Witch hazel was extensively used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. Early Puritan settlers in New England adopted it from the natives and brought it to the United States. As people become more and more aware of and interested in herbal cures, the popularity of witch hazel began to rise. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
Listabs.com put together a list of 18 uses of witch hazel that you may find interesting.
1. Prevent and treat acne
Witch hazel has astringent properties. Using witch hazel on your face helps remove oil from the skin. Also, its disinfectant properties kill microbes that cause infection. It also shrinks the pores and reduces skin inflammation. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
2. Get rid of dandruff
Witch hazel moisturizes your scalp and helps get rid of the flaky irritant. It also relieves a lot of the itching caused by dandruff. Just massage it into your scalp and use shampoo to rinse it off. Cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
3. Remove makeup
The astringent qualities of witch hazel make it a great makeup remover. Use a cotton pad soaked in witch hazel to rub your face softly to remove makeup. It will not only clean your skin, but it’ll also tighten your pores.