16 Best Potato Face Packs For Glowing And Smooth Skin

Pamper your skin with the soothing goodness of this veggie through these simple masks.

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Potato is the go-to food for most of us. Be it fries, chips, or mash, you love potato in whichever shape and form it comes. So, we are sure you will also love to hear about potato face packs. Potatoes are loaded with vitamins C, B6, B1, and B3 and minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium, and dietary antioxidants that are beneficial for your health and your skin. It can help you achieve glowing and clear skin. But, how do potatoes benefit your skin? How to prepare potato face packs? In this article, we have discussed the benefits of potato face packs and the steps to prepare 5 potato face packs. Keep reading!

Benefits Of Potato Face Pack

  • It helps you get rid of ugly spots, marks, and blemishes (1).
  • Helps in inflammation reduction caused by bruises, rashes, and ulcers (1), (2).
  • Helps in dark circle treatment and reduces puffy eyes (1), (2).
  • Delays the signs of aging (1).
  • Contains antioxidants that protect your skin from environmental damage caused by pollution and exposure to the sun.

All these benefits make the potato a must-have ingredient in your beauty regimen.

And, here’s a secret: it’s pretty easy to include potato in your daily skin care routine. You don’t need any fancy ingredients or spend the entire day whipping up these simple face packs. Read on to learn more.

Homemade Potato Face Packs For All Your Skin Issues

  1. Potato Face Pack For Skin Whitening
  2. Potato And Lemon Face Mask For Glowing Skin
  3. Potato And Tomato Face Mask For Acne
  4. Potato And Rice Flour Face Pack For Pigmentation
  5. Potato And Oatmeal Face Mask For Oily Skin
  6. Potato And Fuller’s Earth Face Pack For Spot Reduction
  7. Potato, Milk, And Glycerine Face Pack For Wrinkles
  8. Potato And Strawberry Face Mask
  9. Potato And Turmeric Face Pack
  10. Potato And Tissue Face Pack For Clear Skin
  11. Potato And Egg White Face Pack
  12. Potato, Cucumber, Lemon, And Turmeric Face Pack
  13. Potato, Honey, And Almond Oil Face Pack
  14. Potato And Yogurt Anti-Aging Face Mask
  15. Potato, Cucumber, And Baking Soda Face Pack
  16. Potato And Curd Face Pack

1. Potato Face Pack For Skin Whitening

Potato face pack for skin whitening
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You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoons potato juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

10-15 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the potato juice with honey.
  2. Blend it well and apply to your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes (until it dries) and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this anti-wrinkle mask twice a week.

Why This Works

While honey moisturizes your skin and keeps it soft and supple, potato juice is acidic and contains natural skin bleaching agents (1), (3). These help in brightening your skin and make it glow.

2. Potato And Lemon Face Mask For Glowing Skin

You Will Need
  • 2 teaspoons potato juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon honey (optional)
Prep Time

2-5 minutes

Treatment Time

15 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the potato and lemon juices. Add honey to the mixture and blend well.
  2. Apply it all over your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This

Every alternate day.

Why This Works

Lemon and potato have astringenti  The property of a substance that helps draw out water from the tissues, causing them to shrink and dry up secretions. properties that help in oil control, open up the clogged pores, and aid in skin toning (1), (4). And honey keeps your skin moisturized.

Caution

Dilute the lemon juice if you experience irritation.

3. Potato And Tomato Face Mask For Acne

Potato and tomato face mask for acne
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You Will Need
  • 1 tablespoon potato juice or pulp
  • 1 tablespoon tomato juice or pulp
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Prep Time

5-10 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the potato and tomato juices/pulps.
  2. Add honey to the mixture and mix until you obtain a smooth paste.
  3. Apply it evenly on your face, focusing on the affected area.
How Often You Should Do This

Once a day until the acne vanishes.

Why This Works

Tomatoes and potatoes are rich in antioxidants that help in fighting the free radicals, reduce skin redness, and keep germs and bacteria away from your skin (5), (2). Also, their acidic properties open up the clogged pores.

Caution

Since tomato juice is highly acidic, it might dry out your skin. To prevent that, add another tablespoon of honey to the face mask.

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The alkaline properties of potato juice work as an antiseptic and can give your skin a youthful glow, while the acidic pulp can remove dead skin cells (2).

4. Potato And Rice Flour Face Pack For Pigmentation

You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon potato juice
  • 1 teaspoon rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients into a thick paste.
  2. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it to dry.
  3. Use water to scrub the dry face pack gently. Clean your face thoroughly in a circular motion.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Potato juice aids tan removal and scar reduction while the rice flour helps in skin exfoliation by scrubbing off the dead cells from your skin and leaving it glowing and soft (1), (6), (7). Lemon juice tightens the pores, and honey keeps the skin moisturized (8).

Caution

Dilute the lemon juice in case you have super sensitive skin as it might cause skin irritation.

Ishita Chanda, a vlogger, tried using potatoes for 7 days to remove dark spots on her face. In her vlog, she says, “Cut the potato in circular slices and start massaging slices on your skin. I am just massaging the potato in all the areas where I have dark spots. It will help in skin exfoliation and remove my dark spots (i).”

5. Potato And Oatmeal Face Mask For Oily Skin

Potato and oatmeal face mask for oily skin
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You Will Need
  • 3 potatoes (boiled and peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Prep Time

8-10 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mash the potatoes in a bowl and add the other ingredients to it.
  2. Mix well until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Potato and oatmeal are great for absorbing excess oil from your skin and removing all the dirt and grease. Oatmeal also moisturizes the skin and tricks it into producing less sebumi  Sticky and oily substance made of various fat molecules and squalene to protect and moisten the skin. (9).

6. Potato And Fuller’s Earth Face Pack For Spot Reduction

You Will Need
  • 1 raw potato
  • 1 tablespoon Fuller’s earth
Prep Time

8-10 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Grate the raw potato and extract the juice.
  2. Mix this juice with Fuller’s earth and make a thick paste.
  3. Apply the paste to your face and neck and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Do this twice a week.

Why This Works

Fuller’s earth and potato have tan removal and skin lightening properties. Both gradually work to reduce spots and marks (10).

Caution

Excessive use of the pack might dry out your skin. Stick to the twice-a-week routine.

7. Potato, Milk, And Glycerin Face Pack For Wrinkles

Potato glycerin and milk face pack for wrinkles
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You Will Need
  • 1 potato (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons raw milk
  • 3-4 drops of glycerin
Prep Time

7-8 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients and apply it to your face (focus on the problem areas).
  2. Leave it on for 15 minutes or until it dries.
  3. Wash it off.
How Often You Should Do This

Apply this mask twice a week.

Why This Works

Glycerin is highly effective in hydrating the skin and replenishing its elasticity (11), (12). Both potato and glycerin treat wrinkles, reduce dark circles, and plays a role in elasticity improvement.

Caution

Avoid using glycerin if you have itchy, scaly and dry skin or minor skin irritations such as rashes and skin burns.

8. Potato And Strawberry Face Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 potato (chopped)
  • 2 strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon honey
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the potato and strawberries to make a paste.
  2. Add honey to it and apply it all to your face and neck.
  3. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes.
How Often You Should Do This

Twice or thrice a week.

Why This Works

Strawberry exfoliates the skin and is loaded with vitamin C and folic acid. Strawberries are rich in polyphenolsi  A family of naturally occurring micronutrients that are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, teas, and spices. and antioxidants which protect the skin from the harsh effects of UV rays ( 13). This pack helps in boosting collageni  A protein produced by the body that plays an important role in the function and structure of bones, skin, cartilage, and connective tissue. development and minimizing fine lines, thus making your skin look younger (14).

9. Potato And Turmeric Face Pack

Potato and turmeric face pack
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You Will Need
  • ½ potato (grated)
  • ½ teaspoon cosmetic turmeric
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Add turmeric to the grated potato and mix well.
  2. Apply the paste to your face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Use This

Twice or thrice a week.

Why It Works

Turmeric has antibacteriali  Any substance that helps kill or stop the growth of disease-causing bacteria. It is commonly found in soaps and detergents, etc. properties and is a potent beauty agent. It contains curcumin which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatoryi  A property of a substance that can inhibit inflammation-causing agents and help reduce redness, pain, and swelling. , and wound-healing properties which may help manage acne (15). This complexion-improving face pack helps brighten the skin, kills bacteria and germs, opens the pores, and reduces tan.

10. Potato And Tissue Face Pack For Clear Skin

You Will Need
  • 3 tablespoons potato juice
  • 1 tablet tissue
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Take the potato juice in a bowl.
  2. Drop a tissue tablet and let it soak the juice.
  3. Place the tissue on your face (cover thoroughly), leaving gaps for the nostrils and the eyes. Let it dry.
  4. Wash your face with cold water.
How Often You Should Use This

Twice or thrice a week.

Why It Works

Potatoes contain pro-Vitamin A carotenes and phenolic compounds. These are antioxidants that help in reducing the signs of aging and keep your skin glowing and healthy (1), (16).

11. Potato And Egg White Face Pack

Potato and egg white face pack
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You Will Need
  • Juice of half potato
  • Egg white (1 egg)
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the potato juice with the egg white.
  2. Apply the mixture on your face and neck.
  3. Let it dry and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Use This

Use this mask twice or thrice a week.

Why It Works

Eggs and potatoes are great sources of protein and help tighten the skin and make it glow (17).

12. Potato, Cucumber, Lemon, And Turmeric Face Pack

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons potato juice
  • 2 tablespoons cucumber juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A pinch of cosmetic turmeric
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Blend all the juices and the turmeric.
  2. Apply the mixture to the face and let it dry.
  3. Wash off with cold water.
How Often You Should Use This

Twice a week.

Why It Works

Cucumber juice soothes the skin and removes tan while lemon and potato juices clean the clogged pores and remove excess oil (1), (4), (18 ), (19). Turmeric brightens your skin and has antibacterial properties that keep the infection-causing bacteria at bay (15).

Caution

Dilute the lemon juice to avoid irritation.

13. Potato, Honey, And Almond Oil Face Pack

Potato honey and almond oil face pack
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You Will Need
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
Prep Time

7-8 minutes

Treatment Time

30 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Grate the potato and mix it with honey and almond oil.
  2. Make a paste and apply it on your face.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Use This

Twice a week.

Why It Works

Potatoes are rich in antioxidants andbeta-carotenei  An organic pigment that produces a dense red and orange pigment in plants, fruits, and fungi. It is often used as a natural food color. that help in boosting your skin’s health. Honey and almond oil have skin nourishing properties, they help eliminate skin rashes, remove impurities, and smoothen fine lines (3), (20), (21).

14. Potato And Yogurt Anti-Aging Face Mask

You Will Need
  • ½ grated potato
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Mix the two ingredients and apply the pack on your face. Avoid contact with the eyes.
  2. Let it dry for about 15 minutes and then wash it off.
How Often You Should Use This

Apply this mask twice a week.

Why It Works

Yogurt has anti-aging properties (22). It contains lactic acid that exfoliates the skin and tightens the pores. It also prevents the harmful free radicals from damaging your skin.

15. Potato, Cucumber, And Baking Soda Face Pack

Potato cucumber and baking soda face pack
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You Will Need
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/8 cup raw potato
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Prep Time

7-8 minutes

Treatment Time

20-30 minutes

What You Have To Do
  1. Blend all the ingredients and make a paste.
  2. Apply it all over your face and leave it on for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Wash with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Use This

You should apply this face pack thrice a week.

Why It Works

The grainy texture of baking soda helps in exfoliating the skin while yogurt, potato, and egg white clean the clogged pores, remove excess oil, and brighten and moisturize the skin. Cucumber soothes the rashes.

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Alternatively, you can wash your face daily with potato juice mixed with water. This may also help prevent wrinkles on the face.

16. Potato and Curd Face Pack

You Will Need

  • 1 raw potato
  • 2 tablespoons of curd (yogurt)

Prep Time

5 minutes

Treatment Time

15-20 minutes

What You Have To Do

  1. Grate the raw potato to get pulp.
  2. Mix the potato pulp with curd to create a paste.
  3. Apply it on your face.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with cold water once it dries.

How Often You Should Use This

2-3 times a week

Why It Works

This potato and curd face pack is suitable for all skin types. Research suggests that using dairy products like yogurt on the skin may enhance skin health (23). Since curd is similar to yogurt, it’s likely to offer similar benefits. Another study showed that a yogurt face pack reduced water loss from the skin and improved moisture, brightness, and elasticity(24). Curd’s soothing properties combined with the potato’s natural skin-brightening effects leave your skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated.

Infographic: Top 7 Potato Face Masks For Your Skin Issues

We’re sure this article has given you another reason to love potatoes. Each of our skin types and issues are different. But, potatoes are the one ingredient that may just unite us when it comes to skin care. While you may have read about the many different face packs you can try, there are 7 potato face masks that can help you to kickstart your anti-blemish skin care routine.

Check out the infographic below to know the top 7 potato face masks for all your skin issues.

top 7 potato face masks for your skin issues (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Potato face packs are known for their skin-lightening properties and for effectively reducing the signs of aging. They also reduce inflammation, under-eye puffiness. You can prepare these face packs easily with simple ingredients. Potatoes can be mixed with lemon, tomatoes, rice flour, oatmeal, milk, strawberry, turmeric, egg white, cucumber, and yogurt. These face packs help in texture improvement and can be applied once or twice a week to address various skin issues. Include these homemade masks in your skin care regimen to reap their awesome skin care benefits and get radiant skin!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we apply potatoes to our faces daily?

No. You can apply potatoes a few times a week. Over-application of potatoes may cause skin irritation and dryness. Conduct a patch test before using.

How long do potatoes take to remove dark spots?

Consistent usage of potatoes can fade the dark spots and help in blemish reduction gradually over the time.

Can you leave potatoes on the skin overnight?

Yes. You can apply potato juice before going to bed and leave it overnight. Wake up the next morning and rinse it off with water.

Key Takeaways

  • If you have oily skin and clogged pores, use potato and lemon juice together. They act as an astringent and clear clogged pores.
  • Potato juice acts as a bleaching agent on your skin to lighten your pigmented spots and reduce dark spots
  • Remove dead cells using a natural physical scrub by mixing rice flour with potato juice; it helps with skin exfoliation.
  • For dry skin, adding glycerin to the mix can always come in handy. It nourishes your skin, keeps the skin hydrated and helps in wrinkle reduction and fine lines.
potato face packs

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Learn how to use potatoes to treat pigmentation, dark spots, and acne scars easily at home! Check out this video for simple home remedies that will help you achieve glowing skin in no time.

Personal Experience: Source

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Dr. Harish has 14 years of experience in the field of dermatology. He did his MD (DVL) from Osmania Medical College in 2007. He worked as a consultant for Kaya Skin Clinic and also as a principal Investigator for 4Front Research. He is presently working as a Consultant Dermatologist at a private clinic and is the Chief Medical Advisor for...read full bio

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