Although garlic has immense therapeutic properties it can also have serious effects if not used correctly, especially when applied directly to the skin, for many minutes, as it can burn and leave the skin red. People who use garlic paste or garlic juice by applying it directly to the skin, for long hours, especially overnight, often suffer from burns or discoloration of the skin as a result of applying garlic.

Why do garlic burns happen?

Garlic-based home remedies contain a powerful acid called ” sulfonic acid ” that breaks down into allicin. This is a very strong chemical that can increase its concentration. Therefore, when the garlic paste is kept on the skin for a long period, the amount of allicin present increases, resulting in a chemical burn instead of doing a beauty or care treatment; For this reason it is important to know how garlic can be used , and to learn to read the health information that many sites expose very well, since they are references that must be taken with caution and professional care to avoid any damage to health.

How to treat garlic burns

It is important to treat these burns as soon as possible to avoid permanent discoloration . You can follow the skin care mentioned below, and it is recommended that you consult a dermatologist before to evaluate the situation with your skin and avoid any spots or scars left by the burn if it is very strong.

  • Wash the face completely , especially the affected area with lukewarm water. This will help clean up any garlic that is still on the surface of the skin. Do not use cosmetic products on the affected area, as these products can only cause more damage. You can rinse your face several times to make sure it is completely clean and free of garlic residue.
  • Soak a cotton ball in cold whole milk and place it on the area for at least 20 minutes. Milk contains fats that help combat the acidic effects of garlic. Besides this, it also helps acceleration healing.
  • Make a mixture of cucumber and carrot to form a paste or puree, and strain it so that all the excess liquid comes out. Apply this paste on your face for a minimum of 30 minutes before washing it off with cold water. Carrot and cucumber help to rejuvenate and heal broken skin.
  • The coconut oil is an excellent remedy to cure skin, thanks to vitamin E and fatty acids. The recommended is the mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice, the acidic properties of lemon juice will help reduce marks on the skin, while coconut oil helps heal it.
  • Apply vitamin C and E on the skin. Vitamin C promotes wound healing and the production of collagen, the foundation material for new skin. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps repair and protect your skin.

It is possible to use garlic as an application on the skin, but with these cares:

The application of garlic directly on the skin can cause damage , if maintained for long periods can cause serious injuries such as burns and inflammation . In the case of treating pimples, acne or blackheads, the use of garlic is very effective, following some basic care. It should be used diluted to reduce its potency, and apply for short periods of time, between 3 to 5 minutes, depending on the area of ​​the body where it is applied and if it is accompanied by other ingredients that reduce its effect.

An effective way to use it, would be to crush a garlic clove and add about 10 drops of water and 5 drops of honey to it. Mix and form a paste. Use a smooth surface such as the palm of a teaspoon or a clean thimble to apply this paste on the pimple or acne affected area, hold for 5 minutes and then rinse gently with water. To apply masks on the face, or other types of applications using garlic, it is recommended that you consult a dermatologist, it is essential to take certain precautions to avoid wounds or discoloration and spots on the skin caused by garlic.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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