I’ve already written a lot about ingredients be it spice, fruits or even condiments. So for V I decided to write about two of my favourite vegetables that help in maintaining good skin. Given that I’ve already stated benefits of tomato and cucumber let’s see what potato and carrot give us. There is also one surprise ingredient for which you will have to read till the end.
Potatoes help in brightening and even out the skin. The catacholase enzyme in potato help in lightening the skin.
The above said is the very reason that potatoes help in reducing dark circles.
Potatoes also are beneficial to provide anti ageing effects.
Potatoes help in reducing inflammation.
Potatoes help fight against free radical damage.
Potato when made as juice is a hydrating ingredient for skincare and is best when used by people who have dry skin.
BRIGHTENING: Take two teaspoons of potato juice and mix with a teaspoon of honey. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
BUGBITE: Take a slice of potato and apply on affected area. After 3-5 minutes remove the slice. Repeat if needed. This would help in lessening itching.
REDUCE PUFFY EYES: Refrigerate potato slices. Apply on the eyes and take off after 10-15 minutes.
FOR ACNE: Mix a tablespoon of potato pulp, tomato pulp and honey. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
FOR PIGMENTATION: Mix in a teaspoon of potato juice, rice flour, honey and lemon juice. Apply on to face and leave to dry. Gently scrub and wash off.
ANTI AGEING: 1. Blend one potato and two strawberries along with half a teaspoon of honey. Apply on to face and wash off in 15 minutes.
Mix 2/3 grated potato with yogurt. Adjust consistency and apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
SKIN TIGHTENING: Mix one eggs white with juice of half a potato. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
REDUCE SPOTS: Mix one tablespoon of multani mitti to two tablespoons of potato juice. Adjust consistency and apply on to face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Carrots prove greatly beneficial to skin health. Vitamin C and beta carotene are the best of anti oxidants that can fight ageing skin.
Vitamin C helps protect against free radical damage. Beta carotene helps fight against harmful UV radiation.
Carrots are great for flushing out toxins from body when consumed. Carrots also have abundance of Vitamin A which help in flushing the free radicals.
Beta carotene in carrots also helps in healing scars and blemishes.
Including carrots in diet can help form a protective barrier against harmful UV rays and also help in hydrating dry skin.
Vitamin A in carrots is responsible for firmer and healthy skin. The beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body.
The vitamin A that carrot offers helps in dealing with oily skin from inside out.
EXFOLIATION: Mix in equal quantities of carrot juice, egg white and yogurt. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
MOISTURE PACK: Mix in a teaspoon of milk cream, honey to two teaspoons of grated carrot and few drops of olive oil. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
FACE MIST: Mix in some orange juice to rose water which is the base. Fill in to spray bottle and use when you need to refresh skin.
OILY SKIN: Mix in a cup of orange juice and a tablespoon of curd, besan and lemon juice. Apply on to face and wash off after 30 minutes.
DRY SKIN: Mix two tablespoons of grated carrot to a teaspoon of honey and milk. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Mix equal parts of carrot juice to aloe vera gel. Apply on to face and wash off after 15 minutes.
This was the secret ingredient I was talking about. Vodka is generally prepared from potatoes, cereals and grapes upon fermentation. Contains 40% methanol and preferred more by women in social gatherings.
Vodka is a great anti ageing serum that helps in skin tightening and reduces wrinkles.
Vodka works as an anti septic. Helps in reducing the acne spots and also reduce dark circles.
Vodka helps in reducing pores due to its astringent properties.
Vodka is a great ingredient to remove odour from feet.
Vodka makes it easy to remove blackheads and whiteheads.
Vodka as a cleansing agent is great for removing makeup.
TONER: Mix in two to three teaspoons of vodka to two cups of water. Add lavendar or orange essential oil if needed two to three drops. Transfer to spray bottle.
CLEAR SKIN: Add in a teaspoon of vodka to freshly brewed green tea one cup. Apply this solution with a cotton pad and leave in for 5-10 minutes. Wash off.
MAKEUP REMOVER: Mix in a teaspoon of vodka to two teaspoons of water. Dab a cotton pad in this solution and apply on face. Wash off.
SMOOTH SHAVE: Immersing your razor in vodka helps to keep it rust free and keeps skin smooth after shave.
This post is written as part of Blogchatter’s A2Z challenge.