Hello, beauty enthusiasts! Are you tired of buying the so-called chemical-free creams and lotions? Are you on a hunt for a natural secret weapon for skin whitening? Then, CONGRATULAITONS! You are at the right place. Enhance your skin radiance with these 10 proven DIY remedies for skin whitening with potato for a flawless and fairer appearance.
Allow us to change your view towards natural remedies. Yes, we know, this advanced world asks us to EVOLVE with it! But guess what? Indeed, Some things are best done in a simple and old way.
That’s the beauty of home remedies. They do not harm us like modern world products do! Instead, they provide us with the ease, comfort, and RESULTS we seek. And the best part? They are inexpensive and also chemical-free!
Allow us to introduce the magical skin-whitening properties of Potatoes. Yes, you heard that right! Potatoes, one of our favourite staples, have quietly slipped into the skincare world.
You may ask, why potatoes? Well, that’s what we will uncover in this blog post. So, gear your seatbelts as we spill the beans on the charms of DIY potato-based skincare! We will also help you understand the simplicity and power of Mother Nature. Let’s begin your journey to a brighter, more beautiful you! 😊
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BENEFITS OF USING POTATOES FOR SKIN WHITENING:
Undoubtedly, Every girl dreams of naturally radiant and soft, like rose petal skin. However, fulfilling this dream might cost you an arm and a leg! The happy news is that we can fulfil your dream in the most budget-friendly and also in natural way.
Don’t look after those fancy labels and expensive treatments. Just head into your kitchen and thus grab those cute potatoes! These are the secret ingredients you’ve been searching for!
TREASURE CHEST OF NUTRIENTS:
Let’s start with what makes potatoes an absolute superstar for your skin. Indeed, Potatoes are a powerhouse of nutrients. They are loaded with vitamins like C and also B6, which fight dullness.
Vitamin C, in particular, has antioxidant properties that fight off these free radicals, leaving your skin fresh, glowing, and radiant!
But wait! Say hello to the superstars, Niacin and Potassium! These babies are enough to help you say goodbye to the baby-like morning puffy face.
They are responsible for maintaining proper skin hydration and reducing inflammation. What else do we need, girls?
Potato benefits for the face extend to its natural bleaching ability! It contains an enzyme called catecholase. Yes, we know it sounds quite fancy, but trust us, that’s all we need for our dark spots!
It lightens the dark spots and evens out the skin tone. It means we do not need to worry about skin tanning anymore!
The best thing about doing things yourself (DIY) is the satisfaction we feel at the end. We are the boss person in control!
We know exactly what goes inside that remedy and in what quantity! So why potatoes and not ordinary skin care products? Because they are chemical-free and budget-friendly!
So, there you have the reason why potatoes are your real best friends. You are nurturing your skin and also indulging yourself in a mini self-care routine.
PREPARING POTATOES FOR SKIN BRIGHTENING:
Be Aware, beauty enthusiasts! Before joining the potato party (mini skincare routine), we must check a few things out. Make sure you choose the right potatoes before preparing them like a pro!
PICKING YOUR POTATO:
All that glitter is not gold, beautiful ladies! When choosing a potato for your face, you must look after the gold! Yes, go for the trusty Golden or Yukon Gold potatoes! These are at the top of the list in the world of potatoes! Moreover, Their texture and mild flavour are what make them perfect for skin care.
And save the glitter, we mean those purple or red potatoes for wedges and French fries!
GIVE THEM A GOOD SCRUB:
After finding your Mr. Perfect potato, don’t forget to give it a good scrub! It is like giving those spuds a cute makeover.
Just ensure you get rid of all the dirt or chemicals hanging out on the skin while scrubbing. Tada! Your potatoes are ready to be used!
PEEL OR NO PEEL?
It depends! You can choose as per your requirements. Some DIY remedies require peeled potatoes. Just make sure you use a good vegetable peeler for this purpose.
While others say that the skin is where the good stuff is, so if you want to maximize the benefits, do not peel off the skin!
SLICE, DICE OR MASH?
Look after your recipe requirements. If you make a potato face mask, slice your potato into thin, even layers. However, dicing is recommended if you are preparing potato juice.
So, you are now armed with information regarding choosing the right potato and giving it a good scrub! Now, let’s turn that potato into amazing skin-whitening DIYs!
10 DIY POTATO-BASED SKIN WHITENING REMEDIES:
POTATO JUICE FOR FACE AND SKIN:
Potato juice is a natural skin-whitening superstar. It is loaded with Vitamin C, which helps reduce pigmentation and also evens the skin tone. But how do we convert that golden potato into Liquid gold?
EXTRACTING POTATO JUICE:
Just follow the process suggested above (preparing potatoes for skin whitening) and grate it like you would for a batch of hashbrowns.
Now place that grated potato on a clean cloth or Muslin bag and SQUEEZE! Collect the clean potato juice, and VOILA, your homemade potato juice is ready to be used!
APPLYING POTATO JUICE ON THE FACE AND SKIN:
First, wash your face to get rid of any dirt and makeup. Then, pat it dry with a clean towel.
Take a cotton ball, soak it in your potato juice, and apply it thoroughly on your face.
Avoid any contact with eyes and open wounds.
Wait for 15-20 minutes. You might feel a slight itchiness, but that’s just the enzyme doing its magic.
Rinse it with cool water and pat it dry with a clean towel. Follow up with your regular moisturizer and say hello to fresh, glowing, and also clean skin!
POTATO FACE PACK:
Potato face pack might be your ticket to fresh, dewy skin. What’s new? It combines the antioxidating properties of potato and honey and also the exfoliating nature of yoghurt! This is what makes it different from other remedies.
RECIPE FOR POTATO FACE PACK:
- Grab a medium-sized potato, grate it, and squeeze it to get the fresh potato juice.
- Mix the potato juice with a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of yoghurt to create a smooth paste.
- Apply it on a clean, dry face and avoid the eye area.
- Allow it to set for 20-25 minutes, and rinse it with lukewarm water.
The antibacterial properties of honey fight off the dark spots and brighten the skin.
POTATO JUICE FOR SKIN DARK CIRCLES:
Potato juice for dark circles is a dream for those suffering from panda eyes. It also reduces puffiness, lightens dark circles, and gives you a cooling effect!
- Cut a potato into thin slices or squeeze it to get the fresh potato juice.
- Then, close your eyes and place those chilled potato slices or cotton balls soaked in potato juice.
- Wait for 15-20 minutes and let the potato perform its magic.
- Rinse your eyes and pat it dry with a dry, clean towel.
Repeat this ritual daily to make your dark circles vanish, just like our exes!
POTATO FOR ACNE AND SKIN:
Potatoes contain nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and also antioxidants that help banish those pimples, reduce redness, and fight off acne-causing bacteria.
METHOD TO USE POTATO FOR ACNE:
- Grab a small potato, grate it, and squeeze to get the juice.
- Mix it with honey and a pinch of turmeric to form a thick paste.
- Apply this mask to your face, targeting the acne-prone areas.
- Leave it for 20-25 minutes and wash it with lukewarm water.
Moreover, The magical properties of honey and turmeric, along with our superstar potato, help calm those angry breakouts. Also, practising this remedy daily can help you fight off acne and its scars without any chemicals.
POTATO FOR DARK SPOTS:
Dark spots are like the uninvited guests who refuse to leave and spoil the party with their mere presence. Thank God! Potatoes have made it easy for us to farewell them! Let us explain the benefits of potatoes for dark circles.
Potatoes combined with honey and lemon juice create a magic potion that acts like a natural eraser for your skin.
INGREDIENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS:
- Grab a small potato, grate it, and mix it with honey.
- Squeeze a lemon (optional; you may skip it if uncomfortable) and create a paste.
- Apply the paste only on your dark spots and wait 20-25 minutes.
- Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
POTATO FOR PIGMENTATION:
Pigmentation and uneven skin tone can play well with your confidence. However, potatoes can be your saviour!
Just grab a clean potato, grate it to obtain the fresh potato juice,
Apply it on the pigmentated areas, wait 20-25 minutes, and wash it with lukewarm water.
This potato juice will significantly reduce pigmentation if used daily.
POTATO JUICE FOR OILY SKIN:
Potato juice can also help you gain back control over your oily skin. It helps balance the oil production, giving your skin a matte look!
As mentioned before, use the potato juice on your skin and incorporate it into your everyday skincare routine.
POTATO JUICE ADVANTAGES:
- Potato juice acts as a natural astringent, helping to tighten the pores and reducing oil production.
- It acts as a mild exfoliator by removing dead cells and unclogging pores.
- Potato juice has a calming effect even on irritating skin!
POTATO FOR INFLAMMATION:
If you want a solution to soothe inflammation, consider potato and rose water toner.
- Mix equal parts of potato juice and rose water.
- Use a cotton ball to apply it on inflamed areas
- Gently pat the toner onto your skin.
Potato juice helps reduce redness and irritation, while rose water soothes inflammation.
POTATO AND ALOE VERA GEL FOR SKIN BRIGHTENING:
Skin brightening is not only about the face. It includes the neck, arms, legs, and also whatnot! So, it can be the best treatment to reduce skin tanning and achieve brightened skin!
- Mix potato juice with pure Aloe Vera juice.
- Apply this blend on your face, neck, or wherever you like.
- Wait for 20-25 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Aloe Vera has hydrating and also rejuvenating properties that go well with potato juice to achieve skin brightness.
POTATO FACE MASK FOR WRINKLES:
To prevent wrinkles, consider adding this face mask to your skincare routine. Use this following remedy twice a week for better results.
Grab a grated potato, and add 2-3 tablespoons of raw milk with a few drops of glycerin.
Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off.
Glycerin helps in hydrating the skin and improves its elasticity. It works well to reduce dark circles and also treat wrinkles.
In this ever-evolving world of skincare, the best solutions are sometimes found in the simplest places, like your kitchen!
As we mentioned the remarkable benefits of including potatoes in your skincare, do not forget to consider the precautions. If you are allergic to any ingredient in such remedies, consider trying another remedy with ingredients your skin is comfortable with!
Lastly, with DIYs at your fingertips, you hold the power to nourish, heal, and rejuvenate your skin with the simplest and chemical-free methods out there!
Also, you know what goes inside that remedy, which makes test and trial procedures smoother!
Let us know which potato remedy is your favourite and on the list!