Why are raw potatoes used in acne natural remedies?
Raw potatoes are known to contain active ingredients which help in the natural treatment for acne. Potatoes contain Potassium, much like the banana, a deficiency in Potassium has often been linked to acne breakouts. They are also a rich source of sulfur, which has been used as effective acne ingredient since the time of the Romans who bathed in sulfur springs to treat skin problems.
Sulfur has many properties that make it excellent in caring for the skin.
1. Antibacterial, which works by limiting key acids required for bacteria to grow.
2. A keratoloytic agent, which means sulfur’s properties encourage the shedding of dead skin cells, which will prevent blocked pores and helps keep skin looking fresh.
3. Anti-inflammatory, which penetrates the skin and reduce lesions.
Many people enjoy using potato because it is a natural, organic ingredient that is inexpensive and readily available at any food store. Potatoes properties also make it ideal for mild to moderate acne.
How To Use The Potatoes
The simplest way to use raw potatoes for a natural acne remedy is to cut a potato in half and rub the juice onto the acne affected areas. Gently rub it on for around 30 seconds, and allow the potato juice to dry on the skin. Wait fifteen to twenty minutes then rinse with warm water.
To use as a mask just grate some raw potatoes and grind it into a pulp then add tea tree oil for maximum effectiveness. Spread this mixture over the acne affected area and leave it on to dry for 30 minutes.
Apart from being an effective acne natural remedy, you can also use raw potatoes for other skin problems such as wrinkles, age spots, boils, blackheads and whiteheads.
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