homemade facial mask
If you want lighter, hydrated skin, you may want to consider using a potato facemask.
Potatoes actually contain may great nutrients that nourish skin. Save some money by turning to potatoes next time you need a face treatment.
The Benefits of Potatoes for Skin
Potatoes have a lot of goodness to offer your skin. Use a potato based facemask and you’ll end up with moisturized, nourished skin. This root veggie also helps to lighten and brighten your skin, which is perfect if you’re dealing with some dark age spots.
It has anti-inflammatory properties, which will help revitalized skin that is stressed. You’ll even enjoy some great anti-aging benefits when you use potatoes topically.
Since potatoes are packed with important nutrients, such as phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin C, zinc, B-complex vitamins, and calcium.
These nutrients help to stimulate that production of elastin and collagen within skin. It also promotes the turnover of skin cells, providing you with skin that looks vibrant, youthful and toned.
When you use potatoes on your skin, they’ll nourish your cellular tissues. Potatoes also have trace amounts of copper, niacin, thiamine, iron, folate, and riboflavin, which will provide even more results for your skin.
Since the skin and flesh of potatoes include these nutrients, you’ll want to use both the skin and flesh when you make your own potato facemask.
- 1 small potato
- 1 or 2 tbsp whole fat milk (I like using the goat’s milk)
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp of vegetable glycerin (or olive, coconut or almond oil)
Cook or boil 1 small potato including their jackets to retain its useful properties.
Once cooked, peel the skin off and add 1 or 2 tbsp of whole fat milk. Mash the mixture to make a puree by using fork.
Add the egg yolk into the mashed potato and 1 tsp of glycerin or your favorite carrier oil and mix well.
Apply a thick layer on your face and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes. Rinse away and splash skin with warm water and splash your face with cold water to close the pores onto your face.
Apply moisturizer if needed. You’ll love how amazing your skin looks.
Why These Ingredients
Potatoes naturally included starches, sugars, and enzymes, and when they are combined with the huge amount of vitamin C in potatoes.
They’ll help to exfoliate your skin, gently sloughing away those dead skin cells that tend to build up on the surface of your skin.
Exfoliating those dead skin cells will leave skin looking younger and more beautiful. The juice of the potato is alkaline, and that juice has antimicrobial benefits, helping to eliminate any harmful bacteria from the skin.
The addition of potassium helps to promote the healing of skin, making it a great way to treat acne-prone skin.