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Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Anti Aging, Featured, My Beauty Bag, Product Reviews, Skin Care | 12 comments

Skin Care Benefits For Witch Hazel

Skin Care Benefits For Witch Hazel

Skin Care Benefits for Witch Hazel that you will make you want to start using it today! It’s a popular ingredient in many skin care products that you can benefit by using at full strength. In fact, it’s as popular as it is cheap. You can purchase a generous sized bottle for $1.44. Let’s dive into the great skin care benefits for witch hazel and everything it does for your skin!

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Skin care benefits of witch hazel – These are the most popular witch hazels you’ll find in the store

Skin Care Benefits for Witch Hazel that are so amazing, you won’t be embarrassed buying something with such a funny name! Yes, I always think the cashier is going to think I’m a Nope, sorry! I think everyone should have some witch hazel for their medicine cabinet or beauty bag. The smell isn’t lovely (smells very herbal) – in fact my fiance hates the smell but compliments me on the smooth skin witch hazel gives me. These are the best uses for using witch hazel. You might be asking yourself, Why should I use witch hazel for my skin? or Is witch hazel good for acne? I’ll give you the top 10 reasons to use witch hazel right now!


Here’s a video I made, showing me using witch hazel in the morning to help my skin:


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10. Reduce Puffy Eyes with Witch Hazel

Skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing on your eyes! Puffy eyes can happen to anyone and witch hazel is the best way to beautify and reduce puffy eyes, tightening the eye area back to normal. Yay! I find the best way to apply the witch hazel is by soaking a cotton pad and gently applying it to your closed eyes for a minute or two. Let it soak into your skin and dry, then go for round two and soak the eye area again! For an extra beauty bonus, take a tea bag and pour the witch hazel onto the tea bag and apply to the eye area as well! That will also help with giving your eyes a youthful glow, might as well! Eyes always look refreshed after witch hazel!


9. Treat Acne with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing on ACNE! With all the expensive creams and cleansers, a budget friendly and effective way to combat acne is once again Witch Hazel! It’s effective, yet gentle astringent that reduces inflammation, reduces redness, reduce pore size, and removes excess oil from skin. After cleansing your face, saturate a cotton pad and wipe your skin with it. My skin always looks and feels smoother after treating it with the natural goodness of witch hazel! If you have sensitive skin and ACNE, I highly recommend you use an alcohol free witch hazel! My #1 recommendation is using the Proactive Revitalizing toner that’s highly concentrated in witch hazel and it’s alcohol free, gentle and contains skin nourishing goodies. Read my Proactiv Revitalizing Toner Review here! It helped clear all my bad acne! Check out the before and after pix! Yikes! LOL. You can separately purchase the Proactiv Revitalizing Toner on Ebay! YAY!

8. Heal Bruises with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing on bruises! Did you find a new mystery bruise? I find those mostly on my shins from bumping into the coffee table… Heal those bruises by the weekend with witch hazel! Try saturating a cotton pad or washcloth with witch hazel (depending on the size of the bruise.) Tiny bruises can be healed by wetting a cotton ball and letting it stick onto the bruise with a band aid! The witch hazel helps heal the injured skin, reduce the swelling pain, and constrict those blood vessels! Heal your bruise with witch hazel asap!

 7.  Skin Refreshing Witch Hazel Spray

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing for refreshing your skin. Whenever you’re feeling tired, or having a bad skin day, spray your face and body with some witch hazel! That’s right, pour witch hazel into a spray bottle and enjoy a refreshing feeling. The witch hazel will remove excess oil, dirt, and sooth your skin. Add some drops of essential oil and you have a refreshing pick-me-up facial spray that will wake you up! Try Eucalyptus oil for a daytime refresher and Lavender oil for a soothing skin refresher in the evening.

6. Moisturize your skin with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing for moisturizing skin! Just because witch hazel isn’t a cream or oil, doesn’t mean it can’t be a traditional moisturizer! Let’s review, witch hazel will remove the bad stuff such as excess oils, and other impurities, and will actually nurture your skin with good moisture and prevents skin from drying out. Use witch hazel everyday for consistently moisturized skin.

5. Reduce Varicose Veins with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing on Varicose Veins! Witch Hazel is an effective treatment for varicose veins. The reason it works so well is the high content of tannins witch hazel has. These tannins help constrict blood vessels and will help reduce the inflammation, especially the swelling of the varicose veins. You can apply the witch hazel onto a cloth and treat each area. If I had them on my legs, I would put on some compression socks and saturate them in witch hazel.

4. Disinfect minor cuts and irritation with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing for disinfecting cuts! Witch hazel will help relieve the pain from minor cuts and irritation, and disinfect the germs! Most varieties of Witch hazel sold have alcohol added. And alcohol is great for killing the germs!

3. Treat Sunburn with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing for treating sunburns. A sunburn can leave your skin with an irritated feeling of burning, relieve your sunburn with witch hazel. Simple, pour some witch hazel into a spray bottle for some instant relief! Ahhhh! Make sure you use the alcohol-free version for sun burn!

2. Treat Eczema and Psoriasis with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing for treating eczema and psoriasis. Witch hazel is a must for anyone suffering with Eczema or Psoriasis because of the amazing anti-inflammatory benefits. Witch hazel will stop the itching, redness, painful burning, and even the scarring that comes with these skin conditions. Check with your doctor prior to use, there’s even witch hazel creams and wipes now! Another natural treatment for psoriasis and eczema is Olive Oil, check out the Skin Care Benefits of Olive Oil here.

1. Reduce Wrinkles with Witch Hazel

The skin care benefits for witch hazel are amazing for reducing wrinkles! Dry skin is prone to wrinkles, I love using witch hazel in the dry winter months for this reason! Wherever you find a wrinkle, Plump your skin back up and remove the wrinkle with witch hazel! I take a cotton pad and saturate it with witch hazel, hold it on the wrinkle for a minute, let it dry and repeat. Goodbye wrinkles! This is my fav witch hazel benefit! My fiance always comments how witch hazel always makes my skin smooth as porcelain. If you want to concentrate and work on under eye wrinkles, try my How to remove Under Eye Wrinkles Recipe.

Save your money and get cheap witch hazel

Where is the best place to buy inexpensive witch hazel? The cheapest witch hazel I’ve seen is at Target, for $1.44 16 OZ. That’s the Target brand (Up & Up) and it’s the same formula as the name brand ones. With Hazel (In-Store Only) $1.44 Witch Hazel $3.28
Walgreen’s Witch Hazel $5.49
Rite Aid Witch Hazel $6.29 Witch Hazel $6.49

If you want an Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel for sensitive skin, try the once from The Homestead Company (pricey)
Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Homestead Company $12.95 Witch Hazel Ebay always has small biz venders that make their own or have name brand witch hazel for sale, you can find some good deals!

Ebay Proactiv Revitalizing Toner $8-15 If you have ACNE and sensitive skin, I highly recommend purchasing Proactiv Revitalizing Toner (contains mostly alcohol free witch hazel and goodies)

If you want to splurge and get the high end fancy Alcohol-free witch hazel:

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high quality alcohol-free witch hazel for skin care benefits

This Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera is great for sensitive and dry skin. It also has lots of extra skin care goodies. If you love the soft scent of roses, it’s perfect for you!

  • Un-distilled witch hazel cleanses and moisturizes
  • Contains vitamin E and certified organic aloe vera
  • Soft rose fragrance
  • Free of alcohol, parabens and propylene glycol




Thank you for reading: Skin Care Benefits for Witch Hazel

That’s basically everything you need to know about the benefits of witch hazel for your face. If there’s any other witch hazel tips, please let me know in the comments section below!

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Jen Ruhman

As an authority of skin care and beauty products, my goal is to inspire and educate women providing them honest reviews of beauty products and sharing my own personal results. I am inspired by Estée Lauder and her quote, "Beauty is an attitude. There's no secret. Why are all brides beautiful? Because on their wedding day they care about how they look. There are no ugly women - only women who don't care or who don't believe they're attractive."

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  1. Hello,

    Love this post. My friend bought me Earthwise witch hazel distillate that is pure and alcohol free. Can this still be used for the things you suggested?

    • Hi Annie,
      Yes, that should work fine except because there’s no alcohol, you may not be able to remove excess oil as well. Other than that, it sounds good! How does the all natural one smell? Does it smell stronger?

  2. Wonderful post! It was thorough and helpful XO. I’m currently back on my acne journey trying to diminish all of my bumps and open wounds. Is there such a thing as “high quality” witch hazel? I’m debating about trying out the one from Target or the Dickensons one!

  3. Great article! Another good brand is Thayers. Their witch hazel has aloe in it and comes in different scents like rose petal and lavender to name a few and they have both alcohol and alcohol free versions. I usually buy it from I’m currently using the rose petal kind and also use a rosewater facial spray after applying.

  4. Hi Jen,

    I found it hard to hear you over the music in the video. Is there any way that the music can be more in the background than in the foreground. Otherwise very good video. Thank you!

    • thank you Dawn, I will have to re do the video, yes it has volume issues. I need to redo a few others, so I’ll add it to the list thanks!!

  5. Just as a tip, Dollar Tree sells(Swan)Witch Hazel also!

    • great tip!!! :) i love a great deal! Thank you Erin!

  6. I used witch hazel as a young woman, and now that I’m 57 and wasted countless dollars on “miracle” anti aging gimmicks that all these creams really are, I’ve switched back to using witch hazel. It just works beautifully, my skin stays toned and clear. I use it morning and night after I wash my face. I’ll never waste money on expensive, over rated beauty treatments again. My favorite witch hazel is Thayer’s in the rose scent. Ahhh, the scent is so beautiful and extra refreshing. It comes in several other scents and the price runs from $6 and up. It’s worth it girls!

    • Hi Marianne, the rose scent sounds lovely.I just found the Rose scented witch hazel here: I’m going to give it a try! I want to try all the witch hazels I can find.

      • Super! I hope you love it as much as I do! The Thayer’s brand is for sale on ebay too with varying prices. They even have a peach scent! I just really love the rose, it truly captures the essence of real roses and makes it so pleasant to apply.



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