Witch Hazel is extracted from the hamamelis tree, and is probably the best toner for skin care preparations. Witch Hazel has a cool, soothing sensation which makes it ideal for use in shaving lotions to treat razor burn. Witch Hazel can also be used in place of a cleanser and is particularly good for problem skin.
Witch hazel is such a gentle but effective natural toner that it can be used in place of your cosmetic toner. Some people apply witch hazel directly to the skin for itching, pain and swelling (inflammation), eye inflammation, skin injury, mucous membrane inflammation,varicose veins, hemorrhoids, bruises, insect bites, minor burns, and other skin irritations.
In manufacturing, witch hazel leaf extract, bark extract, and witch hazel water are used as astringents to tighten the skin. They are also included in some medications to give those products the ability to slow down or stop bleeding. Those medications are used for treating insect bites, stings, teething, hemorrhoids, itching, irritations, and minor pain.
Witch hazel contains chemicals called tannins. When applied directly to the skin, witch hazel might help reduce swelling, help repair broken skin, and fight bacteria.
1. The big one: Spot and blemish control
Witch hazel toner is one of the effective natural ways to fight acne/pimples. it can reduce the inflammation on a pimple. Some people claim daily use helps with acne.
2. Shrink bags under the eyes
Witch hazel helps tighten the skin and reduce the bagginess. This also effectively shrinks piles.
2. Soothe Sunburn and Razor burns with witch hazel
Witch hazel help soothe sun burn and razor burns. It’s gentle on the skin but effective – just apply with cotton wool no affected areas