Garlic is used extensively in cooking, especially in Asian, European, and African cooking. It has an intense aroma, a pungent flavor, and is packed full of vital minerals and vitamins that are beneficial for your health as well as your skin. Today , it is used pretty much all over the world in many fields not just for cooking. Garlic contains anti-bacterial properties, which help combat acne and pimples effectively. It also helps get rid of any skin infections. It contain vitamin B and C that help slow down skin aging significantly , combating free radicals that cause wrinkles and fine lines, gives elasticity and suppleness to your skin. it also help to maintain tautness of your skin.
Garlic contains calcium, magnesium, selenium and potassium that helps to renew damaged and worn out cells. It helps to heal dry , flaky and itchy skin, keeps your skin soft, smooth, glowing, supple and youthful. Let’s take a look at some easy, homemade garlic face mask recipes that are super beneficial for your skin.
1. Garlic and Honey
Honey is a humectant, which helps seal in the moisture in your skin cells. It also helps lighten and brighten your skin tone, while the antioxidants help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Garlic and honey are both beneficial for skin problems.
Crushed garlic and made into a coarse paste and mixed with honey. Apply this on your face. Let it stay for 20 minutes, before rinsing it off with cool water. Repeat this mask twice a week for positive results.
2. Garlic and Lemon
The Vitamin C found in lemons increases the production of collagen which is responsible for your skin’s elasticity. Collagen production keeps your skin looking tighter and younger. This face mask has antibacterial and astringent properties that work as a successful anti-aging mask.
Mix all the ingredients. apply it on the full face. Leave it for ten minutes then rinse with cool water.
3. Garlic and Turmeric Paste
Turmeric can be called the wonder medicine for all cures. It is widely used in beauty treatments and in curing many kind of skin ailments. Even in getting rid of wrinkles too, turmeric plays a major role.
Take half a tsp of garlic paste in a bowl and add equal amounts of turmeric powder. Mix all the ingredients. Apply it on the full face. Leave it for ten minutes. Rinse with cool water.
4. Garlic and Apple
We all new that saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, now we can easily say applying apple mask with garlic, keeps wrinkles at bay. Apple when mixed with garlic and applied on the face give a fairer tone and also lending it a youthful look.
Mix all the ingredients. Apply it on the full face. Leave it for ten minutes. rinse with cool water.