Probably all of us have sometimes suffered from certain skin issue, whether it be wrinkles, acne, blemishes, hypersensitivities or dark spots all over the face. Luckily, apart from the cosmetic procedures, we have numerous natural alternatives to choose and to enjoy their extremely beneficial effects for treatment of these skin conditions.
One of these alternatives is to use guava leaves, which are very effective in cases of skin issues. This article reveals four uses of guava leaves:
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:
In case of atopic dermatitis, take dried guava leaves. Crush them and add them to a tub of warm water. This will efficiently relieve itching and redness, thus easing the uncomfortable feeling they produce.
In all other cases, you should take a couple of guava leaves, crush them and add them to a saucepan of boiling water. Let them boil until the water turns brownish and looks concentrated. Then, take it away from fire and leave it to cool.
Afterwards, apply the tonic all over your face or on the affected area using a cotton ball. Let it act for about fifteen minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water. For better results, the treatment should be repeated twice a week.