Can a raw potato nurse your skin back to health?

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Everybody knows about the health benefits of a potato, which is a staple food all across the world. It is rich in potassium and vitamin C, and pairs beautifully with other edible items as well. But, beyond consumption, how else can this root vegetable benefit us? If numerous claims are to be believed, potato juice, or even raw potatoes can benefit the skin and treat many different conditions. Read on.

Skin lightening

While still not clinically explained, potatoes are known to help with the lightening of the skin. Those who use it say that it can help lighten the dark spots caused by skin freckles and/or sunspots. It works best when raw pieces of potatoes are mixed with other acidic ingredients like lemon juice and yogurt to create a natural face mask.

Treatment for acne

Acne is a common condition that is caused by skin inflammation. According to a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the potato skin extracts may have some possible anti-inflammatory properties. But, before you start rubbing it on the face, which may already be sensitive, check with your dermatologist.Read More..

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