Potatoes aren’t just for making French fries or potato chips; they also have many health benefits.

What’s more, they can be used to beautify the skin. Here are ways you can use this diet staple for improving your appearance:

Remove your dark circles under the eyes

To use potato as a brightener for dark circles, just slice the potato in wedges. Get a cool washcloth and wrap the potatoes with it. Then close your eyes and place the potatoes on top of the dark circles. Leave them there for 20 minutes and then rinse with water.

De-puffer

If you’re out of cucumbers, use potatoes to reduce the puffiness of your eyes. Just slice the potatoes thinly and place in the fridge for a few minutes. Then place on top of your eyes to de-puff them and feel how soothing it is.

Anti-Wrinkles

Get the juice from the potato using a squeezer or a juicer. Then soak a cotton ball with the juice and apply on the affected areas.

Acne Fighter

Use potato juice like a toner. Just soak a cotton ball and apply all over your face. You can also use a Q-tip and start applying on the blemishes.

Puffy, ugly eyes? We got that covered.
Puffy, ugly eyes? We got that covered.

Dark Spots Treatment

Peel potatoes first and blend them in your blender. Apply onto your face and massage gently. Let it sit there for about five minutes before you rinse the potatoes off.

Sunburn Treatment

Slice some potatoes and put them in the freezer for a few minutes. Once cold, place the slices on the sunburns. An alternative is to use potato juice, which you will simply apply directly onto the sunburns, which will give you a soothing and cooling feeling.

Skin Whitener

Potatoes are actually natural whiteners. One way to use them is to grate the potato and apply it as a mask on your face. Rinse after 30 minutes. Another method is to add lemon and potato, a combination that can effectively whiten your skin as it acts as a mild bleaching agent.

While there are some debates about potatoes being a healthy food, there is no doubt that they have real benefits for our bodies – even for non-beauty purposes. It all depends on how you cook the root crop. Potatoes are good for people who are trying to lose weight and can’t seem to control their hunger pangs. Because potatoes are quite filling, so you stay full for longer.

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