FYI Beauty Secrets – Guavas

Guavas aren’t only nummy to eat, they’re fabulous for your skin! They’re packed full of vitamins A and C and antioxidants, which help stop aging. They also contain some of the main ingredients needed for glowing fabulous skin. 

Beauty gurus claim when guavas are made into an astringent, it supposedly works better than your most expensive face creams or toners. To use the astringent just wash your face with it and rid yourself of imperfections. The following decoction will also brighten, tighten, and tone your skin.

  1. Take 2 immature guavas and their leaves.
  2. Mash the guavas
  3. Cover leaves and guava with lavender water and boil 5-10 minutes
  4. Strain, cool, and spritz

Another way to make your skin glow with guavas is with a guava mask. Follow these directions.  

  1. Mash 1 ripe guava in a dish
  2. Mix in enough rolled oats to thicken somewhat
  3. Apply to face for 20 minutes
  4. Wash off

Reports are guava helps eczema too! So, here’s a quick guava lotion recipe. 

  1. 2 ¼ cup fresh guava
  2. 1 cup dried guava fruit
  3. Cover with water
  4. Simmer until thickened
  5. Apply to affected area 2 to 3 times a day

Acne, rashes, pimples, itchy skin, or sores? Guava can help.  

  1. Chop 2 handfuls of guava leaves
  2. Cover with water
  3. Boil for 5 minutes
  4. Apply as needed to affected areas

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