It may seem a bit foreign, but the modest potato has great cosmetic potential. If you also use organic potatoes , we will benefit from a more natural product, free of charge chemistry involving conventional plant, from intensive agriculture.
We can acquire or cultivate ourselves in our small organic garden , in which case it will be an especially environmentally friendly gesture, as well our carbon footprint and, since in cosmetic use do not eat, we can then put them on the compost pile.
Another interesting option is to take your consumption at the time of preparation aside a piece of potato then use for various cosmetic uses. Be that as it may, it is important that it be organic, although we can use the conventional potato, ideally removing the skin, because it concentrates most of the fertilizers and pesticides.
Do not forget that the potato is one of the crops products most chemicals require reason among the foods that are recommended to eat organic when looking to be selective. In non-ecological conditions, the potato absorbs a double dose of toxins, since both the plant and the soil are fumigated, since they are tubers.
Cosmetic with potato
A very effective use is its application to achieve skin lightening. This will require grate raw or crushing and then apply the paste on the area to be treated. We will get more intense results if we mix it with lemon juice.
It is also possible to apply this same trick by making juice with it and apply with the help of a cotton, as if it were a tonic. It will retire after ten minutes of action, then rinse with clear water and making sure that the skin is dry, because otherwise it would dehydrate.
In addition to clarifying the skin when applied continuously, so it needs to be constant, also a softening effect is achieved. Thanks to the elimination of dead cells said emollient result, which also provides a lighting effect is achieved.
Do not expect anti wrinkle treatment, because we will not achieve such benefits, but we can help with this potato dough specifically to apply in a particular place, which will achieve a clearance progressive on the treated area. It will be of great help to reduce the intensity of the spots.
With slices of potatoes applied under the eye (halved, crescent – shaped) have a good remedy to soothe tired eyes and reduce dark circles . In case you want to achieve this second effect, let us first apply a few drops of potato juice to enhance the result.
The natural masks with mashed potato raw are another interesting option. Homemade formulations are as many as we want, always taking care not to mix products that could pose a danger to our health. Unless we have some kind of allergy, otherwise it will not be problematic at all to add a spoonful of honey or organic yogurt.
We will help to nourish dry skin or abused by the weather, particularly wind and sun as well as to revitalize tired skin or battered suffer from dryness of indoor air rarefied by the use of air conditioners or heating.
Mix the juice or puree raw potato with egg yolk and add a few drops of lemon and apply on hair is a simple way to have a nourishing hair mask will help hair look radiant. It is important to let it act for a long time and then wash as usual.