Beauty Hacks 3 beauty benefits of garlic you didn't know

Consuming pill-size pieces of garlic every day also works great to protect the skin from damages caused by free radicals, oxidation, and environmental stressors that eventually results in wrinkles.

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Garlic, a herb used widely as a flavoring in cooking in ancient times. It might not be your first choice when it comes to consuming, thanks to the garlic breath that it leaves behind but research shows that it has some benefits ranging from acne free bright and healthy skin to thick, lustrous hair.

  • Promotes hair growth

Garlic could end your hair loss problems because of its high levels of allicin, a sulfur compound similar to that found in onions, which were found to effectively treat hair loss. Rub sliced cloves of garlic on your scalp, squeezing as you go for the most benefit. You can also infuse oil with garlic and massage it into your scalp.

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  • Clears acne

Garlic makes a great natural remedy to banish unsightly blemishes.


a. Just cut a freshly piece of raw garlic and apply a little pressure on it to release some juice and then rub this garlic pod onto the affected area. Leave it for 5 minutes and was off with cold water. You’ll see a reduction in redness and swelling within the day. Also this helps in prevention of acne leaving behind marks on your skin.

b. Another simple technique to get rid of acne using garlic is mixing juice from 2-3 pods of garlic with equal quantity of white vinegar and applying it to the affected area. The white vinegar helps in maintaining the skin’s pH levels while garlic fights infection.

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  • Controls ageing

Garlic beauty benefits also include the aid for anti aging. The strong anti-oxidants present in garlic help in reducing the free radical build up in the skin thus keeping it firm and youthful. It also contains sulphur, which helps the body to produce collagen which inturn helps in fighting wrinkles. Garlic also contains a large number of skin-protective polyphenols.


Just crush some garlic pods and add the juice into your regular face masks for added goodness and preventing premature aging.

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