Potatoes for beauty treatments? It may sound strange. Potato is known as a food ingredient. Even in some countries the potato is known as a staple food. Potatoes do have a good source of energy if it is consumed, but how it is used for beauty?
Benefits of potatoes for beauty quite diverse. So it is not surprising that many people who like to wear potato as a mask. Not only that, there are also beauty products made from potato extract. Diverse nutritional content makes potatoes are often used as ingredients for beauty care facial skin.
Efficacy potato is the most famous disguise eye socket due to fatigue or lack of sleep. Potatoes contain a wide variety of minerals, such as sulfur, potassium and phosphorus are very good for the health of the face. The mineral content is able to stimulate collagen and elastin, which can make the skin feel firmer and youthful. In potatoes also contained vitamin C and E, which serves as an antioxidant that can prevent cell damage and promote healing of acne infection. In addition, the potato also contains polyphenols effective to brighten the skin.
Overcoming Problem Skin
Potatoes contain many properties that can address a variety of skin problems such as reducing dark circles on the eyes, brighten the skin, preventing premature aging and wrinkles overcome. Besides doing skin care by using the potato is quite easy, affordable and safe to do at home.
Using a potato for beauty treatments, is no different from other natural materials. Potatoes can be shredded to be used as a mask or taken the juice (the juice and can be used as a toner). Here’s how to cope with various problems with the potato skins.
Reducing Dark Circles Under Eyes
Potatoes contain effective to eliminate dark circles under the eyes. You do this by using potato juice. Peel the potatoes, mash or using a blender with a little water, then strain. Dip a cotton swab and place it on the eye area and let stand for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Along with increasing age and external factors such as pollution and exposure to ultraviolet light causes the body’s metabolic process slows down, thus making premature skin aging due to reduced collagen production in the skin layer. Potatoes can stimulate cell metabolism to restore elastic skin, slow the aging process to reduce wrinkling. Use potato as a mask, how to grate the potatoes and mix it with two teaspoons of honey. Let stand for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Frequent exposure to the sun and pollution causing dull skin. Potatoes can help to brighten dull skin. Polyphenols substances in potatoes helps brighten the face. Use masks potatoes mixed with honey and a little lemon juice to restore the bright color of your skin.
Overcoming Dry Skin
Potatoes have a high water content which can moisturize and soften skin. Use masks potatoes mixed with yogurt and honey to get the perfect moisture. Allow the mask 10-20 minutes and rinse with warm water. It would be more effective if done every other day.
Lift dead skin cells
Potatoes can remove dead skin cells on the face and rejuvenate the skin. Use potato as a mask, can be mixed with oats and milk. Allow the mask on for 15-20 minutes then rinse with warm water. To get a perfect result, how this can be done every other day.
Potatoes are very effectively used as a toner or facial cleanser. Cut potatoes and cucumber cubes and blend the two together until smooth. Strain the potatoes and cucumbers which had been in earlier and take the juice blender. Next add a teaspoon of baking soda, rubbed on the face as a refresher, let stand for 5 minutes then rinse.