Having beautiful skin is every woman’s dream and often it is a reflection of the care we provide. However, pollution, poor diet or overexposure to the sun are some of the bad habits that damage the skin and make it dull. So ladies, don’t rush to buy expensive and harmful creams on top of that and think about the natural products you have in your house that are more economical and more effective.
We have in our kitchen, several ingredients and foods that are beneficial for our health as well as for the beauty of our skin.
For women who suffer from a dull complexion, there is nothing better than a potato to bring radiance and whiteness to their skin while removing any unsightly spots that can make it ugly. So, mixed with other ingredients like lemon or cucumber, all equally effective for the skin, the potato will help you reduce skin imperfections to make it more beautiful and healthier.
The benefits of potatoes
The potato is rich in enzymes called catecholases which help reduce skin blemishes, dark spots and acne scars. It is a natural source of calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium as well as zinc, iron and several phenols and glycoalkaloids which are powerful antioxidants, allowing to fight against wrinkles, to fight free radicals and maintain hydration of the skin for greater elasticity. They also help to produce collagen and elastin to reduce crow’s feet.
In addition, the potato helps to eliminate dead cells and impurities from the skin. In addition, thanks to its vitamin C content, it has properties that whiten the skin by reducing the production of melanin, reducing hyperpigmentation, for clearer and softer skin.
The benefits of lemon
Lemon is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants such as flavonoids and thus helps fight free radicals and fight against cell aging by stimulating collagen production. It also helps fight wrinkles, thanks to its richness in tannins and flavonoids. It is also an antibacterial and an astringent and helps tighten the pores and regulate the production of sebum , thanks to the citric acid and the flavonoids it contains. By adding vitamin C to these components, it helps lighten pigment spots on the skin, reduce acne and restore a beautiful luminosity to the skin.
Benefits of cucumber
Native to the Himalayas, cucumber is a natural moisturizer and contains 96% water. In addition to its health benefits and slimming effects, it remains a major ingredient for the beauty of the skin, which will only be more radiant and healthier.
Cucumber is the perfect ally for lightening the skin thanks to the vitamin C, essential oils and natural enzymes it contains which allow it to bring radiance to dull skin and reduce pigment spots. .
Its richness in water and folic acid (vitamin B9) gives it the property of a moisturizer for the superficial layers of the skin.
Likewise, cucumber has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its cucurbitacin content, which gives it healing power, especially for acne-prone skin. In addition, its vitamin B6 content helps soothe redness and itching on the skin.
Potato and lemon mask
- An organic potato
- Juice of 1/2 organic lemon
Blend the potato then add the lemon juice . Stir until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Apply this mask to the face using circular movements. Leave on for 20 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
Potato and cucumber mask
- An organic potato
- ½ organic cucumber
Mix the two ingredients until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. Apply to the face with light circular movements. Leave on for 25 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
- It is advisable to use the lemon mask in the evening to avoid the photosensitizing effect of the lemon.
If you’ve never used a cucumber mask before, take the test by putting a slice on the inside of your wrist for 5 minutes to check for redness or a burning sensation.