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5 reasons you should be using a witch hazel face toner

5 reasons you should be using a witch hazel face toner

Here are five reasons why you should make witch hazel part of your skincare routine ASAP.


5 Reasons You Should Be Using a Witch Hazel Face Toner

More times than not, Mother Nature has a solution for our skin concerns, and witch hazel is a prime example. Derived from the bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant (technically called hamamelis), this botanically-based ingredient has long been used around the world as an effective traditional remedy for a wide array of concerns ranging from bruises and insect bites to myriad forms of skin irritation. So what about using witch hazel for acne? This ingredient’s natural properties make a witch hazel face toner a no-brainer, especially for oily and acne-prone skin. Often formulated with other ingredients like aloe vera or glycolic acid to enhance its skincare benefits, witch hazel does more than merely remove any dirt, oil and debris your cleanser leaves behind. Here are five reasons why it’s a win-win for your skin.


Witch hazel is a natural astringent

By definition, an astringent is an agent that causes temporary constriction of body tissues, and this is a major plus for our pores. As anyone with oily skin knows, enlarged pores are often a side effect of excess oil production—and witch hazel helps shrink the appearance of pores on contact. A toner that offers astringent affects is a good thing, but it’s best to use an alcohol free witch hazel toner to remove excess oil (which may help prevent future breakouts) without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.


Witch hazel is rich in antioxidants

Antioxidants are key for shielding the skin from damage caused by both internal and external factors, and witch hazel is bursting with these protective compounds. Rich in a particular type of polyphenol antioxidant called tannins that are known to attract the free radicals that damage your skin, witch hazel face toner helps you whisk them away more easily, and perhaps prevent the visible signs of aging they can cause.

Witch hazel is an amazing skin-soother.

Witch hazel’s high levels of antioxidants also give it anti-inflammatory properties[ J-Stage Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 1995; 18(1): 162-166 ] due to the tannin’s ability to neutralize free radicals. By soothing inflammation, witch hazel face toner reduces itching, redness and irritation—which is why it is one of the top dermatologist recommendations for acne and eczema.


Witch hazel face toner was made for oily skin

Witch hazel offers oil-absorbing properties and leaves the skin with a matte finish, and anyone with oily skin wants that. Just a few swipes help balance the skin’s pH after cleansing, and witch hazel provides much-needed moisture without leaving any greasy residue.


Witch hazel is great for dry skin, too

The beauty of witch hazel face toner is that it nourishes and moisturizes the skin as it effectively removes excess oil, dirt and debris. However, witch hazel will not over-dry the skin like other astringents, and it can even help seal in moisture.

Witch hazel can be added to any anti-acne routine

If you use benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or sulfur to treat your acne, a witch hazel face toner can help care for your skin while using these ingredients—and it won’t make breakouts worse. In fact, witch hazel may actually make your skin better thanks to its soothing and moisturizing benefits.

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