Products that include the flowering plant called witch hazel have long been used to address sun burns, irritation and bruises. Witch hazel contains antiseptic and healing properties, which makes it a beneficial ingredient in beauty products, such as facial masks.
The Powers of Witch Hazel
Witch hazel’s role in facial masks is multifaceted. For oily and acne-prone complexions, the herbal ingredient lifts oil and balances the skin's pH levels. Witch hazel’s hydrating and healing properties restore moisture to flaky, dull skin. A facial mask containing the herb also has a positive effect on pores, as it unclogs and improves the appearance of enlarged pores.
- Milady’s Skin Care and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary; Natalia Michalun and M. Varinia Michalun
- Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel: Witch Hazel Uses
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