Do you regularly suffer from dark circles? The appearance of spots on the lower eyelid or puffiness under the eyes (also known as "bags") affect our appearance making it look more aged and deteriorated. There are many causes that can promote the appearance of dark circles: from genetic reasons to unhealthy lifestyle habits (stress, poor sleep, an unhealthy diet, etc.). To improve your appearance and reduce dark circles in a natural way, there are different treatments that can be followed through the use of food or medicinal plants, but in this OneHowTo article we are going to focus on the power of the potato. Read on and discover how to make a potato mask for dark circles With which you will be able to whiten your skin, reduce swelling and thus achieve a rejuvenated and perfect face.
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It is the latest in home remedies for dark circles. Since a well-known "instagramer" published it on her account, now many women try this potato method to eliminate dark circles, but why does it work?
We must know that this tuber has interesting medicinal properties that can be used topically, that is, by applying this food on the skin so that the pores absorb its benefits. It can be used by preparing a juice, a puree or mixing the potato with other ingredients that will help you improve this area of the face, clarify it and reduce inflammation.
Essentially, this is possible thanks to the starch , a component found in potatoes and which acts as if it were an emollient, that is, it helps to soften and reduce inflammation of the dermis, as well as soothe pain or irritation. For this reason, the potato can be used to treat ailments such as the following:
- Improve the appearance of bruises or edema that have appeared on the skin: as it will help us to reduce swelling and clarify the skin
- Skin burns caused by the sun : since it calms the skin in addition to reducing inflammation
- Improves oily skin : thanks to the starch, the potato is also perfect for reducing and controlling the sebum produced by our dermis and, therefore, it is recommended for people with a tendency to suffer from acne or blemishes
In this other article we will discover the properties of the raw potato so that you understand all the food and medicinal uses that you can give it.
But we are going to talk to you specifically about the properties of potatoes to eliminate dark circles , since it is the subject that concerns us here. The essential reason why this home remedy works to improve our face is that it has natural whitening agents that, therefore, will reduce the dark spot that appears on the lower eyelid and will give you an intense and beautifying luminosity.
In addition to this, the potato has an enzyme known by the name of " catechol oxidase" that helps us reduce swelling as well as illuminate the dermis. Among its nutrients, we highlight its interesting contribution in vitamin C, which is ideal for nourishing the skin in intensity and acting as an antioxidant, thus protecting it from free radicals.
Now that you know the benefits of potatoes, we are going to discover how you can take advantage of them by applying homemade masks that are perfect for reducing dark circles. The first method that we are going to discover is the simplest and fastest that you can carry out since it will be enough for you to cut 2 thin slices, put them in the refrigerator for half an hour and, then, place them each one in one eye closing the eyelid. Relax and let its benefits work for 20 minutes.
By repeating this treatment every day you will be able to improve your appearance in a very visible way.
Now we are going to give you another recipe for a potato mask for dark circles . To make it, you just have to take a raw potato and grate it finely with the help of a grater. When you have it ready, you will have to put it in a thin cloth and place these "compresses" in the area of the dark circles for 20 minutes. You can repeat this method 3 to 7 times a week to improve your face.
Now we are going to give you another recipe so you can prepare your potato mask for dark circles. On this occasion we will combine its properties with those of lemon , a perfect citrus to lighten the skin thanks to its whitening properties.
To make this mask you will need 1 potato and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix these ingredients well and, if you want, add a little water to reduce the acidity of the lemon. When you have the mixture ready, apply it to the dark circles area and let it act for 15 minutes; After this time, rinse with warm water and apply your usual eye contour cream and moisturizer.
Cucumber is also another perfect remedy to reduce dark circles since it has anti-inflammatory properties that reactivate blood circulation, making it ideal for improving this area of the face. Yes, to this, we add the properties of the potato that we have indicated above, we get a perfect homemade mask for dark circles.
To prepare it we will need 1 cucumber and 1 potato that we will have to crush with a mixer. When we get a homogeneous mixture we will have to apply it under the eyes and relax for about 20 minutes. After this time, rinse off and you can repeat this treatment 3 times a week. You will see what a change!
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