From Treating Acne To Fighting Blackheads, Here's What Potatoes Can Do!

By Tanya Ruia

Loaded with a number of essential nutrients, proteins, and vitamins, potatoes are a preferred choice of many women when it comes to skin care. They are used to treat a number of skin conditions varying from acne to blackheads.

Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C and vitamin B. Vitamin C helps in boosting collagen and protects the body from the damages caused by sun like heat, stress, etc. Vitamin B, on the other hand, helps in skin cell transformation, healthy DNA production and lightens the acne and other scars on the skin.

Potatoes For Acne & Blackheads

Let's have a look at how can we cure our skin problems with the help of raw potato.

Potato Juice To Remove Acne And Scars

Ingredients

  • 1 raw potato
  • 1 thin/muslin cloth

How to do it:

  • Take a raw potato, wash it and peel it.
  • Take a bowl and grate the potato.
  • Now, take a muslin cloth and put the grated potato in it and squeeze out the juice. You can also use your hand for squeezing the potato juice.
  • Collect the juice in a bowl and keep it in the fridge for some time - say 10-15 min.
  • Take a cotton ball and dip it in the juice and apply it on the face evenly. Rub it well on the areas affected by acne and acne scars. 
  • Repeat the process and then wash your face with cold or normal water and pat it dry with a fresh towel.

You can repeat the process twice a day and practice it daily to observe quick results. You will see the acne and acne scars disappearing within two weeks of daily usage. This juice is helpful in reducing dark circles as well.

Potato Cubes For Removing Blackheads And Whiteheads

Ingredients

  • 1 raw potato
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Enough water to freeze the potato cubes

How to do it:

  • Take a raw potato, wash it and peel it and cut it into cubes.
  • Now, add the potato cubes and apple cider vinegar into a blender and blend it well.
  • You will get a thick paste. Add a little water to it and pour it into the ice tray.
  • Freeze it for 3-4 hours till it turns into potato ice cubes.
  • Cleanse your face properly and pat it dry with a fresh towel.
  • Now, take a potato ice cube from the ice tray and rub it all over your face especially on the areas affected by blackheads and whiteheads.
  • You can store the ice cubes for the entire week and follow the process twice or thrice a day to see effective results.

This will rejuvenate your skin and remove the blackheads and whiteheads in 10-12 days.

Potato Peel For Dark Spots And Acne

Ingredients

  • 1 raw potato
  • 1 peeler

How to do it:

  • Take a raw potato and wash it well and dry it.
  • Take a peeler and peel the potato thoroughly in thin peels and collect all the peels in a bowl.
  • Take a peel in your hand and rub it all over your face. Rub it especially on the areas affected by dark spots and acne.
  • Let it sit on the face for 15-20 min and dry.
  • After it dries, wash the face with cold or normal water and pat it dry with a fresh towel.

Repeat this process for 2-3 times a day on a regular basis and you will see the dark spots and acne vanishing within a week.

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    Story first published: Monday, December 3, 2018, 10:00 [IST]
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