How to Use Potato Slices for Bags Under Eyes

By Sara . Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Use Potato Slices for Bags Under Eyes

Everyone hates bags under eyes. Whether you are doing grocery shopping or giving an important presentation, under eye bags immediately create the illusion that you are tired. To prevent bags under the eyes the most important thing is to have 8 hours of sleep everyday and to sleep with your head slightly elevated. But the demands of modern life might prevent us from the luxury of 8 hours of sleep. In such situations you can opt for natural remedy like slices of potato to remove the under eye bags. Keep reading this onehowto article to find out how it works and how to use potato slices for bags under eyes.

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Potato slices for eyes

Potato contains a number of vitamins, minerals and enzymes which not only reduces bags under the eyes but also rejuvenates and keeps the skin surrounding the eyes firm and bright. Some of the advantages of using potato slices for eyes are listed below:

  • Potato contains the enzyme catecholase which when exposed to air becomes benzoquinone. Benzoquinone acts as a bleaching agent and helps in removing dark circles from under the eyes.
  • The enzyme catecholase found in raw potatoes is also very effective in removing bags from under the eyes.
  • When potato slices are chilled, its starch along with the cooling effects proves to be an effective anti–inflammatory agent for the eyes.
  • The vitamin A in potatoes firms the skin surrounding the eyes.
  • Potato juice moisturizes and nourishes the skin near the eyes.
How to Use Potato Slices for Bags Under Eyes - Potato slices for eyes

Cold raw potato slices to remove bags

Slice a raw potato and put them in a bowl containing water. Then refrigerate this bowl for 20 to 30 minutes. Take out the chilled potato slices from the bowl and pat them dry with a paper napkin. Then sit in a reclining chair or lie on your back and put the chilled potato slices over your eyes. Let the potato slices lie on your eyes for 20 minutes. The chilled potato slices will soothe your eyes and the enzyme catecholase helps in removing the dark circles. The astringent present in raw potatoes removes excess water from under the eyes, thus removing the under eye puffiness.

Grated potatoes to remove under eye puffiness

For some people potato slices does not work so well as they have to hold it down to cover the whole eye. If this is the situation with you then you can use raw grated potatoes. Just grate the raw potato and put the potato shavings in a cheese cloth. Then put it over your eyes for 10 to 20 minutes and very soon the bags will disappear.

How to Use Potato Slices for Bags Under Eyes - Grated potatoes to remove under eye puffiness

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