Dark circles plague everyone from movie stars to us lesser mortals. There are expensive creams, injectable fillers, and hundreds of home remedies to lighten dark under-eye circles, reduce eye bags, and make the eye area even-toned. But of all of them, there is one which works without fail for nearly everyone. Wondering what this wondrous remedy is? Why it’s the humble potato!
Why Should You Use Potato To Treat Dark Circles?
- Potato contains natural bleaching agents that will help lighten the skin under your eyes.
- Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, starch, and enzymes, which aid in nourishing your skin around the eyes and prevent those dark circles.
- It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing puffiness and swelling under our eyes.
- Potatoes contains catecholase that helps in reducing puffiness under the eyes.
- Potatoes also provides moisture to the skin and helps in rejuvenating the skin.
Raw Potato Juice:
Peel one big potato and grate it into thin slices. Squeeze the juice out of the grated potato. Store the juice in the refrigerator for an hour. Dip cotton balls in the potato juice and apply them on the dark circles under your eyes. Leave the cotton balls under your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Remove the cotton balls and rinse with cool water. Wipe your face with a clean towel. Repeat this process every day until you get the desired result.
This is one of the simplest ways to treat dark circles. Method: Refrigerate one potato for an hour or so till it’s cold. Cut two thin slices off the chilled potato. Cover your eyes with those slices. Make sure to cover the dark circles. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash it off with cool water. Repeat it two times in a day for better results.
Potato And Cucumber:
Cucumbers contain collagen, a protein that tightens the skin and makes the skin look smooth and supple. It is also a natural astringent, which helps lighten dark spots and soothes the skin. Cucumber contains 95% of water, which means it hydrates and moisturizes the skin.
Peel and grate one whole potato. Extract the juice from the grated potato. Make a puree out of one whole cucumber. In a bowl, mix the potato juice and cucumber puree together and refrigerate it, till it’s cool. Now, soak two cotton balls and keep them on your eyes. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Remove the cotton balls and rinse it off with cool water. Repeat this process three times in a day.
Potato And Yogurt:
Yogurt is also a natural bleaching agent that helps in lightening the skin tone. The lactic acid present in yogurt helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells and provide moisture and glow to the skin.
Grate one potato and extract the juice from it. Mix 1 tablespoon of potato juice with one tablespoon of yogurt. Dip two cotton balls in the mixture and apply it on the affected area. Repeat this process every day.