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Skin Care with Kitchen Vegetable: Potato - First launch of 'Pototaly' in China

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Potato, a very common vegetable, has all the benefits related to skin care and beauty regime.  Apart from consuming it just as a food, you can get advantage from it in variety of ways. Since potato is used in almost all the vegetable dishes, people do not need to engage much time in searching the particular ingredient. You just need to pick one potato and use it for variety of skin care and beauty care processes.

Recently China introduced and launched "Pototaly" the skin care line product first time in the beauty market. Yiwen Hao is the founder of Pototaly, the world’s first potato-based organic skincare brand. It’s no accident that she’s launching a product made from the humble tuber: her family business is Landun Xumei Foods, an enormous farm-to-factory and farm-to-restaurant producer of potatoes, active in everything from processing to delivery.

China is the world’s largest producer of potatoes, responsible for most of the world’s potato production. Every year, Landun Xumei makes enough french fries to circle the earth three times, if you lined them one by one.

Yiwen has been managing  Landun Xumei Foods for the last eight years, on both a full- and part-time basis, since graduating from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. This has put her in charge of one of the biggest potato companies in the country, which produces the lion’s share of the world’s potatoes. Yiwen combined her interest in potatoes, business, philanthropy and beauty, coming up with Pototaly.

Raw potatoes have been a part of Yiwen’s personal skincare regime since she was a little girl. A traditional family remedy for a bruise is to apply potato; bruises disappear in three days instead of a week. Yiwen has long used raw potato as a facial treatment to brighten her skin and reduce anti-puffiness.

Pototaly products are 100 percent organic and made from all-natural ingredients. Even the packaging is made from “potato paper,” which is recycled from potato waste. The company is dedicated to 100 percent sustainable practices, and adding only as little as nature needs to transform potatoes into an awesome skincare product. Because Pototaly is in charge of the entire production process, from farm to final packaging, quality and purity are guaranteed.

Potato contains starchy as key component. In addition to the starch it contains the potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. The starch heals the damage of the skin cells. The vitamin C in the potato works as the antioxidant and clears the skin.

How potatoes can be used for skin care

1. Take the fresh potato and peel the skin of the potato and make the potato into juice. Now extract the juice from the potato paste with the help of sieve. Now take the 1 tbsp of potato juice, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of multani mitti. Apply this mixture all over the face evenly. Wait for 10- 15 minutes then wash the face with the cool water. This face masks lighten the scars on the face and gives the flawless skin.

2. Take the potato and mesh the potato into fine paste with the help of blender. Mix the 1 tbsp of meshed potato and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Apply this paste on the face. It works as the natural facial bleach and lighten the dark skin complexion. Rinse it off after 10- 15 minutes.

3. For the blemishes apply the meshed potato on the blemishes. Rinse it off after 10 minutes. Continue this process for 1 month to get rid of the blemishes.

4. Potato also cures the sunburns. Take the potato slice and rub the potato slice on the sunburn are for 5 minutes. Then wash the face and skin with cool water. 

5. Take the 1 tbsp of smooth fine potato paste and add the 1 tbsp of yogurt to the meshed potato. Mix the both ingredients well and apply it on face. This works as the anti aging mask for the face. Vitamin B6 in the potato contains the anti aging properties and prevents the anti aging skin. 

6.Take the 1 tbsp of potato paste and add 1 tbsp of honey to it. Hold this mix on the eyes and dark circles area for 10 – 15 minutes. Then wash the eyes thoroughly. This mask reduces the eye dark circles and gives the cooling effect to the irritated and itching eyes. 

7. Collect the peel of the potato and boil the peel in water for 10 minutes. Filter the boiled water in a bowl. Apply this waster on the hair gives the shiny smoothness to the hair. This water helps to prevent the premature graying of the hair.

These days’ people are getting wrinkles before the exact age. Rather due to changes in lifestyles and other factors it becomes very difficult for people to retain their age and stop getting wrinkles. But, the natural fruit and vegetables can postpone the effect of wrinkles. You have to apply the potato juice by making it pulp and extracting juice out of it. Along with removal of wrinkles you can get soft touch of your skin.

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