How to Use Witch Hazel

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Witch hazel is a plant that can be used to treat some topical skin issues. It is known for its use as an astringent.

Witch hazel can be used to treat acne. It can be used in replacement for skin toner. Many skin toners are made with alcohol, which can be harsh on the skin. Try witch hazel if you are looking for something more gentle on the skin. It can also reduce the inflammation around acne patches.

Witch hazel can be used to treat the symptoms of heat rash, among various other minor skin irritations.  It reduces itching and inflammation of the skin. It can be added to bathwater to help soothe the skin or simply applied to the affected area with a cotton ball. 

Witch hazel is not for everyone. Be mindful of possible allergies, though they aren’t terribly common. It has a strong earthy scent that can bother some users. Do not let that deter you from trying witch hazel. Witch hazel is worth trying for its multiple uses and benefits the health of your skin.

Nicole Galan, RN. (2018, November 8). Witch Hazel: Uses, benefits, and side effects. Medical News Today. Retrieved April 4, 2022, from


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