What You Should Know About Witch Hazel and Acne
Is Your Acne Routine Missing An Important Product?
If you suffer from acne you have probably heard that witch hazel can help you, but you might be skeptical. You’re right to be concerned. There are so many acne myths circulating around that you can never really know just what to believe. If you want to learn more about witch hazel and whether or not it can help your acne, read on...
Is It The Miracle Cure?
Years ago witch hazel used to be touted as a miracle product and in recent years it has made somewhat of a comeback. Many acne sufferers claim that witch hazel helps to keep their skin clear. Whether or not that is true is a subject of debate among acne sufferers.
Dermatologists rarely recommend witch hazel even though it is available in any drug store and is very inexpensive. If you’ve haven’t had much luck with other acne products, you might want to give witch hazel a try. Witch hazel is a liquid astringent product that you can apply twice a day with a cotton ball. You would use it in place of your usual toner, but should not use it more than three times a day.
Hidden Areas First
If you suffer from acne on other areas of your body in addition to your face (such as your back and shoulders), then try witch hazel on those areas. Take notice to how your skin reacts to it. If after two weeks, you notice an improvement in your acne, then try witch hazel on your face.
Keep in mind that your face is more sensitive than other areas of your body, so you can’t use the same amount of witch hazel or use it as frequently as you did on your back or shoulders. If you’re like me, you’ll soon discover that witch hazel really is a great acne product because it can help you maintain clear skin at an affordable price.