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Top 8 Ways To Include Witch Hazel In Your Skin Care Routine

By: Somya Ojha
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In today's world, trying to keep your skin healthy and pretty can be a trial of endless pricey products that do not live up to the hype. So if you're someone who wishes to resort to natural remedies for achieving a healthier and younger-looking skin, then do read on.

Since time immemorial, women in different parts of the world have used a natural ingredient known as witch hazel for treating a plethora of skin-related issues. Witch hazel is extracted from a perennial shrub and hailed for its antiseptic properties.

Applying witch hazel is known to effectively treat several skin conditions, from reducing redness on your skin to soothing an irritated skin, it is enriched with properties that can transform your skin to a great extent.

In this article, we have curated a list of ways in which you can include witch hazel in your skin care routine. Use it to make skin toners or facial masks, the choice is yours to make.

Give it a try to see for yourself. Also, be mindful to perform skin patch tests, to be certain that the ingredients do not react negatively on your skin type.

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1. Witch Hazel With Lemon Juice As A Facial Toner

Take 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. After mixing the 2 ingredients together, you can gently apply the prepared toner on to your skin. This facial toner can be used once in a week for getting an instant glow on your face.

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2. Witch Hazel With Clay As A Face Mask

Mix 1 teaspoon of witch hazel with 1 teaspoon of clay. Prepare this face mask and apply it all over your face and neck. Allow the mask to settle in your skin for a while, before washing it off with cold water.

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3. Witch Hazel With Honey As A Face Mask

To make this face mask, just mix 1 tablespoon of organic honey with 1 teaspoon of witch hazel. Gently massage this mask onto your face and wash off after keeping it on for at least 30 minutes.

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4. Witch Hazel With Apple Cider Vinegar As A Facial Toner

You will require 1 teaspoon of both, witch hazel and apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons of distilled water. Mix all the ingredients together and gently apply it on your skin for fighting off whiteheads and acne breakouts.

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5. Witch Hazel With Tea Tree Oil As A Facial Toner

Put 1 teaspoon of witch hazel, 4 drops of tea tree oil and 2 tablespoons of distilled water in a glass or bowl. Mix and apply it in a usual manner. Weekly application of this witch hazel facial toner should help your skin become healthier and softer.

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6. Witch Hazel With Rose Water

Take 1 teaspoon of witch hazel and 2 tablespoons of rose water. Soak a cotton ball in this mix and gently apply it all over your face and neck. It will soften your skin and also clean the impurities from well under the surface of the skin.

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7. Witch Hazel With Egg White As An Under-eye Mask

Mix 2 teaspoons of witch hazel with an egg white. Gently apply the mask onto your face and let it dry for 15 minutes, before washing it off with tepid water. Try to apply this witch hazel face mask once in 2 weeks for great results.

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8. Witch Hazel With Fuller’s Earth As A Face Mask

Take 1 teaspoon of each witch hazel and lemon juice and mix it with 1 tablespoon of fuller's earth. Gently apply this homemade mask all over your face and neck. Wash off with tepid water after a while.

Read more about: witch hazel, skin, face mask
Story first published: Monday, March 20, 2017, 14:35 [IST]
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