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The best remedy against zits is sitting in your kitchen

Zits are like uninvited guests that don’t leave. Fight back and frighten them (and everyone else) off with garlic.

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.

A home remedy against red spots

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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As a massive Disney fan, I see the world through rose-tinted glasses. I worship series from the 90s and consider mermaids a religion. When I’m not dancing in glitter rain, I’m either hanging out at pyjama parties or sitting at my make-up table. P.S. I love you, bacon, garlic and onions.


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User Anonymous

versuchs mal mit Teebaumöl ;-) hilft super gegen Pickel und riecht besser wie Knoblauch.

User Natalie Hemengül

Danke für den Tipp! Teebaumöl steht auch auf meiner Liste, hab nur Gutes gehört :) Bin aber irgendwie bei Knoblauch stehen geblieben, weil ich es nicht extra kaufen musste und ganz nebenbei den Geruch mag ^^ Aber ja, ist nicht für jeden. Da ist Teebaumöl bestimmt eine gute Alternative.