Sometimes, once of while, all of us have suffered from certain skin issue, whether it be acne, blemishes, wrinkles, hypersensitivities or dark spots all over the face. Luckily, we have numerous natural alternatives to choose and to enjoy their extremely beneficial effects for treatment of these skin conditions. Of course apart from them there are the cosmetic procedures.
Guava leaves is one of these alternatives is to use which are very effective in cases of skin issues. This article reveals four uses of guava leaves:
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.
For Acne Treatments
A study published by “The American Journal of Chinese Medicine” 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 reduce the appearance of pimples and soothe your skin.
For elimination of wrinkles
It has been scientifically proved that the leaves of guava are even more beneficial than the fruit. In addition, they are extremely beneficial in improving the quality of the skin. They contain anti- cancer properties, and can successfully destroy free radicals in the body. Consequently, guava leaves represent a potent anti-wrinkle tool.
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, you should take dried guava leaves. Crush them and add them to a tub of warm water. This will efficiently relieve redness and itching, 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.
For better results, the treatment should be repeated twice a week.
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.