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Garlic is good for your health and studies demonstrate that garlic has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties when applied either topically or digested as a pill, though you have to take into consideration that a pill will take a while to show any marked skin improvements,’ he explained.
‘I believe that, when dealing with minor breakouts – garlic introduced into the diet or applied onto the face could be beneficial,But I don’t think that for an individual with consistent acne breakouts, it would be a long lasting remedy.’
While home remedies can be effective for other ailments, however, Dr. Austin believes that, when it comes to treating acne, the best method is to use proper skincare.
He added: ‘I prefer home remedies whenever possible, however, for acne I tend to believe that light glycolic and salicylic peel pads would be a important skincare step if this natural approach wouldn’t work.’
While the benefits of garlic are said to include easing sore throats, cleansing and a natural antibiotic, for most rubbing a bulb of the pungent plant on their face would be a step too far.
But a popular beauty vlogger from Concord, Ontario, has claimed she uses garlic as a miracle cure for pimples and urged her followers to do the same.
In the short clip she pinpoints a pimple, gets a garlic clove, cuts into it with a knife and rubs it onto the zit.
The vlogger, who has more than half a million followers on Instagram and nearly one million subscribers on YouTube, then goes to sleep, wakes up and the pimple has miraculously vanished.
‘RUB the garlic on any pimples that you may have. If you have a whitehead like me – itll be gone INSTANTLY and wont come back,’ she wrote in the video caption.
Urging her followers to test it for themselves, she said it ‘really works to flatten the pimple’ and stops it from returning.
However in a disclaimer she warned people with sensitive skin to first do a test patch, adding: ‘If it starts to string or you feel discomfort rinse off immediately’.
Some commented that they were keen to try it out for themselves while others warned against it.One person wrote: ‘I tried it last night. It does burn a bit but it didn’t work for me.’
And while garlic is known to have many health benefits, dermatologist Dr. Craig Austin MD, founder of skincare brand Cane + Austin, told Daily Mail Online that there are much better methods for treating acne – without the awful smell that comes with using raw garlic cloves.