Guava leaves are a powerhouse of antioxidants like vitamin C, and flavonoids such as quercetin. They also contain antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties and helpful tannins and are considered as a natural pain reliever.
Aside from brewing these leaves to make a magical tea, it has also been part of traditional medicine for centuries. When it comes to skin problems, guava leaves can provide some help.
Helps Treat Acne and Black Spots
Acne and black spots affect the appearance of our skin. Guava leaves have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that are effective at fighting off bacteria and killing them. For this purpose, simply apply guava leaves paste on the acne and dark spots. Leave them on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water. Doing this will make the skin smoother.
Helps Get Rid Of Wrinkles
Guava leaves have antioxidant properties that combat the damaging effects of free radicals in our body. In contains lycopene, a compound that protects the skin from the damaging UV rays and restores its health and luster. The leaves can help prevent the appearance of wrinkles thus keeping our skin smooth and healthy.
Can Help Deal With Atopic Dermatitis
This medical condition is associated with inflammation of the skin that results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin. When it comes to this skin problem, guava leaves can help reduce redness and inflammation as well as prevent the release of histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction and is responsible for sneezing, panting, itching, and swelling.
Prepare a guava remedy for this condition by adding a handful of dried leaves to a pot of boiling water. Remove the pot from the stove once the water turns brown and let the solution cool down. Apply the liquid over the affected area with a cotton pad. After 15 minutes, rinse with clean water. Doing this twice a week can help improve the condition.
Helps Brighten The Skin
Guava leaves have antioxidants and antibacterial properties that help remove dead skin cells and kill bacteria. It allows us to have healthier and smoother skin by brightening our skin tone. All we have to do is to mix some guava leaves with a pinch of turmeric and some rosewater. Apply this wrap to the face and neck and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash and pat.