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Potato: perfect food for your health

We know that the potato is a very nutritious food, rich in carbohydrates, vitamin C, potassium and other minerals.

Potato: perfect food for your health

Because of its flavor and versatility, this humble tuber is used all over the world in a thousand and one dishes, either as a main food or as an accompaniment to all kinds of food. But much less well known are its very interesting medicinal properties when applied externally to the skin.

The raw potato is rich in minerals such as sulfur / Pexels

Natural emollient

Cut a raw potato into thin slices and mash them with a mortar or with the mixer. The starch contained in the juice has the ability to soothe inflamed and sore areas of the skin, also helping wound healing.

Porcelain hands

The cleaning products and many soaps that we use are a constant attack on the skin of our hands, which is thus becoming more and more sensitive. Also extreme temperatures (sun, wind, very cold or very hot water) affect your epidermis.

As a consequence, calluses and rough and cracked areas appear, which the potato improves almost from the first application.

Make a homemade hand cream by mixing a well mashed medium raw potato with the mixer, half a tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of lemon juice.

Massage your hands with this paste, let it sit for ten minutes and then rinse them with warm water.

Potato is a very nutritious food / Pexels

Eliminate dead cells

Let some potato slices rest on your face to take advantage of its exfoliating property, which helps remove dead cells that, if not removed, can clog pores. Exfoliation also helps to remove acne scars and promotes skin renewal.
 

Anti-acne solution

The reddened and inflamed lesions caused by acne visibly improve after applying for three or four days with a natural mask made with mashed potatoes. It stimulates healing thanks to its high content of vitamin C, an antioxidant that also strengthens the skin against the aggression of bacteria that damage it.

The raw potato is rich in minerals such as sulfur, potassium and phosphorus. These minerals stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which help the skin to remain toned and younger.

Arymel García

Editor of muii.in. Passionate about nutrition and healthy living, I have been a content creator for 8 years.+ info

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