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Potato for skin – 6 DIY home remedies 

Who doesn’t love binging on potatoes? Be it steamed, fried or boiled, we love it all! But did you know that it can do wonders when applied topically as well? Here are some DIY home remedies for happy and healthy skin…

Cooling face mask

Face masks relax and rejuvenate the skin, making it appear fresh and youthful. Mix sandalwood powder and potato juice in equal ratio and add a spoon of aloe vera gel. The gel will keep the skin cool while sandalwood and potato juice will make it smooth, gradually removing any blemishes. This pack should be applied for 20 minutes and later can be washed off in plain cold water.

Dark knees

Suffer from dark knees? Dryness may be one of the reasons for the same. Getting rid of this dark, hard skin from knees and elbows can be tricky. Make a paste of potato juice and baking soda to the ratio 1:1 and apply it to the desired area. Baking soda softly exfoliates the dead skin cells, while potato helps in lightening the skin.  Do this twice or thrice a week for great results.

Dark underarms

We Indian women face this issue a lot because of excess weight, hormonal issue, side effects of medicines, etc. Whatever the cause, it is better to get rid of the dark patches as soon as possible, especially if you want to flaunt sleeveless tops. An easy home remedy is to extract the juice of potato and apply it to the underarms for 20 minutes before a bath. You can take the help of a cotton pad to apply the juice evenly. This has to be followed every alternate day and in one month’s time, you shall start noticing the difference!

Spot correction

If you are suffering from acne and scars, you might want to try this solution. Mix equal quantity of lime juice and potato juice and apply it on the affected area. Wash off after 20 minutes. This spot treatment can be done twice a week for good results. Both potato and lemon have antibacterial properties that fight the acne-causing bacteria helps in lightening the scars too.

Hydrating mask

After a tiring day at work, you need some pampering. Your skin needs proper hydration to retain its glory. A hydrating mask is the best bet here. You can easily make one by mixing 2 tablespoons of potato juice with one tablespoon of yoghurt. Yoghurt deeply moisturises the skin and reduces pigmentation. Apply this mask for 25 minutes on alternate days to get the maximum benefit.

Instant freshness

You need to go out in half an hour and your skin is looking all dull, what do you do? Simply slice a potato and apply it directly to the face. The juices from it shall get quickly get absorbed into the skin. Massage the potato slice for few minutes and wash off after 10 minutes. You shall see that your skin has become more radiant than before.

Hope you try out these, soon!

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