A radiant and nice looking skin is something that we all want to have. However, these days that is really difficult to achieve due to the ongoing pollution, poor dietary habits and the fashionable tanning of the skin which damages the skin and makes it dull.
Although there are plenty of expensive creams on the market promoting the skin that we have always wanted to have they are not effective. Moreover, they are packed with harmful substances that can do more harm than good.
Fortunately, there are many natural remedies and creams that can offer smooth and radiant skin. Moreover, they are very effective and above all natural showing no side effects.
These natural products are not expensive as most of the used ingredients are already present in our kitchens.
For instance, if you have a dull complexion, then the potato is the right choice for you. The potato will offer the wanted brightness and whiteness of the skin meanwhile removing the present stains. Once combined with beneficial skin ingredients like lemon or cucumber, the potato will effectively lower the skin imperfections and thus make your skin more beautiful and healthier.
The potato and its benefits for the skin
This starchy vegetable is high in enzymes known as catecholases that have the ability to lower brown spots, skin blemishes, and acne scars. The potato is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, calcium, potassium and zinc, then it contains potent antioxidants like phenols and glycoalkaloids that can fight off harmful free radicals, keep proper skin hydration, and fight against wrinkles. Likewise, they produce collagen and elastin which reduce crow’s feet.
Plus, it is of great assistance in the removal of dead cells and impurities from the skin. As a result of the vitamin C content, it can whiten the skin by lowering the melanin production and decreasing the hyper pigmentation, and thus obtaining clearer and softer skin.
The lemon and its benefits for the skin
This citrus fruit is high in vitamin C and antioxidants like flavonoids which are known for their capability to neutralize the damaging effect of the free radicals. Plus, they can fight against cellular aging by promoting the collagen production thus being able to fight wrinkles.
It acts as an antibacterial and astringent agent that can tighten the pores and regulate the sebum production due to the content of citric acid and flavonoids. Vitamin C lightens the skin’s pigment spots, reduces acne and makes the skin naturally luminous.
The cucumber and its benefits
The cucumber is mainly consisted of water, in fact it is 96% water so that makes it an ideal natural moisturizer. This ingredient is widely used in many beauty products as it makes the skin more radiant and healthy.
The use of cucumber along with Vitamin C, essential oils and natural enzymes will lighten the skin and thus make the dull skin shiny with lower number of pigment spots.
Thanks to the rich content of water and folic acid known as vitamin B9 it will deeply moisturize the skin.
This vegetable contains high anti-inflammatory properties due to the cucurbitacin content which heals the skin especially when acne is concerned. Plus, the vitamin B6 content will relieve the redness and itching in the skin.
Here are two incredible face masks that will provide you with smooth and radiant facial skin:
Potato and Lemon Mask
- 1 organic potato
- Half juiced lemon (organic)
Blend in the potato and then include the lemon juice. Continue blending till you obtain a smooth texture. Apply the resulting mixture with circular motions. Let it stay for 20 minutes and after that wash it off with warm water.
Potato and Cucumber Mask
- 1 organic potato
- Half organic cucumber
Put both of the ingredients in a blender and mix till you obtain smooth texture. Apply the mix on your face by making slow circular movements. Let it stay on for 25 minutes, and after that wash it off with lukewarm water.
The lemon displays a photo-sensitizing effect; therefore use the lemon mask in the evening.
Regarding the use of cucumber mask you should fist test it on a skin patch inside the wrist for 5 minutes, if there isn’t any burning sensation and redness, use it freely.