Garlic (Caution: Garlic can burn the skin)

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October 20, 2020
It not working on me

It makes my skin more irritated, my skin burns.

February 25, 2019

Burns like crazy and smells terrible, obvi. Had a bad reaction. 

April 6, 2018
It works
I wish I knew back in my teens what I know now. Raw garlic combined with removing dairy products and excess sugar will dramatically reduce acne. It takes about two weeks to notice a difference however. Firstly avoid all dairy and reduce sugar. (These mess with hormones and cause insulin spikes which also mess with hormones). With the garlic, buy fresh bulbs and consume more to start with. Before meals peel one or two cloves of garlic and chop the peeled clove into small pieces. Gather the pieces in your hand and drink down with water. After a few days reduce the amount. Eventually, after a week or so just peel one clove of garlic, chop into tiny pieces and drink down. It definitely works. You also notice the difference when you stop taking the garlic. Also, wash your face no more than twice a day with a gentle glycerin soap. The skin needs to be lubricated to allow solidified sebum to escape from the pores. Use cold water.
September 7, 2017
Can't live without Garlic!!!
Skin type: oily, sensitive, acne prone skin Acne: moderate Been taking 2 cloves of garlic for about 2 weeks now and I noticed if I do get a pimple, it only lasts up to 2days max and heals so fast! Whereas before I started taking garlic, my acne would swell for 5-7days and would heal so slow... What I do is I mince the garlic then chew it for a few seconds then I swallow it with water Acne free for 3days now.
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December 24, 2016
It works
I never have hope any more of anything working for my acne but this helped my skin. It's less oily, smoother and fewer pimples. I crushed it and mixed it with olive oil. I left it on my face for about 10 minutes. It never turned my face red or made it dry. If you try it just do a small patch of skin. It does have a burning feeling when it was on my face but after I just put aloe vera on my skin.
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October 14, 2016
Turned out good for me
My mom forced me to try garlic on my face as I've uneven skin tone and mild acne on my face. As I put on garlic on my face it starts burning like crazy. I put it on for 11 to 12 minutes then I rinsed it off. My skin became so red and itchy after that. I applied moisturiser as it dried my skin. I was so disappointed because it made my skin even worse. It burnt my skin, made it red and dry. But after 2 days my skin started peeling and redness and dryness gone and I got a new pink skin. So its like a home made chemical peeling. But please don't do it if you've sensitive skin. And don't put garlic paste on your face for more than 5 min if it stings. :)
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October 7, 2016
garlic soap is good
i've been using garlic soap twice a day and its good. it reduces the redness and the lightness
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September 28, 2017
How did you do the garlic soap?
September 14, 2016
So my dad said to peel a clove of garlic, cut the end off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rub it all over my affected acne spots over night. Upon doing that it stung immediately and I tried to get him to let me take it off. He said no. So I went to google. 99.3% of posts said it would burn/blister/mark you face if you applied it directly and left it there. Help! What should I do? I don't want blisters or scars! Can anyone help me with this?
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September 25, 2016
I did it too and its me I don't know what to do
February 15, 2017
I hav got blisters due to garlic....can u pls suggest wat i shld do???please help me out!!! I am really tensed!!
April 5, 2018
Garlic needs to be consumed. Fresh garlic acts like a mild antibiotic, but without the side effects of normal antibiotics. It should not be used topically as it's too aggressive. Garlic should be considered a gentle, natural antibiotic replacement that takes time to work.
March 17, 2016
Works like nothing else for rosacea!
I was extremely hesitant to try this based upon some of the other reviews on this site. However, I've been dealing with chronically red, flaky, bumpy pimples for the past 20 years. I never had acne as a teenager, but as soon as I hit my 20's things got ugly. For the past two weeks, I've been splitting a raw garlic clove in half each night, rubbing it on my face after first splashing it with water, and then washing it off with facial cleanser about 10-15 minutes later. My pimples and redness disappeared almost instantly, and the flaky, peeling skin is almost gone at this point. The downside is that as soon as you sweat or wash your face again, you smell like raw garlic. I'm more than willing to live with this minor side effect, especially since it smells better than sodium sulfacetamide / sulfur facial wash residue does for days after use (and it works far better without drying the skin). Maybe the reason why this has worked so well for me is because I've got rosacea acne, which is theorized to be caused by demodex mites. Maybe it's toxic to mites? All I know is that for me, it's been pretty great so far.
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August 12, 2017
To get rid of the smell : in the morning after washing your face, mix a bit of rose water, with water( to dilute it a little) then aplly it with a cotton to your face, go one with your breakfast or such, then rinse before applying anything to your face
November 18, 2015
Heals the inflamation but burns the skin
I've tried out lots of things for my acne and then I heard that garlic can be a great treatment. I had lots of pimples on my jawline - these were inflamed acne and I couldn't do anything with them... So one night I decided to try garlic. I washed and clened my face and then I put crushed garlic on a cotton ball and put it on my jawline on the pimples. It was very hurtful but I let it on for 10-15 minutes. Why I give 2 stars is because the inflamation has gone by using garlic, BUT my skin also has gone... I mean it burned my skin so much. First I had a big red spot on my face, then it turned into purple and theeeen my skin fell off and under this burned skin I saw a fresh pink skin... It was hurtful and I thought that it will stay like this. But it happened a month ago and my skin healed. No big spot on my face and no inflamation. But I would never try it again. And I think this is not the best solution... I would offer lemon and ACV instead of this garlic treatment. ACV and lemon can help a lot!!
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