Are you using this anti-inflammatory for a healthier complexion?
Searches for witch hazel are up on Pinterest by over 300% right now. I used it as a teen, and I’ve created a beautiful toner with it because I’m a dermatologist that is a fan of witch hazel.
Why is witch hazel so good for your skin?
- It cleans and removes oil without drying.
- It tones and contracts pores (dermatoloigsts would call it astringent).
- It is anti-inflammatory and soothing to facial inflammation and redness.
- There are also some proven antiseptic benefits of witch hazel bark extract in reducing Staph bacteria, Candida yeast and viruses such as herpes.
- It contains antioxidants.
As a dermatologist, I know that clean skin is better able to absorb actives in your therapeutic skin care products. Dirt, oil, dead cells and residual makeup and product block absorption. Using a witch hazel toner after cleansing your skin will get your skin even cleaner.
Clean skin usually has a more radiant, dewy and smoother texture.
What is witch hazel?
It is an extract from the bark of a plant called Hamamelis virginiana.
What is the best witch hazel to use for skin care?
Not all witch hazel is the same.
The best extract with skin benefits comes from only the twigs and bark.
Some commercial witch hazel products contain a lot of alcohol, which is drying.
Dr. Bailey Skin Care Pore Minimizing Toner contains the best and highest quality organic witch hazel bark extract.
It is made with only the active portion of the witch hazel plant known to be rich in skin care benefits.
My toner also is made with the highest quality organic Bulgarian rose hydrosol.
I mix these two precious elements of the formulation with organic vegetable derived glycerin and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin while toning pores.
My Pore Minimizing Toner is 100% vegan, made with certified organic ingredients, is eco-friendly, safe for you and the environment, and is free of artificial fragrance/dyes/colors, parabens, formaldehyde, sufates, surfactants, silicones, phthalates, petro-chemicals
I’m a dermatologist and I think witch hazel is a great addition to your skin care routine. I’m thrilled to see it trending again in 2019. This natural ingredient has been valued in skin care for centuries. Now it’s making a comeback.
To have healthier, radiant skin this winter with witch hazel, try my Deeply Hydrating Skin Trio here.
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