Witch Hazel is a natural topical astringent which is made from the bark and leaves of Hamamelis virginiana, also known as the North American witch-hazel shrub. It has long been recognized for it's medicinal properties to treat skin all kinds of skin afflictions and irritations including pimples, acne, poison ivy, bug bites, bruises, diaper rash, sunburn, undereye bags and more. It is a very popular natural cleanser and toner for the face helping to heal and shrink pimples and acne as well as unclog and shrink pores. It's the high concentration of tannins in witch hazel that make it such an excellent astringent for the skin. Witch Hazel removes the excess oil and dirt that can settle on the skin and clog pores but it won't strip or dry out your skin. With regular use, witch hazel can help prevent pimples, blemishes, and black heads from forming. To learn more about this amazing natural astringent, please see my YouTube video: 16 Beauty Hacks - One Amazing Natural Product
No home should be without witch hazel because you will find so many uses for it. The brand I recommend is by T.N. Dickinson's because it is 100% Natural Witch Hazel with a very small amount of natural alcohol used as a preservative. Many of the brands you may find in the drugstore have isopropyl alcohol or synthetic alcohol in them and can irritate or dry skin. See you on YouTube!