WITCH HAZEL FOR ACNE
The treatment of acne is a tough challenge for many people and this is so because many OTC acne products only offer temporary solutions, and leave a lot of negative side effects and these side effects also takes a lot of trouble to deal with them.
Nature rightly has the answers to all of our questions and offers solution to all of our problems ranging from health to finances to any other aspect you can think. The onus however lies on us to search things out. Acne is a serious problem that is plaguing many. Its complex nature has made it difficult to treat. Of course, there are several treatments out there, many of which leave unwarranted side effects. These side effects alone have caused many to resign to fate.
Acne comes of natural causes ranging from hormonal changes to genes and so on, but it is not desirous by anybody no matter the class of society. It is a common trouble for most people usually from their teenage years. Acne forms notably as a result of the formation of too much sebum. This too much sebum clogs up the skin pores as a result and blocks the aeration of these pores. With time, these sebum clogging up the skin, combines with dead skin cells, further allowing the growth of bacteria that causes inflammation and infection in the pores, further leading to the formation of blackheads, pimples, etc.
There are many natural and laboratory products claimed to be effective in the care of acne but often more than not, these products have only worsened the condition of individuals that choose to use them. Many of these products only tackle acne from the surface whereas it is subcutaneous so, there is an endless cycle of buying these products just to tackle acne but instead of cutting it off completely, more acne forms on the face and other parts of the body.
It is not easy to come by an effective acne treatment that will not result in side effects. Even at this, many individuals have become victims of an investment in acne treatment products without any returns. It is not advisable that we continue to lose money without getting commensurate result.
Here comes witch hazel to the rescue. Forgive the weird name. witch hazel is a flowering shrub also known as water bloom that has majorly all of its parts used as plant medicine for various skin conditions ranging from treating wounds, toning the skin, soothing insect bites, healing poison ivy, treating blisters and healing acne. Witch hazel as the name implies works like magic in the treatment of many skin conditions. It is found in North America and many parts of Asia and it’s a critical ingredient which exist in many acne skin care products today.
What is so special about witch hazel? Witch hazel is notable for its exceptional skin-boosting prowess. It balances oil in the skin, fights against inflammation, and stands out as a great tool to combat acne.
Witch hazel has astringent, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties so, when people ask whether witch hazel is good for the treatment of acne, the answer is YES and it is quite effective in many other skin issues that people run from pillar to post to seek solutions for. The major requirement is for the user to be aware of their skin type. The skin type will help them condition its usage and in extension manage and monitor its effect on the skin because witch hazel has astringent properties that may not suit extremely dry skin types.
Witch hazel holds its significant astringent properties to its tanning composition. The amount of tanning it contains causes it to dry up excess oil on your skin, whilst maintaining your skin’s moisture. It has been an important ingredient in most acne treatment products, and it significantly fights bacteria, reduces inflammation and repairs skin damage without any side effects.
Here is how witch hazel works on acne.
Unlike most astringents, witch hazel is a naturally mild astringent that contracts large pores and dries up the secretion of excess oil. This process unclogs the pores of bacteria and dead skin build. There are several astringents that are quite harsh on the skin, but witch hazel does not dry out the skin in a harsh manner like other astringents, instead it locks in moisture and removes the unwanted buildup of excess sebum and dead skin that favors the development of acne.
Witch hazel offers many benefits that point to its strong acne fighting property. Witch hazel is a herbal remedy that solves the problem of acne without any side effects. These are the ways it helps in combating acne and other skin troubles.
1. Witch hazel moisturizes the skin unlike other astringents; it does not dry out the skin, but locks in the moisture
2. It is very good in combating the effects of aging i.e. as an anti-aging treatment because it reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and also rids the skin of free radicals.
3. Witch hazel dries and tones the skin; it also tightens the skin while also soothing redness and swelling.
4. It cleanses the skin and protects the skin pores; this will greatly disallow the build up of sebum on the skin.
5. Witch hazel is gentle on the skin and it fights skin inflammation.
Witch hazel is best used after a cleaner has been applied; it will clear all the residues that are left behind from cleaning your face.
There are many ways to use witch hazel, but the very best way to use it for acne treatment is either as a skin toner or skin mask. It could be mixed with essential oils and other acne treatment products as it is known to combine well with them.
For centuries, the secret to many women’s beauty has been through natural means and products. While we have almost delved from this part, it is interesting to see that many people have realized this and are finding common ground with these natural skin remedies.
We hope that with these secrets now at our disposal, we can utilize our science skills in the further development and discovery of the unique properties and benefits nature has in store for us.
For now, get rid of that acne with the “magic” stored in the roots of the witch hazel plant.