Everything You Need to Know About Witch Hazel Toners
Although you can find a toner for almost every skin concern nowadays, witch hazel still reigns supreme. You’ve probably even seen a bottle of the unassuming clear liquid while browsing Target, and read about how it can tone, cleanse, and moisturize skin—all with a few swipes of a cotton round. But ever wonder how witch hazel delivers all this magic? To get to the bottom of it, we spoke with Board-Certified Dermatologist, Rachel Nazarian, of Schweiger Dermatology Group and Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology in New York.
Since toning can be viewed as more optional than moisturizer or cleanser, you need to understand how the step works before you can figure out how witch hazel achieves it. “Toning is considered a prep step in our skin care regimen—it typically takes place after cleansing the skin with traditional cleanser and water, but before application of other active ingredients,” says Nazarian.
Source: Harper’s BAZAAR – Everything You Need to Know About Witch Hazel Toners By, Madge Maril