Witch hazel can be a really good thing to add to your skin care routine or just use throughout the day! Witch hazel is derived from the bark and leaves from Hamamelis virginiana. A small tree that can be found in North America.
Witch hazel has tannin in it, which is an astringent. Astringents are a little more aggressive when fighting oily skin as they help slow down the production of oils. You can use this on oily or combination skins. I’ve also found that it really doesn’t hurt to use it on dry skin!
I know, I know. you’re thinking it may dry out your skin because it is an astringent. But, witch hazel actually helps lock in moisture.
It is also anti-inflammatory and can work as a barrier so it prevents inflammation substances from entering the skin cells. So it can reduce pimples and any inflamed spots you have on your body or face.
Witch hazel helps fight acne, reduce skin irritation, and help protect against skin damage. How you may ask? Because of the tannin, It has powerful antioxidants. You can also use it for bug bites and stings, Bruises, and poison oak and ivy.
So, enough rambling. What you’ve come here for! Witch hazel for your pores!
Witch hazel is going to help tighten your pores and remove excess oils, dirt, soap residue, and missed makeup. I wouldn’t use it as an everyday makeup remover, just as a toner. Look for Witch hazels that don’t have high amounts of strong alcohol in them. The alcohol will tend to dry your skin out more.
It helps make your face look and feel smoother! It also helps stop the development of blackheads which is a plus too! If your wondering how to use it this is how:
-First of all. Make sure your hands are clean so you don’t spread bacteria to your face from hands.
– Wash your face and remove your makeup
-Use cotton round or a cotton ball and soak it in witch hazel
– Apply it to your face by patting or rubbing it around
– then apply your moisturizer after it has dried
You don’t have to worry about rinsing the excess off it will just help lock in some extra moisture! I believe this is a step in your skin care routine that you just don’t want to skip! it’s going to help your pores look the best they can look!