Skin problems are quite common among men and women alike, from all ages, from acne, blackheads and blemishes to wrinkles and dark spots. Everyone who’s faced these issues knows that cosmetic treatments and commercial skin care products can be quite expensive and rather ineffective in many cases so why don’t we try some natural alternatives which have proven so much more beneficial and effective.
This article is dedicated to the amazing guava leaves and their beneficial effect for skin care. We’re going to show you how guava leaves can help you eliminate wrinkles, cure acne, lighten dark spots and alleviate atopic dermatitis.
Elimination of wrinkles
It has been scientifically proven that guava leaves 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.
It turns out that guava leaves are extremely beneficial when it comes to acne because they have very strong antibacterial properties. Aside from curing acne, guava leaves can improve your skin quality and diminish the appearance of pimples as well. This was even confirmed scientifically, in a study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine.
Lighten dark spots
Dark spots will become a problem of the past once you try guava leaves. They can act as a toning agent and soothe the irritation, eliminating the bacteria causing it in the first place.
Cure atopic dermatitis
Guava leaves have proven extremely effective in the treatment for atopic dermatitis, relieving the redness and irritation it usually causes. Additionally, they possess anti-allergic properties which prevent 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 – For this condition you’ll need dried guava leaves. First, 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.
For everything else, take a couple of guava leaves, chop them up and add them in a pot with boiling water. Let it simmer for a while, until the water becomes brownish and set the pot aside to cool off. Once it’s cooled off you can use it. Take a cotton ball and apply it on your entire face or just on the problematic areas. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Do this twice a week and you’ll notice significant improvement in no time.