If you are a fan of natural beauty alternatives, you have likely come across Witch Hazel. It has some amazing properties which is why it is a star ingredient in our Perineal spray. We have discovered just how versatile it really is for personal use, so we want to share some of the alternative uses for Witch Hazel for some simple self-care tips:
Soothes vagina and perineum after childbirth or surgery
Witch Hazel has been proven as an effective postpartum solution to ease hemorrhoids, reduce swelling and relieve pain associated with tearing. It also eases discomfort after rectal surgery or trauma.
Natural relief for cutaneous wounds
We know that witch hazel tightens skin and also expedites the healing of surface wounds. Spray a little on a cut or sore and let the antibacterial properties get to work.
Witch Hazel can soothe Eczema
The anti-inflammatory effect of witch hazel can soothe itchy, inflamed or infected skin. Take note that if your skin is very dry and scaly, witch hazel removes oil so you must replace the oils with a thick emollient or oil-based moisturizer.
Natural Post Waxing Spray or Post-shave solution
Since witch hazel has antiseptic properties, it is the perfect astringent to prevent those irritating post-shaving bumps and to keep the area clean after hair removal. It also sloughs away dead skin to prevent the pores from becoming clogged.
Witch Hazel as a Toner
Use witch hazel to tighten pores and skin, it also reduces the oil on the skin’s surface, particularly for those with hypersensitive skin types. “Witch hazel can be used as a toner for those with sensitive skin”, says Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetics and Dermatology.
Witch Hazel as a Facial Spray
You can use witch hazel as a setting spray or primer. The tannins that derive from the bark and leaves are especially useful for reducing oil. Great for shiny T-zones, to keep your beat face looking matte!
Now that you know some of the personal benefits, how will you incorporate witch hazel into your beauty regime?