Mashed potatoes, potato pancakes, potato casserole. Who does not like potato dishes? It turns out that our skin also respects this vegetable very much.
And both in raw and boiled. In home cosmetology, a face mask of potatoes is a well-known and effective remedy. Smooth out wrinkles, tighten skin, moisturize, make it more tender, improve complexion.
All this is due to the “cosmetics” of ordinary potatoes. You need only to observe some subtleties and choose the most suitable recipe for your skin.
The main product for the preparation of such cosmetics at home should also be chosen correctly. In terms of varieties fit any potatoes. Pink, with yellow or white flesh – does not play a special role.
The main thing that he was not old. It is better not to take the tubers stored for more than six months.
Slow, sprouted or green potatoes will not work either. Greens the vegetable if stored in the light.
At the same time harmful substances are formed in the pulp, which can be poisonous and cause negative reactions.
The most effective is considered a potato mask for fading, aged skin. This is due to the active substances contained in the product.
- Water Its tubers contain up to 76%. Due to the large amount of fluid masks have a moisturizing effect, nourish the skin of the skin with moisture.
- Starch Potatoes – the record for its content, more than 17% of the tuber is this substance. It rejuvenates and whitens. Helps with excessive pigmentation. It makes the skin smooth and silky.
- Vitamins of group B. They are particularly rich in this vegetable. These substances improve the skin, sebaceous glands. Thus help to get rid of acne and oily shine. Also help the production of collagen, improving skin elasticity.
- Choline. It belongs to the B vitamins. Participates in carbohydrate metabolism. Included in the lecithin, which is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Activates anti-inflammatory processes.
- Vitamin C . Fights inflammation, disinfects. Rejuvenates the epidermis, tightening, smoothing wrinkles.
- Lutein. Treats the category of pigments. It protects the skin from excess of harmful UV light. And also promotes moistening, increase elasticity.
- Selenium. Participates in all metabolic processes, is part of the muscle tissue and epidermis. The composition of the masks activates the processes of skin regeneration, which contributes to rejuvenation. Supports protective processes.
Raw potatoes can have quite a strong effect on the skin. Therefore, you need to use it carefully.
Boiled potatoes, on the contrary, easily lose their properties, if you do wrong with it. Therefore, in the manufacture of face masks need to follow some recommendations.
- Combination Potatoes – a universal base for cosmetics, can be combined with a variety of ingredients. It may be other vegetables, food, plants, oils.
- Caution. The council concerns raw potatoes. For sensitive or dry skin, potato juice is dangerous for irritation, so in this case it is better to use boiled product. Crude is suitable for getting rid of inflammation, acne, greasiness.
- Boiled potatoes . For cosmetics, it can be prepared in uniform, after having washed well. This will save extra nutrients. Then clean or use with peel. For masks, boiled potatoes need to be ground into mashed potatoes. It is better not to use a mixer or blender, it will turn out too liquid and adhesive texture. Hot mask can not be applied to the skin, you need to cool to a slightly warm state.
- Raw Potatoes It, on the contrary, should be used immediately after it has been cleaned and ground. Since it quickly darkens in the air.
- Testing Before first use, a new formulation should be tested on a small area of skin. Usually it is a wrist. In this way, it is possible to test the agent for possible allergic reactions.
- Training . Before applying the mass, it is desirable to steam the skin over hot water. So the pores will open and better absorb all the nutrients. When acne, acne in hot water add chamomile or calendula decoctions. If there are black dots, you need to use a scrub. And only then apply a mask.
- Duration “Raw” mask should be kept on the face for no more than 20 minutes. Means from boiled potatoes can be left up to 40 minutes. For rejuvenation and tightening, you also need to cover the top with a cloth so that the mass does not cool.
The easiest option for a raw potato face mask is to cut the tuber in half and roll it over the face or let the lobules lie on the skin. Even after such a simple procedure, the inflamed spots will start to get better, and the dark circles under the eyes will disappear.
If you need a wider or point impact on the problem, we suggest choosing a recipe from the list.
Effect . Sour cream nourishes, moisturizes, tones the skin, due to which the face looks younger. The mask should not be used for injuries, inflammation.
When dry skin is better to take sour cream high fat.
- Boil a small potato without peeling it.
- Knead with a fork with the peel.
- Add 15 ml of non-acidic sour cream.
- Mix well.
- If too thin, pour a little flour to thicken.
- Apply for half an hour with a brush or scapula.
Effect . Best for dry skin. Includes a complex of proteins, animal and vegetable fats.
Together with potato starch, they provide a complete set of nutrients to the epidermis.
- Boil one potato, it is better not in water, but steamed.
- Pound it in mashed potatoes.
- Heat 15 ml of olive oil until warm.
- Beat a chicken egg: white and yolk together.
- Combine ingredients, mix well
- For thickening, add a little bran if necessary, let stand for a couple of minutes.
- Keep on face for half an hour, then wash with warm water.
Effect . This is a face mask of raw potatoes. Quite potent, so you should not use it with irritations. The rest is suitable for cleansing any type of skin.
When dry, it is better to add a few drops of cosmetic oil. Fat points, blocked pores require preliminary steaming over hot water.
- Wash the potatoes, peel, chop with a fine grater.
- Grind oatmeal in a coffee grinder or blender. It should turn out flour interspersed with larger particles.
- Stir rolled oats and potatoes. If too much liquid, just squeeze.
- Apply on face, slightly massaging. Avoid areas of the lips and eyes.
- Hold for ten minutes, gently rub the skin again.
- Remove the mixture, rinse your face with cool water.
Effect . The mask of potato wrinkles around the eyes tightens the skin in this area, making the look more fresh and open. For such sensitive places it is better to take boiled potatoes and other ingredients with a mild action.
- Boil the potatoes in milk.
- Pestle for mashed potatoes to crush until smooth.
- Cucumber peel, remove the seeds.
- Grate on the smallest grater.
- Connect the components of the mask.
- Add a few drops of heavy cream.
- Grind everything well.
- Apply to the area around the eyes, the mass should be warm.
- Close your eyes, cover with a cloth napkin and lie down for 20 minutes.
- In the following times, you can increase the time to 40 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water.
Effect . Honey and potato starch are two products with a noticeable pulling effect. Thanks to their joint “efforts”, the mask gives a lifting effect. The multi-layer application principle enhances the impact of the components.
Plus, this tool – it is suitable for any skin, including problem.
- Boil the potato in a uniform, steamed or in a small amount of water.
- Make mashed potatoes.
- In 30 ml of warm mass pour in 15 ml of milk and any vegetable oil.
- Mix with 5 ml of warm honey, rub well.
- Apply a thin layer to face.
- After five minutes, when the mask dries, make another layer, and then the third.
- Hold on face for another 20 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water.
Effect . The whitening effect typical of potatoes is enhanced with parsley. To make the effect softer, milk and butter are included.
Recommended for age spots and freckles.
- Small sturdy tuber rub raw.
- Parsley greens chop as much as possible.
- Mix vegetable ingredients.
- Add to them 15 ml of milk.
- Pour 10 g of bran
- Stir by adding a few drops of olive oil.
- Using a bran to adjust the consistency, if the composition turned out to be too liquid.
- Keep on face for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
Effect . Stimulates the metabolic processes in the skin, smoothes it and updates. This potato facial mask for wrinkles is recommended for women over forty and older.
Especially if there are signs of dryness.
- Boil a small potato.
- Mash, cool slightly.
- Pour 15 ml of milk, flaxseed oil and aloe juice.
- Beat with a fork until fluffy gruel.
- Keep on face for 30 minutes, rinse with warm water.
Effect . Suitable for oily skin, helps get rid of acne and prevent the appearance of new ones. Can be used in adolescence.
However, with inflammation, damage to the epidermis, this recipe is better not to use because of the strong effects of lemon and potato juices.
- You will need a tablespoon of potato juice and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
- Grate the potatoes finely and squeeze.
- Lemon squeeze.
- Coarse flour to add to the mixture of juices. It should be a watery, but not flowing texture.
- Brush to apply the tool on the face.
- Hold for the first ten minutes.
- If there is no burning, then you can increase the duration of the procedure gradually to 30 minutes.
- Rinse with cool water.
Of the many recipes, there will definitely be one that will suit a particular woman. After all, potato cosmetics with the use of rules will help the skin to become more toned, elastic. Treat acne, improve complexion.
And all this despite the fact that the potato mask is one of the most affordable and cost-effective skin care products.