Warts. Those pesky, unattractive, and sometimes uncomfortable little monsters are only made worse by popping up on the one place it’s hardest to hide them: your face.
Rather than hiding yourself away from the world while you wait weeks, or heaven forbid months, for some generic over-the-counter wart removal cream to finally start working, why not treat yourself to a fast, effective, and natural treatment instead.
Yes you read correctly.
Garlic is actually proven to be one of the most effective natural remedies for wart removal, with a recent clinical study ending with a 100% success rate when using garlic on warts.
Garlic has long been considered to have a healing component; it’s been used in various ways against multiple ailments for the last few thousand years. While our medical practices have changed significantly since garlic was first discovered as a curative agent, it is only recently that we have discovered why exactly garlic is as effective as it is.
The main medicinal element found in garlic is the compound Allicin. Allicin can enter your body through your digestive tract or topically, providing a range of health benefits. One of these benefits just so happens to be it’s curative effects when applied topically to warts.
Using Garlic To Treat Your Warts
- Step 1: Wash Your Skin
First, you will want to ensure your skin is nice and clean. Use a mild soap to cleanse the area where the wart or warts are and gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel.
- Step 2: Prepare the Garlic
Next you will want to prepare the garlic. To do this you can either crush the clove of garlic or simple chop it in half. It is important to do this, as this releases the juices of the garlic, which are what contains the healing compound Allicin.
- Step 3: Apply the Garlic
Take the halved or crushed clove of garlic and rub it against the wart, allowing your skin to soak in its juice.
Note: You may want to test the garlic on your skin prior to using as a wart treatment to ensure you do not have any negative skin reactions. Some individuals may be prone to mild rashes or discomfort. It is best to test this by rubbing some garlic on a small patch of skin on your wrist before applying to any warts on your face.
- Step 4: Secure the Garlic
Now, you will want to secure the garlic onto your skin. This can be a little tricky to do with the affected area being your face, rather than a hand or foot. The best way to do this is to cover the garlic with a cotton ball and secure it with a Band-Aid. It is best to do this over night.
- Step 5: Repeat
The wart will not be gone after only one treatment. You can repeat this treatment daily until the wart begins to disappear, just ensure to clean the area each time and always use fresh garlic and a new cotton ball and Band-Aid.
Natural Is Better
Not only are natural remedies more effective, but also they are healthier and often less expensive. If you have warts that you are eager to see gone, give garlic a shot; and if garlic isn’t your first choice, try one of the many other natural wart removal treatments, such as apple cider vinegar, bananas, or your pick of essential oils.
You’ll have clear skin in no time.