I don’t recommend whitening your natural born skin tone but there are times we feel irritated with the uneven suntan, those dark patches and imperfections on our skin. Bleaching skin with potato naturally at home is VERY much better than using chemical based bleaches that spoil your skin texture. Potato is an excellent natural skin bleach and can lighten your skin and even it out with regular use. Check below the recipes!
Potato skin lightening face packs – for different skin types:
For oily skin:
1. Grate potato and take 2 teaspoons of it. Combine it with 1 teaspoon of sweet lime juice and grind to smooth paste.
2. Add a teaspoon of fullers earth to grated potato and paste it to cream. If it is too thick, add a bit of water or rose water to dilute it.
For normal skin:
3. Grind few small pieces of potato and strain the juice. Add one teaspoon of honey to two teaspoons of potato juice and mix well.
4. Combine equal amounts of potato juice, rose water and honey. Mix a teaspoon of besan with it. Combine the mixture well.
For dry skin.
5. Grate potato and extract the fresh juice. Add half parts of olive oil to the potato juice and mix well. If you want it to be in a pack like texture, add a bit of besan to it.
6. Add equal parts of almond oil and rose water to 2 teaspoons of green gram powder and combine it to thick mixture. Now add few drops of potato juice to dilute it enough. This pack will suit dry to sensitive skin types very well.
P.S: Always choose fresh and firm potatoes for these skin care recipes. If your skin is allergic to potato, avoid using it.
Its simple! Cleanse your face with a cleanser that suits your skin. Pat dry and apply the pack evenly. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash away with cold water. Do not use any other skin bleaches for a week. Only use mild face washes to cleanse your face. After using these packs, you should wear a high SPF sunscreen like Lotus herbals matte sunscreen to protect your skin from sun rays at least for a month. If not, your skin might turn dull due to photosensitivity caused by potato extracts.
Potato skin lightening pack for body:
7. Take 2 tablespoons of oats. Crush it well. Grind half a potato to smooth paste in a mixer and combine it well with the crushed oats. If required, add some milk to the mixture to make it a grainy paste. Your homemade skin lightening potato body scrub come pack is ready to use!
After cleansing your body skin well, apply this potato pack and scrub for 5 minutes. Leave on for 5 minutes after scrubbing and wash it away. It removes tan, unnatural skin darkening and dark spots on your body with regular usage. This can be followed twice to thrice a week. It have tried it and it works really well.
Lighten dark lips with potato juice:
8. Catecholase present in potato helps a lot with reversing the darkening process of skin. It can be mildly used on your lips as well. To remove the tan or darkness from your lips, add a thin mixture of potato juice and honey and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse away with cold water and balm your lips with a good store bought lip balm or your own homemade lip balm. Following this process everyday changes your lip color fast!
Do try the recipes and let me know how they worked! :)