Tuesday Tip: New Use for Witch Hazel

18 08 2009

A few years ago, I got turned onto the concept of astringent by my beautiful sister, with the better skin in the family. Turns out that in all the Southern humidity, simply washing your face alone can still leave a little residue, which makes our skin dull, ladies (and gentlemen).

But right here in our own South, a plant is grown which produces a product that I’m sure we’re all familiar with — witch hazel. Found over the counter in your local drugstore (usually just right in there with your rubbing alcohol and such), I’m sure many of our mommas used this for bruises, and a whole host of other ailments. The “baking soda” of the beauty world, witch hazel makes a great, and inexpensive substitute for your favorite astringent in your skin-care regime. And I promise you, girls, it works just as well as any of your pricier brands!

Does anyone else know any more ingenious uses for this fantastic product?




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16 04 2013
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[…] any Southern lady, I love my products – mouthwash, q-tips, lotions, witch hazel for toning, bubble bath for soaking, face washes, the list goes on and on. But what I don’t love […]

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