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Beauty, Skin care Potato Scrub

Potato Scrub

By Priya Darshini   

Potato is packed with vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids and an assortment of phytochemicals, like carotenoids and polyphenols. Not only will your skin be nourished and moisturized, but potatoes also work as an anti-aging treatment, skin lightener and brightener, and an anti-inflammatory to quickly revitalize stressed-out skin. With ingredients like Vitamin-C, B-complex, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc, a potato beauty treatment can stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis and essential cellular turnover for a toned, vibrant, youthful complexion.


Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 Medium Size Potato
  • 3 Tablespoon Raw Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Raw Honey
  • 4 Tablespoon Brown Sugar

Procedure:

  1. First of all, take a medium potato and boil it with the skin.
  2. Mash the potato properly.
  3. Add raw milk, raw honey, and sugar to it.
  4. Now mix all the ingredients well into a fine paste. you can add some more raw milk if its not the consistency you want.
  5. Gently apply it to your face, scrub in circular motions to exfoliate.
  6. Leave it on for 10- 15 minutes.
  7. Then wash it off with warm water.
  8. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel.

Benefits:

This scrub will help remove blemishes, skin tan and sunspots on the face. This treatment also helps improve your skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face.

Potato-green tea scrub for sensitive skin

Ingredients required:

  • Mashed potato: 1
  • Rice flour: 2 tablespoons
  • Castor sugar: 2 tablespoons
  • Green tea water: 3 tablespoons

Preparation:

  1. First of all, add all the ingredients in a container and mix well.
  2. You can also grind the green tea beforehand so that the scrub does not turn out to be too coarse.
  3. After mixing set it aside for some time so that the sugar melts.
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Application:

  1. First of all, wipe your face gently with micellar water.
  2. Apply this scrub all over your face.
  3. Gently exfoliate your face with wet fingertips by massaging upwards in circular motions.
  4. Rinse off with tepid water.
  5. You can apply a toner and moisturizer afterwards.

Frequency:

  • Try using this scrub twice a week with an interval of 3 days in between to get the best results.

Dried potato powder scrub

Ingredients required:

  • Medium-sized raw potato: 1
  • Sharp knife: 1
  • Air-tight container: 1

Preparation:

  1. First of all, cut the potato into thin slices.
  2. Keep it out in the sun for it to dry out.
  3. Once it dries out, blend it into a slightly coarse powder using a blender.
  4. After that, transfer the contents in an airtight container.
  5. Add milk cream to it if you have dry skin and add rose water or lavender water to this powder if you have extremely oily skin.

Application:

  1. First of all, take a generous amount of this scrub and apply it all over your face.
  2. Gently exfoliate your face in a circular motion with upward strokes.
  3. Continue exfoliating for at least 3 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with plain water.
  5. Pat dry your face with a towel.
  6. Apply a toner and moisturizer afterwards.

Frequency:

  • Apply this scrub once in a week. Do not exceed the recommended frequency as it may render your skin dry.

Potato and Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Ingredients Required:

  • Potato: 1 medium-sized
  • Coconut oil: 3 tbsp
  • Green tea bags: 2 of them
  • Rice powder: 2 tbsp
  • Sugar: 2 tbsp
  • Green tea leaves (optional): as needed

Preparation:

  1. First of all, you need to prepare green tea infused coconut oil. So, in a double boiler, add the coconut oil and green tea leaves from the bags and heat it up until the coconut oil is fully liquid.
  2. After that, let it be for about 15 minutes so that the tea steeps and gets infused in the coconut oil well.
  3. Then, strain the coconut oil through fine cheesecloth to remove the leaves and obtain the green tea infused coconut oil.
  4. After that, clean the potato and then peel it. Then, slice it up into small cubes.
  5. Then, make a paste out of the potato cubes by blending them.
  6. Lastly, combine the potato paste with the green tea infused coconut oil and also add in all the remaining ingredients. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly by stirring them vigorously.
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Application:

  1. First of all, cleanse your skin and then apply the scrub on it using gentle massaging motions.
  2. Then, massage your skin for up to 5 minutes and then leave the scrub on your skin for about 15 minutes.
  3. Lastly, rinse off the scrub using normal water and finish with a moisturizer and you are done!

Frequency:

  • You can use this scrub regularly, as a couple of times every week to improve your skin and make it brighter, lighter, and stronger.

Potato and Cucumber Cleansing Scrub

Ingredients Required:

  • Potato: 1 of it
  • Cucumber: 1 of it
  • Baking soda: 1 tsp
  • Water: 1 tsp

Preparation:

  1. First of all, clean and then peel the potato and the cucumber.
  2. After that, slice them up into little pieces.
  3. Then, blend the two together for about 20 secs or as much as needed to form a consistent paste.
  4. After that, add in the other ingredients and combine all together thoroughly.
  5. Lastly, just store it in a container and shake it up to mix it well and it is ready for usage.

Application:

  1. First of all, cleanse your skin and then apply the scrub on it using gentle massaging motions.
  2. Then, Massage your skin for up to 5 minutes and then leave the scrub on your skin for about 15 minutes.
  3. Lastly, rinse off the scrub using normal water and finish with a moisturizer and you are done!

Frequency:

You can use this remedy a couple of times every week to get some great results in improving the state of your skin.

 

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