Uses for Witch Hazel
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Witch hazel is not as spooky or wicked as it sounds. Witch hazel is an herbal astringent and in general, it is very safe with no side effects. It is a great all-purpose healer and skin soother that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. Read on for some great uses of this awesome herbal remedy. .
Note: The following is for informational purposes only and is not to be taken as medical advice. Always consult a physician before treating yourself.
Soothe razor burn: Rub witch hazel on your razor burn and it will reduce redness and soothe discomfort or itching. It can even help prevent it if it is put on BEFORE you shave.
Treat sunburn: Sunburns are painful and uncomfortable but rubbing the sunburn with witch hazel can help to soothe and heal the damaged skin.
Treat dry skin: Apply witch hazel after the shower and it will help your skin stay moist.
Soothe bug bites: Dab some onto bug bites to reduce itching and redness and help them to heal.
Refresh tired, red eyes: If you’ve been crying or just pulled an all-nighter, put a cold compress with water and witch hazel on your eyes to soothe them and bring down swelling and redness.
Spot and blemish healing: Use it like any other acne treatment and watch your pimples and discolorations dry up, heal and fade away
Treat a diaper rash: Apply some witch hazel to a painful diaper rash to soothe your baby’s sweet bottom.
Shrink under eye bags: Apply a cold compress of witch hazel to eyes and let the eyes’ inflammation go down.
Soothe and heal hemorrhoids: Apply witch hazel (mixed with petroleum jelly) to external hemorrhoids to help them heal, reduce bleeding and relieve itching and discomfort.
Help with itching from poison ivy and poison oak: Just as with other skin ailments, witch hazel can help soothe and heal poison ivy and poison oak,
Heal bruises: Dab your bruises with witch hazel three times a day to help them heal and fade.