Soothing Witch Hazel
The leaves and bark from the witch hazel plant are high in tannins, a natural astringent, that can dry and tighten skin tissue, tighten pores and remove excess oil. Its ability to fight bacteria further helps maintain clear skin. Rich in antioxidants (thanks to the tannins), witch hazel can limit the production of free radicals, which are known to damage the skin. Combined, these properties work to give your skin a youthful looking glow.
Witch hazel’s astringent, anti-irritant, and surface numbing properties allow it to pull the irritation out of insect bites, sunburns, sore muscles, and more. With soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, it has long been used to reduce swelling and help repair broken skin.
There are many more uses for witch hazel...