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Witch Hazel is a liquid you can purchase that is derived from the bark and leaves of the Witch Hazel plant, found in North America. This liquid is completely natural, and can be used in various ways to promote health and aid skin issues ranging from acne to cold sores.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent, which means it is a tissue tightener that works especially well with skin tissue. It’s the perfect plant based alternative to harsh chemicals that damage skin, and put quite the dent in your pocket.
The liquid works as an antibacterial that sterilizes acne and reduces excess oil. This can help reduce the appearance of red bumps and acne.
Being an astringent, Witch Hazel also tightens the skin and shrinks pores to avoid clogging and sagging. This way skin appears to be fresher and younger for longer.
As it is a natural antibacterial it can help to reduce cold sores. It’s also helps with pain and swelling as Witch Hazel also soothes and hydrate skin.
Dark Circles/Puffy Eyes
Witch Hazel helps to reduce puffy eyes by putting water back into the skin and hydrating it. This can also help with dark circles caused by lack of sleep and malnutrition.
Being able to reduce red bumps and acne means it is also a natural anti-inflammatory. You can also use it on swollen skin and bruises to help it heal faster.
Use Witch Hazel on cuts and scraped to help sterilize and heal. This way you are less likely to scar when you’re skin is hydrated and cleansed the right way.
So if skin care products are starting to stretch your wallet, keep a large bottle of Witch Hazel on stand by. It’s natural, healthy, and will make a world of difference in the appearance of your skin.