Beauty Recipes – Potato Facials and Masks
Sweet potatoes were always considered a remedy for health problems since they’re a significant source of vitamin A, beta-carotene, antioxidants that are nourishing for your skin.
Potato-based facial topical treatments are great to soften skin – provides better holding force of moisture, soothes sunburns and leaves skin clean and healthy. Its anti-aging effect was already demonstrated.
The potato is Nature’s version of the face lift, but it can also smooth out wrinkles. Cut two slices of sweet potato and put them on your eyelids for 10-12 minutes. If you want to apply it to your face, create a facial; grind together 2-3 tablespoons of apple sauce and a medium sized potato. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
You can easily soothe dark, under-eye circles, by wrapping a slice of potato in a sterilized gauze or a thin cloth and placing it on dark circles for 5-6 minutes. Finally wash off your face, the circles will disappear or at least become lighter.
Did you know that the boiling water of potato can do miracles for your feet too? Our grannies considered it a real treasure. I’m sure you’ve felt the pain when wearing high heels all day long.
After a long party night or working day soak your feet into the starchy water for 15-20 minutes then you can immediately take on your dancing shoes.
Raw potatoes are rich in potassium, which can ease dryness, wounds, insect bites and itchiness. Apply few slices on the problematic area and leave it for 5-6 minutes. Repeat it several times per day, to reduce the uncomfortable feeling.
Potato is also used in traditional bleaching processes.
Take two small potatoes, peel them and grate them. Place it in the center of an unbleached cotton cloth. Leave the cloth open and add three drops of lemon juice. Then add a few honey drops, close the cloth and hold the corners between your fingers, rub the cloth all over your face. Leave this juice on your skin for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Repeat it twice a week in order to succeed in whitening your skin.
Sweet potatoes can also brighten your skin and add a natural glow to it. Take one medium size potato, grate it and strain the juice out of it. First cleanse your face then apply the juice, leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash off. Your skin will be brighter and healthier, try it out for a quick result.
Last but not least it has acne treating effect, due to the acid in its composition; dead cells are easily eliminated from the surface of our skin.
The vitamin C and alkaline can make your skin get rid of bacteria and stop infections from spreading.