When it comes to fighting skin ailments, most of us go in for natural/home remedies for the simple reason that they cause no side effects and are harmless. However, you will be surprised to know that some products available in our kitchen for day-to-day use, which are used as natural remedies, can do more harm than good if not used with care.
A beautiful face, at times, looks bad or ugly with acne, warts and freckles. One has to be careful while trying out home remedies in getting rid of them.
Garlic has immense therapeutic properties and is used as a natural remedy in treating many ailments including acne and warts on the face. Since the skin on our face is very sensitive and tender, applying garlic paste on the affected area may result in burning of the skin if kept for long hours or overnight.
Garlic contains Sulfenic acid which breaks down into Allicin, a very strong chemical. Thus keeping garlic paste for prolonged periods leads to chemical burn.
A reader of a local magazine, who had shared this painful news, had suffered severe chemical burn on the face while attempting to treat flat warts with garlic. In turn, while getting treatment for the burns, she was forced to stay indoors avoiding exposure to sunlight and avoid using soaps and cosmetics for two to three weeks by her dermatologist.
The discoloration of the skin on the burnt area stayed on for long leaving her to grieve each day when she looked at the mirror.
Isn't this a lesson for all of us who jump at trying out natural remedies with out knowing the pros and cons of it? Better be safe than sorry!
If any of you have faced similar situations, kindly share with us and enlighten us!