How to Use Potato for Skin Whitening

How to Use Potato for Skin WhiteningMany of us desire white and flawless skin. The sharp yearly increase in profits of skincare products is the proof of our obsession to the white skin.

Lots of things can damage our skin, such as pollution, harmful sun rays, improper diet, chemicals etc, which results in hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and dark skin. Many of us believe the beauty dusting of skin care products and use them in our daily beauty routine. But do you know, the chemicals present in them damage your skin and health?

Homemade remedies for skin whitening are very effective and easy on your pockets in treating this problem, and potatoes are one of the best ingredients due to its amazing properties.

Is Potato Good for Skin Whitening?

  • Potatoes contain catecholase enzyme which reduce dark spots, blemishes and acne scars.
  • It contains potassium which hydrates and moisturizes the skin.
  • It has vitamin B6, which improves new cell formation.
  • The calcium present heals dry skin and protects the top layer.
  • It contains magnesium which fights with free radicals that cause wrinkles.
  • The Vitamin C in it boosts collagen production which helps to maintain skin elasticity and firmness while the zinc heals and protects damaged tissues.
  • It removes dead skin cells and impurities from the skin.
  • The presence of mild bleaching properties reduces the melamine production, lowers hyperpigmentation and lightens the skin effectively.

How to Use Potato for Skin Whitening:

We have listed a detailed description of various methods using potato for skin whitening. Give all the methods a try until you find the best one that works for you.

1. Potato

  • Peel the potato and cut into 1/2 inch slices.
  • Gently massage the sliced potato over the skin for a few minutes.
  • Let the juice rest for 15 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • You can also grate the potato, extract juice from it and apply over the skin. After 10 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • For added benefits, you can add a pinch of turmeric to potato juice.
  • Results can be achieved with daily usage.

2. Potato with Honey

This combination suits people with dry skin as it helps to lighten, moisturize and nourish it.

  • Grate 1 potato and extract juice.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons of potato juice with 2 tablespoon of honey.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse off with water.
  • Follow the process daily.

3. Potato Paste with Fuller’s Earth

In this combination fuller’s earth removes excess oil and sebum from the skin.

  • Mix fuller’s earth and potato pulp to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and after 20 minutes, clean it off with water.
  • Use this method 2 times a week.

4. Potato with Tomato

This combination helps to lighten dark spots and pigmentation marks on your skin.

  • Blend 1 tomato and 1 potato to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes then rinse off with water.
  • Follow this process regularly.

5. Potato with Yogurt

  • Blend 1 potato to make a fine paste.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of potato pulp with 1 tablespoon yogurt.
  • Combine well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes then clean it off with water.
  • Apply this regularly.

6. Potato with Cucumber, Lemon and Turmeric

This combination is excellent pack for people with oily skin. It helps to lighten the skin and removes excess oil.

  • Blend 1/2 cucumber with 1 potato to make a fine paste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon turmeric to it and stir well.
  • Apply over the skin, after 30 minutes, rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Or you can exclude lemon juice in the mixture. .
  • Repeat this process 2 – 3 times a week for quick results.

7. Potato with Olive Oil

In this combination olive oil moisturizes the skin.

  • Grate 1 potato and extract its juice and mix with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and clean it off with water.
  • Use this process 2 – 3 times a week.

8. Potato with Glycerin and Milk

This combination makes your skin wrinkle free, soft and supple.

  • Extract the juice from 1 grated potato.
  • Mix the extracted potato juice, 1 teaspoon of milk and a few drops of glycerine.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin.
  • After 15 minutes, clean it off with water.
  • Apply this regularly.

9. Potato with Egg White

This combination makes an excellent face pack which lightens the skin and removes wrinkles.

Process 1:

  • Extract the juice from 1/2 grated potato.
  • Break 1 egg and separate the egg white and mix with the juice.
  • Apply a thin layer of the mix over the skin.
  • Let it dry completely and clean it off with lukewarm water.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.

Process 2: With Cucumber, Yogurt and Baking Soda

  • Blend 1/4th cup of chopped cucumber and 1/8thcup of chopped raw potatoes.
  • Add 1 egg white, 1/4th cup plain yogurt and 1 teaspoon baking soda.
  • Stir well and apply this mixture over the skin.
  • Leave it for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • Follow this process 3 times a week.

10. Boiled Potato with Milk Powder and Almond Oil

  • Boil a potato, peel it and smash it.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of milk powder and 1 teaspoon of almond oil.
  • Spread this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water.
  • Continue this process 2 – 3 times a week.

11. Potato with Applesauce

This combination helps to maintain glowing and younger looking skin.

  • Blend 1 potato in 2 – 3 tablespoons of applesauce.
  • Apply this mixture over the affected skin.
  • Let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse it off with water.
  • Repeat this application regularly.

12. Potato with Rosewater, Lemon Juice and Honey

This combination makes a bleaching mask which helps to lighten the skin naturally.

  • Peel 1 normal sized potato and blend with rose water to make a fine paste.
  • Add 1 teaspoon each of lemon and honey.
  • Stir well and apply a thin layer of this mixture over the skin.
  • After 20 – 25 minutes, rinse it off with water.
  • Continue the process 3 times a week.

13. Potato with Rice Flour

In this combination, rice powder removes excess oil from the skin, and yogurt moisturizes it.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon each of rice powder, potato pulp and yogurt.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and let it rest for 20 – 25 minutes.
  • You can also use milk instead of yogurt.
  • Clean it off with water and pat the skin dry.

14. Potato with Oatmeal

The catecholase present in potatoes reduces the melamine production in the skin and oatmeal removes the excess oil from the skin.

  • Grind 2 tablespoons of oatmeal to make a fine powder.
  • Grind half a potato and mix in the oatmeal powder and some milk.
  • Apply this mixture over the skin and gently scrub for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • Clean with cold water.
  • Follow this process for 2 – 3 times a week.

15. Potato with Gram Flour

  • Mix 2 tablespoons each of gram flour and potato juice to make a fine paste.
  • Apply this mixture over the affected skin.
  • Let it rest for 20 minutes and rinse off with water.
  • Apply this mixture 3 times a week.

16. Potato with Carrot

Carrots contain beta-carotene which helps to lighten the skin and remove wrinkles.

  • Boil a carrot and a potato and mash up.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon olive oil or almond oil to the paste and stir well.
  • Apply this mixture to the skin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Wash it off with cold water and repeat the process 2 – 3 times a week.

17. Potato with Cabbage

This combination improves blood circulation and enhances the skins complexion.

  • Boil 1 cup each of chopped potato and cabbage in water.
  • Strain the water and set aside to cool.
  • Mash the vegetables and add 1 tablespoon of milk to make a paste.
  • Wash the skin with strained vegetable water.
  • Apply this paste over the skin and let it rest for 15 minutes before washing off.
  • Follow the process 3 times a week.

Tips and Precautions to Consider for Skin Whitening:

  • If these methods are causing irritation or redness, then immediately stop using it.
  • Wear an old t-shirt or apron while applying any face mask.
  • Always use freshly extracted potato juice or pulp.
  • Drinking 1 or 2 glasses of potato juice daily in the morning helps to remove toxins from the body.
  • Avoid drinking potato juice if you have stomach ache.
  • Avoid sprouted potatoes for home remedies.
  • Always perform a patch test on elbow or knees to observe if the ingredients suit your skin or not. Stop using the if you observe redness or irritation.
  • Improve your diet with fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Apply sunscreen before going out in the sun.

We hope this article was helpful to you. Write you feedback or queries in the comments section below.

Image – Lane Erickson @ Flickr

60 comments
      1. I am using hydroquinone2% cream since 3years now I stopped it.. After I stopped using my skin is too bad it looks to dark and dark pigmentation and pimples.. Plz help me and how to cure ???? Plzz give a natural fairness tip??????I’m waiting fr ur rply. …

  1. the receipis or the ingredients..is it foa a obe time use or we can keep it in the ref.if so how many days can we keep it….or for every ingredient..are we going to apply all on the face fully or how

    1. It is better to make a fresh batch whenever you want to apply the mask. However, if you have a leftover then you can refrigerate it for future use. It is better to use it within 2 days. You have to apply the mixture on the areas where you want to lighten the skin.

      1. thanks for the reply..theres another thing…i uses it at night..so how about during day time..can i use my regular skin care including sunblock

      2. Hi mam,
        my name prema, iam very dark, can you please tell suggestion for getting white tone , can you help me and give me tips of home made.plesae

    1. It is hard to tell the time frame as it depends on the skin texture, healing capacity and other external factors as well. So, we recommend following the process regularly until you achieve the results. However, you can observe improvement within a month.

  2. I don’t know why my skin is getting blacker day by day.
    But if I expose my face to hot sun
    It gets fade away.
    Which remedy can I use??????

    1. You can try 1, 4, 6, 8 or 16th method mentioned above in the article to reduce the discoloration and even out the skin tone.

    1. Yes, you can but if you have dry or combination skin then it is better to rinse it off once it dries. Because it can completely dry out the skin leaving it more prone to certain skin ailments.

  3. hello i hav pigmentation on cheeks..its uneven and it looks really bad..can i use the frst method jus cut it n apply..this will work??? plz reply

    1. Yes, rubbing potato slices on the affected areas can reduce pigmentation. Try the process daily to achieve the results.

  4. Hi…thanks for sharing..my skin (only face ) is because darker day by day for several months….spcly when going out in Sun ..it looks horrible very black….also uses sunscreen….my complexion was fair…

    Plz suggest which pack is best for my face

    My skin is dry type..

    1. May be because your skin is allergic to fuller’s earth. So, try any other remedy to lighten your skin tone. Apart from that exfoliate and moisturize daily. Drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and keep the skin hydrated.

  5. Should I use boiled potatoes or fresh potatoes for skin whitening? If potatoes boiled,will its benefits loss?

  6. Hi am trying to make my ow lightening skin soap(black soap) can I add potatoes if yes to I blend it extract the water or how? Thanks

  7. Can i use little bit of water on the paste of potato juice and rice flour when it drys? Does adding water to the paste darken your skin?

  8. I am using hydroquinone2% cream since 3years now I stopped it.. After I stopped using my skin is too bad it looks to dark and dark pigmentation and pimples.. Plz help me and how to cure ???? Plzz give a natural fairness tip??????I’m waiting fr ur rply. …

  9. All these remedies can it be applied all over the body cos my body is starting to get dark including my face.

  10. Am using lemon and potato to lightening dark sunburn and sunsport, it makes my face very smooth but its still not fair. Will it later lightening my face it been two weeks nw

  11. I must try but any reference book which follow to you for bleach skin,hair or teeth I know potato bleach evenly because it contains enzymes. thank you.

  12. Can men apply potato juice on face..i afraid whether it will affect my beard or removemy facial hair permanently

  13. Heyy.. i use rose water in a spray bottel and spray on my face thrice a day .. so can i add potato juice to it ?
    Is it good ?

  14. I have pigmentation around my lips, and have acne too which actually dull my skin colour which remedy should i use for daily routine?

  15. can I blend potatoes,cabbage, extract the juice and add turmeric, store in the refrigerator and use for skin brightening with little milk

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