Pores, Pigmentation, And Potatoes

In many societies, potatoes have long been a staple diet. Potatoes are not only delicious and adaptable, but they are also loaded with health advantages. Were you aware that potatoes have some of the best uses for your skin? The International Potato Day is around the corner and we will be observing it for the first time in the history. Let me tell you why the UN decided to bring attention to potatoes. It is because of its environment-friendly, economical, and social nature. The role of Potato in food security is undeniable but its efficacy in skincare is also magical.  

Ways Potato Helps in Nutrition

There are many ways to eat potatoes, which are wholesome and adaptable. They may be a wonderful complement to any diet and are a good source of vitamins and minerals. The following are a few of the main advantages of eating potatoes:

  • One excellent source of fiber is potatoes. They support the digestive process.
  • In addition, potatoes are a good source of minerals and vitamins, including C, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Antioxidants, which can help shield our cells from harm and possibly lower our chance of developing some chronic diseases, are abundant in potatoes.
  • Finally, because potatoes are a complex carbohydrate, they provide energy that lasts all day.
  • Vitamin B6 and C, both of which are abundant in potatoes, aid in the purification of the blood. Potassium, which is necessary for the heart and kidneys, is also found in potatoes.

Efficacy of Potato in All around Skincare

  • Due to their anti-inflammatory qualities, nutrients like potassium, vitamin B6 and C, and flavonoids found in potatoes all work together to lessen skin irritation, inflammation, and redness.
  • Potatoes' anti-inflammatory qualities can lessen the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • The most crucial protein for healthy skin is collagen, produced by the body with vitamin C found in potatoes.
  • With their astringent qualities, they assist in tightening and toning the skin while also enhancing the complexion.
  • Potatoes can help nourish and revitalize your skin and improve the look of your skin, whether you consume, drink, or apply them topically.

DIY Potato recipes that can create magic for your skin

  • Your GO-TO remedy for Open Pores

Potato juice acts as a natural astringent. This means that it constricts skin cells and promotes youthful skin. It also enhances the look of pores.

  • Prepare a potato by washing, peeling, and grating it. Extract the juice in a basin.
  • Cleanse your face and neck with your chosen organic face wash or soap bar. Pat dry your skin.
  • Dip a cotton ball into the potato juice and squeeze away any excess.
  • To tone your skin, sweep the cotton around your face and neck.

Face Mist

  • Strike back against Pigmentation

Potato Slices for Under Eye Pigmentation/ dark circles

Use potato slices as a simple but effective treatment for pigmentation under your eyes.  Follow the step-by-step process:

  • Cut potato into thin round slices by peeling it.
  • Take two slices and place them over your eyes.
  • Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and relax.
  • Massage Omeo Aloe Vera gel for a few minutes.
  • Repeat this every week for better results.

Potato Mask for Pigmentation

Potato juice is an effective treatment for hyperpigmentation and spots.

  • Extract juice from a potato after thoroughly grating it.
  • Apply that juice alone or mix it with 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel on the affected area on your face.
  • Leave it there for 15 minutes to dry.
  • Rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat that process twice a week for good results.

Potato shows its inclusivity throughout the diet and can also be observed in skincare. From toning to spot treatment, it works everywhere. Skincare seems complicated due to the sensitive nature of skin but potatoes can be your skin’s best friend. It reduces dark spots, pigmentation, and fine lines and tightens the pores. Reap the benefits of potatoes by using the DIY masks and packs. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1. Does potato minimize pores?

Ans. Azelaic acid, naturally present in potatoes, combats acne and redness, keeping your skin clean and clear. It can unblock your clogged pores and remove cellular debris.

Q.2. Can I rub potatoes on my face daily?

Ans. Yes, you can rub potato on your skin daily without worry. It has antioxidant properties that help you in numerous ways.

Q.3. How to use potato in skincare?

Ans. You can use potato in the form of juice and apply it over your skin and you can even make some homemade mask from potato.

Q.4. How long does potato take to lighten the skin?

Ans. Herbal remedies take consistency in application to bring out their best results. Generally it start working in 2 to 3 weeks.