Witch Hazel has been sued by the Native American people for centuries due to its medicinal applications. Early New England adopted these various methods from Native Americans and brought it back to the United States. As more and more people started to know of the medical properties of Witch Hazel, its popularity also soared to an extreme.
Today we have put together some of the effective ways to use witch hazel you probably didn’t know of.
Prevent and treat acne
With Witch Hazel’s ant stringent properties, it helps in the removal of oil from the skin. The herb also contains disinfectant properties making it able to kill all these microbes that cause infections. In addition to all this, Witch Hazel also shrinks the pores as well as reduces the skin inflammation.
Get rid of dandruff
Witch Hazel is known for its moisturizing effects. It moistens the scalp and helps to get rid of the flaky irritant we call Dandruff. It not only removes dandruff but also alleviates the pain of itching resulted by dandruff. Simply massage the Witch Hazel on your scalp and rinse it off with a normal shampoo.
Soothe a sore throat
Witch Hazel is believed to have great effects for the soothing throat as it reduces the following sore throat symptoms.
- Drying up the excess mucus
How to use:
To use Witch Hazel, add 1 tsp of it in 250 ml of water and boil the water well. Use this mixture as a mouthwash to provide relief from the symptoms of a sore throat.
As it happens, Witch Hazel is also a great antiperspirant. It works by regulating oil production by the skin as it tightens the sweat pores. It also aids in stopping excessive perspiration by removing excess oil from the skins as well as killing the pungent bacteria odor.
In actuality, Sunburn is a type of inflammation and for countering this; Witch Hazel has great anti-inflammatory properties. The Witch Hazel not only treats Sunburn but also prevent the following conditions caused by Sunburn.
- Skin Peeling
- Skin Flaking
Reduce under-eye bags
As we mentioned earlier, Witch Hazel has strong anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce the swelling as well as tighten the skin. Witch Hazel can be used for reducing the puffiness of the under-eye bags along with making them less prominent.
Simply apply some Witch Hazel over the eyelid and a little underneath the eye area and let the Witch Hazel do the rest.
Witch Hazel is known for treating no tony Blackheads but Whiteheads as well.
After washing your face, use the Witch Hazel as a moisturizer and it will decrease the growth of both Blackheads and Whiteheads. Witch Hazel helps reduce the oil from the skin so it will also naturally help prevention o the blackhead growth in future.
Witch Hazel comes with anti-inflammatory and Hemostatic properties which allow it to be an excellent choice for treating bruises and injuries.
How to use:
Simply soak a cotton ball in Witch Hazel and press it over the bruise. Hold the cotton over bruise for a few minutes. Perform the process three times a day.