A potato mask may not be familiar to many home remedies lovers. However, our article will definitely prove to you that you haven’t used such a recipe in vain before. Why should raw potatoes be used for cosmetic purposes?
Of course, you can use either raw or boiled potatoes. In raw, all useful substances are preserved much better, but if the skin is prone to allergic reactions, then it is better to make masks from boiled potatoes.
- vitamin C (is one of the best antioxidants)
- group of B vitamins (helps to produce collagen)
- vitamin K
- vitamins A and E (promote cell renewal)
- selenium (antioxidant that prevents aging)
- potassium (relieves puffiness and regulates water balance)
- lutein (natural sun filter)
- choline (heals and fights blackheads)
Each mask is based on grated or thinly sliced potatoes. You can add various components to it depending on your skin characteristics and goals. The most effective ingredients are sour cream, egg yolk and fresh milk.
Masks with crushed potatoes will help eliminate age spots, lighten freckles and remove fine wrinkles. Redness will also go away, you don’t have to worry about it.
What to keep in mind when choosing potato tubers for your mask? They should be medium in size with no green or dark spots. Remember to keep puree in a cool, dark place.
Classic Raw Potato Mask
This mask only requires raw potatoes, grated or thinly sliced. It should be laid out on gauze napkins and carefully placed on the face. 20 minutes will be enough for all the active ingredients to have an effect on your skin. Can be applied up to 4 times a week.
Mashed potatoes and cucumber juice mask
For this option, you will need 1 potato, 1 large cucumber and 1 lemon. Grate potatoes, add a few teaspoons of lemon juice and cucumber pulp. If your skin is particularly sensitive, you can add a little milk.
Mask for oily skin
- 1 potato
- 1 tbsp. l. milk powder
- 2 tbsp. l. light beer
- 1 lemon
- 1 chicken egg
Combine all the ingredients and bring the mixture to a thick sour cream consistency. Using a cosmetic brush, apply the slurry to the face, neck and décolleté. Wash it off after 10 minutes. This mask should not be applied more than once every 7 days.
Before applying the mask, it is advisable to steam and cleanse the face. Masks made from grated raw potatoes tend to leak, so it is advisable to do them while taking a bath, for example. The mask must be thoroughly washed off with water, and then it is advisable to moisturize the face with a nourishing cream.