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Beauty, Skin care Potato Eye Pads for Dark Circles

Potato Eye Pads for Dark Circles

There are a lot of ways in which you must have used potato, one of the staple ingredients of India, in your life. From making delicious vegetable curries to mashed potatoes to other different dishes. But you haven’t heard about potato used as a beautification ingredient. That’s right, a potato has various different minerals and nutrients that are not only healthy for the body but are very effective for our skin as well. Here are some remedies involving potato which will help you in treating dark circles under your eyes easily and effectively right at home. Take a look yourself.


Potato

You Will Need:

  • 1 Raw Potato

How To:

  1. Peel a medium-sized potato and cut it into two thin slices big enough to cover your whole eyes.
  2. Keep the potato slices soaked in a cup of water for about 5 minutes. You can add a little salt or lemon juice to the water if you like.
  3. Place these potato slices over your eyes and keep them covered for a period of 30 minutes or so. Rest your eyes and face to get the best result.
  4. Remove the slices and then splash cold water on your face. Apply a mild moisturizer to seal in the moisture of your skin.
  5. Do this step every day if you have the time or as much as possible in a weak until you get rid of the dark circles.

Potato is a very good source of starch and other essential nutrients which rejuvenate the skin around the eyes, provide moisture to them and help in clearing out the dark circles. Incorporate this remedy in your facial regime to have beautiful looking eyes.

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Potato Puree

You Will Need:

  • 1 Raw Potato

How To:

  1. Keep a potato in the fridge to cool overnight. Peel and cut it into small pieces in the morning.
  2. Put these pieces in a blender and grind them completely to make a thick puree. Just grind the potatoes, no need to add water to the blender.
  3. Take this puree in your hands, make a small circle from it and place it under your eyes on the dark skin.
  4. Keep the pureed potato as it if for about 15-20 minutes until it gets dried completely.
  5. Wash your face with lukewarm water to remove any potato remaining under your eyes. Pat your skin dry with a towel.
  6. Repeat this remedy three to four times in a weak to get rid of the dark circles and puffy eyes.

This is a little quicker remedy made for those who can’t schedule a whole facial to treat the dark circles. The puree will concentrate the goodness and minerals of the potato in one place and the longer it stays on, the better it will work.

Potato and Mint

You Will Need:

  • 1 Raw Potato
  • 5-6 Mint Leaves

How To:

  1. Cut a potato into small pieces and put it in the blender. Add the mint leaves in the blender as well.
  2. Grind the ingredients until a fine paste is made. Keep this paste in a fridge for about an hour so that it becomes a little cooler.
  3. Make little circles with this frozen paste and spread them over your eyes. Be careful as to cover the entire dark circle under your eyes and just the eyes.
  4. Sit back and relax for nearly an hour to allow the potato and mint to work on the skin under your eyes.
  5. Rinse off the paste with cold water and then follow up with a mild moisturizer or facial cleanser. Take a clean towel and pat your skin dry.
  6. Keep excess paste in the fridge and try to use it every day until your dark circles are treated completely.
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Mint is known to be a very effective natural cooling agent. Applying a mint paste under your eyes will sooth the skin and hydrate it from within. This works great against dark circles and also whitens the skin tone. Use this paste regularly to treat the puffiness under your eyes and remove the effects of less sleep in the form of dark circles.

Potato and Cucumber

You Will Need:

  • 1 Raw Potato
  • 1 Cucumber

How To:

  1. Peel both the potato and cucumber and soak them in water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Grate both the ingredients into thin little slices and put them in a clean cheesecloth. Tightly wrap the cheesecloth.
  3. Squeeze the cheesecloth hard to extract the juices from potato and cucumber. Do this for a while and then hang the cheesecloth somewhere for a few minutes so that any excess liquid also oozes out.
  4. Bind the squeezed potato and cucumber into small and slightly thick circles and place them under the eyes or cover the entire eye.
  5. Let the ingredients work on the skin for about half an hour while you lay back and relax.
  6. Wash off the potato and cucumber with some cold water.
  7. Use this process three to four times a weak to get the best results.

Both potato and cucumber are full of water which provides moisture to the skin and treats dark circles easily. The cooling effect of cucumber also soothes your skin and makes it look younger and refreshing. This remedy is especially beneficial for people having dry skin as it will revitalize the skin around the eyes as well.

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Potato and Honey

You Will Need:

  • 1 Raw Potato
  • 1 Tablespoon of Organic Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice

How To:

  1. Peel and cut the potato into small sizes.
  2. Put the potato in a blender along with a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Blend the ingredients together to make a smooth thick paste.
  3. Gently spread this paste under your eyes and on your dark circles. Massage for a couple of minutes and then leave it as it is.
  4. Wash off the paste after 15-20 minutes with cold water and then apply a moisturizer after the process.
  5. Repeat this remedy two to three times in a week to get rid of puffy eyes and dark circles effectively.

Lemon is a natural bleaching agent which improves the skin tone while the anti-inflammatory properties of honey soothe the skin and heal dark circles from within. This is a very effective remedy to get your normal looking eyes back within a week.



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