Potatoes are crops that are highly rich in nutrients such as calcium, dietary fiber, total carbs, calcium, and sodium. In vitamins, they contain vitamin c, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, and B6. And in minerals they contain, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, copper, zinc.
Health benefits of potato consumption include, lower blood pressure, improved heart and brain health, reduces indigestion, it promotes weight management, and so many more. Potatoes can be utilized for a variety of things, and one of which is for beauty and skin care.
Benefits for Skin and beauty.
Serves as an exfoliator. Using the back peel of a potato serves as an exfoliator. This can help remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate the skin.
Gets rid of dark circles. Potato is famously known as a lightening enhancer for the skin. Given the delicacy of the skin underneath the eyes, some health experts would advise employing natural methods to treat dark circles. Application of potato paste underneath the eyes can help clear out darkness living the skin bright and smooth.
Reduces ageing, wrinkles. The presence of anti-oxidants such as vitamin C and K help reduce ageing process. Application of potato paste on wrinkles can help smoothen out the skin.
Removal of dark spots. This is one of the most famous DIY processes and benefits of using a potato. Many beauty bloggers and influencers have testified on amazing results between two to seven days interval. Peel the back of the potatoes and blend, apply the paste on dark spot and repeat this process frequently for quicker results.
Natural skin lightener. Frequent use of potatoes juices as a mask or wash can help clean the face clean and brighter.
Moisturizer for dry skin. Potatoes can serve as a moisturizer for dry skin. Given their texture, it I easily absorbed into hair follicles, keeping the pores hydrated and moisturized. They can also be used for persons with oily skin, but they would have to include the use of a cucumber.
Enhances strong and healthy hair. A DIY hair masked mixed with honey, avocado and other essential oils like almond oil can help prevent hair loss and improve healthy hair growth.
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BY: IFEANYICHUKWU OKPALA