Potatoes are everyone’s favourite vegetable, especially for kids. Usually, in Indian houses, almost every dish is complete when we add potato to it. However, not many people know that potato is extremely beneficial for the skin and the hair. It not only adds taste to our boring dish but also helps our skin to glow and make hair strong. The peels of potato, potato juice, potato slices all are beneficial to maintain a good health of our hair and skin. It even helps to lighten the skin tone. The list of the benefits of potatoes is a never-ending one. We all must know how the potato serves as a blessing for our skin and hair. (Also read: Which food items and drinks lead to acne on the skin)
How is potato beneficial for hair and skin?
Potato for skin:
Helps to get rid of dark circles: Potatoes help to get rid of the undereye dark circles within no time. For this, we must peel a potato and cut it into slices. Rub those slices to your dark circles for 20 minutes and rinse the face with lukewarm water. You will notice the difference in no time.
Helps to get rid of dark spots: Many people have the stubborn dark spots on the face. Potato juice helps to lighten those dark spots and also lighten the complexion of the skin. It helps to remove all the blemishes from the skin, giving us younger looking skin. For this, make a paste of potato slices by blending them. Keep it on the face for 10 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. (Also read: Why is it important to remove the makeup from the face before sleeping)
Helps to remove sunburn: During Summertime, we often face the problem of sunburn and tan on the skin. You will be amazed to know, that using potatoes on the skin can be really helpful. One can either put potato slices on the infected area or can apply potato juice on those tanned spots of the face. Keep it for 20 minutes and wash off the face with lukewarm water.
Helps to exfoliate the skin: Massage your face with potato peels or grated potatoes thoroughly. It will help to remove the dead cells completely and will give you younger looking and bright skin. Just simply exfoliate the skin with potato slices for 15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water to see the difference.
Potatoes for hair:
Helps to prevent premature greying of hair: Potatoes are extremely beneficial for the hair health. It helps to prevent the premature greying of hair. For this, you can boil the peels of potato in water. Once it is boiled, now stain the water. Wash your hair with a regular shampoo. After that, rinse your hair with the boiled potato water. It will help to protect the colour of the hair.
Helps to prevent hair loss: Potatoes help to make the hair strong and healthy. It helps to make the hair hold the roots strongly. For this, you have to peel the potato and make a juice using a blender. Add 2 tbsp. of aloe vera, 1 tbsp. of honey and 4 tbsp of potato juice. Mix the solution and apply it on your scalp. Leave it for some time and wash your hair after 2 hours. (Also read: Best juices to remove tanning from the face and the body)