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10 Genius Beauty Uses Of Potato You Didn't Know About

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - May 24, 2021 6 min read

Did you know that the humble potato served as a side dish to your happiest meals is also a low-key blessing to mankind? From being the first vegetable to be grown in space to nourishing you with nutrients like vitamin C, B6 and phosphorous, this spud has proven it's worth a thousand times. And if that wasn't enough, potatoes even have the potential to fix your skin problems like acne, dry skin, damaged hair, sunburn, etc. without much effort.


In times like this, if switching to a more natural solution for all your beauty problems is considered a smart move, be one step ahead of the herd and make potato your go-to skin-care product today. Here are 10 ways you can start with.



1. Removes Wrinkle

Potatoes are a godsent staple that is stacked with Vitamin-C, a great anti-ageing agent. When mushed with skin tightening properties, this simple kitchen ingredient is as good or even better than professional beauty products. 

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How To Use Potato To Remove Wrinkles?

  • Squeeze the potato for its juice and apply it to the visible creases using a cotton swab.
  • Keep it for 20 mins or so and wash it off thoroughly.
  • Stick to the routine religiously for visible results.



2. Oily Skin? No More!

Summer season is the biggest enemy for oily skins and spending an exorbitant amount on fancy beauty products just for that is unwise. In a situation such as this, crafting your own face mask using potato can turn out to be an experience you'll pass on to generations. The resulting fresh and radiant skin is the combined work of potato with its skin brightening enzyme; catecholase and lemon juice with its anti-bacterial acidic properties that helps in opening the skin pores. 

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DIY Potato Face Pack Recipe

  • Peel and grate a potato in a bowl.
  • Add a teaspoon of rose water and lemon juice each in it.
  • Mix well and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. 


Side tip: If the problem is dry skin, just add honey instead of lemon juice and you are good to go. Even glycerin is another subtle really good for dry skin.



3. A Hair Mask

If the city pollution and your constant ignorance towards hair nourishment have finally left your hair weak and dull. A potato hair mask mixed with honey and aloe vera gel is enough to do the trick.

While honey in the medley smoothes the hair follicle and aloe vera gel repair dead skin cells and conditions the hair, potato rich in niacin promotes hair growth and absorbs sweat. It will take about an hour for this magic potion to work on your hair. Your devotion to the routine will speak volumes, so

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DIY Potato Hair Mask Recipe

  • In a bowl add 3 tablespoon potato juice
  • Now add 1 tablespoon honey and around 2 tablespoon aloe vera gel and mix well
  • Message your scalp with the mixture and spread it to the ends using a hair comb
  • Repeat the steps at least twice a week. 



4. Acne Remover

Acnes acting up again? Now you can easily get rid of this skin troll using a simple potato. The enzymes in the potato will help open your skin pores leaving behind clear skin ready to take on the world. 

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How To Use Potato To Remove Acne?

  • Squeeze enough juice out of the potato and apply it to the problem area.
  • Use a Q-tip, wait for at least 20 minutes and wash it off thoroughly. 



5. Face Mask Feat. Cucumber

When the healing capabilities of a potato meet hydrating talents of cucumber one thing is certain; a profoundly clear skin with no regrets is born. This face mask is as natural as your smile and fairly easy to make. The effectiveness of the cucumber potato face masks lies in their ingredients. On one hand, vitamin C and caffeic acid in cucumber reduce inflammation and irritation on the skin while on the other hand baking soda works to remove the acidic barrier of the skin for deep cleaning. This is highly recommended.

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DIY Potato-Cucumber Face Mask Recipe

  • Gather a potato and a cucumber and dice them into medium pieces.
  • Blend the veggies to form a fine paste
  • Add 1 teaspoon of water along with 1 teaspoon baking soda and mix well.
  • Apply the resultant for 15 to 20 minutes whenever you need a deep facial cleansing.



6. Another Face Mask Feat. Egg Whites

While the cucumber face mask used potato wedges, this one in contrast will make use of potato juice to get you bright skin. The egg white will not only clarify the pores but also avoid build-up that we all hate. 

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DIY Potato-Egg White Face Mask

  • Take the egg white from an egg and squeeze the juice of half a potato in a container or bowl.
  • Mix them well and apply to your face for 20 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly for clearer skin. 



7. Quick Fix For Itches, Rashes & Bites

Instead of using mass-produced products rub a wedged slice of potato on the affected area and see the result yourself. Thank me later!

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8. Exfoliation Magic

Exfoliation with potato will work like a miracle. And the presence of lemon juice in this mixture will provide astringent (high pH level) properties that will not only exfoliate your skin but also reduce pigmentation. I love how these simple kitchen ingredients can work wonders. 

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Potato DIY Exfoliation Mask Recipe

  • Slice, cut and grate the potato
  • Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to it
  • Mix well and apply to the face
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wash it off thoroughly



9. Bye! Bye! Dark Circles

Since potato reeks of skin tightening attributes, this is trick will also excel in fixing the tired eyes you got from staring at the computer screen for indefinite hours.

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How To Use Potato To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

  • Take a sliced potato wedge wrapped in a cool washcloth
  • Rest it on your eyes will get the work done in 20 minutes
  • Do it regularly



10. Sunburn

Sensitive skin, meet your new best friend, a cool potato. Every time you have a sunburn take a cold potato slice and rub the affected area nicely. This hack happens to be the quickest way to instant relief. 

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Bonus Tip: A cold potato wedge is a legitimate replacement for cucumber used to depuff the swollen eyes. 



A beauty expert with all the knowledge of natural ingredients like potato, ghee and petroleum jelly good for skin or a couch potato with no objective... The choice is yours!

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