Amazing Benefits Of Onion And Garlic Face Packs

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We all strive for a clean, clear, and flawless complexion, and to achieve that, we try whatever we can get our hands on – be it store-bought products or home remedies that we have heard of. Let’s keep those commonly known ingredients such as gram flour, rose water, aloe vera, turmeric, milk, etc. aside and take a look at these two unusual ingredients that can be used to make your face packs.

The unusual ingredients that we are talking about are the most common ingredients used in the kitchen! Yes, we are talking about onions and garlic. Sounds gross, right? Well, it isn’t! So, let us take a look at some of the benefits these provide to our skin.

Onion For Skin Care

Being rich in vitamins, vital nutrients, and antioxidants, onions are considered as an important part of a healthy diet. But the use of an onion doesn’t stop there. Onions can do a lot for our skin too. Want to know how? Read on:

Onion is rich in vitamins (especially vitamin C). When consumed raw or when mixed in a face pack, it can give you a healthy and radiant skin.

  • Onion juice has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes onions a great remedy to heal acne and other bacterial infections.
  • Onion juice helps in cleansing the blood. Thus, it reduces the chances of occurrence of skin-related issues.
  • Onion is rich in flavonoids. This helps in protecting our skin cells from the effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.
  • The antioxidants present in onion are combat free radical damages and delay the process of aging.

Best Ways To Use Onion For Skin Care

1. Consuming Raw Onions Help In Making Skin Healthy.

Eating them raw helps in improving the health of the skin from within. You can either eat it as a salad or simply raw (do not forget to have a mouth freshener afterward!)

You can also include them in your meals but make sure you do not overcook onions as doing that would destroy the benefits of the onions, or, as a matter of fact, any other vegetable.

2. Applying It Externally To Your Skin In The Form Of Face Packs.

Applying onion in the form of a face pack can help cure skin-related problems. It can help in fighting signs of aging, removing dark spots, and brightening the skin, among others. Here are a few onion face pack recipes for your reference.

Onion Face Packs

1. Onion Face Pack To Cure Acne

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh onion juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
How To Apply
  1. Extract a tablespoon of onion juice from a fresh onion and mix it with a tablespoon of olive oil. You can also use almond oil instead of olive oil.
  2. Mix well and apply this paste to your face and neck.
  3. Keep it on for 10 – 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Massage your face while washing. This will facilitate blood circulation.

Doing this regularly will help in curing acne.

2. Onion Face Pack For Skin Brightening

What You Need
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh onion juice
  • 1 teaspoon of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
How To Apply

1. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl to form a smooth paste.
2. Apply it on your face and neck and let it dry for 15 minutes.
3. Rinse it off with cold water.

Onion juice helps in getting rid of dry and dull skin and makes it look brighter and fresher. Apply this onion face pack thrice a week for amazing results.

3. Onion Face Mask To Prevent Aging

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh onion juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
How To Apply

1. Mix onion juice and lemon juice in a bowl.
2. Take a cotton ball and dip it into this solution.
3. Apply it all over your face and neck.
4. Rinse it off after 10 minutes.

Massaging the juice on your skin will boost the flow of blood and will eventually give you wrinkle-free, smooth skin.

Now that we know the benefits of onion face packs, let us discuss what garlic can do for our skin.

Garlic For Skin Care

While the benefits of garlic include easing a sore throat and combating motion sickness, it is a miraculous cure for pimples as well. Garlic is a rich source of allicin, i.e., an antimicrobial agent that helps in killing acne-causing bacteria.

Here are a few beauty benefits of garlic:

  • Garlic is an excellent source of acne combating nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin B6, selenium, zinc, and several other phytonutrients.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of garlic help in soothing the pain and irritation caused by acne or pimples.
  • Garlic contains thiacremonom, a sulfur compound that acts as a drying agent on the skin and help in removing acne scars from the skin.
  • The allicin present in garlic kills the acne-causing bacteria and clogs the pores.
  • The antioxidant property of garlic helps in protecting skin cells against the damage caused by free radicals.
  • The anti-fungal and antiseptic properties of garlic help in reducing the occurrence of pimples or acne.
  • Applying garlic juice on pimples or acne helps in diminishing them faster.

Best Ways To Use Garlic On Skin

Best Ways To Use Garlic On Skin
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Garlic can be applied alone to the skin or can be used in combination with other natural ingredients.

1. Garlic Face Pack

What You Need
  • 3–4 garlic cloves
How To Apply

1. Peel three garlic cloves and make the puree out of them.
2. Apply this puree to the areas prone to acne.
3. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water.
4. Pat dry your skin and apply a moisturizer.

Doing this regularly will help you get rid of acne. Eating garlic is also helpful in getting rid of acne, but excessive intake of garlic can overheat the body.

2. Garlic, Turmeric, And Honey Face Pack

What You Need
  • 5-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1/4th teaspoon of turmeric powder
How To Apply
  1. Make a puree out of a few garlic cloves and mix it with honey and turmeric powder. It is always recommended to use manuka honey in face packs.
  2. Apply the paste to your entire face and neck.
  3. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with water.

The anti-inflammatory properties of garlic, honey, and turmeric will help in soothing the irritation and discomfort caused due to acne.

These were the benefits of onion and garlic face packs. If you have been suffering from skin problems for a long time then do give these face packs a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She is passionate about writing about everything related to beauty - makeup, fashion, hairstyles, skin care, or hair care and has 4 years of experience on writing in these genres. When this social media junkie isn't stalking the world of full bio

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