Rather than used for making crispy chips and fries, potatoes also have a lot of benefits in enhancing beauty. It can be used as an effective ingredient in our facial packs. This is because of its excellent features that help in enhancing your skin texture. When it comes to face, it has quite a lot of advantages in treating most of the facial problems. Starting from curing the small acne to treating hyperpigmentation, it can work well in providing effective results.

In this article, I explained all the benefits of using potato on the face. There are also many natural homemade remedies that are available to cure many of the skin problems. I have listed a few natural remedies with their respective ingredients and procedure. You can try this at your home for getting better results thereby providing a natural glow to your skin.

Benefits Of Potato On Face
Potato For Skin Whitening
Potato For Skin Pigmentation
Potato For Dark Spots On Face
Potato For Tan Removal
Potato For Clear And Glowing Skin

Benefits Of Potato On Face


Potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C and B6. They contain a lot of healthy proteins and minerals such as magnesium, zinc, potassium.  They have rich fibre components. It consists of starch vitamin like riboflavin in it. They are very useful in healing acne, skin blemishes[1], dark circles and many more skin issues. All these elements perform actively in curing skin problems. Some of the benefits of using potatoes on the skin are as follows.

potato for face

Dark Circles

  • Potatoes are enriched with active enzymes and the astringent properties in it. These properties in the potatoes help in reducing the dark circles around your eyes.
  • It makes your under eye dark circles to get vanished. These are known to be the best cure for dark circles.
  • You can take a small potato and cut it into a few slices.
  • Place the potato slice under your eyes and leave it for overnight.
  • This can help in reducing the dark circles to a greater extent.

Cures Wrinkles

  • Potatoes are filled with antioxidants and vitamin C in it. These antioxidants help in reducing the ageing effects in your skin.
  • It treats wrinkles[2]at a faster rate. They have those properties which could tighten the pores in your skin. So, it maintains the flexibility and the elasticity in your skin.
  • Applying the potato paste regularly can reduce the wrinkles in your face.
  • It makes your skin to look young and fresh all the time.

Removes Dark Spots

  • Potatoes are filled with great cleansing properties. It can actively remove all the blemishes and dark spots in your skin.
  • Potatoes help in making your skin to look very clear and fresh.
  • It fades away the dark patches on your skin and increases the color tone of your skin.

Cures Sunburns

  • Potatoes have starch compound filled in it. These starch contents can reduce the sun burns in your skin.
  • They are also enriched with Burn-fighting agents in it. This makes the sunburn[3] to get cured rapidly.
  • It makes your skin soft when applied to the affected area.
  • This also reduces the redness, swelling and itching of skin during sunburns.
  • You can place a slice of potato on the sunburned areas which reduces its effect.

Moisturizes Your Skin

  • Potatoes are capable of maintaining a proper moisture level in your skin.
  • This prevents your skin from losing the freshness.
  • It also used for hydrating your skin very deeper thus preventing the dryness.
  • Applying potato juice regularly on your skin can help you with this benefit.

Lightens The Skin

  • Potatoes are commonly known as skin lightening agents.
  • It has a special type of enzyme called catecholase in it. This enzyme is filled with natural bleaching properties in it.
  • So, it effectively removes all the dark patches in your skin.
  • It also increases the colour tone of your skin[4] and makes it look fairer with a radiant glow.

Cures Dry Skin

  • Potatoes have the ability to replenish the moisture content in your skin.
  • Thus it helps in preventing the dryness in your skin.
  • It also treats the dry skin and makes it be healthy and glowing.
  • Due to this, your skin will always look fresh and bright all the time.

Exfoliates Your Skin

  • Exfoliation is an important feature for maintaining healthy and glowing skin.
  • Potatoes are capable of removing all the dead skin cells present in your skin.
  • So, it acts as a great exfoliator for your skin.
  • It also helps in rejuvenating your skin in the damaged areas.

Enhances the Collagen Health In Your Skin

  • Potatoes are rich in vitamin C. These vitamins can help in improving the collagen production in your skin.
  • Collagen production is very essential for providing a proper structure to your skin.
  • It also boosts the blood circulation in your body and maintains healthy skin.

Removes Tan

  • Potatoes are enriched with acidic acid in it. This acid makes them act as a natural bleaching agent.
  • It actively removes the entire suntan from your skin.
  • They are known to be the best home remedies for curing suntanned skin.
  • Applying the potato juice regularly on the affected area can help you in removing the tan[5] from your skin.

Reduces The Skin Pigmentation

  • The enzyme catecholase present in the potatoes plays a vital role in reducing skin pigmentation.
  • It inhibits the melanocytes in your skin. This will, in turn, reduce the melanin production in your skin.
  • They act as an effective ingredient for both the hyper and hypopigmentation.
  • It also reduces the dark spots[6] and the other skin damages caused due to this.

Increase The Skin Glow

  • The moisturizing and the bleaching properties present in the potatoes are responsible for making your skin bright.
  • This adds glow to your skin when applied.
  • It makes your skin to look more attractive and fresh all the time.
  • They also help in maintaining healthy skin by supplying all the essential nutrients.

Potato For Skin Whitening


Honey Mask
Fuller’s Earth Powder Mask
Lime Juice And Milk Powder Mask
Coconut Milk Mask
Pomegranate Ice Cubes Mask

Honey Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato juice 3 tbsp
Honey 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take 3 tbsp of potato juice in a small bowl.
  2. To this, add 2 tbsp of honey.
  3. Mix both the ingredients well until it gets blended well.
  4. Then start applying the mask on your face and neck.
  5. Allow it to get dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Now wash your face with warm or cold water.
  7. You can apply this face pack every day to get effective results.

Honey is known to be a natural home remedy for skin whitening. It bleaches all the impurities present in your skin. Thus it makes your skin to look bright and fair all the time.

Fuller’s Earth Powder Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Fuller’s earth powder 2 tbsp
Face pack brush 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one raw potato and wash it off thoroughly to remove the dirt.
  2. Grate the potato and extract the potato juice separately leaving behind the residues.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of fuller’s earth powder into the bowl containing the potato juice.
  4. Combine the ingredients well until it turns to a fine paste.
  5. Then start applying the paste on your face using a face pack brush. Allow the paste to get dry.
  6. Allow it to stay on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  8. Pat your face with a clean towel. You can apply some moisturizer to remove the dryness in your skin.

Fuller’s earth powder has excellent healing properties that can cure any internal damages in your skin. This pack will work well in increasing the color tone of your skin.

Lime Juice And Milk Powder Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Lime Juice 3 to 4 drops
Milk Powder 1/4 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small potato and wash it to remove the dirt.
  2. Then peel the potato and grate it. Extract the potato juice from the grated mixture leaving behind the residues.
  3. Now take 1/4 tbsp of milk powder in a small bowl.
  4. Add 3 to 4 drops of lime juice into the bowl containing the milk powder.
  5. Then add the extracted potato juice into the bowl containing the milk powder.
  6. Mix all the three ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  7. Clean your face with water and apply the paste on your face and neck.
  8. Leave the paste on your face to get dry for a few minutes.
  9. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  10. A moisturizer can be used to remove the dryness in your skin.

Milk powder is being used as an active ingredient in skin whitening face masks. This has the natural ability to lighten your skin. It also adds a natural glow to your skin[7].

Coconut Milk Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato juice 2 tbsp
Coconut Milk 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take 2 tbsp of potato juice in a small bowl.
  2. Then add 2 tbsp of coconut milk into the bowl containing the potato juice. Mix both the ingredients to get mixed well.
  3. Clean your face with water and apply the pack on your face. Gently massage your face for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Then allow the mixture to get dry on your face for a few minutes.
  5. Now wash your face with warm or cold water.
  6. You can also apply some moisturizer to prevent the dryness in your facial skin.
  7. This pack can be done 2 to 3 times a week to get effective results.

Coconut milk is rich in vitamin C. This helps in maintaining the elasticity and the flexibility of your skin. It also helps in moisturizing and lightening your skin[8].

Note: If itchiness or redness in your face increases, then you should avoid using this on your face. You can prefer some other facial packs.

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Pomegranate Ice Cubes Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
pomegranate seeds 1/2 cup
purified water 1 tbsp
ice cube tray 1
fresh lemon 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one medium-sized potato and start peeling it.  Now wash the potato thoroughly to remove all the dirt present in it. Then grate the potato into small slices.
  2. Put the grated potato into a mixer or a grinder.
  3. Add the pomegranate seeds into the mixer along with the grated potato. Then add 1 tbsp of purified water along with it.
  4. Grind the grated potato mixture until it turns to a liquid.
  5. Now pour the ground potato mixture into a glass.
  6. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze the juice and add it to the potato juice.
  7. Mix all the ingredients well until everything gets blended well.
  8. Now pour the potato mixture into an ice cube tray.
  9. Freeze the ice cube tray for a few hours until the mixture turns to cubes.
  10. Then take the potato ice cubes and hold it using your hands.
  11. Clean your face with a suitable cleanser.
  12. Start rubbing the ice cube all over your cleansed face. Rub the ice cube in a circular motion.
  13. Leave the juice to sit on your face for about 5 minutes.
  14. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.
  15. You can use 1 or 2 potato ice cubes per day. You can notice the changes in 2 weeks if used regularly.

Pomegranate seeds are capable of providing a radiant look to your facial skin. This increases the freshness and the color tone of your skin. It also makes your skin to be very soft and smooth.

Potato For Skin Pigmentation


Honey And Rice Flour Mask
Strawberry Mask
Oatmeal Mask
Gram Flour Mask
Tomato Juice Mask
Potato Face Toner

Honey And Rice Flour Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato juice 1 tbsp
Fresh lime juice (optional) 1 tbsp
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Honey 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1 tbsp of rice flour into it.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of potato juice and honey into the same bowl containing the rice flour.
  3. Then you can add 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice if needed.
  4. Combine all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Then apply the paste on your face, neck and allow it to get dry.
  6. Allow the paste to stay on your face for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Now use a little amount of water and gently scrub the dried face mask from your face. Wash your face thoroughly in a circular motion.
  8. You can use this pack twice in a week to get effective results.

Honey acts as a natural bleaching agent when applied on skin. So, this pack will work well for the pigmentation[9] and in lightening the dark spots of skin.

Strawberry Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Strawberry 1
Honey 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one raw potato and one fresh strawberry and wash it thoroughly.
  2. Cut the potato and strawberry into small pieces. Put the pieces in a small bowl.
  3. Use a blender and blend the two ingredients until it turns to a pulpy paste.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of honey and mix the ingredients well using a clean spoon.
  5. Then wash your face with clean water. Apply the pulpy paste on your face.
  6. Let the paste stay on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Then wash your face with warm or cold water. You can notice a brighter and a clearer complexion of your facial skin.
  8. You can use this face mask on a daily basis to reduce the pigmentation in your facial skin rapidly.

Strawberries are known to be an excellent ingredient for lightening your skin color. It acts as an active element in reducing the pigmentation in your skin. Thus it makes your skin to look more fair and bright.

Oatmeal Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Powdered oatmeal 1 tbsp
Honey 1/2 tbsp
Milk cream 2 tbsp
Cotton cloth or cotton ball 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one raw potato and cut it into slices with medium thickness. Now take the potato slices and grate them into small pieces.
  2. Then transfer the grated potato mixture into a clean bowl.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of powdered oatmeal and 1/2 tbsp of honey into the bowl containing the grated potato mixture.
  4. Combine all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste. Then leave the mixture for 2 minutes to set together.
  5. Before applying clean your face with water. You can use a natural cleanser that is available at that time.
  6. Milk cream is known to be an excellent cleanser for facial skin. Take 2 tbsp of milk cream and start applying it on your face.
  7. Apply it on all the areas of your face and neck. Massage the applied area for about 3 to 4 minutes. The blood circulation will be increased in your face.
  8. Then take a cotton cloth or a cotton ball and wipe your face. Remove all the milk cream from your face.
  9. Now apply the grated potato and oatmeal mixture on your face. You can do spot application of this paste. This means the process of applying more on the areas of pigmentation.
  10. Allow the mixture to stay on your face for about 20 minutes. Allow it to get dry.
  11. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water. You can repeat this every day for a month continuously. You can observe the visible changes happening in your face.

The constant application of oatmeal can cure the damages part of your skin. It works well for both the hyper and hypo pigmentation of your skin. This will give you a permanent solution if used regularly.


Gram Flour Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Gram flour 3 to 4 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small potato and wash it to remove the dirt.
  2. Then peel the potato and mash it. Extract the potato juice from the grated mixture leaving behind the residues.
  3. Pour the extracted potato juice in a separate bowl.
  4. Add 3 to 4 tbsp of gram flour into the bowl containing the potato juice.
  5. Blend both the ingredients together until it turns to a fine paste.
  6. Apply this paste on your face and allow it to get dry.
  7. Let the paste stay on your face for about 20 minutes.
  8. Then wash your face with clean warm or cold water.
  9. You can use this pack 2 to 3 times a week until you obtain effective results.

Gram flour is known to increase the color complexion of your skin[10]. It provides a great relief in hyper pigmentation, dark spots on other skin damages. This pack lightens the dark areas of your skin and adds a natural glow to it.

Tomato Juice Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Potato juice 2 tbsp
Tomato juice 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take 2 tbsp of potato juice in a small bowl.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of tomato juice into the same bowl.
  3. Mix the ingredients well until both the juice gets blended well.
  4. Now dab the juice on the dark spots on your face. It is better if you apply this mask at night.
  5. Leave it to get dry for overnight.
  6. Then wash your face in the morning.
  7. You may get mild itching redness on your face. This is usually caused by potato. So, you don’t have to panic.
  8. But, when the itching increases it means that the mask is not suitable for your skin. You can avoid using this mask on your face.
  9. You can also add 1 tbsp of honey or glycerin to make the face mask more subtle.

Tomatoes are filled with active radicals. These radicals help in reducing the pigmentation in your skin for a longer duration. The other nutrients help in improving the texture of your skin.

Potato Face Toner

Materials Required Quantity
potato juice 1/2 cup
purified water 1/2 cup
lemon 1
clean spray bottle 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and fill it with 1/2 cup of potato juice.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of purified water into the bowl containing the potato juice.
  3. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze the juice into the bowl.
  4. Now stir the solution well until all the three ingredients get mixed well.
  5. Pour the toner solution in a clean spray bottle.
  6. Use this toner solution on your skin regularly to get rid of hyperpigmentation rapidly.

This potato toner solution has many benefits when applied on skin. It is capable of reducing the hyperpigmentation, dark spots, blackheads[11] and tan from your skin. It plays a vital role in maintaining a proper skin texture while using it on a regular basis.

Potato For Dark Spots On Face


Potato Mask
Potato Peel
Yoghurt Mask
Green Tea Mask
Cucumber Juice Mask
Lemon Juice And Rice Flour Mask

Dark spots

Potato Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Medium sized potato 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one medium-sized potato and wash it to remove the dirt.
  2. Cut the potato into small slices.
  3. Then place those potato slices directly on the areas where you find dark spots.
  4. Leave the potato slice on your face for a few minutes.
  5. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.
  6. Repeat this method every day for obtaining effective results.

Potato contains mild bleaching property in it. This property helps in fading away the blemishes, dark spots and the scars on your facial skin. It also promotes the health of your skin.

Potato Peel

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Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato peel as per the requirement

Directions For Use

  1. Take a potato and peel the outer skin layer. The potato can be used for preparing some other masks.
  2. Now take the potato peel and start rubbing it on the areas where you have blackheads and dark spots.
  3. Put the potato peel over the affected area and leave it.
  4. After a few minutes remove it from your face.
  5. Wash the area with clean warm or cold water.
  6. You can use this daily to get rid off dark spots rapidly.

The potato peels can help you in removing the excess oil from your skin. It removes all the blackheads, blemishes and dark spots from your skin. This can act as a great natural remedy in curing the dark spots.

Yoghurt Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Grated or blended potato 1 tbsp
Yoghurt 1 or 2 tbsp
Rice flour 1 tbsp
Rosewater spray 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a small bowl and add 1 tbsp of blended raw potato in it.
  2. Then add 1 or 2 tbsp of yoghurt into the bowl.
  3. Now add 1 tbsp of rice flour into the same bowl.
  4. Combine the ingredients well until it turns to a paste. You can also add buttermilk or more yoghurt into the bowl, is the consistency seems to be dry.
  5. Start applying the paste on your face. Avoid applying this around your eyes. Apply well on the regions near your nose and mouth. These are the places where dark spots occur commonly.
  6. Leave the mask on your face to get dry for 30 minutes.
  7. Take a rosewater spray and start spraying it on your face. Then start massaging your face using your hands. This helps in the exfoliation process.
  8. Massage your face for 3 to 4 minutes. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  9. Apply some moisturizer on your face to prevent the dryness.
  10. Add a small amount of honey to this mask. This helps in preventing the dryness in your skin.

Yogurt is an organic bleaching agent which can lighten the dark spots in your skin[12]. This pack will work well in removing the black spots from your face. It makes your face to look clear and bright.

Green Tea Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Medium sized potato 1
Sugar 2 tbsp
Rice powder 2 tbsp
Green tea infused Oil 3 tbsp
Green Leaves 2 or 3

Directions For Use

  1. Take one medium-sized potato and start peeling it.  Now wash the potato thoroughly to remove all the dirt present in it. Then cut the potato into small pieces or cubes.
  2. Put the potato pieces into a small bowl. Using a blender blend the potato cubes until it turns to a paste.
  3. Now add 2 tbsp of sugar and 2 tbsp of rice powder into the paste.
  4. Then add 3 tbsp of green tea infused oil and 2 or 3 green leaves into the same bowl.
  5. Mix all the ingredients until it turns to a fine paste.
  6. Cleanse your face with warm or cold water. Start applying the paste on your face. Spread it uniformly in all areas in your face.
  7. Then start massaging your face for 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Let the paste stay on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow it to dry completely.
  9. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.
  10. You can apply some moisturizer on your face to prevent the dryness.

Green tea has a lot of antioxidants present in them. This makes the damage causing free radicals to get neutralized. It also protects your skin from any damages and reduces the dark spots and other damages.

Cucumber Juice Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Fresh cucumber 1
Cotton pads or cotton balls 1
muslin cloth or cheesecloth 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one raw potato and one fresh cucumber. Wash it off thoroughly to remove all the dirt. Then peel the potato and cucumber and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Put the pieces in a small bowl and grate them. Mix both the ingredients well until it turns to a grated mixture.
  3. Now sieve the grated mixture through a cheesecloth or a muslin cloth. Extract the juice using this cloth leaving behind the residues.
  4. Pour the juice in a small bowl and allow it to cool for some time.
  5. Then take a cotton ball or cotton pads and soak it inside the juice for a few minutes. Place these soaked cotton pads or balls on the areas where you have dark spots.
  6. It is better if you apply this mask during the night. Leave it to get dry for overnight.
  7. If you do it during the day time, then leave it for 20 minutes on your face. Then remove it from your face.
  8. Remove the cotton pads or balls from your face by morning.
  9. Rinse your face with warm or cold water. Then pat your face with a clean towel and make it dry. You can also use this mask to remove the dark circles around your eyes.

Cucumber juice helps in lightening your skin. So, the blemishes[13] and the dark spots in your skin gets faded away on regular usage. This makes your skin to be healthy and glowing.

Lemon Juice And Rice Flour Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato juice 3 tbsp
Fresh lime juice 1 tbsp
Rice flour 2 or 3 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take 2 or 3 tbsp of rice flour in a small bowl.
  2. Add 3 tbsp of potato juice and 1 tbsp of lime juice into the bowl.
  3. Combine the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  4. Then apply the paste after cleansing your face with water. Apply it well on the areas where you have dark spots in your face.
  5. Leave the paste on your face for 30 minutes to get dry.
  6. Now rinse your face with warm or cold water. This mask can be used every day to get rid of dark spots quickly.

Rice flour is capable of removing the excess oil from your face. It tightens the pores[14], improves the skin tone by fading away the blemishes and the dark spots on your skin. It helps in keeping your skin fair and refreshed.

Potato For Tan Removal


Egg Yolk And Milk Mask
Lemon Face Mask
Rosewater And Lime Mask
Milk Ice Cubes Mask
Baking Soda And Egg White Mask

skin tan

Egg Yolk And Milk Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Boiled Potato 1
Egg yolk 1
Raw milk 1 or 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a boiled potato and smash it along with its skin. Smash the potatoes when they are hot.
  2. Then add the egg yolk and 1 or 2 tbsp of raw milk with the mashed potato.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a yellow cream.
  4. Then apply the cream mixture on your face and allow it to get dry. While applying the creamy mixture, it should be in a warm condition.
  5. Leave the mixture on your face for about 20 minutes.
  6. Rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  7. Then you should apply some moisturizer on your face to prevent the dryness. Even if you find your facial skin very soft, it is very important to apply some moisturizer.

The oil form the egg yolks can help in making your skin to be very soft and smooth. It also helps in treating the affected area of your skin. The oil coats all the fibres in your skin and removes the tan from your skin.

Lemon Face Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Lemon 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take a raw potato and wash it thoroughly to remove all the dirt.
  2. Then peel the potato and grate it until it turns to a smooth pulp. Put the grated mixture in a small bowl.
  3. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze it inside the bowl containing the grated potatoes.
  4. Mix the ingredients well until it gets blended well.
  5. Then apply the paste on your face and allow it to dry.
  6. Let the paste stay on your face for about 20 minutes.
  7. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.

The citric acid present in lemon are known to remove the tan from your skin at a faster rate. This could be the best anti tan pack mixtures which can effectively remove tan from your skin.

Rosewater And Lime Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Lemon 2
Rosewater 3 to 4 drops

Directions For Use

  1. Take one potato and wash it thoroughly to remove all the dirt. Then peel the potato and cut it down into smaller pieces.
  2. Then put the pieces and grind them using a mixer or a grinder. Grind the pieces until it turns to a paste.
  3. Now put the potato paste in a strainer and filter the potato juice separately. Leave the residues and collect the juice in a separate bowl.
  4. Take 2 fresh lemons and squeeze the lime juice from it. Collect the juice in a separate bowl.
  5. Now take equal amounts of lime juice and potato juice. Put them in the same bowl and mix them.
  6. Start applying the mixture on your face. Avoid applying it to the areas around your eyes. Also, do not apply around your lips.
  7. Then allow it to get dry for about an hour.
  8. Now wash your face with warm or cold water.
  9. You can apply some moisturizer on your face to prevent the dryness.

Rosewater is known to be an excellent exfoliating agent[15]. It removes all the dead skin cells from your skin. This pack also makes your skin to be hydrated all the time.

Milk Ice Cubes Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Lemon essential oil 3 to 4 drops
raw milk 5 tbsp
Ice cube tray 1
thin cloth 1
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Directions For Use

  1. Take one medium-sized potato and start peeling it.  Now wash the potato thoroughly to remove all the dirt present in it. Then cut the potato into small pieces or cubes.
  2. Put the potato pieces into a small bowl. Using a blender blend the potato cubes until it turns to a paste.
  3. Now extract the potato juice separately leaving behind the residues.
  4. Then add 5 tbsp of raw milk into the potato juice. Add 3 to 4 drops of lemon essential oil into the juice.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well until everything gets blended well.
  6. Now pour the potato mixture into an ice cube tray.
  7. Freeze the ice cube tray for a few hours until the mixture turns to cubes.
  8. Then take the potato milk ice cubes and keep it inside a thin cloth.
  9. Clean your face with a suitable cleanser and water.
  10. Start rubbing the cloth covered ice cube all over your cleansed face.
  11. Leave the juice to sit on your face for about 5 minutes.
  12. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.
  13. You can use 1 or 2 potato milk ice cubes per day. You can notice the changes in 2 weeks if used regularly.
  14. Do not rub the ice cubes directly on your face without covering it.
  15. Using 1 ice cube at a time is more than sufficient for obtaining effective results.

Raw milk is known to be an excellent ingredient for removing the tan from your skin. These ice cubes can be prepared and used everyday until you get the desired results.

Baking Soda And Egg White Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1/8 cup
chopped cucumber 1/4 cup
plain yoghurt 1/2 cup
egg white 1
baking soda 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take 1/8 cup of raw potato and put in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 cup of cucumber slices inside the bowl containing potato.
  3. Then add 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and 1 egg white in the same bowl.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of baking soda with the mixture.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well until the mixture turns to a uniform paste.
  6. Apply the paste on your face and allow it to get dry.
  7. Let the paste stay on your face for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.
  9. You can use a moisturizer to prevent the dryness in your skin.

Baking soda is capable of removing all the dead skin cells present in your skin. Applying this paste regularly on the affected area can help you in removing the tan.

Potato For Clear And Glowing Skin



Cucumber And Turmeric Mask
Egg White Mask
Honey And Almond Oil Mask
Glycerine And Milk Mask
Carrot And Almond Oil Mask

Glowing skin

Cucumber And Turmeric Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Grated Raw Potato 1
Grated cucumber 1
Rosewater 2 to 3 drops
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one grated raw potato and one grated cucumber in a small bowl.
  2. Add 1/4 tbsp of turmeric powder into the bowl.
  3. Then add 2 to 3 drops of rose water into the same bowl.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a fine paste.
  5. Then apply the mixture on your face.
  6. Leave the paste in your face for about 10 minutes.
  7. Then wash your face with warm or cold water.
  8. You can also use a cloth to remove the paste from your face.

Turmeric is known to be an excellent antiseptic agent. This is best suitable for women with oily skin. It removes the excess oil from your face and gives a natural glow to it.

Egg White Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Egg 1
Light cloth 1
Makeup Brush 1

Directions For Use

  1. Take one big raw potato and wash it to remove the dirt. Then peel it off and grate the potato.
  2. Put the grated potato in a light cloth and squeeze the cloth. Extract the potato juice separately leaving behind the residues. You can also use a sieve for extracting the potato juice.
  3. Pour the squeezed potato juice separately in a small clean bowl.
  4. Then allow the extracted juice to settle down for some time. In this face pack, we are going to use the residues that settle at the bottom. This residue is commonly known as potato starch. So, leave the juice to remain undisturbed for a few minutes.
  5. Now take one egg and crack it. Take the egg white separately from the yolk and put it inside another small bowl.
  6. You should separate the residue from the potato juice. Now take the potato juice and slowly pour the water at the top into another bowl. Pour the water until only residues are left behind.
  7. Then mix the filtered potato starch with the egg white.
  8. Now take a clean makeup brush and dip it inside the face mask. Start applying the mixture on your face.
  9. Then leave the mixture on your face for 30 minutes.
  10. Wash your face with warm or cold water. Pat your face with a clean towel.
  11. Then apply some moisturizer and toner on your face to prevent the dryness.
  12. You can repeat this face mask 2 to 3 times a week for obtaining better results.
  13. If any leftovers are there, do not store it in the refrigerator for reusing it. Every time you use this pack, all the ingredients should be fresh.

Egg whites are known to be great cleansing agents for skin. It removes all the dirt and pollutants when applied on skin. It also tightens the pores and protects the glowing effect in your face.

Honey And Almond Oil Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
honey 1 tbsp
Almond oil 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a raw potato and wash it to remove the dirt from it.
  2. Then peel the potato and grate it. Keep the grated potato in a small bow.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tbsp of almond oil into the grated potato mixture.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Then apply the paste on your face.
  6. Leave the paste on your face for 30 minutes.
  7. Now wash your face with warm or cold water.
  8. you can use this face pack twice in a week to get effective results.

Honey helps in making your skin very soft and smooth. It locks the water content within your skin. This keeps your skin to be moisturized all the time. Thus your skin remains to be fresh and glowing.


Glycerine And Milk Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Glycerine 3 to 4 drops
Raw milk 2 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take a raw potato and wash it thoroughly to remove all the dirt.
  2. Then peel the potato and grate it. Put the grated potatoes in a small bowl.
  3. Add 3 to 4 drops f glycerine and 2 tbsp of raw milk into the bowl containing the grated mixture.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a paste.
  5. Then apply the paste after cleansing your face with water. Apply it well on all the areas of your face.
  6. Leave the paste on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes. Allow it to get dry completely.
  7. Now rinse your face with warm or cold water. This mask can be used twice in a week to get better results.

This pack helps in clearing all the dirt and dust from our facial skin. It removes all the dead cells and keeps our facial skin bright. Thus you can maintain a glowing clear skin.

Carrot And Almond Oil Mask

Materials Required Quantity
Raw Potato 1
Fresh carrot 1
Almond Oil 1/2 or 1 tbsp

Directions For Use

  1. Take one raw potato and fresh carrot and wash it thoroughly.
  2. Now grate the vegetables and keep it in a small bowl.
  3. If you have dry skin then add 1 tbsp of almond oil to the grated mixture. In case of oily skin, you can add 1/2 tbsp of almond oil.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until it turns to a creamy paste.
  5. Then start applying the creamy paste on your face.
  6. Leave the paste on your face for about 30 minutes.
  7. Then rinse your face with warm or cold water.
  8. You can also use mild soap for washing your face.
  9. This face pack can be used once in a week for getting a glowing skin.

Carrot helps in increasing your complexion. It makes your face to look fresh and bright. This pack will work well for obtaining a clear and glowing skin.

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 14/2/2019



Tharaa Nagendran

Health & Wellness Content Writer at Glowpink
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.
Tharaa Nagendran
A passionate writer and a creative artist who loves artworks. Writing and Doodling are the two things that give me serenity. Being as a Health and Fitness content writer, I find myself more responsible. I enjoy delivering contents that helps in enhancing the lifestyles of people.

43 Comments

  1. Is potato really good for the skin? Any avid user who can advice me how to use it?

  2. I tried the lemon, milk powder and potato on my skin, it made my skin extremely dry. What is the problem? Should I add something else to it to moisturize my skin or completely skip this recipe.

  3. Has anyone used potato juice to remove dark spots? How effective was it? Please help.

  4. This is such a well written article. I love the fact that you have provided recipes for specific problems rather than just listing out all the recipes as is. It made it so much easier for me. Thank you so much.

  5. While I am aware about potatoes quality to help get rid of dark spots. However, I was curious weather it will work the same way for the entire body too. Can it reduce the tan for the entire body too? If yes for how long and how many times should I apply it.

  6. I have used the tomato and potato juice for pigmentation as mentioned above, while I thought it would help, and wouldn’t even cause any harm considering it is mild, I was left in utter confusion. My skin burnt as soon as I applied it. I have heard from a lot of people that it happens with tomato. Should I be concerned or is it actually quite normal.

  7. What is the ideal time to leave potato juice on the face? Will it cause any problem if I leave it for more than I should?

  8. I have been using potato juice from the past 3-4 years now and I keep it on till it dries which is mostly 10-15 minutes. You can always wait for it to dry and then apply one more layer. Repeat the same till you are done applying it thrice and then rinse off your face. This way it is sure that the juice has gone in the deepest layers and the process of brightening, repairing and rejuvenating has begun.

  9. Tomatoes are actually quite mild. I have been using it raw on my skin from past 5 years and I have very sensitive skin still I don’t experience any irritation. Maybe you have cuts or wound and applying the juice is causing the irritation. I would suggest you to try a cooler ingredient like cucumber and aloe and if it still burns then consult a doctor.

  10. Tomatoes usually don’t create any problem as they are quite mild. However, if you want to stick to this ingredient and you are facing problem with it, I suggest try diluting it with something. Maybe it will be helpful.. Mix water or rose water to it.

  11. Wait till it dries and then you will be good to go. Don’t leave in unwashed. It might clog the pores as the juice can attract impurities from outside as it gets a little sticky after drying. Rinse it off with cold water as soon as it dries.

  12. Absolutely. While it is easier to treat under eye dark circle cause the skin is very thin there compared to rest of body but using potato every day can cure pigmentation from the rest of your body too. All you have to do is rub it directly onto your skin without diluting it and leaving it on till it dries. Use it almost every day till you see the tan fading.

  13. Yes. And you can trust it because it is coming from someone who is using the juice to remove tan and other impurities since almost a decade now. I was in my teens when my mom introduced me to it and since then I have not looked back. It is a compulsory ritual almost every week, one day. And a holy grail when I am back from my beachy vacation. The antioxidant property in it is the major reason for maximum repair. It is filled with a lot more nutrients which works wonders for the skin.

  14. From removing dark spots, to curing free radicals like wrinkles and fine lines, potato is the wonder veggie that I don;t think anyone should live without. It is filled with enzymes and the astringent properties that work towards fading this pigmentation to a point where it completely erase. The antioxidants and vitamin C ensure that your skin is well protected from damage and radicals. It is also a go to ingredient for sun burns.

  15. Yes, it is. However, due to your skin type and even weather, you can get a dry skin. But there is a solution to that as well. You can either add ingredients like milk of Shea butter to maintain that moisturize or simply moisturize after your application.

  16. Yes you can. You can leave potato juice on your face over night. If you are someone with an extremely dry skin I would suggest mix it with some ingredients that will moisturize the skin as well. This way you will protect your skin while nourishing it.

  17. Yes you can. I have been using potato juice to cure my tans and they are the most effective when I leave it over night. It is during the night that the repair function starts and it is the best time to use any ingredient that you like as it will function better.

  18. It’s key role is to work on dark spots, tans and patches. You can blindly trust it for that. The starch in it pushes the functioning of it in that direction. You can use it and benefit from it. Consistency is the key so use it almost every day if possible. If you feel it is drying out your skin, mix it with oils to soften the skin while working on the damage.

  19. Such a well written article. I love how detailed it is. Thank you so much glowpink. 😀

  20. Well, if you want to leave it over night you can do that as well, but the ideal time to leave it on is 15-20 minutes and not more than that. This way you won’t dry up your skin and it will still be treated from all the problems and look healthy and nourished.

  21. How well does potato juice work on pimples? Will it remove it or will be non effective.

  22. It works very well on pimples as it dries it out and then erase it entirely. It is juice and hence seep deep into the deepest layers to start the repairing process from within. If juicing seems like too much of a work, you can also use shredded potatoes on your pimples directly. This will also work. It not only dries the pimple out but also kills the bacteria that causes pimples. You can also mix it with essential oil to make it more effective. Ingredients like lemon or oranges which has citric in it will also work wonders. It will not only help in drying the pimples fast but it will also help with pigmentation and tan.

  23. I always try to mix potato juice with lemon, this dries my pimple in 3 days max and also help me lighten the pigmentation that I get exposing myself to the sun or the pollution.

  24. I have a dry skin and my skin is prone to a lot of pimples and acne. I want to use this remedy but I also don’t want to face any sot of burning. I have used lemon on my scalp earlier and it almost always burn. How can I mellow the effect. Will it burn the same way on my pimple. Also is it normal if it burns?

  25. Hi William, nice to see a guy taking the initiative to actually invest his time on skin care and hair care. 🙂 Well, it will burn cause lemon contains citric acid which will burn any wounds, scars or even infection. However, the burning is an indication that the method is actually working. If it becomes unbearable I would suggest, washing your face with cold water in the first place and then try to use it again. If it still burns then mix it with a milder ingredient. If the burn is still stinging then consult a doctor with this remedy. It might be very normal and you might be feeling it extensively because you must have not experienced a sensation like this. Hope it was helpful 😀

  26. I was facing a lot of hyper pigmentation because I stay in Arizona and we have sun attacks almost every single day. I wanted to give nature a try before jumping onto chemical products. I researched a lot and while doing that, I saw this article. I had always heard my granny talk about using potato for dark spots but I always waved it off. Now that I have so much pigmentation I though of giving it a try. The article really helped. I chose multiple recipes and tried them all. Alternating between most of them. I was surprised to see the spots fading out. Loved it and would recommend it to every one.

  27. Love how amazingly this article is written. The details are really impressive. I might try a couple of them myself too. Will leave a review after trying them on. Thank you so much Glowpink

  28. I have an extremely sensitive skin. Is potato juice a good option? Should I mix it with other ingredients or can I use raw potato juice directly on my skin. Thank you in advance folks.

  29. Yes potato juice is good even for sensitive skin and you can directly use it on your skin without mixing it with any other ingredient too. It is very rich in carbohydrates and vitamin C that maintains the health of the skin . If you are looking for an ingredient to naturally lighten your skin then this is your best bet. It an enzyme called catalase which is responsible for the lightening. It will also open your pores and cleanse from the roots.

  30. I have an extremely sensitive skin and i have been using potato juice on my face from past 3 years. While I understand that most skin work very differently and what helped me might not help you, but you can obviously give it a try. I also had a lot of pimples and even fine lines and while I was using potato juice only to treat my pigmentation, it automatically cleared all those problems as well. Do give it a try and if you fell it is not working you can always skip it. 😀

  31. Can I use potatoes and then go out in the sun? Can it act as a natural sun screen. I am asking cause it is known to cure sun burns so I was curious weather it will work towards helping me with sunscreen as well. I am sick of using the chemical ones which sit like a thick layer on top of the skin. Thank you in advance.

  32. I am 23 and a mother. I am mostly busy with my classes and work and taking care of the kid that I hardly get time to myself. I was growing a lot of pigmentation and it was not helping my over all appearance. I have taken up a receptionist job a part time and it requires me to look my best. My makeup also looked very cakey and uneven because of my skin. I then read this article and say the honey and potato juice recipe. The best part, it requires minimum time. And cherry on the top is that it only requires 2 ingredients and it pretty much solves all my problems. I used it for a month and the changes were impossible to believe. It entirely vanished all my spots and marks and also made my skin glow from within. It improved the complexion to such an extent that now I use only a moisturizer and my skin looks as if it has been painted with makeup. I have got zillions of compliments and I would suggest you the same. All the best.

  33. I am a college student and I was looking for a remedy which would not want me to have a mixer or a grinder and would be bare minimum. Thank you so much for leaving an intense review about the honey and potato juice recipe, I will for sure give it a try. I wanted to ask if it will work for dry skin. I have skin that sometimes becomes flaky, like the problem is that intense. Will it still work. Thank you.

  34. Well, if it was just potato juice I would have suggested you other wise but when you mix it with ingredient like honey, there is no way your skin will go dry. Honey is a natural humectant which means it will soften your skin while killing the bacteria. It is also a great recipe for someone who have a lot of pimples and blemishes as honey also contains anti bacterial properties that will easily kill the bacteria that cause problems like blemishes, acne and pimples.

  35. The honey will make it soft and cure the problem permanently. I had extremely dry hair just like yours and constant usage of honey solved my problem. Maybe you can maintain a 2:1 ratio while making this recipe to make sure it bodes well with your skin type. This way, you will be able to use the home made recipe much more frequently and cure your problem faster.

  36. Can I use potatoes skin on my skin as well or is only the juice effective? It is usually the peel that contains all the nutrients and goodness and hence I was curious.

  37. I used the lime juice, raw milk and potato juice remedy to treat my brighten my skin. And it actually happened. I could see the difference from the very first usage and I loved the end result. Thank you so much glowpink. This recipe has made it to my skin care routine which I use most frequently.

  38. I have an oily skin, is it a good idea to use this remedy considering it has raw milk which means a lot of fat? I usually avoid dairy products on my skin for the exact same reason. If you are someone who have used this remedy in spite of having an oily skin please let me know. This is very easy to make and I almost all the time have these ingredients. Would love to try it out.

  39. Well, considering the products are all natural, I will suggest go for it. It will definitely not worsen the situation I am sure. And you can always alter the ratios according to your liking. Plus the lemon juice and potato juice both are great ingredients for skin type that is oily. So give it a try and see how it works.

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