Sweet potatoes one of my favorite super foods which can be mashed, baked or steamed. Excellent source of Vitamin A, Beta carotene, and antioxidants that fights aging.
Vitamin A derivatives have shown to help reduce oil production in the skin & used to treat acne
Beta-carotene or Vitamin A is present in high amounts in sweet potato.
This is an effective antioxidant for preventing various types of cancer.
It can repair the damages caused to the skin cells by the UV rays of the sun and also protect the skin from further damage by UV radiations.
In addition to Vitamins A and C, sweet potato also contains Vitamin E, which is excellent for the health of your skin.
It can improve your complexion and provide you a flawless skin. These three vitamins together are known as ‘beauty food’ for the skin.
Heals dark eye circles and eye puffiness:
Take two slices of sweet potato and keep them over your eyes.
This can help in removing dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness of the eyes.
This is because of the presence of anthocyanin in it.
It has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps in reducing pigmentation.
Improves skin texture:
The water you get after you boil sweet potatoes is rich in nutrients.
It can improve the texture of your skin and make your skin clear.
Strain the water you get after boiling sweet potatoes and store it in a bottle.
Keep the bottle in the refrigerator to make it cool. You can use this water as a skin toner.
This can absorb all impurities from your skin and cleanse the pores deeply.
Moisturizes the skin:
Take half a cup of boiled sweet potato, 1 tablespoon of yogurt and 1 tablespoon of oats.
Blend them well to get a coarse paste.
Scrub your face with this paste gently and wash off with lukewarm water.
Follow it by applying your favorite moisturizer on skin.
Maintains the elasticity of your skin:
Vitamin C is found in high quantities in sweet potatoes.
This is great for the production of collagen, which can help in maintaining the elasticity of your skin.
Prevents premature ageing:
Take a big sweet potato and boil it till it is soft enough to pull out its skin easily.
Now take one tablespoon each of honey, milk and ginger juice.
Blend all the ingredients to get a smooth paste.
Cleanse your face and neck and apply the paste well. Wait for 20 to 25 minutes and then wash off with warm water.
This helps in rejuvenating your skin and makes your skin fresh and hydrated. It can prevent premature ageing.