Raw potato can lightening of the skin

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7th December, 2019 01:23:53 printer

Raw potato can lightening of the skin

 

Everybody knows about the health benefits of a potato, which is a staple food all across the world, reports The Indian Express.

It is rich in potassium and vitamin C. Potato juice, or even raw potatoes can benefit for the skin and treat many different conditions.

Skin lightening

While still not clinically explained, potatoes are known to help with the lightening of the skin. Those who use it say that it can help lighten the dark spots caused by skin freckles or sunspots. It works best when raw pieces of potatoes are mixed with other acidic ingredients like lemon juice and yogurt to create a natural face mask.

Treatment for acne

Acne is a common condition that is caused by skin inflammation. According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the potato skin extracts may have some possible anti-inflammatory properties. But, before you start rubbing it on the face, which may already be sensitive, check with your dermatologist.

Dark spots

Due to the presence of a skin bleaching enzyme called ‘catecholase’, potato is believed to rid the skin of dark spots.

The benefits of the potato face mask

There are claims that if used properly, a potato face mask can reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging, increase the glow on the face, and decrease hyper-pigmentation. Alternatively, eating potatoes can benefit your health greatly, too.

The downside

The biggest risk is that of an allergy. If you already have a sensitive skin, you must consult with your doctor first. Even otherwise, conduct a patch test first before rubbing it on your face. Additionally, if you are on the lookout for other natural remedies for your skin, consider using lemon juice, yogurt, coconut oil, lavender oil and turmeric, to name a few.

 


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