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Witch Hazel Toner: How You Should Actually Be Using It, According To Derms

When we think about natural skin care remedies, there are a few ingredients that are top of mind: apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, coconut oil, and so on. Witch hazel certainly falls under this list as it’s a beloved active for oil- and acne-prone skin. How and why did it gain such a reputation? Allow us to explain.

What is witch hazel?

“Witch hazel is a botanical anti-inflammatory that is often used in the skin care industry. It is a liquid extracted from parts of a flowering plant called the witch hazel plant,” says board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, M.D. “Topical witch hazel is an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory, and because many acne lesions are inflammatory, witch hazel has been used to decrease the redness and inflammation on the skin.”

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Source: Mindbodygreen – Witch Hazel Toner: How You Should Actually Be Using It, According To Derms By, Alexandra Engler

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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