Most people all over the world are suffering from acne. They are always searching for something that can help relieve their acne scars. Many acne products have chemicals that may be harmful for your skin. Though there are many treatments for acne but most of them are unable to deal with the scars perfectly. Witch Hazel has been an effective natural treatment for Acne and its scars for a long time. Not only does Witch hazel help in preventing acne breakouts, but it is also effective in minimizing the scars of acne. A regular application will help you prevent acne and its scars therefore it is recommended to be used every day excepting if it irritates your skin.
There are many products for acne, which can be bought at most pharmacies. Most of these products including astringents that help keep the skin clean. It also helps keep your pores open. Witch hazel is an astringent itself.
Witch Hazel reduces skin irritation by numbing the skin when applied, and stops the possibility of infection any further. Thus, it works as an anti-irritant.
How it helps to cure your Acne
Witch Hazel being a natural astringent helps in narrowing the mucus membranes and forms a protective layer when applied to the skin. It also helps in lowering the oiliness of the skin and balances the ph of the skin. Witch Hazel is also effective in lessening of bleeding from wounds or sores.
The majority of the products used for treatment of acne astringents including salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide can be bad for the skin and may cause redness. This natural remedy is very effective in reducing the symptoms but cannot stop their recurrence. Another ingredient of witch hazel is tannin acid that has been used for a long time for the treatment of skin diseases.
Applying This Treatment
Witch Hazel can be applied to your skin with the help of a cotton ball. You can also combine it with other things like honey, tea tree oil, egg white and avocado to make an even mixture. This should then be applied to your skin and leave it for a couple of minutes. Rinse off and dry your skin gently. This works as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory medication for the treatment of acne.
Benefits of using Witch Hazel
Non Irritating: It works as an anti-irritant and helps by preventing the development of infection that causes acne.
Disinfectant: It kills bacteria and helps in reducing inflammation, making your skin clear, and glowing.
pH Balance: The majority of the acne treatments cause irritation of the skin due to dryness developed by the contents, while Witch Hazel is mild on the skin and maintains the pH of the skin.
Anti- Inflammatory: Witch Hazel has procyanadins and flavonoids. They help reduce inflammation. Tannins are also present in witch hazel which helps in tightening pores.