Potato As Acne Remedy
This starchy root crop has been advised to be eaten in moderation for diabetics and those on a diet because of its high carbohydrate content that transforms into sugar quite quickly. Generally though, it cannot be branded as a bad veggie, as it has loads of health benefits too. One of its more interesting properties is its ability to tame acne.
The uncooked potato when applied topically, has been noted to clear skin blemishes due to its potassium, sulfur, phosphorus and chloride contents. It also contains antioxidants to help nourish skin cells and enzymes that act as antiseptics. Some people even vouch that it helps lessen the appearance of acne scars due to its astringent actions, by exfoliating dead skin cells that give rise to fresher layer of skin, thereby lightening the dark post-acne pigmentations and decreasing the depth of scars.
Get a small portion of an uncooked potato, grate it and slather both the pulp and juice on to your skin. Leave it for about 30 mins then rinse. If you want to skip the grating part, just slice a potato, apply the moist side to your skin and leave it for 30 minutes before rinsing.
When acne is beyond control, please see your dermatologist at once. Mr. potato can only do so much.
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