Have you ever heard of witch hazel? If you haven’t yet, this is a chance to get firs dibs on the next best thing in skincare. It also has different health benefits.
Witch hazel is a shrub that is commonly found in North America. It comes from the bark and leaves of Hamamelis Virginiana. Its healing powers have long been discovered by the Native Americans. They boiled witch hazel to treat skin problems and irritations. It’s also been said that it had been used to cure tumors.
Presently, witch hazel is gaining its popularity, not only in America but around the world, as a natural astringent. It’s been used as a natural cleanser and toner to purify skin and narrow the pores. Aside from its amazing effects on the skin, as originally a herbal medicine, witch hazel has many different uses in the home and to improve your health.
Here are some beauty, health, and home benefits of the witch hazel:
Witch hazel is most popular as a natural astringent due to high contents of tannins. As a natural astringent, it removes excess oil and closes pores, preventing the build up of blackheads. This is why it is commonly used as facial toner totreator even prevent acne. It also has the ability to remove excess dirt, so if you are constantly on the road and on the run, might as well jump to using witch hazel. With continued use, you can observe a significant improvement in your skin.
2.Fade Bruises and Clear
Blemishes Sometimes, it seems like we are easily bruised, literally, without even remembering how or why. You can put witch hazel for faster healing and to stop it from getting worse as well as fade discoloration, which can be quite scary with bruises. Aside from bruises, it also helps clear blemishes. Prevention is definitely better than cure, but if this is your first time hearing about witch hazel, and your skin has already suffered from acne and other blemishes, it’s not late yet. Simply use a cotton ball orcosmetic pad to apply witch hazel to the affected area.
3.Get Rid of Dark Circles Around Eyes
Witch hazel does not only help reduce inflammation. It can also help tighten skin, which makes this a perfect product to use to brighten under and around your eyes.This discoloration can be really stubborn that even an 8-hour sleep isn’t making it any better. Why not try this miracle product? Just be careful to not dab this natural astringent directly to your eyes to avoid pain and dryness.
After a crazy sun exposure, you can use witch hazel to ease you of any discomfort from a sunburn. You will only need an Aloe Veragelto mix with it and lather on the affected areas. The combination of the two will help reduce inflammation as well as cool down the burn. It’s also said to prevent your skin from peeling to avoid further irritation.
5. Hair-Removal After Care
Witch hazel must be included in your post hair-removal kit. It will help reduce inflammation after you get a hot wax. This does not only work for women. For men, who usually optto shave DIY-style, witch hazel will help prevent bleeding from a cut or nick or dueto damaged hair follicles. It can also mend a razor burn, which happens almost all the time.