Glowing, even-coloured skin is the ultimate skin care goal for millions of women. There are plenty of expensive products promising to lighten your skin, but sometimes, the most effective solution has been hiding in your kitchen the whole time. Here are the most effective ways to use potato for skin lightening!
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1. Overnight potato mask
You can get a noticeable skin lightening effect from simply applying raw ground potato to your skin, but there are ways to make its effect even more striking by combining it with other ingredients and increase the length of the treatment. This overnight potato mask is believed to do wonders for skin lightening.
To use this treatment, take one medium potato and peel it. Cut it into medium-sized chunks, put in a blender and blitz until a smooth paste is created. Squeeze the potato paste through a washcloth, straining the juice into the bowl. Mix the potato juice with 2 teaspoons of milk and 1/4 teaspoons of turmeric powder. Apply to your face, wait for the mixture to dry naturally, and leave overnight.
2. Potato and honey
Honey is a popular skin lightening ingredient, and it turns out it also works really well with potato. However, it’s worth noting that honey is an allergenic product, so if you have never used it on your skin, it’s best to do a patch test in advance to see whether your skin reacts to it.
If you have not witnessed any adverse reaction, take three tablespoons of freshly mixed potato juice and mix it with 2 tablespoons of liquid honey. Apply the mixture to your washed and dried face in patting motions. Leave the mask to dry naturally for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off.
3. Potato and rose water
Rose water has dozens of uses in beauty and skin care, but it is also known as a mild skin whitening agent. Combining it with potato increases the effect of both ingredients and allows you to achieve the desired result faster.
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For this recipe, you will once again need to blitz one potato in a blender, but you won’t need to strain it – you will use the potato paste. While the potato is being blitzed, add a tablespoon of rose water. Apply the rose water potato paste to your face and wait for up to 15 minutes until the paste is slightly dry, then wash off and apply your favourite moisturizer.
4. Potato and egg white
Egg white is not the most common skin lightening ingredients, but it is very effective at removing dead skin cells from your skin, revealing your natural glow. To prepare this mask, take one egg white and the juice from 1/2 of a potato. Mix together, apply to your face, and wait until the mixture dries naturally before washing it off.
5. Potato and lemon
If you have ever tried homemade skin lightening solutions, you probably know that nothing beats lemon when it comes to the skin whitening effect. So, naturally, one of the top ingredients to mix with potato for skin lightening is lemon – specifically, lemon juice.
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To make this skin lightening mask, you will need 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed potato juice with 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can also add half a teaspoon of honey for a stronger effect. Mix the ingredients, apply to your cleansed face for 15 minutes, and wash off.
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