove tan.
Yes potato is such a great item in beauty. I would also love you to include other Citrus products like orange, lemon etc in the beauty regime.
Potato ? has no many benefits? It is hard to believe ?
I would love to try the Potato skin mask sometime.
This was an eye opener….what a brilliant covered and research for the potato. Who knew . This is awesome
Till now we were looking at potato as a food, now that you have written about its health benefits, will buy more potato for healthy skin. Thanks
Woww love the DIY masks and never knew potato has so many skin benefits too. Would love to know the benefits of Cucumber too, if possible
I love potato :D. Even though I was not aware that potatoes have so many benefits, I still loved it. Now I like it even more as it has so many benefits. I was not aware that it is a remedy for tired eyes, wow.
As I loved this post on potatoes, by the way I would also love to know the benefits of bhindi/ocra. I love that vegetable too and it would be interesting to know the benefits. I know one of them and that is the memory power.
Wow! I didn’t know potato has so many benefits… Nice post!