Witch Hazel is an astringent compound produced from the leaves and bark of the North American witch-hazel shrub. This powerful, yet gentle product has been recognized for its medicinal properties to treat skin irritations and tumors but we found dozens more uses for your health and beauty. Here they are:
An excellent astringent that has the ability to remove excess oil from skin and shrink down pores.
Fade Bruises and Blemishes
Apply with cotton ball to reduce irritation and appearance of acne or other inflammatory skin conditions. Witch hazel applied to bruises can also help to fade discoloration and speed up the healing process of any underlying damage.
Brighten Around Eyes
Apply with cotton ball to treat discoloration and puffiness under and around eyes. Do not saturate cotton.
Shrink Swollen Veins
Soak soft terry cloth in witch hazel and lay over skin affected by varicose veins to temporarily reduce swelling and pain. Also, remember to prop up the areas to be treated as high as possible. This will decrease blood pressure in swollen veins and maximize the effectiveness of your treatment.
Witch hazel naturally tightens skin and promotes faster healing. Apply organic witch hazel to minor cuts and scrapes to stop bleeding.
Mix witch hazel with a carrier like Aloe Vera gel and apply to affected areas for fast relief. It eases the pain, itching, swelling, and bleeding of hemorrhoids. In fact, it’s a common ingredient used in many commercial hemorrhoid creams.