We have all suffered from certain skin issue, including wrinkles, acne, blemishes, hypersensitivities or dark spots on the face. But luckily, if we put aside the numerous cosmetic procedures and expensive crèmes, we’ve got a lot of natural alternative to choose and enjoy their extremely beneficial effects in the treatment of these skin conditions.
In this article, we are presenting you the guava leaves as an alternative which proved to be very effective in cases of skin issues. Here are four uses:
Elimination of wrinkles
It has been scientifically proved that the leaves of guava are even more beneficial than the fruit. They contain anti- cancer properties, and can successfully destroy free radicals in the body. Consequently, guava leaves represent a potent anti-wrinkle tool. In addition, they are extremely beneficial in improving the quality of the skin.
The American Journal of Chinese Medicine published a study which revealed that guava leaves are highly beneficial against microscopic organisms causing acne, since they possess extremely powerful antibacterial properties. Besides eliminating the causes of acne, guava leaves can soothe your skin and reduce the appearance of pimples.
Lighten dark spots
Guava leaves can also be used in treatments of blemishes such as red and dark spots on your face. They act as a toning agent, and help reduce irritation by destroying microscopic organisms.
Cure atopic dermatitis
These leaves relieve the redness and irritation caused by atopic dermatitis. Moreover, they contain anti-allergic properties that inhibit the creation of histamines (chemicals that are released in the body as part of an allergic reaction, causing the typical itching, sneezing, wheezing and swelling allergy symptoms).
Method of treatment:
Atopic dermatitis – You need to take dried guava leaves, crush them into smaller pieces and add them to a tub of warm water. This remedy will relieve itching and redness efficiently, thus easing the uncomfortable feeling they produce.
With other conditions, take a couple of guava leaves, crush them and add them to a saucepan of boiling water. When the boiling water turns brownish and looks concentrated, remove the pan from the stove. Let it cool, and then use it.
This tonic should be applied all over the face or on the affected area by using a cotton ball. After 15 minutes, wash the area with lukewarm water. Repeat this procedure twice a week for better results.