Okay, it's no surprise that I am OBSESSED with potatoes. French fries, tater tots, mashed potatoes, waffle fries .. I mean honestly if it has a potato in it chances are I'm ordering it. I'm not sure if anyone else out there has the same passion for potatoes but if you have any leftover potatoes in your home get ready for an at home spa treatment. Seriously, this bad boy has many benefits and the good news is that these benefits DON'T include all of the carbs. *sad sigh* If you want to pamper yourself with something found at home keep on readin'!
Benefits for the skin
I know you're thinking I'm some crazy potato lover that just wants you to rub potatoes on your skin but there are some serious benefits to doing so. The potato peel and potato juice have great potential for improving your skin! Potatoes can help treat acne, dark spots and blemishes! All you need to do is peel and mash your raw potato and apply the paste to your face. Leave on for about 20 minutes and wash with cold water. Here's some things you can expect to see from using these glorious vegetables.
Potato contains vitamin A, C, B which helps to reduce premature aging on your face and also avoid wrinkles and pigmentation that develop as the skin ages. Raw potatoes work well in lightening pigmentation in the skin. It also lightens the scars and acne spots. Potatoes are natural anti-aging agents.
Helps with dark spots/ hyper pigmentation
Potatoes contain enzymes that lightens the pigmentation, any skin discoloration and also even out skin tone. Using the same paste can help you get rid of dark spots! You can also peel a raw potato and slice it into large even pieces. Wrap them up in a clean cloth and place over your park circles for about 20 minutes!
Treats dry skin
All you need to do is grate a raw potato and mix it with yogurt! Leave this mixture on your face for about 20 minutes and wash off. This mask replenishes skin moisture and treats dry skin
Works as an exfoliant
Simply grate a raw potato and apply on your face. Leave this on for about 10 minutes and rinse. Doing this regularly can help remove dead skin cells and will rejuvenate your skin
Why do this?
Why not??! If you guys are anything like me, we always have a sack of potatoes in the house waiting to be devoured, so you don't even need to go out and buy anything. All it will cost you is some time. Give this a try and tag us using the hashtag #takecarebeautyco. We'd love to see your potato faces!