Garlic offers delicious flavors to many foods, but garlic isn’t just a great ingredient to use in the kitchen and today, garlic is used all over the world in countless capacities (women even get garlic manicures in the Dominican Republic). For centuries garlic has been used for its health benefits and garlic offers excellent benefits to skin as well.
Since garlic boasts antibacterial properties, it makes a wonderful ingredient for DIY beauty recipes. If you are dealing with skin breakouts, garlic can help solve your skin problems. The following are some fabulous DIY acne beauty recipes you can make at home, and all of these recipes use garlic.
Blackheads look horrible on skin, but this DIY recipe will help you remove those blackheads for more beautiful skin.
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 Tbsp ground oatmeal
- 1 drop tea tree oil (optional)
- 3 drops lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp honey, enough to form a paste
In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, oatmeal, tea tree oil and lemon juice. Then, add honey slowly until you have a nice paste. When the paste is ready, spread a bit of the paste on skin, after cleansing. Allow the paste to sit on skin for 2-3 minutes. Then, exfoliate your skin gently for about 60 seconds. Rinse the paste away using warm water and and splash with cold water to close your pores. For best results, use this mask three times weekly to remove blackheads.
Tomato and Garlic Pore Purifier
Tomato and garlic both have fantastic antiseptic qualities, making them appropriate ingredients for clogged skin.
- 1 medium-size tomato, mashed Or squeezed in a juicer
- 1 clove garlic, mashed
To make the recipe, mash the tomato and garlic and then mix them together. Apply the mask to the face and leave on skin for 20 minutes. Gently wash away using lukewarm water. Splash the skin with cold water to seal pores. Garlic and tomatoes both have antiseptic properties, so they work well at cleansing your pores.
Garlic Spot Treatment
This pimple treatment is perfect for treating those individual breakouts. When a pimple shows up, use this treatment on it and you’ll see fast results.
- 1 clove garlic, raw
- Small plastic ziplock bag To store the garlic in
Simply take a piece of fresh garlic and cut it in half. After cleansing your face, rub the cut side right on the pimple and leave on skin. Within 24 hours you’ll notice that the swelling and redness goes down.
You probably already have all of these ingredients in the kitchen. Take advantage of all the benefits of garlic and try these DIY acne beauty recipes to eliminate acne problems.