The Best Ways To Use Potato On Your Face

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Can Potato Help In Reducing Acne Scars And Dark Spots?

Acne is caused by skin inflammation, which may be influenced by cytokines.

Does potato help with acne? Yes. Potato CAN help get rid of acne scars and dark spots. It can be used as a toner or blend along with any of your face masks, or freeze it to ice cubes and use it on your skin once it sets. Let us see how exactly is potato so useful.

• Potato juice contains a lot of nutrients, including Vitamin B & C, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and copper. Since potato juice is so nutrient-dense, it offers a wide range of benefits for the skin. One of those benefits includes making your skin clear and blemish-free.

• The peels of potato and potato juice have skin bleaching properties that make the acne scars, spots, and blemishes fade away.

• The vitamins present in potato help to reduce premature aging of the face and thereby reduce the age spots and pigmentation. Vitamin C present in potatoes helps build collagen and improves skin health.

• The starch present in potato reduces pigmentation and enhances your natural glow.

• Potato slows down the aging process and moisturizes your skin to prevent the formation of dark spots or acne scars.

• Potato is a natural skin lightening agent and helps in clearing hyperpigmentation and blemishes.

• Potato helps exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells.

How To Use Potato For Acne?

Acne is caused by clogged pores, which is a result of the overproduction of sebum and the presence of bacteria. The aim is to kill these bacteria and remove them from the face.

Potato can be used in a variety of ways to do this. Let’s see how to use potatoes for acne.

Method 1: Potato Slices

use potatoes for acne and dark spots

Let’s see how you can use a potato slice on the face for acne scars.

First, you will need a potato. Peel the potato and cut into circular pieces.

Now rub this potato slice on your face wherever you have dark spots or acne scars. Continue this for 5-10 min, and then wash your face. The acid present in the potato will work as a mild antibacterial agent that will help your body to kill the acne-causing bacteria.

Potato is very effective in removing dark spots, acne, pigmentation, and other skin problems. It is also a great bleaching agent that makes your skin fair and gives you younger-looking skin.

Now if you have dark circles under your eyes - take two potato slices, and place on your eyes for 15-20 min. You can expect to see good results by doing this daily for a week.

Method 2: Potato Lemon Face Mask

how to apply potato on face

For the second method, you will have to prepare a potato face mask for acne scars.

First, you will need to grind a potato in a mixer. Do not use any water while doing this. Take out the potato juice by straining it. Now squeeze half a lemon into the potato juice.

Dip a cotton pad into this mixture and apply it on your face. Potato juice removes blemishes and makes your skin fairer. It also removes wrinkles and is very effective in the removal of dark spots. 

By using this potato face mask for acne scars, you can completely remove your acne spots from your face and also achieve clear and glowing skin.

How To Use Potato For Dark Spots On Face

how to use potato for dark spots on face

Dark spots can be so annoying. They make our skin appear dull and old.

What exactly are dark spots? Dark spots are patches of skin that are dark because of more production than usual of a pigment called melanin that is responsible for giving skin its color.

What are the causes of dark spots? Dark spots can occur because of a variety of reasons, like overexposure to sunlight, pregnancy, hormonal imbalance, side effects of medicines, vitamin deficiencies, etc.

But, fret not! We have got an easy remedy to help – the potato. Yes, potato! Potatoes do an excellent job of removing dark spots. They are full of natural bleaching agents that work effectively on dark spots as well as hyperpigmentation.

Let’s see how we can use potatoes for dark spots by preparing an easy face pack.

  1. Take 1 fresh potato.
  2. Peel its skin.
  3. Cut it into small cubes.
  4. Crush the potato to make a smooth paste.
  5. Take 2 tablespoons of potato paste and add 1 tablespoon of fuller’s earth (multani mitti).
  6. Add 1/2 tablespoon of rose water.
  7. Mix all the ingredients well.
  8. Apply this face pack on your face and neck.
  9. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Wash it off with cold water.

This potato face pack can help eliminate dark spots. You can also use this pack for removing blemishes and pimples. 

This potato face mask for dark spots also works well for oily skin and removes impurities from the skin.

Can Potato Remove Pimples?

Yes, potato can be used for pimple marks to some extent, but you might not get immediate results by just using potatoes. It’s best to use a salicylic acid-based cleanser daily to get effective results.

How To Use Potato For Pigmentation

Pigmentation occurs when dark spots are formed on the skin, giving it a dull appearance. To get rid of these stubborn pigmentation spots, we often resort to using high-end BB creams, concealers, etc.

Potatoes can be used as an anti-pigmentation agent. Potatoes work really well on pigmented areas and blemishes.

Let’s see how to prepare a simple potato and rice face pack for pigmentation.


• 1 teaspoon potato juice.

• 1 teaspoon rice flour.

• 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional).

• 1 teaspoon honey.

Let us see now how to use this potato mask for pigmentation.

  1. Mix all the ingredients to form 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 circular motions.

Why This Works?

Potato juice helps in removing tan and acne spots. Rice flour scrubs the dead skin cells, leaving it glowing and soft. Lemon juice helps in tightening the pores, and, honey keeps the skin moisturized.


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

Alternative Home Remedies For Skin Lightening And Acne

Potato is just one of the natural ingredients that can help treat acne. There are some other home remedies as well that are proven to improve acne scars - 

  • lemon juice
  • tea tree oil
  • yogurt
  • turmeric
  • green tea

You can mix some of these ingredients together to prepare a homemade face mask for acne or an exfoliating homemade facial scrub for acne-prone skin




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  1. Apart from face,can i use potato as body cream??because my skin is too hard.l have tried several cream to whiten my skin,am still dark

    • Hey Eromosele. Yes, you can definitely use potatoes as a body cream. You can even mix essential oils in the potato cream to get more benefits.

  2. I Thinly slice up potates and put them in a mason jar with lemon juice and refrigerate. Then every night after I wash my face I use a couple of slices rub them on my face then place some on a problem spots and leave them on for a bit while relaxing or watching tv. I leave the mixture on overnight and wash off in the morning. My complexion is clearer and my hyperpigmentation has lightened significantly!

    • Hi Kanika. Thanks for stopping by and liking the DIY recipes. If you use the recipes religiously, you can start seeing results in as quickly as 7 days.

      • Nice one, thanks for sharing.
        I love you
        There are different type of potato in the market. There is Irish potato, Sweet potato and all that. Which one is best to use on skin? Or is it just regular potato?
        2. Can add potato juice to my bath soap? Because I make my soap myself.

        • Thanks for your comment 🙂 Use the normal potato for these recipes, don’t use other varieties of potato. You can absolutely include potato juice in your homemade soap. It works great.

  3. Hi

    This is my personal expirement and i am continuing it forever now. So after lockdown my acne increased in number so i grated potato to form a paste and then applied it on the acne area only for a week. My active acne as well as all the acne have disappeared and they don’t even come back. Scars take time to go, so continuing for last one month every night and even acne pits have seemed to be doing better now. Its a magic to me as I have used all the products yet nothing apart from this had helped me. Please do a patch test for sure, as every skin would respond differently.

  4. Hi
    Pls clarify 2 doubts
    1. In step 7 do we have to pressure cook the potatoes and rice or cook them for 15 min in open pan
    2. In step 9 do we use their liquid to make cream or do we use the cooked potato and rice mixture.
    Will be looking fwd to your help

    • Hi Sona. Thanks for trying out the remedy.

      1. You have to cook the potatoes and rice in open pan on a medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
      2. You should strain the cooked mixture and use the strained part which is in the form of smooth cream.

      Try it out and let me know if you still need some help. 🙂

    • Hi Saniya. Although potato is considered safe for usage on the skin, I always suggest you patch test anything you use on your skin. If it doesn’t irritate your skin, go ahead and use it. But if you get rashes, redness, irritation etc, stop using it with immediate effect. There are a lot of other face masks I have suggested in another article – You can try any of these as well.

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