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Uses of Raw Potato in your Beauty Routine

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Uses of Raw Potato for Beauty

Uses of Raw Potato
Potatoes are the cheapest vegetable that you can buy for yourself (even though their sky rocketing prices these days are dampening). But nevertheless underneath the potato skin lies a package of vitamins and minerals that makes it essential for our beauty and health. Whether you eat a raw potato or sweet potato, both hold good when it comes to the beauty quotient. Rather than just eating, start applying potato slices on your face and see the magic of it work wonders.

Reducing Puffiness

We all are in the habit of putting cucumber slices over our tired and exhausted eyes to get some freshness and rejuvenation. Try a few potato slices too as they lighten the dark circles under eyes and reduce eye bags.

[Also Read: Vegetables to use for Puffiness and Dark circles]

To do that

Cut raw potatoes into two thin slices and put one slice over each eye for 10-15 minutes. You can also grate some raw potato, put the potato shreds in soft napkin and squeeze them over your eyes. Once you remove the potatoes, use lukewarm water to rinse your eyes.

Raw Potato for Beauty

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Skin Lightening

Instead of going the expensive route of buying skin lightening creams, go for potato slices. It is one such ingredient that proves to be very effective in making your skin smooth and of lighter shade. In fact, potato also helps tremendously in controlling excess of sebum.

To do that

Apply grated potato regularly on your face. Let it stay for 30 minutes for wonders to show up.

Raw Potato for Skin Lightening

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Fighting Acne or Pimple

Yes, both acne and pimple can be a major put off for our face. Potato is there to help us out.

To do that

Rub potato juice on your face daily to get best results. The juice of the potato helps to soothe sunburns.

Raw Potato Fighting Acne

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Face Mask

Give up buying expensive facial masks. Combine sweet potatoes with few other natural ingredients to create an effective facial mask that’s extremely budget-friendly.


To do that

Mix 1/2 cup boiled sweet potato with 1 tbsp yogurt and 1 tbsp of uncooked oats. Now scrub this semi-thick paste on your face to get an exfoliating effect. Rinse off with water to get desired results.

Peel one large potato and put the peelings in a cooking pan. Add water making sure to cover the peelings and bring them to a boil. Strain the liquid off in a separate container and use it to rinse your hair after shampooing your hair (instead of using the regular water).

Raw Potato for Hair

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Hair Moisturisation

Sweet potatoes are not meant for just eating. They moisturise your hair locks as well.

To do that

Mix one large sweet potato with 1 tbsp honey, 1 cup yogurt and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Apply this paste into your hair and rinse it off after 20 minutes.

Uses of Raw Potato Hair

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Fighting Insect Bites

Raw potato is a great aid when it comes to treating itchy insect bites and burns.

To do that

Just apply a potato slice to the affected area on your skin. Leave it for 5 minutes and keep reapplying till the time you feel a sensation of comfort and healing.

Foot Soak

Ever thought about having potato as a relaxing foot soak?

To do that

Boil few potatoes (raw or sweet) and don’t discard the water. Instead, soak your tired feet in this water for about 15-20 minutes. The starchy water will help bridge cracked heels.

[Also Read: 10 DIY Foot Scrubs That do Wonders to the Feet]

Uses of Raw Potato for Foot Soak

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Now that you have learned the multiple uses of potato to looking beautiful, grab a potato and start using it on your skin and hair. Let us know how you found the results. Stay tuned!

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