There are plenty of beauty products on the market that will do everything from shrinking your pores to making you look younger.
The best products are usually the most expensive, and they’re full of chemical ingredients that you’ve never heard of and probably can’t pronounce.
But those products aren’t necessary because there’s one that can do so much for so little money: witch hazel.
If you’ve never heard of witch hazel, don’t worry. It’s not rare or difficult to find. You can buy it at most drug and grocery stores, and it costs only a few dollars.
Witch hazel extract is an astringent delivered from the leaves and bark of the witch hazel plant. It’s a non-toxic solution for many beauty issues.
Check out all of the uses for witch hazel below!
Not all make-up is created equal. Some is much harder to remove, like lipstick and especially mascara. Dab a bit of witch hazel on a cotton ball or pad and use it to remove stubborn or smudged makeup.
Get Rid of Dandruff
If you have oily hair, this is a perfect fix for flaky scalp skin. Use witch hazel before you wash your hair to remove excess dead skin. The result will be less dandruff in your hair and on your clothes—and you don’t have to purchase any special shampoos or conditioners.
Tackle Puffy Eyes
Didn’t get enough sleep last night? No worries! You may feel tired, but you can still look your best by adding some witch hazel around your eyes. It will reduce swelling and make your skin look fresh!
Reduce Itchiness and Prevent Bug Bites
Witch hazel is great for your skin. If you apply it before spending time outdoors, you can prevent bug bites. If you have chronic skin issues, like eczema, use witch hazel and aloe to reduce itchiness and soothe irritated skin.
Dab witch hazel on a wound and it’s going to sting at first. But after that initial discomfort, it helps relieve pain associated with cuts, scrapes, and small wounds. It causes your skin to tighten, which can also help slow bleeding and facilitate healing.
This one may surprise you, but witch hazel is a great way to clean glass. It removes sticky films and oils without leaving streaks. Try it on your glasses!
Add shine to any silver or bronze jewelry that’s beginning to look worn. It can help get rid of tarnish associated with age.
Try these tips and home and share them with your friends and family. They’ll help you save money, and you won’t have to shop around for different products that are full of chemicals.
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