In a facial mask, witch hazel helps balance and purify the skin -- without over-drying.

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.