A few weeks ago, my friend had “a scary zit,” as she called it. Remembering that garlic has antibacterial properties, she took a clove and smashed it. She put the garlic juice on her pimple for a few minutes until it dried, and then she went to bed. (“I smelled like garlic bread,” she laughed.) But when she woke up the next morning…her pimple was gone.

Have you ever tried this? Would you? I almost want to get a pimple so I can see if it works. Do you have any other natural beauty tricks? (My sister used to crack an egg on her head in the shower for shiny hair, and our babysitter swears by coconut oil as face lotion.)

P.S. How to do anything.

(Top photo by Garance Dore, bottom photo by Saveur)