Here’s how you can use the magical veggie to treat your under-eye area:
Dr Reddy suggests the following ways to effectively use potatoes to your advantage:
1. Potato slices FTW!
Cut the potato into slices and refrigerate them. Take the cool slices and put them on your eyes until they turn warm.
2. Potato paste can also help!
Grate a potato and refrigerate the paste. Once it is cool, take it out, mix a little bit of honey, and make a masque. Apply it on the under-eye area and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
3. Go “cold” with potato cubes
Make some potato juice by squeezing a grated potato. Transfer the juice to an ice tray and deep freeze it. Use the resultant cubes to massage your under-eye area regularly.
You can also add ingredients like honey, curd, and ground oat to this juice before freezing it for some added goodness.
4. Make a potato-cucumber combo
Combine the juices of potatoes and cucumbers to make an under-eye toner. Gently massage the concoction around your eyes in circular motions regularly.
But, consider this too…
Potatoes can also work as an astringent, which means you must use it on the under-eye area with caution, suggests Dr Taneja.
Also, if despite the regular use of potatoes, puffy eyes and dark circles seem to stay put, then it is time to consult with a dermatologist.