potato for fair skin!!

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Eating potatoes isn’t the only way potatoes can help you perfect your complexion. They also work wonders from the outside in, packing a powerful nutrient punch that may help your skin look more youthful and refreshed, helping to soften the appearance of lines and brighten and even out skin tone.

Mixing a facial mask isn’t like baking a cake: no real recipe is needed. Just shred a potato and hit up your pantry for other face-loving foods. Try mixing potato with honey, which has antibacterial properties and brings moisture to your skin. Or, add oatmeal, which is great for dry, irritated skin. Mashed avocado and/or shredded or juiced cucumber can also help sooth and soften. Just make a mask with what you have on hand, apply to clean, dry skin and leave in place for 20-30 minutes.

You can also pull out your juicer and make a potato face wash. Use a cotton pad or clean cloth and then rinse with water. This treatment can help clean away oil, dirt and bacteria. For added refreshment, chill your wash in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

If you’re pre-mixing, remember that potatoes can oxidize quickly. You might consider adding a tad of lemon juice or vinegar to your concoction and storing it in the fridge in an airtight container. If you have sensitive skin, don’t go overboard there.

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