alum to cure dark circles

Dark discoloration of skin around the eyes is referred to as dark circles. As we grow old, the skin loses its elasticity, regeneration capacity, and its ability to hold moisture in. It makes the skin around the eyes become thinner and develops dark circles. Mental stress, lack of sleep, watching tv, mobile and laptop for a longer time, poor diet, health problems are some of the major reason for the development of dark circles. Here is the simple home remedy to cure dark circles.

The remedy to cure dark circles

A mixture of potato juice and alum powder is considered as one simple home remedy to cure dark circles. Take one medium size potato, peel off and chop them. Blend and get the juice. Add one teaspoon of alum powder to juice. Mix it well and apply around the eyes. Ensure that, the mixture does not get into your eyes because it definitely would sting. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off.

For how long?

Try this out continuously for one month, without missing a single day and see the difference.

How to cure dark circles with potato juice – DIY

  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 teaspoon Alum powder
  • As required Water
  1. To make the recipe use one medium size potato, and alum powder.
  2. Peel and chop the potato.
  3. Add the chopped potatoes to blender.
  4. Blend well. If you want, you can add little water before blending,
  5. Strain the juice.
  6. Add one teaspoon of alum powder.
  7. Mix it well.
  8. Done.

Directions for use

  • Apply this juice around the eyes using a cotton ball.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off.
  • Repeat twice a day continuously for a month to cure dark circles.

Potato for skin

Potato is a natural bleaching agent, it has the capacity to lightens the skin when it is used regularly. It contains vitamin A, vitamin C, starch and other enzymes that moisture and nourish the skin around the eyes and relieves dark or black discoloration. The cooling nature of potato helps reduce the swelling and inflammation of blood vessels under the eyes and minimizes the dark or tired appearance. It is rich in antioxidants and other essential nutrients, thus keeps the skin firm, smooth and bright. It also contains catecholase enzyme that helps in reducing puffiness around the eyes.

What is Alum?

Potash alum is called padikaram in Tamil. Fitkari in Hindi, Patika in Telugu and kannada, Phitkari in urdu, Phatakadi in Gujarati, Sphatikari in Sanskrit, picking alum in English.

Alum is colourless and in crystal form. It is easily soluble in water and is popularly used in home remedies. Alum has astringent, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and anti-hemorrhagic properties. All these properties make the alum very effective against various skin problems. Both in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, minimal quanties of alum is given internally to cure diarrhea and cough.

Nowadays, many commercial brands use alum in the products to cure dark circles. A pinch of alum powder with potato juice do wonders in treating dark circles.

Both potato juice and alum are good for skin.

Raw potato juice benefits for skin

Potatoes are so healthy vegetable for skin. Here are some of the skin benefits from potato juice.

Potato juice contains vitamin C, which is good for hydrating the skin. For deeper hydration, mix potato juice with yogurt and apply it on the skin. Regular application of this pack gives brighter, tighter and moisturized skin.

Potato juice is considered one of the best home remedy to treat eczema. Drinking a glass of potato juice every day, alleviate the symptoms like redness, flaking, itching and scaling of the skin.

It prevents wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Potato juice has vitamin A, B, C which helps reduce premature ageing and avoid wrinkles. Just apply raw potato juice on the face with a cotton ball every day, it will reduce the appearance of aging and leaves a youthful glow.

Potato juice contains skin bleaching properties that help to clear blemishes and uneven skin tone. Blemishes are an imperfection appearance and if they start growing, it will be worst after years. Apply cold potato juice twice a day to treat blemishes and see considerable changes on the face.

Nothing works better than potato juice on skin. Just wash your face with potato juice daily and see the difference in the skin texture. It is great for dry and irritated skin. Besides skin, the same raw potato juice is great for healthy body. Drink a glass of potato juice on an empty stomach, to treat cholesterol, ulcers, hepatitis, and arthritis.

Alum benefits for skin

Alum is mainly used for after shaving treatment. It is used as a styptic to stop bleeding from shaving cuts.

Alum powder is good to various skin problems such as acne, pimples, and scars. Take alum powder, mix with water and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off. Regular usage of alum reduces acne, pimples and scars. The same can be used for skin tightening too.

Alum for hair removal

In ancient times alum was used as a hair removal. Take one teaspoon of alum powder and two teaspoons of rose water. Mix the ingredients and keep it ready. Once the hair is removed or waxing is done, apply this mixture on the same place and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash thoroughly and pat the area to dry. After pat drying, apply moisturizer to keep the area moisturized. Alum and rose water mixture can be applied to remove blackheads also.

Follow the simple below DIY and know how to cure dark circles with potato and alum powder.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.