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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

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