The Power of the Potato

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Lately I find myself buying potatoes for more reasons than just a dinner side. Turns out they have a lot more beauty benefits than you may think! If you have a deep pimple, dark under-eye circles, acne scars, fine lines, discoloration or even a stye a potato just might spare you some embarrassment.

Not only do potatoes contain acids that help fight bacteria, they have a ton of vitamins and enzymes that help lighten skin, reduce the size of your pores, and eliminate inflammation. Potatoes also stay hotter longer than a wash cloth when heated which helps unclog pores as well (warm compress treatment).

So, how to treat your acne? Follow the steps below:

  1. Wash and peel the potato
  2. Cut the potato into thick slices and place onto a plate (or boil then blend into a paste)
  3. Microwave the potato slices for 30 seconds and then let cool for a few minutes (or until the skin on your wrist can tolerate the temperature)
  4. Place the slices of potato onto your face where ever you have scars or active blemishes and leave for 20 minutes
  5. Repeat twice a day for a week

 

Have you ever used a potato for skin benefits? How did you like it? Did you notice any difference? What other foods play a role in your beauty regimen?  Let me know in the comments section! 🙂

 

-Britt

 

Sources: Style Craze, Natural Acne Med, Live Strong, How Stuff WorksiHome Remedy

3 thoughts on “The Power of the Potato

  1. I have not used a potato on my skin! I will have to give this a shot tho. However I have tried chamomile tea bags and aloe vera gel which works wonders when you wake up in the morning. Seriously its super calming on your skin! I will give this a shot tonight and see how it works! I have a small stress pimple so we will see how it turns out ^^ BY the way, no pressure or anything, but if you are interested in cooking, my blog is all about that and specifically how to make your skin look better by eating high quality foods! If you are interested give it a shot and tell me what you think! Thanks 🙂

    – Thomas Grabowski

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    1. Thanks for dropping a note! 🙂 I’ve heard good things about tea for the face, and I’m a huge fan of Aloe myself… Especially after I get a face peel or sunburn. But I’m definitely going to comment and subscribe to your blog – I’ve been wanting to learn more recipes and get into cooking lately!

      Thanks again! 🙂

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  2. Food plays a HUGE role in my beauty regime lol because I am a fruitarian. I cleaned myself from the inside out. I have not tried the potato method before, but I’ve tried almost every other natural remedy and unnatural remedy (medicine). But now, I don’t even need to try to potato method because my skin is finally clear, super healthy, and radiant. A few years ago, I had TONS of acne and even bacne!! Eww..

    Here is my blog if you are interested in reading what I did over the span of 6 years to have clear, beautiful skin 🙂 I included a “before” and “after” picture.

    https://healyoself.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/65/#comments

    Happy Healing & Blessings on your journey!

    <3, BoYee Nataraja

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