GRATED POTATO AND CUCUMBER JUICE
From aloo pakodas to French fries, potatoes are everyone’s favourite! They are tasty, nutritious and a rich source of Vitamins C, B6, potassium and other minerals. According to Dr SK Luthra, Senior Research Scientist, Dabur Research and Development Centre, they are also packed with beauty solutions. “The regular topical use of potato helps diminish blemishes, sun tan, and pigmentation, revitalise skin and reduce dark circles and under eye puffiness,” he says. Grated potato with a spoonful of cucumber juice is the most inexpensive, easy and effective topical application. “As both ingredients work well to lighten skin tone, applying this blend has a soothing and rejuvenating effect on skin. While the pack is addressed to both — young and mature skin, it is particularly helpful for dull and tired skin, with blemishes, sun tan and dark circles,” adds Dr Luthra. Love to experiment? You can always create your own pack by throwing in other interesting ingredients. “A few drops of lemon juice will lighten up your face as lemon works as a natural bleaching agent. While honey will bring out a radiant and glowing complexion, fuller’s earth or multani mitti added to this pack will help to tighten skin pores. Adding rose water will improve skin texture and help maintain the natural skin pH”, shares Dr Luthra. After applying the pack, place two cold cucumber slices to relax your eyes.