How to Make a Treatment for Pimples Using Garlic

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You will not want anyone around when you use this garlic treatment for pimples. In fact, you will probably want complete and utter privacy until the next morning, since this is an overnight treatment. However, if you are plagued by nasty pimples and nothing seems to work, this herbal treatment using garlic is the answer to your problem. While most of us have heard of the many health benefits of including garlic in the diet, you probably have not thought of using it on your skin. Garlic, however, has antibiotic, antiseptic and anti-microbial properties, all of which help to thoroughly cleanse the skin and reduce the development of pimples and acne.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • Large knife
  • 1 handful of fresh comfrey leaves
  • Clear honey, warm
  • Soft cloth, warm

Mash the garlic using the flat side of a knife. (Simply lay the flat side of the knife on the garlic and hit with the side of your fist.) Remove the peel. Continue mashing the garlic until it is a pulp.

Warm the honey slightly. (You can microwave briefly to warm.) Honey is a great skin softener and moisturizer. In addition, it is usually gentle enough to be used on all skin types.

Pound the fresh comfrey leaves. Mix in just enough honey as you are pounding the leaves to make a good paste. Comfrey has been used for centuries to treat problem skin and is especially good for skin that is subject to pimples and acne.

Stir the mashed garlic into the comfrey and honey mixture. Be sure all the ingredients are blended well.

Use a soft cloth that you have warmed slightly to apply the garlic, comfrey and honey mixture to your face. Leave this mask on overnight. Rinse with cool to lukewarm water the next morning.

Tips & Warnings

  • This treatment is very good for particularly bad pimples. You can add a little extra of the mixture to the worst outbreaks. You can also use it just on very bad pimples as needed rather than all over your face. This treatment does not smell good, which is why you will want privacy.
  • As with all herbal treatments, test a small patch of skin before using.

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References

  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs; Barbara Booth, ed.; 2009
  • New Herb Bible; Caroline Foley, Jill Nice, and Marcus A. Webb; 2002
  • Herbal Remedy Gardens; Dorie Byers; 1999
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