Saturday, February 25, 2012

Garlic does the skin good!

When I was little I used to hate garlic! I hated garlic, onions and any "green stuff" (aka. green garnishing). Of course my mother found these ingredients to be absolutely impertinent to all her recipes. She would try to mince up the ingredients so small, hoping to trick my taste buds but I was never fooled. Now that I'm older and cooking meals for myself and my family, I've realized my mother was onto something. There really is no way of getting around it. Garlic, especially, is just a must in a lot of recipes. What I also didn't know was that garlic is really good for you.

The Wonders of Garlic

* Got a pimple? Rub some garlic on it, best natural antibiotic
* Rub some garlic on your blackheads, it will help clear out your pores
* Feeling under the weather? Chomp down on a clove of garlic. It'll taste nasty, but it will make you feel a hell of a lot better

Here's a neat trick to use if you suffer from acne and blackheads. I found this in a book called "Babushka's Beauty Secrets" By: Raisa Ruder and Susan Campos

1) 1 clove of garlic
2) Mash garlic
3) Boil water and add garlic

VOILA! Garlic Toner. This can be used in place of your regular toner, before your night moisturizer. But beware it smells very very strongly! So if you can handle the smell, it will do wonders for your blackheads and acne.

As babushka says, "It smells strong because it is strong!".

"Babushka's Beauty Secrets - Old World tips for a Glamorous New You" By: Raisa Ruder and Susan Campos


  1. Thanks for the tips! I've been getting a few spots lately and now I will try to ZAP them with garlic : )


  2. oh my goodness, i never knew this!! i love using garlic when i cook :) these are some really cool tips! as a matter of fact, i have garlic in my fridge now! i hope that this week is treating you well <3

    love, jamie


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