How To Look 5 Years Younger: DIY Sweet Potato Mask

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Did you know sweet potatoes are some of nature’s most formidable anti-aging weapons? Who knew these fiery orange edibles possessed such powers? That’s why your skin will love this dermatologist-recommended DIY sweet potato mask. It’s the perfect way to refresh your complexion.

So read below to learn more about sweet potatoes’ beauty benefits. Then see the DIY sweet potato mask you can make today.

Sweet Potato Beauty Benefits

Sweet potatoes offer myriad beauty benefits. According to New York dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, which combats aging, fades fine lines, repairs sun-damaged skin, and boosts collagen.

But as all beauty gurus know, glowing skin begins within. So add sweet potato to your beauty routine and your diet. According to the SF Gate, one large sweet potato contains 1,730 micrograms of vitamin A, satisfying more than 100% of your daily vitamin A needs.

sweet potato
Potato by Mahir Ates on iStockPhoto

But vitamin A isn’t all these healthy sweet treats offer. Sweet potatoes also contain copper and selenium, two nutrients essential to your skin’s health.

Copper boosts collagen and elastin production, fights inflammation, and improves circulation. Meanwhile, selenium protects your skin from free radicals, smooths fine lines, and prevents wrinkles, says Healthline.

So, if you’re tired of looking worn and tired, fret no more. Instead, reach for a sweet potato—and some yogurt.

Below is one DIY sweet potato mask recipe Marmur recommends.

Sweet Potato and Yogurt Mask

Mashed potato for DIY sweet potato mask
Sweet potato by ildipapp from Canva

Just gather the following items to begin.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole sweet potato (skin on)
  • 1/4 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 boiling pot
  • 1 knife (to slice the potato skin)

Instructions

First, boil one whole sweet potato, skin on, for 20 to 30 minutes. Next, slice the potato several times with a masher or a fork, add the yogurt, and mix well. Let the mixture cool until it’s comfortable to the touch.

Then, apply the mixture to your skin, rinse after 20 to 30 minutes, and apply serum and moisturizer.

Sliced sweet potato for the homemade sweet potato mask
Sliced sweet potato by Creative Life, from Getty Images via Canva

According to Marmur, the yogurt calms, exfoliates, and moisturizes your skin. And when combined, sweet potato and yogurt work magic, softening and hydrating skin and smoothing unsightly crow’s feet to erase years.

Your skin will reawaken. Another beauty tip? Apply the mask to your neck and hands as well. After all, your face isn’t all that shows your age.

Final Thoughts

So use this DIY sweet potato mask once or twice per week for best results. You’ll see smoother, brighter skin with regular use. Now, enjoy your new skin, and check back for more beauty recipes and skincare tips.

This post was originally published here at beautyandtravelreviews.com on July 31, 2021.

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