Skin care and hair care are the most important areas of beauty care. If your skin is healthy and glowing and your hair appears shiny, your chances of looking good will increase. There are some benefits of potato for hair and skin.
Potatoes are one of the most common vegetables consumed by people all over the world. While most health conscious people avoid it for the high content of carbohydrates that it has, one can’t deny the fact that it is the vital ingredient in most lip-smacking and yummy foods, ranging from wafers to French Fries to stuffed potatoes, potato curries and a lot more.
Potatoes are a low calorie, high fiber food. Potatoes are a very good source of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin B6, copper, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. These health benefits include their ability to improve digestion, reduce cholesterol levels, boost heart health, protect from polyps, prevent cancer, strengthen the immune system, reduce signs of aging, protect the skin, increase circulation, reduce blood pressure, maintain fluid balance, reduce insomnia, and boost eye health.
There are some beauty benefits of potato that you must know. We all love potato chips. Potatoes are starchy vegetables; they are consumed almost all over the world and they are available in almost all seasons.
Below are the benefits of potato for skin and hair care:
Dark Circles Under Eyes
Potatoes works wonderfully in treating under eye dark circles. Take two slices of potatoes and place them over the eyes for about half an hour. Follow this regularly for at least two weeks to find dark circles miraculously disappear. Another effective way to use potatoes for dark circles is here. Blend a potato and squeeze out the juice on a small plate. Soak two circular pieces of cotton in this juice and refrigerate for half an hour. Cover your eyes with these cool pieces of cotton for at least half an hour. This treatment not only helps in removing dark circles but is also effective in reducing puffiness around your eyes.
Apart from applying potato juice on your skin, it also helps to drink one glass of it everyday. This is good for dry skin and skin protection against toxins.
Treatment of Wrinkles
Potato is considered as an Effective anti-ageing beauty agent, particularly in warding off wrinkles. Regular application of potato juice imparts a healthy glow and softness to your skin as well as keeps wrinkles at bay.
Lightens Dark Underarms
Due to the natural bleaching and lightening properties of potatoes, it is a favorite ingredient for many in homemade facemasks. Apply grated potato or potato juice directly on your face to reduce blemishes, prevent wrinkles and get a healthy glow. The radiance that potato provides with regular use is indeed very useful for all beauty divas.
Treatment of Sunburns
Turns out, the starchy compounds in potatoes help to take the sting out of sunburns. Cut a raw potato into slices and rub a piece on your most painful sunburn spots! or simply dab potato juice on the spot. This will give you a soothing and cooling sensation as well as diminish your suntan.
Potatoes are great for encouraging hair growth. Take 1 ½ cups of potato juice in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of honey, little bit of water and 1 egg yolk and mix it together. Apply this mixture on damp hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Doing this once a week is more than enough. After a few months you will notice the change in your hair.
Reduces Gray Hair
Boil potato peels in water, and then strain it. Use this water for the last rinse after shampooing. Do this regularly, and you will notice lesser gray hair, with existing ones getting darker, and looking shinier and healthier.
Treatment of Rashes, Itching Sensation
In case of rashes, itching sensation and insect bites, place a slice of raw potato on the affected area for a few minutes. This should be done several times a day for quick relief.