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Potato for Face: How to Use Potato Juice in Skin Care

Did you know you can use potato juice for your face? When applied to the skin potato helps to reduce dark spots, soften dark circles and improve skin tone. It also helps to moisturise dry skin and reduce fine lines. In this post I will show you how you can use potato juice on your face.

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9 Benefits of Potato Juice for Your Face

1. Potato Can be Used for Face Whitening and to Reduce Hyperpigmentation

The most common reason for using potato juice in skincare is because of its amazing skin lightening benefits. If you have skin freckles, dark spots or dark marks from acne scars, potato contains an enzyme called ‘catecholase’ which helps to whiten the skin and make it appear more even.

If you want to use potato for skin whitening, the best natural ingredients to combine it with are lemon juice, licorice and pearl powder.

Both pearl and licorice have been used in for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase which causes pigmentation on the skin. Without this enzyme the skin appears more luminous like the sheen of a pearl.

What You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons potato juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pearl powder
  • 2 teaspoons licorice powder
  • 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together until it forms a paste
  2. Smooth the mask evenly over you face applying extra to areas where there are dark spots
  3. Leave it on for a minimum of 15 minutes (ideally 30 minutes or longer)
  4. Rinse off with water
  5. Reapply twice a week

2. Potato Can be Used for Face Acne and Acne Scars

Potato juice has antibacterial properties so can help skin problems such as acne. It is also rich in copper, zinc and sulphur which are known to help remove toxins and clear excess oil from clogged pores.

If you want to use potato for face acne, it combines well with turmeric powder. Turmeric face masks are known to help reduce acne since they are anti-inflammatory and help to calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce acne scars. The combination of both potato and turmeric may help reduce and clear acne breakouts.

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons potato juice
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Mix the potato juice well with the turmeric powder
  2. Soak a cotton ball and sweep the liquid over your face
  3. Soak another cotton ball and apply it directly to any current blemishes
  4. Leave for 15 minutes
  5. Rinse with water
  6. Apply to problem areas every day

3. Potato Juice Adds Moisture to Dry Skin

Potato juice has hydrating properties and can be beneficial for dry and flaky skin. It helps the skin to retain moisture and softens any rough patches.

If you plan to use potato to target dry skin on your face, it is best combined with a tablespoon of honey. Honey is an excellent humectant and helps to preserve moisture levels in the skin. It seals in moisture and helps to make the skin more supple.

What You Will Need

  • 1 small potato
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Grate the potato finely and mix it with the honey
  2. Apply the paste to your face
  3. Leave for 30 minutes
  4. Rinse with water
  5. Use twice a week

4. Potato on the Face Improves Skin Tone

Raw potato juice is not only good for skin lightening, but it also helps to tone the skin and reduce pore size. It contains vitamin C which boosts collagen production and helps to maintain the skin’s elasticity. Regularly rubbing potato onto the skin will improve skin tone and make the skin look dewy and fresh.

Cucumber juice also helps to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin and works well combined with potato juice.

What You Will Need

  • 2 teaspoons potato juice
  • 2 teaspoons cucumber juice

Directions on Making your Potato Toner for the Face

  1. Mix the potato and cucumber juice together
  2. Soak a cotton ball and sweep the liquid over your face
  3. Leave for 15 minutes
  4. Rinse with water

5. Potato Juice Reduces Fine Lines

Potato juice can help to reduce fine lines. Since it contains vitamin C it helps to promote collagen production which makes the skin firmer and softens any lines. It also helps to reduce lines caused by dehydration since it has moisturising properties.

A great natural ingredient to combine with potato to target fine lines is strawberry! Strawberry is loaded with vitamin C and folic acid and also boosts collagen production, making your skin look more youthful. Strawberries are also rich in antioxidants which protect your skin from the free radicals that cause oxidative cell damage and premature skin ageing.

What You Will Need

  • 1 small potato
  • 2 large strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Grate the potato finely and mash it up with the strawberries
  2. One you have mixed the potato and strawberries add the honey
  3. The honey will help the ingredients form a paste
  4. Apply the paste to your face
  5. Leave for 30 minutes
  6. Rinse with water

6. Leaving Potato on the Face Soothes Skin Inflammation Such as Sunburn

Since potato has anti-inflammatory properties it can be useful for soothing inflammation or redness such as sunburn. It can also help to soothe and reduce puffy eyes.

Other soothing ingredients that would work well in your potato face mask include aloe vera and rose water. Rose has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce irritation and calm burns or redness from acne or eczema. Similarly aloe vera is an excellent calming natural ingredient.

What You Will Need

  • 1 small potato
  • 2 teaspoons rosewater
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Grate the potato finely and mix with the rosewater
  2. Add the aloe vera gel and mix into a paste
  3. Apply to the face
  4. Leave for 30 minutes
  5. Rinse with water

7. Rubbing Potato on the Face can Exfoliate Dead Skin Cells

Potato is a great natural ingredient for clearing clogged pores, and leaving you with smooth skin. Potatoes help to gently exfoliate the skin and leave you with a more radiant complexion.

To create an exfoliating product with raw potatoes try adding a small amount of plain yoghurt and raw milk. Milk contains lactic acid and is naturally acidic which makes it a good natural exfoliator. Yoghurt also helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and tighten the pores.

Ensure you rub this mask into your skin with circular motions to help loosen dead skin cells and leave you with radiant skin.

What You Will Need

  • 1 small potato
  • 1 tablespoon plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon raw milk

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Grate the potato finely and mix with the yoghurt and milk
  2. Rub the ingredients into your skin with circular motions
  3. Leave for 15 minutes
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water

8. Potato Juice Reduce Excess Oil

If you have oily skin you can use homemade potato face packs to control oil production which can lead to fewer breakouts and smaller pores. Less sebum can also make your skin appear more toned and reduce skin issues like acne.

A great combination for oily skin is potato juice mixed with fuller’s earth. Fuller’s earth is a type of clay which is mostly made up of aluminum magnesium silicate. It is also known as “multani mitti” which means “mud from Multan”. This is because the clay is found in the city of Multan in Pakistan.

Fuller’s earth helps to absorb excess oil from the skin along with other impurities. Along with potato the clay improves skin tone and complexion, and softens the skin.

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoons potato juice
  • 1 tablespoon fuller’s earth (multani mitti)

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Mix the potato juice with the fuller’s earth (multani mitti)
  2. Apply the mixture to your skin
  3. Leave until it dries (usually 20 minutes)
  4. Rinse with cold water
  5. Apply once a week

9. Potato Protects the Skin from Free Radicals

The humble spud is also good at protecting the skin from free radicals that can cause damage and premature skin ageing. Since potatoes are rich in compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids they are able to neutralise free radicals before they cause harm.

Other natural ingredients that reduce oxidative damage to the skin include olive oil and tomato juice. Tomato juice is also a source of vitamin A which helps to slow the signs of ageing and protect the skin from UV damage.

To get all the protective benefits of potato juice ensure to use the mask every other day, and for the best results wash it off with cool water. Cool water helps to increase blood flow and provide the skin with better protection from free radicals.

What You Will Need

  • 1 tablespoon of potato juice
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions on Making your Potato Mask for the Face

  1. Mix the potato juice with the tomato juice and olive oil
  2. Smooth over your face
  3. Leave for 30 minutes
  4. Rinse with cool water
  5. Apply every other day

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Thank you for reading my post about using potato for the face. If you have tried any of my recipes please leave me a comment below and let me know how you got on. Potato is one of my favourite natural ingredients to use in homemade beauty products. It can be used on all skin types including sensitive skin. You can also use potato to promote hair growth or apply potato slices over your eyes to reduce puffiness and revive tired eyes.

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