There are a few essentials that most of us keep in our home, such as hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol. Here are just a few reasons why you should add witch hazel to this list.
The Perfect Astringent
There are several high-priced and highly effective beauty astringents to choose from, but why pay more when you can spend between $5 to $7 for a quality witch hazel that will do an equal or superior job? Use witch hazel after you cleanse and before you moisturize. It will help to tone and balance your skin and will remove any excess makeup. It will also help to minimize your pores, reduce acne, and manage your oily skin. Just don’t use it to remove eye makeup, use a cotton ball with coconut or olive oil instead.
For More Than Your Beauty Needs
Witch hazel is a natural anti-inflammatory which can be used for far more than your daily skincare routine. It can also be used to soothe bug bites, small scratches and scrapes, alleviate the pain and inflammation of hemorrhoids, and can be used as directed by your veterinarian for skin issues on your cat or dog. It can even be used when you have an itchy scalp.
While there are some great products on the market, some of the best beauty solutions are found in nature—and this is one of my top picks.