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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:
- Wash and peel the potato
- Cut the potato into thick slices and place onto a plate (or boil then blend into a paste)
- 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)
- Place the slices of potato onto your face where ever you have scars or active blemishes and leave for 20 minutes
- 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! 🙂