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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Beauty benefits of garlic to get radiant acne free skin

Garlic is a common household ingredient, widely used to give a better taste to your food, along with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Garlic has been used medicinally for many years for treating bites, tumors, ulcers, snakebite, wounds, headaches, heart diseases, cancer, pimples, measles and many more. It also prevents infections such as the common cold, cough because of its Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal and Anti-viral property.

"A single bulb of garlic a day, keep diseases away".

Read on to know what garlic can do.

Beauty benefits of garlic to get radiant acne free skin


Rashes free skin

Garlic has got anti inflammatory properties which give you relief from psoriasis outbreaks. Rub a little garlic oil on the affected area to get rid of rashes.


Acne free skin

It might not be a main ingredient in your drugstore acne medication, but garlic makes a great natural remedy to banish unsightly blemishes. Its antioxidants kill bacteria, so rub a sliced clove of garlic on the pimple for an effective topical treatment.


Anti-aging Effects

If you have Wrinkles, and you want to use anti-ageing cream, it would be better to use 3 cloves of garlic regularly as it has a powerful antioxidant effect, which help to protect the body against damaging "Free Radicals". Remember, out skin is made up of collagen and it loses elasticity on yearly basis. Therefore, use garlic and do exercise regularly for the positive results.


Blackhead and Whitehead Removal

One of the most common skin problems is blackheads. Their occurrence is particularly very high when you have oily skin. Take 2-3 cloves garlic and crush them. Add 1 tbsp. of oatmeal, 1-2 drops of tea tree oil and half tsp. lemon juice. Mix these ingredients with honey to form a thick paste. Spread a thin layer of this paste onto clean skin. After letting it sit for 2-3 minutes, gently exfoliate your face followed by a rinse with warm water. Use this mask thrice in a week to see a visible reduction in blackheads. You can also add a few drops of garlic juice in the homemade scrub made out of chickpea flour and turmeric.


How to use garlic?

Crush two or three small cloves of raw garlic and eat it raw or boiled, before going to sleep. You can have it with a glass of milk or with water. Please do not take more than two or three raw cloves of garlic per day as it might makes your blood thinner and might cause serious ailments.

Contra-indications/precautions:

·       Do not consume more than three to four raw cloves of garlic a day.
·       Asthma patients should not use it as it worsens the symptoms of Asthma.
·       Patients having heart and other problems should take medical advice before consuming it.
·       If you are on any medication, always check with your doctor first before taking raw garlic.
·       It's best to avoid garlic before any surgery because it could probably disturb Anticoagulants.

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