With hundreds of skin care products available these days, it’s hard to imagine a time where cleansers, toners and scrubs weren’t available to treat harsher skin conditions such as acne. When it comes to natural skin care, witch-hazel is a hidden gem.
Herbal plant therapies for skin ailments have been used for thousands of years. Because chemical treatments don’t always work or have adverse side effects, many traditional herbs are being used instead.
Today, you will find witch-hazel in a range of beauty products such as shaving cream, bug repellent, anti-aging serums and even nail treatments. Due to its strong antioxidant and astringent properties, the most popular use of witch-hazel is on the skin. Through its high levels of healing active ingredients, witch-hazel can help to reduce inflammation, cellular damage and swelling, while also soothing wounds.
Witch-hazel has been used for centuries to naturally help heal and prevent:
• Cracked skin or blisters
• Insect bites
• Razor burn
• Eczema and psoriasis
• Ingrown hairs
• Allergic reactions
• Sun damage
• Skin sores