Guava leaves are one of the most natural alternatives, which can be beneficial for some skin issues, like acne, wrinkles, dark spots or blemishes.
Here are 4 ways in which you can use them:
- Acne Treatment
According to a study published by The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, guava leaves are great against microscopic organisms (acne), due to their antibacterial abilities. Moreover, the use of guava leaves can soothe the skin and reduce the appearance of acne.
- Cure Atopic Dermatitis
Guava leaves can help with the redness and irritation caused by atopic dermatitis. They also have the ability to prevent the formation of histamines (chemicals that cause the itching, sneezing and swelling allergy symptoms).
- Wrinkles Elimination
According to some studies, the guava leaves are more beneficial than the fruit itself. They have anti- cancer properties and destroy the free radicals in the body. They are also a strong anti-wrinkle tool, and enhance the overall quality of the skin.
- Lighten Dark Spots
You can lighten red and dark spots on your face by using guava leaves. They work as a tonic agent, which helps with reducing irritation by eliminating the microscopic organisms.
Method of Treatment
When it comes to atopic dermatitis, you can use dried guava leaves. Crush them and add them to a tub of warm water – it will relieve redness and itching and make you feel more comfortable.
In case of other skin issues, crush a few guava leaves and add them to a saucepan of boiling water. When the color gets red and it looks enough concentrated, take it away and allow it to cool. After that, apply this solution on the affected area with a cotton ball. Leave it for about 15 minutes and wash your face with lukewarm water.
For optimal results, the treatment should be done at least twice a week.