A REMARKABLE GARLIC REMEDY
Garlic can help to eliminate and remove wrinkles. Its superior antibacterial properties make this popular spice an ideal ingredient in a face mask. This face mask recipe adds a bit of honey and olive oil, making for a great moisturizer for your skin plus a nice exfoliant.
All of the ingredients in the recipe are ideal for calming the skin, fighting bacteria and making your skin super soft. For the recipe, always use fresh garlic, preferably organic (grown without pesticides and herbicides). If you cannot find fresh garlic then use the jarred minced garlic, which you can usually find in the produce section.
2-3garlic cloves (or minced garlic)
2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons raw honey
Peel garlic cloves.
Place the garlic into a food processor or blender.
Pulse until lightly chopped.
Add olive oil andhoney. Pulse until mixture is creamy and smooth. Add a little extra oil or honey if needed.
Scoop out the mask and place into a clean container that has a lid.
Place the mask in the fridge to keep fresh.
Allow mask to rest overnight in the fridge.
HOW TO USE
Before applying the mask, wash your face thoroughly. Makes sure your face is clean and free of make-up.
Gently apply the mixture to the fact using circular motions with your fingers. If you used raw honey in the recipe, try not to press to hard because it will act like sandpaper.
Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes. But never leave the mask on for more than 25 minutes. Garlic is a powerfulantioxidantand can burn the skin if left on too long.
After you wash the mask off with warm water, pat your face gently with a soft towel.
Touch your skin and notice how soft it is. Apply a little olive oil or moisturizer for additional hydration and ultra-softness.
For optimum results, apply the mask three to four times a week.
GARLIC BLACKHEAD FIGHTER
Another fabulous garlic recipe for the skin is for blemishes and acne such as blackheads. This recipe has additional ingredients including oatmeal, lemon juice and tea tree oil. For decades, oatmeal has been known to help rejuvenate the skin. As well, lemon is a great tonic and tea tree oil is an amazing antiseptic and antibacterial.
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 ½ tablespoons oatmeal, ground
2 dropstea tree oil
5 drops lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey, just enough to form a paste