Say goodbye to acne, scars and pigmentation with guava leaf paste: Beauti Tips

Do you like eating guavas? And do you know that besides the numerous health benefits of the fruit, its leaves are also beneficial for one’s skin, especially if you suffer from issues like acne, scars, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone?

If the issue is not severe, one can go for an easy home remedy made with guava leaf paste. The leaves, just like the fruit, contain potassium and folic acid making them a superfood for your skin.

Ayurvedic Dr Priya Bahuleyan recently took to Instagram and shared that guava leaves have “excellent medicinal property”.

“Guava leaves have antimicrobial action due to active ingredients like isoflavonoids, gallic acid, ascorbic acid, carotenoids which help fight skin infections and inflammations. Antioxidants repair skin damage,” she said in a post on Instagram.

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Fresh Guava leaves have an excellent medicinal property in treating inflammatory acne, scars, spots, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone.

Guava leaves have antimicrobial action due to active ingredients like isoflavonoids, gallic acid, ascorbic acid, carotenoids which help fight skin infections and inflammations. Antioxidants repair skin damage.

Method of preparation: Make a paste of fresh guava leaves ( tender leaves are better) with a few drops of water.

Method to apply :

1. Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser OR steam your face for 5 mins (to open the pores).

2. Apply the fresh paste on your face evenly.

3. Just before it fully dries up on the face, wash it off with plain cold water.

Do this 2-3 times a week for about a month to see clearer glowing skin.

Mild irritation on the skin is normal. But if you have sensitive skin, patch test before you go all over OR mix with yogurt and apply.

Here’s how to make a guava leaves paste

Ingredients

*Tender guava leaves
*A few drops of water

Method

Blend the ingredients to make a paste.

How to apply?

*Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser or steam your face for five minutes to open the pores.
*Apply the fresh paste on your face evenly.
*Just before it fully dries up on the face, wash it off with plain cold water.

Contraindications

*Mild irritation on skin is normal. But if you have sensitive skin, patch test before you apply. You can even add some yogurt.

What more?

“Do this 2-3 times in a week for about a month to see clearer, glowing skin,” she said.

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