Our skin may suffer from various skin problems such as rashes, acne, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles, and oily, dry and aged skin. These may be due to stress, poor eating habits or lack of exercise.
Fortunately, there are numerous foods that we can add to our diet to provide us with skin-supporting nutrients to fight numerous skin problems. Guava is just among the tropical plant that can give our skin the progress toward the beautiful complexion.
Here are some of the amazing ways on how guava can beat various skin problems.
Hydrates The Skin
Drinking adequate amounts of water has hydrating benefits on our skin. Aside from water, certain foods can also provide our remaining requirements for water. Guava provides 81 percent of its composition as water. Have slices of the fruit added to a tropical fruit salad with coconut, pineapple, papaya or mango, or just simply juice it.
Helps Beat Wrinkles
Guava provides 2.9 grams of lycopene, an antioxidant that protects healthy cells from toxins and has free radical scavenging properties that make it perfect in keeping wrinkles at bay. Also, its leaves have beneficial components that can help tone the skin thus helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Helps Lighten Spots (Black And Red)
The leaf can help reduce inflammation, kill bacteria, and help get rid of blemishes and red and black spots from our face. This works as a toning agent that lightens blemishes.
Helps Treat Atopic Dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes the skin red and itchy. The irritation is due to the formation of histamines which also causes allergy symptoms such as swelling, sneezing, wheezing, and itching.
Guava leaves have anti-allergic properties that help prevent the production of histamines and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the redness and itchiness associated with the condition, therefore, making it a great treatment for those suffering from atopic dermatitis.
Simply crush a few guava leaves and add them to a pot of boiling water. Let the water boil until it turns brownish in color and then allow it to cool down. Using a cotton ball, apply the solution to the affected area and allow to stay for about 15 minutes. Wash with plain water. For best results, do this twice a week.
Helps Get Rid Of Acne
Guava leaves were found to have antibacterial properties that are helpful in fighting against bacteria that cause acne, according to a study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine. In addition to these effects, its anti-inflammatory properties also help calm the skin and reduce the appearance of pimples.
Also, the presence of vitamin K in guava fruit can help treat skin discoloration, such as dark circles, spider veins, rosacea, and acne irritation. Guava provides 1.4 micrograms of vitamin K, which is about 2 percent of the 80 micrograms FDA daily value.