THE NATIONAL POTATO BOARD
Potatoes are not only an excellent source of nutrition and easy
addition to any meal; they are also known to be a centerpiece
in certain folk remedies and skin treatments.
time you're enjoying your "home spa," incorporate potatoes
into a compress to help alleviate dark or puffy circles under
your eyes. Or, use potatoes to help absorb excess oil in your
or grate a potato and put the potato in gauze. Leave the compress
on for 30 minutes while lying down.
Apply a grated raw potato as a mask by rubbing the potato on
your skin. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and then rinse off
with water and vinegar.
In a blender, combine 1/4 cup chopped cucumber (do not peel)
and 1/8 cup chopped potato (do not peel) at medium speed for
20 seconds. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 whole egg and 1/4 cup
plain yogurt; blend on low for one minute. Moisten face with
warm water and apply cleanser with a washcloth in circular motions.
Rinse clean with warm water.
have been used for centuries in various folk remedies as well.
Try using potatoes to:
Treat facial blemishes by washing your face daily with cool potato
Treat frostbite or sunburn by applying raw grated potato or potato
juice to the affected area.
Help a toothache by carrying a potato in your pocket.
Ease a sore throat by putting a slice of baked potato in a stocking
and tying it around your throat.
Ease aches and pains by rubbing the affected area with the water
potatoes have been boiled in.
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