Heal Your Acne by Using an Old Classic with a Unique Twist
How Witch Hazel Can Help Your Acne
Witch hazel has long been a staple skincare item. It actually comes from a plant, and due to the popularity of this product as a skin toner, there are several unique varieties of witch hazel to choose from. Here's some info that might intrigue you...
A Rose By Any Other Name...
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel is an incredible product. It is alcohol free and contains rose-petal water, vitamin E, and aloe vera -- all of which have beneficial skin-soothing properties. If you’ve tried plain with hazel before and got bored with it (or it was too harsh on your skin) you’ll definitely want to try this beautifully-colored product. The pretty pink color and subtle scent are both soothing and invigorating.
The Cost Factor
The only drawback to specialty witch hazel formulations is the cost. Plain witch hazel is economical at less than $3 for an entire bottle. Special blends of witch hazel are sometimes as much as triple that price. However, when you consider the cost of some upscale acne products, anything under $9 a bottle can seem like the deal of a lifetime.
What Do Peaches and Lemons Have in Common?
Thayers Peach Witch Hazel and Thayers Lemon Witch Hazel are two other great varieties to try. While they sound like summer varieties, you can use these varieties all year long, even during the winter months.
Do It Yourself
If you want to make your own concoction of witch hazel at home, simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a plain bottle of witch hazel. Lavender has soothing properties and can be helpful for acne sufferers and tea tree oil is a known acne fighter.
All Over Acne Protection
Keep in mind that witch hazel can be used all over the body, not just the face, so if you suffer from back acne or have acne on your shoulders or chest, use witch hazel on those areas as well.