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Healthy Potatoes on Skin and Body Benefits

Updated on August 12, 2017

Potatoes are Year Round

The potato is available a year and cheap. Cooked in so many different ways it’s hard to name them all here. Potatoes are botanically classified as a vegetable, but in some places called a fruit!

Benefits of Raw Potatoes on Skin

Raw potatoes are rich in minerals for skin care like Potassium, Sulfur and Phosphorous.
In addition this vegetable is an excellent source of fiber (when eater), vitamin A, vitamin B, and B6, vitamin C, protein, carbohydrates, thiamin and niacin, calcium, copper, pantothenic acid, manganese and iron.

There is also the presence of vitamins and antioxidant compounds in raw potato juice, which helps improve the skin tone and has antibacterial properties.

Also, the enzymes present in the pulp of raw potatoes are excellent for skin care.
The peel of a raw potato is also known to be highly effective in combating skin problems. In many cases it’s recommended that you blend the raw potato with its skin and apply the paste to your face for better results. Be sure to scrub raw potato and cut out potato eyes before blending or juicing.

Treatment of Dark Spots

Potatoes are a natural way of fading away dark spots.
Black spots on your face? Blend peeled potatoes in a blender.
Apply them on your face, give a gentle massage
Then do peeling for 5 minutes
Rinse off with clean water.
OR Apply potato juice to reduce facial swelling and for a natural bleaching effect.

OR Blend 1 potato add ½ a lemon (juice) blend together until smooth. Apply to face and let it remain 20 minutes. Wash your face with water. Pat dry. Apply three nights in a row.
OR Blend 1 potato and ½ white onion in blender. Apply to face and let it remain for 20 minutes and wash your face with water. Pat dry, apply 3 nights in a row.

Potatoes a Proven Cure for clear Skin
Potatoes a Proven Cure for clear Skin | Source

Treatment Of Wrinkles

Potato is considered as an effective anti-aging beauty agent, particularly in warding off wrinkles.
Daily application of potato juice imparts a healthy glow to your skin.
It also helps to soften your skin as well as keep wrinkles at bay.
OR Mix potato juice with curd. Apply this mask for anti-aging, hydration and to reduce fine lines. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off, pat dry.
OR Apply potato juice with olive oil to remove wrinkles and dark circles.

Removal of Dark Circles

Potatoes are a natural under eye brightener, applying potato juice or potatoes directly on the affected area can banish dark eye rings.
How To Use
Peel and slice a raw potato into large pieces.
Place in a cloth or handkerchief, stick them on your eyes for 15-20 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.
Regular treatment will reduce dark circles considerably.
OR Keep cotton balls dipped in potato juice under the eyes.
OR Apply potato juice with olive oil to remove wrinkles and dark circles.

Removal Of Facial Blemishes
Use cold potato juice as a daily facial rinse
This can help you get rid of your blemishes
It will help reveal clear and perfect skin

To Clear Acne
Rub the raw potato slices on acne, pimples, burns or warts, spreading the juice of the potato across the affected area. Leave it to dry for 30 minutes, or over-night.

Treatment Of Sunburns
Place cold potato slices on the affected areas
Cold juice can be applied on sun burnt skin for a soothing and cooling sensation
Gives you a soothing and cooling sensation as well as diminish your suntan.

Skin Lightening
Potatoes are a natural skin lightening agent.
Apply a mask of grated raw potato on your face and rinse off with water after 30 minutes.
Using on a regular basis, makes your face smooth, clean and bright as well as reduce facial swelling.
Apply a equal amounts of mixture of lemon and potato juice to lighten your skin naturally.
OR Apply potato juice to reduce facial swelling and a natural bleaching effect.
OR Mix potato and lemon juice (equal amounts) to lighten your skin naturally.

Potato For Dry Skin
Dry skin? Potatoes will help give you that smooth skin feeling in minutes.
Make a face mask by mixing a grated potato with half a teaspoon of curd.
Apply it on your face for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Acts as an anti-aging mask to hydrate your skin from within
Helps to replenish moisture into dry skin to iron out fine lines effectively.

1 potato and 1/2 cup lemon
1 potato and 1/2 cup lemon | Source

More Remedies for your Skin

Potato For Dry Skin
Dry skin? Potatoes will help give you that smooth skin feeling in minutes.
Make a face mask by mixing a grated potato with half a teaspoon of curd.
Apply it on your face for 20 minutes and then wash it off.
Acts as an anti-aging mask to hydrate your skin from within
Helps to replenish moisture into dry skin to iron out fine lines effectively.

Lifting Of Dead Skin Cells
Potatoes can also remove dead skin cells on the face.
Apply grated peeled potatoes on your face for 10 minutes
Rinse with clean water.
Using regularly will rejuvenate your skin.

Natural Cleanser
Potato can be used as a natural facial cleanser.
Cut one cucumber and one potato into medium pieces
Blend in a blender for 20 seconds.
Add one teaspoon of baking soda and a little water to the mixture.
Use mixture to clean your face. Your skin will be more shiny and refreshed.
OR 5 spoons of potato juice and a spoon of baking soda in a cup of water. Apply on your skin with cotton ball to cleanse the pores of your skin.

Treatment Of Rashes, Itching Sensation And Insect/Pest Bite
In case of rashes, itching sensation and insect bites:
Place a slice of raw potato on the affected area for a few minutes.
Use several times a day for quick relief.

Removal of Eye Puffiness
Apply an equal mixture of pureed cucumber and potato juice on your face, particularly around the eyes to lighten skin tone and puffiness. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Cucumber contains ascorbic acid and caffeic acid, potato has liquid starch and catecholase.
These two ingredients work in lightening your skin tone and treating puffiness of eyes.

For Clear Skin
1. Grate the raw potato pulp as finely as possible and apply it over your face as a mask, leave it on for close to 15-20 minutes and wash it off with solution of water and vinegar.
2. Blend one raw potato (with the skin), with a cucumber and skin, with 1 egg yolk and a cup of yogurt, make a fine paste and apply as a face mask. Keep on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with warm water.

To Remove Excess Oil, Dirt, bacteria from Skin
Make a fine juice using raw potato (without skin).
Keep the juice in the fridge for 30 minutes. Dip a wash cloth in juice and scrub your face clean with it. This is highly effective to remove excess oil, dirt and bacteria from your skin to leave it feeling fresh and vibrant.

Hair Growth, Shine and Darken Gray Hair
Hair growth. Mix equal amount of potato juice with egg whites and honey, apply on your hair and let it stay there for two hours. Rinse off with mild shampoo and water.
Equal amount of aloe Vera and potato juice can bring back the healthy shine of your dry hair.
Rinse off shampoo from your hair by potato juice instead of water, this will help darken gray hair effectively.

Two toxic chemicals (steroidal glycoalkaloids) solanine and chaconine are naturally present in potatoes and are important components of their resistance against pests and pathogens.
The raw potato also contains antinutrients that act as enzyme (protease) inhibitors.

POTATO JUICE - 1 cup a day.
POTATO JUICE - 1 cup a day. | Source

How to make potato juice.

Scrub outside of each potato thoroughly with skin on, cut away any brown or green spots, rinse then simply cube up two medium potatoes, run them through your juicer. This should yield a half-cup of potato juice.

Alternately, you can boil clean potato peelings in a pot of water for three to five minutes, then strain and cool. You can drink one cup of this up to four times per day to relieve arthritis pain and inflammation. Note: Potato water is different than potato juice.

You may wish to mix the potato juice with other fruit and vegetable juices or smoothies, as the taste of potato juice alone is mild and not so palatable.

How to Pick Good Potatoes

The deeper the color, the better. Look for potatoes with eyes. This tells you that they are alive with enzymes and ready to sprout. Potatoes without eyes are mutants and are NOT desirable. They should be firm without black spots and with no green color, which can cause a slightly toxic effect. NEVER juice a green potato.

How and Where to Store Your Potato
Depending on the variety, potatoes like a cool dry place and will last for a number of months.

4 cups of POTATO WATER a day
4 cups of POTATO WATER a day | Source

Nutrients In Potato Juice

When drinking potato juice, a white silky paste will form on the bottom of the glass. Give it a good stir before drinking. Unlike other juices that can be prepared the night before, it’s best to drink potato juice right away.

Potato juice is not particularly taste, mix it with carrot, apple or lemon juice with honey.

Potassium – A 1/2-cup of potato juice provides almost 27% of the daily recommended dietary intake of potassium for all adults. Read more about the importance of potassium in my article about potassium deficiency – causes, symptoms and what to do.

Vitamin C – A 1/2-cup of potato juice provides more than 50% of the dietary reference intake of vitamin C for adults.

Thiamine (vitamin B1) – A 1/2-cup of potato juice provides 20% of the recommended dietary allowance for adult men, and almost 22% for adult women.

Niacin (vitamin B3) – A 1/2-cup of potato juice provides almost 20% of the recommended dietary allowance for adult men and 22.5% for adult women.

Store the fresh potato juice in fridge until cook,apply for skin to treat blemishes
NOTE: Potatoes can heal, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing in this case—avoid ingesting too much of potato juice per day, as higher dosages may be toxic. It is recommended not to drink more than half a cup of potato juice daily.
But you can drink 4 cups of potato water NOT potato juice !
EXTRA: Potatoes with a greenish color under the skin should be avoided, as these contain higher levels of a chemical called solanine, which can interfere with nerve activity and cause severe nausea, diarrhea and cramping.


More Benefits of Potatoes and Potato Juice

Peptic Ulcers
It helps with peptic ulcers treatment and prevention.

Cancer-killing properties
Potato juice called patatin was able to halt the proliferation of cancer cells in mice with melanoma cancer.
An anti-proliferative effect on human colon and liver cancer cells has been demonstrated in vitro.

One to two teaspoons of potato juice taken before each meal can help to improve arthritis symptoms.

Scurvy - caused by a deficiency of vitamin C, symptoms are swollen, bleeding gums and problems with wound healing. High levels of vitamin C, potato juice can be beneficial for fending off scurvy when taken regularly.

Burns, sores, cuts, cracks
To treat minor skin injuries, grate a small amount of potato and mix with honey or olive oil. Apply this mixture to the affected area and fix in place with a bandage for about two hours. To treat a sunburn, slice a potato thinly and place them on the burned area for a few minutes to moisturize skin and relieve pain.

To treat a headache with potato, slice the tuber thinly and place the slices on the forehead.
To treat chronic headaches, take one-quarter cup of hot potato juice before each meal, no more than three times per day. 8 also have a look at these essential oils to relieve headache, and these top 10 natural tips and treatments to relieve migraine. You also need to be aware that this common nutritional deficiency can cause migraine headaches.

Awaken tired eyes
You can perk up sleepy eyes by placing a slice of potato over each eyelid and leaving them on for just a few minutes
You can also apply potato juice under your eyes with a cotton ball to fade away dark circles.

Improving liver function
To improve the function of your liver, try a potato skin tea. Boil the peelings from one large potato in one cup of water for five minutes. Strain and drink once cooled. Drink this daily to keep your liver and gallbladder at top performance,

Relief from swelling and itching
Potato slices can be applied to swollen, tender skin to reduce swelling and can also relieve itching associated with insect bites or dermatitis. Place a slice on the affected area and leave it in place until it warms to body temperature, and replace as needed.

Weight Loss
This vegetable juice can also aid in weight loss. Drink it twice a day—first in the morning on an empty stomach and next, at night about two to three hours before sleeping.

Kidney disease
Drink potato juice to prevent calcium stone formation in the urinary tract.


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