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Guava Leaves: Benefits for Skin & Hair

Guava Leaves: Benefits for Skin & Hair

Most of us know about the benefits of guava as a fruit. But did you know that guava leaves have several medicinal properties and offer an array of skincare benefits?

Here are some of its benefits listed below.

Guava leaves benefits for skin

  • Treats acne and black spots:

Acne and black spots can be quiet annoying and can adversely affect the look of your skin. Guava leaves effectively eliminate acne and black spots from the skin, as they contain an antiseptic that can kill acne-causing bacteria. All you need to do is, crush some guava leaves and apply it on the acne and the dark spots. Keep it for some time and rinse it off with water. You can do this daily until the skin is clear.

  • Treats blackheads:

To treat blackheads, blend the guava leaves along with a little water and use it as a scrub on your nose to remove the stubborn blackheads.

  • Provides anti-aging benefits:

Guava leaves contain antioxidants which help to eliminate the free radicals that damage your skin and protects it from aging. It also helps to improve skin tone and texture. A decoction of mature guava leaves can be used to tighten the skin.

  • Alleviates itching:

Skin itching can cause a serious problem if not treated instantly. Guava leaves are an immediate cure for itchiness as they contain allergy blocking compounds.

Guava leaves benefits the hair:

  • Promotes hair growth:

Guava leaves promote hair growth as they are rich in a variety of nutrients and antioxidants.

  • Natural cure for hair loss:

To prevent hair loss, boil a handful of guava leaves in a liter of water for about 20 minutes, cool, apply it on your scalp and massage.

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