When it comes to food, you can never go wrong with potato. This versatile vegetable certainly makes the world a better place to live in (think of fries, parathas and chips). Potatoes may not be the healthiest food for your body due to the high-calorie content but turns out that it is quite beneficial for your hair and skin.
Potatoes contain an enzyme called catecholase which is helpful in reducing dark spots and making the skin look even-toned. It can also help reduce dark circles around the eyes and make your skin look brighter and younger. Are you eager to find out how to use it in your beauty routine? Read on.
Soothe tired eyes
You may have heard of cucumbers and green tea bags, but did anyone ever tell you that potatoes can also soothe tired eyes? Potato slices help reduce dark circles as well as puffiness, making eyes look brighter and more awake. Cut two thin slices of potato and place directly over closed eyes for 10-15 minutes. You can also refrigerate them before applying to calm your eyes.
Reduce grey hair
What if we told you that the solution to your grey hair woes is right in your kitchen? Potatoes can help reduce the appearance of grey hair. Instead of throwing away those potato peels, boil them and retain the water. After shampooing, give your hair a rinse with this water. With regular rinsing, this water will darken your hair as well as give it a shiny texture.
Fade acne scars
Potato juice contains skin brightening and lightening properties. Besides reducing the appearance of dark circles, the juice of potato can also help fade acne scars.
Extract juice from the potato and apply all over your face and let it stay for 15 minutes. Follow this every day for two months and you will notice that all the scars have faded. It also has mild exfoliating properties which help prevent premature ageing.