I can’t complain. My skin has treated me well so far. Fortunately, I only learned of acne from teen movies and I was even spared the problem with pubescent pimples. But on those rare occasions that a red spot does sprout on my face – usually during my period or after an overdose of chocolate – it looks about as elegant as a sequoia tree in a forest clearing. And there’s only one thing for it: to get rid of it as fast as possible and conceal it. The former has always been my priority. Over the years, I've tried a lot of things. But only one thing has proven effective: garlic.
I was quite surprised to realise that a cheap little home remedy would kick my expensive creams and lotions in the butt. This is because garlic is blessed with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce pimples. What I do is cut open a peeled clove of garlic before going to bed and rub the cut surface directly onto my blemish. Sometimes it burns a little if the skin is not completely intact. But come the following morning and you’ll be rewarded with a much smaller zit. Possibly even no zit at all if you’re really lucky. Alternatively, you can perform the same treatment several times during the day if you are at home and have the time. This method has worked wonders for me many a time. Although I didn't always get rid of the zit immediately, I was still able to shorten the healing time considerably as well as minimise redness. It's worth a try. After all, you have nothing to lose but your zits.
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