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So today I will be talking about another skincare favorite of mine. One thing I ALWAYS do is wash my face after getting home, followed by toner, and moisturizer. I am one of those people who can’t stand having makeup on my face after getting home (unless I know I will be leaving the house again). I like letting my skin breathe after a full day of makeup. (Trust me, it needs to rest!) Over a year ago, I decided to make a change to my skincare routine. I still use a toner, however, I switched to alcohol free Witch Hazel. In the past, I used any toner from the store like Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Toner, (or anything I could get my hands on) however, I noticed that it tended to dry my skin out (because of the alcohol content) – especially in the winter time.
When I switched to Witch Hazel as my toner I noticed that my skin tended to stay a lot more hydrated. I can say with confidence I made the right choice for my skin. One of the best things about this product is that it is cheap and natural!
Here are some other benefits of Witch Hazel which are added bonuses:
- Treats & Soothes Acne and/or Scarring – One common misconception that a lot of people have is that they need to use alcohol to “zap” acne. However, you can use an alcohol free toner which will gently clean the dirt off your skin, and treat and sooth acne or scarring. It is a double positive!
- Moisturizes and Refreshes Skin – When you use an alcohol free toner, it doubles up as an astringent as well as moisturize your skin. Your skin does not feel dry, it keeps the moisture it needs in, and wipes away all the dirt and oils you do not need! For people who tend to have more oily skin, this is a great thing for you to try out because it does help to control oil production by shrinking large pores that overproduce oil.
- Reduces Wrinkles – YAY! Who wants wrinkles? Witch Hazel tends to make your skin a lot tighter, so, for people who are starting to visibly see fine lines this is the product for you!
- Reduces Puffy Eyes – Had a late night? Not enough sleep? There’s a solution to that! Dab some Witch Hazel on a cotton pad and place under your eyes for a minute or two – and say goodbye to those puffy eyes!
These are some of the great benefits of Witch Hazel that I personally love. If you are looking for something all natural with no harsh chemicals, then this is something you should definitely try out! Feel free to leave me a comment below, and let me know what your favorite skincare product is!