Acne for some among us are sturdy enough that they do not leave us so easily. No matter the texture of the skin is either dry or oily, the pain of having acne stays longer. Over the years everyone have been trying hard to find out the right acne treatment and of course cosmetic firms have come up with numerous. But are they really worth? While roaming in the market can give you so many overwhelming options but the best acne treatment that works for every skin type is not so easy to find.
What if something is already there in your kitchen? I found one in my kitchen and yes it really works. To me skin breakouts were too common but no longer as I found my solution. It took me complete three weeks to get fresh, glowing, and clear skin back. This simple and affordable kitchen ingredient that works as an acne treatment is “P-O-T-A-T-O”. Yeah it’s potato, easily affordable and available.
Ready to find out how this at-home acne hack work?
Before preparing something out of potato to help you work, find out attributes of this magic ingredient as acne treatment. The richness of starch in the potato helps in soothing down the inflammation in the skin and absorbs the oil in. Note that dryness sometimes also becomes the cause of severe acne on the face. Following, the next benefit to admire in this ingredient is its richness in vitamin C that helps in treating acne and mitigating dark spots via lightening them.
Although it is not clinically-proven, majority of people have been choosing raw potatoes and potato juice, believing that these work wonderfully with every kind of skin condition.
Different forms of potatoes and benefits it offers to the skin
In order to benefit oneself, potatoes can be consumed in distinctive forms including potato juice, potato paste, slices.
Potato for permanent skin lightening
Recipe 1. Potato bleach
Peel potato skin and cut it into chunks.
Blend the chunks with rose water (for combination skin)/ blend the chunks with rose water and adding few drops of lemon juice (for oily skin)/ blend the chunks with rose water and adding a tbsp honey (for dry skin).
Apply the face-pack for about 15 minutes on your face and wash away.
This potato face-pack is not a regular treatment. Instead, twice a week treatment.
Recipe 2. Potato juice
Take a medium-sized potato and grate. Add in a thin cloth to take out all it’s juice.
Now add 1.5 tablespoon of honey to 1.5 tablespoon of potato juice.
Add lemon juice around 1 tablespoon (or juice out of half a lemon).
Having all of them mixed will give a solution in gel form.
Apply and let it rest for 2 minutes. Now massage clockwise and anti-clockwise gently for 5 minutes atleast.
This potato gel is not a regular treatment. Instead, twice a week treatment.
Recipe 3. Potato face pack overnight
Peel the potato and cut it into chunks.
Blend the chunks and form the paste.
Strain the juice in another bowl.
Add up to 2tbsp of potato juice and quarter teaspoon of wild turmeric.
Mix well and apply regularly before going to bed.
Wash away with cold water every morning.
Recipe 4. Potato cream
Take 3tbsp of white rice and wash (soak it for next 15 minutes).
Take a potato and cut it into small cube-shaped chunks.
In a vessel, add the two ingredients (rice and potato) and let it cook for 15 minutes.
Once cooked, strain it when warm using the strainer.
Add vitamin E capsules, 1tbsp of coconut oil, 1tbsp of almond oil, and few lemon essential oil drops.
Mix and prepare the cream. Use it at any time of the day.
Potato face mask
Take fuller’s earth (as needed) and make it a paste using potato juice.
Apply and wait until it dries.
Wash away using plain water.
This potato face mask is not a regular treatment. Instead, once a week treatment.
Potato as an acne treatment that works for every skin type
Acne scars and dark spots can be eliminated completely with the potato. The multiple forms of potatoes can be used when one is to get rid of acne scars. Some of the common forms include; as an ice cube, face mask, and toner. Benefits of using potato are as below;
Juice extracted out of potato is a wonderful thing as is enriched with multiple nutrients including vitamin B, C, potassium, iron, copper, etc. All of these help promote clear and blemish-free skin.
Potato also comprises vitamin C that holds the power to improve the overall skin health. It helps in reducing the signs of aging, thereby age spots and pigmentation.
Potato being rich in starch is a helpful ingredient when it comes to gaining natural glow. Further, serving as a perfect moisturizer.
It exfoliates the skin, removes the dead skin cell, and clears all the hyperpigmentation.
Potato recipes for acne treatment
Recipe 1- lemon face mask
Grind potato in a mixture without adding any water.
Put the blended part in a piece of thin cloth and extract potato juice in another bowl.
Add half lemon and mix.
Take the cotton pad and start applying all over the face.
This lemon face mask works wonderfully when it comes to removing dark spots and wrinkles.
Recipe 2- Potato slices
Peel the potato and cut it into the slices.
Rub the slices of potato all over your face for 5-10 minutes and wash away.
There is this acid present in the potato that serves as an antibacterial agent, helps to kill the acne-causing bacteria.
When consuming potato as an acne treatment that works for every skin type, please note that there needs to be a little bit patience. Such home remedies do work but takes a little time. Regular rubbing of potato slices can help get good results after a week. It worked for me and it can work for anyone.
BUT… Its’ not over yet..
Potato also works wonderfully for dark spots and pimples. Below are the recipes;
Peel the skin of one medium-sized fresh potato and cut it into cubes.
Crush and prepare a smooth paste (set aside).
In another bowl, add up to 2tbsp potato paste, 1tbsp fuller’s earth, and half tablespoon rose water. Mix well.
Apply the face pack, let it rest for 15 minutes and wash away with cold water.
Recipe for pimples
Take one teaspoon of each (potato juice, rice flour, lemon juice, honey) and mix.
Apply and wait until it dries out.
Once dried, take a little water and start scrubbing gently in circular motion.
Those with hypersensitive skin can miss lemon juice while preparing the paste.
Whenever choosing to go for any kind of home remedy, wait for it to work. Give the home treatment 4 week time as things that work naturally takes time and last longer. Enjoy the healthy benefits of potato!
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