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The 2 most common ways to prepare potatoes are mashed and baked.
Of course, making the perfect mashed potatoes means doing it by hand, not the using food processor. This will prevent the potatoes from releasing excessive starch and becoming mushy.
Did you know that eating baked potatoes is good for your skin?
It’s true. Actually, there are many skin healthy foods that will help you look years younger.
So go ahead and load up that baked potato with all the good stuff that makes you forget there’s a potato in there. After all, you’re doing it to look younger!
Here are some more fun ways that potatoes can help you look better…
Believe it or not, your skin may already be consuming potatoes behind your back. A couple of popular ingredients in skincare products are derived from the humble potato. Maltodextrin, a polysaccharide extracted from potatoes (as well as rice and corn), binds to other compounds and helps stabilize cosmetic formulas. But its uses don’t stop there. In 2002, Unilever filed a patent submitting that maltodextrin enhances the anti-aging activity of hydroxy acids and reduces skin irritation associated with weak carboxylic acids. Another cosmetic component that can have roots in the potato are glycoproteins, created when a protein links with a carbohydrate. These cell-to-cell communicators play a critical role in stimulating and renewing cells damaged from environmental stresses. Source
- Remove dark circles under your eyes.
- Highlight grey hair.
- Eliminate wrinkles from your face.
- Freshen up tired eyes.
- Remove blemishes.
- Treat sunburn or frostbite.
- Absorbe facial oils.
- Remove facial swelling.
- For a lighter skin tone,
- A better complexion,
- Or, to remove an unwanted tan.
- Use as a facial cleanser.
- Ease a toothache.
- Treat a sore throat.
- Ease aches and pains.
- Ease a sprain.
- Relieve tennis elbow or other joint pain.
Can you think of any other ways that you might use potatoes in your beauty routine?…
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