It costs only a few dollars to buy a bottle of witch hazel. This astringent substance is actually an extract derived from the bark and leaves of a flowering plant called Hamamelis virginiana. Most people buy witch hazel to use on their skin. Personally, I love this stuff. The astringent quality helps to cleanse my skin and get rid of excess oils, but it’s really gentle and it doesn’t dry it out either. As it turns out, witch hazel has a whole ton of handy uses!
You can order your witch hazel from Amazon or Ebay.

32 Unbelievable Uses for Witch Hazel: Beauty, Health, Pet Care and Home
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Many of the most popular uses for witch hazel are cosmetic. The skin-tightening and deep cleansing powers of witch hazel give it a wide variety of uses in your morning and evening routine.

1. Remove your makeup with it.

The astringent qualities of witch hazel make it great as a makeup remover. I was thrilled when I discovered how much less effort it took to get my makeup off with its help! This will really speed up your nighttime routine. You may actually be surprised to learn that there are a few recipes for homemade makeup remover that could save you a pretty penny!



2. Cleanse oily skin.

Even though this is probably the most popular use for witch hazel, it is worth taking a moment to mention it, just in case you use witch hazel for something else right now! This stuff does a great job of getting sweat, oil, and dirt off of your face and balancing your skin’s oil production. If you use it once a day, you will be amazed at how much better your skin feels throughout the day.
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