You are standing in front of a vanity mirror with all types of primers, concealers, and foundation creams to hide those dark circles under your eyes, but to no avail.
Maybe it was some vitamin and iron deficiency or perhaps sleep deprivation that initially caused those circles but now you seemed to be stuck with them forever.
You have tried to change your sleeping habits, taken vitamins, and iron supplements, over-the-counter eye creams, and even tried a few home remedies but nothing seems to work.
Today we have brought to you some home remedies to get rid of these stubborn dark circles that so many people have used and they were really happy with the results.
These remedies have a common ingredient which is potato!
Yes! We now have a potato treatment for dark circles!
Are Potatoes Good for Fighting Dark Circles?
Potatoes are widely considered to have natural bleaching properties. They contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B3 which can have a good effect on your skin. Many home remedies involve the use of potato for dark circles treatment.
While there are many health benefits of including this starchy root vegetable in your diet, the bleaching properties of potatoes have not been proven scientifically.
Skin experts warn against the use of raw potato on the skin as some people might be allergic to it. If you want to try a home remedy, you can ask a dermatologist for advice.
How to Use Potato for Removing Dark Circles?
The homemade masks for dark circles mostly involve raw potato as the main ingredient.
The other popular ways to incorporate potato in home remedies is using mashed boiled potatoes, raw potato slices, raw potato paste, and even potato juice for dark circles removal.
Most of the time potato is used in combination with an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice which enhances the bleaching properties of the potato.
Some Home Remedies for Dark Circles
Many remedies use potato for dark under eye circles. With so many claims for the effectiveness of these home treatments, you can pick a remedy and use it for at least one month and measure the results for yourself.
Do not give up on a home treatment that fails to give you immediate results. Natural ingredients need time to take effect so try to be a little patient!
Our five picks are:
Potato Slices Remedy
Put a potato in the refrigerator then cut it into thin slices and place them on the dark circles for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash off using cold water. Do this procedure in the morning and at night daily for two to three weeks and check the outcome.
Save the unused slices of potato in a bowl of water in the fridge and use them for the next time.
Aloe Vera with Potato Juice
Aloe Vera has miraculous properties for the skin. It is rich in antioxidants so has anti-inflammatory properties. Aloe Vera moisturizes dry skin and rejuvenates it.
You can get rid of dark circles by using an overnight potato juice and Aloe Vera eye mask religiously for a couple of weeks and see the difference.
Rosewater and Grated Potato Mask
Rosewater is a sure-shot way to freshen tired and puffy eyes!
Add half a teaspoon of rose water to 1 tablespoon of grated potato. Put it in the fridge for 15 minutes to get it cooled. Apply this blend to the dark circles. Rest your head on a pillow for 20 minutes and get up all freshen up with an added advantage of dark circle reduction in a matter of days.
Mint and Potato Paste
Blend some fresh mint leaves and half a potato to make a smooth paste.
Cover a couple of makeup-removing pads in this mixture and put them in the freezer until frozen. Use these minty pads on your eyes. The freshness of the mint will suck out all the stress from your tired eyes while helping to reduce the dark circles as well.
Lemon Juice and Potato Mask
Make a smooth paste out of potato and lemon juice. The acidity of the citrus works so well with the potato for dark circles.
Carry out applying this mask every night until you get the desired results.
Our Take on the Use of Potato for Dark Circles
Although, only putting a sliced potato on eyes is unlikely to get rid of those stubborn patches yet placing freshly cut slices of potato over the eyes gives a very soothing effect. This ritual helps in reducing the puffiness of the eyes just like those cucumber pieces do.
Potato when combined with other skin whitening and lightening agents can produce effective results for under eye dark circles.
We will give you honest advice on contacting a dermatologist before you go and start using home remedies aggressively.