And again about potatoes
 Potatoes - a unique vegetable storehouse of vitamins and essential minerals. Due to its simplicity, medical cosmetics potato accessible to everyone.

For the first time began to cultivate potatoes about 5 thousand years ago, the inhabitants of the basin of Lake Titicaca, which is situated on the border between Peru and Miles. Potatoes in those days played a very important role in the life of the Indians of the western regions of South America, the Indians worshiped the potatoes and brought him a gift, even human sacrifices. In the 16th century the potato appeared in Europe, but not our favorite potato gained popularity among the inhabitants of the Old World. Around the potato there were a lot of rumors. It was said that the fruits of this plant are born with the head and eyes, like a man, so eat potatoes - it means to eat the souls of men.

Potatoes contain large amounts of vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, vitamin B, PP, E, K, E, folic acid. Squirrel in a little potato - 1, 5-2%. This protein - tuberin - has all the necessary body amino acids.

Potato countless beneficial properties. He is both a decorative flower and a cure for all diseases, and poison, destroying insects, and means for removing stains and universal fertilizer, and cosmetic and food raw materials from which to make bread, starch, powder, oil, wine, coffee, yeast, chocolate, and so on. d.

Masks made from potatoes Face

Making a mask made from potatoes, do not forget that you need to rinse it very carefully, first with warm, then cold water. Do not strongly rub the skin, it is better to do a soft circular motion.

- The mask for dry skin. Boil a couple of young potato tubers and a few chestnuts. From tuber mash and cooked chestnuts twist through a meat grinder and mix with the mashed potatoes. To this mixture, add 2 tablespoons of olive or almond oil. Apply the mask for 10 minutes, then rinse with water. Apply a nourishing cream.

- Another mask for dry skin. Boil in their jackets a couple of medium-sized potatoes, peel and mash with a fork. Add 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons of warm milk, 1 tablespoon of olive oil. All the mix. Massa put on the face for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with water.

- Moisture Mask for all skin types. 1 potato, boil in milk, then mash, mix with the same amount of juice from any fruit or vegetable. Instead of juice, you can use milk. Apply the mixture on your face, and after 20-25 minutes, rinse with water.

- The mask for oily skin. Grate one potato cleared. Add the 1 tablespoon of powdered milk, 1 beaten egg white, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of salt and ½ teaspoon of beer. The resulting mixture was put on the skin and hold 25 minutes. Then rinse with water.

- Another mask for oily skin. Grate one potato and 1 carrot. All the mix. Add one tablespoon of flour - the result should be a thick paste. Apply it on the face, hold 15 minutes, and rinse with water.

- For oily skin. Puree 1 potato, boiled in their jackets, mixed with sour milk or cream in equal proportions. Before applying the mixture of good, clean skin. Hold for 10-15 minutes, then wash with water.

- Another recipe potato mask for oily skin. Mix 1 tablespoon potato starch with the same amount of wheat or rice flour. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and stir all well. The mixture is to keep the skin for 20 minutes, then rinse with water.

- Well purifies oily skin slurry mixture of raw potato, half of the beaten egg whites and a spoon of honey. Instead of honey, you can take a teaspoon of oatmeal, add a pinch of salt. The mixture was applied for 20 minutes, washed with water at room temperature.

- Mask withered skin. Mash 1 boiled potatoes and add 1 teaspoon of sour cream, milk, olive oil or glycerin. The mixture was put on face for 15-20 minutes, close the cloth.
Rinse with water.

- Good whitens skin lemon juice mixed with an equal amount of potato starch.

Means for washing

- At a glass of mashed potatoes mixed with milk or water to a density of sour cream, add a teaspoon of boric acid, a teaspoon shaving foam, mix well. The paste is applied to the face, it is easy to rub with your fingertips and in a minute rinse with water.

- A teaspoon of potato starch to dissolve a tablespoon of cold water. Then diluted starch pour a small amount of boiling water and stir quickly. The resulting paste is diluted with 1 liter of warm water.

  The funds for the skin around the eyes

- When the swelling eyelids and bags under the eyes give a good effect of the mask of a mixture of a tablespoon of freshly grated raw potato, a teaspoon of rice flour and 2 teaspoons milk. The mixture was put on a thick layer of linen napkin, which is then applied to the eyes for 10-15 minutes.

- Mush of freshly grated raw potatoes to put on a piece of gauze and apply to the eyes in inflammation, swelling eyelids and bags under the eyes. Its put for 10-15 minutes. Wash with water.

- Murphy boiled in their jackets. When it becomes warm, cut with a knife and apply for 30-40 minutes to the eyes. Mask reduces puffiness under the eyes.

  Potatoes hair

- For oily hair. Peel a few potatoes and rub them on a fine grater. Press the 6 tablespoons of potato juice, mixed with 200 ml of yogurt (the fatter the hair, the more acid must be curdled). The mixture was mixed thoroughly, apply on hair roots, remnants spread over the entire length. Put on plastic cap, to warm towel. Keep the mask on hair for 30 minutes, then rinse shampoo for oily hair.

- For dry hair. Rub a small three medium-sized potatoes, squeeze the juice and mix with 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of liquid honey. All mix thoroughly and apply on washed and slightly damp hair, massaging the scalp with soft massaging movements to better absorb. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, rinse with warm water without shampoo and allow to dry without a dryer.

  Packs and masks for the neck and décolleté

- Mash 2 hot potatoes, add to the pulp egg yolk, 1 teaspoon honey and glycerin, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and lemon juice. The mixture is applied to the cheesecloth and tie the neck. Top impose compress paper or plastic wrap and tie a towel. After 15-20 minutes, remove the wrap and neck with warm water to wash, brush with fat cream. Before applying a compress to wrap your neck warm moist towel.

- Mashed potatoes mixed with a tablespoon of oil or beaten egg, put on the neck hot, put the napkin out of cotton fabric. After 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.

- Boil 2 potatoes in their skins, peel, mash. To the hot mashed add a teaspoon of olive oil and glycerin. The mixture on the gauze attached to the neck. Top cover with a dense tissue that needs to bandage. After 15-20 minutes, remove the wrap, neck, rinse with warm water and apply for 30-40 minutes a fat cream.

Potatoes for rough, dry, cracked or chapped skin leather hand

- For chapped skin of hands. Purify 2 boiled potatoes in their skins, and pound them with 2 teaspoons of cucumber or lemon juice. The warm mass is applied with a thick layer on your hands, cover with gauze. After 15-20 minutes, wash off with water and rubbed into the skin nourishing cream.

- Boil 5 potatoes, rub them into mush, and add 5 tablespoons of milk. Gruel is applied warm to the skin and hold for 10 minutes, then do the massage. Then wash out hands with cold water and apply the cream. It is possible in this mush just dip your hands to cool the potatoes.

- Knead 2-3 boiled potatoes, mix them with milk and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Warm mixture apply on your hands, wrap them in cellophane and a towel, hold for 15-20 minutes.

- If chapped, reddened in the cold arms to hold 10-15 minutes in warm water from the boiled potatoes, then in cold water (alternatively, you can repeat these baths several times), the skin condition improved markedly hand.

- For skin whitening their hand rub mashed potatoes, cooked in milk, leave it for 20 minutes, then remove and rinse milk with water. The skin after the procedure becomes a pleasant softness and whiteness.
Author: Inna Sedykh