A potato is not just a vegetable, it is a warm, mushy feeling. Mashed potatoes, french fries, potato chips, aloo paratha; potatoes make everything better. Potatoes make French fries, chips and vodka. It's like the other vegetables aren’t even trying! There are so many things that can be done with potatoes. You can bake them, mash them, fry them, or even roast those yummy babies. But can it substitute it as a face pack for super smooth skin that you cannot stop touching? Oh, hell yes!
Did you know that potatoes are jam-packed with minerals such as phosphorus and potassium and overloaded with vitamins such as A, B, B1, B3, B6 and C- which our skin loves? Yes, potatoes may have a bad reputation when it comes to controlling our calorie intake but who said you need to eat something in order to reap its benefits? You can definitely turn it into a mask and bask in its glory.
There are so many reasons and benefits of potato for skin that you should head over to your kitchen and make a nice DIY potato face mask, STAT!
Naani maa ke nuske are something we all have tried at least once in our lives. And if you did listen carefully to your grandmother when she was giving you some amazing beauty advice, you know that she often emphasized on potato face pack benefits.
A raw potato, potato peels or even the potato juice can give you the skin you always desired. With regular use, a potato mask can greatly improve our skin’s health, complexion and also treat skin issues like dark spots and blemishes.
Let’s get to know the benefits in detail, shall we?
Now that we know that potatoes are super beneficial for our skin, here’s how you can make a homemade face pack with potatoes for various skin types and skin concerns!
Time to tackle every type of skin woes, one potato mask at a time.
If you have normal skin but still wish to hydrate or add a glowing texture to your skin, then this potato mask is just for you.
Step 1: In a bowl, add all the juices.
Step 2: Next, add a pinch of turmeric and mix well.
Step 3: If the mixture is too runny, add another pinch of turmeric till a nice paste is formed.
Step 4: Apply it on your face and keep it for not more than fifteen minutes.
Having oily skin, especially during summers is such a bummer. Use this potato mask and let your skin glow!
Step 1: Mash the two potatoes together.
Step 2: Add milk and lemon juice to it.
Step 3: When the paste is formed, add the oatmeal to it to make the texture coarser.
Step 4: Apply the mask evenly on your face and neck and let it work wonders on your skin for about 30 mins.
We know how frustrating having dry skin can be, especially after washing your face. All that itchiness and stretch-y skin. Use this potato mask to add an instant dose of hydration into your skin.
Step 1: In a bowl, mash the potato and add olive oil.
Step 2: Mix it well and then add honey to it.
Step 3: Spray some rosewater on your face to prep it.
Step4: Once the paste is cooled down, apply it on your face and neck and let it sit for 30 minutes.
If you have normal skin but your T-zone and area around the nose is always shiny, that means you have combination skin and we know just the perfect potato mask recipe for it!
Step 1: In a bowl, add the potato, turmeric powder and curd to it and mash and mix.
Step 2: Once the paste formed is cooled down, apply it on your face.
Step 3: If your nose and T-zone are really oily, take a clump of the paste, add a few drops of lemon juice to it and apply it.
Step 4: Sit back, relax while the mask makes your skin irresistible to touch.
We all have different reasons why we wish to make a DIY face mask, don’t we? If your goal is to achieve glowing skin, to relive your skin from acne or treat your acne, etc. these potato masks are just for you.
And the best part, they are so easy to make and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.
PS: Try yourself from NOT eating these delicious potato mask recipes.
Bid adieu to acne, the easy way! Acne are stubborn to get rid off easily, but we gotta start somewhere, right?
Step 1: In a bowl, add the potato and the tomato pulp.
Step 2: Mix the mixture well and apply it on your face.
Step 3: If you have a severe case of acne, you can also add lemon juice to the paste.
Step 4: Apply the mixture for over 45 minutes and then wash off using an antibacterial cleanser.
We know how difficult getting rid of a tan can be, even after applying layers of SPF. Use this mask twice a week and tanning- no more!
Step 1: In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together
Step 2: Apply the mask evenly on your face and let it dry for 30 minutes.
Step 3: Repeat it twice a week to remove tanning effectively.
If you suffer from pigmentation, this potato face mask will change your skin, forever.
Step 1: In a bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Step 2: Apply the mask on your face and keep it there for 30 minutes
Step 3: Once dried, wash it using a mild cleanser.
Dark spots are difficult to get rid of but never say never!
Step 1: In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
Step 2: Apply the mask on your face and neck evenly.
Step 3: Apply a nice layer on your face and lie down.
Step 4: Once dried, wash your face with cold water.
If you want glowing skin, this potato mask is just for you!
Step 1: In a bowl, mix and mash both the ingredients together
Step 2: Once the paste is cooled down, apply the mask on your face.
Step 3: For an added dose of hydration, you can also add honey to it.
Step 4: Apply the mask on your face for 30 minutes.
So, there you have it! Amazing DIY potato masks for every skin type and woe. What are you waiting for? Start making these masks already.
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