Witch hazel acne treatments seem to have divided people, debating whether this natural astringent is as effective against various skin ailments as others claim it is. Maybe some exaggerate its effectiveness and maybe some simply aren’t compatible enough with its prowess. However, we can’t steal away from witch hazel the clear benefits it provides. So, if you’ve decided to go down this route, you will find bellow some simple DIY treatments based on witch hazel, for acne scars and beyond.
4 Witch Hazel Acne Treatments
#1 Vitamin C Recipe
Take away the Vitamin C powder and you’ve earned one of the most basic witch hazel toner recipes around. Still, we imagine that the addition of half a teaspoon of it isn’t too much of an inconvenience toward the recipe’s preparation.
- 1/2 tsp. natural Vitamin C powder
- 1/4 cup witch hazel extract
- optional: 8 drops lavender essential oil
Directions: Mix everything and add it to a container, preferably a spray bottle or a dropper bottle. Use it as a toner after washing your face, on a daily basis. Apply using a clean cloth or a cotton pad.
#2 Brightening Lemon Toner
Adding lemon to your toner is going to contribute to a more effective brightening of acne scars or dark patches of skin. Moreover, the effects of lemon can significantly decrease production of sebum which enhances the oily appearance of skin.
- 3 oz. bottle
- Lemon juice
- [easyazon_link identifier=”B00016WW8Q” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Witch hazel[/easyazon_link]
Directions: Fill 3/4 of the bottle with witch hazel and complete the rest with lemon juice. Shake properly so that the ingredients get to set and intertwine properly. Using a cloth or cotton pad, apply regularly on a clean face.
#3 Apple Cider Witch Hazel Toner
Apple cider vinegar is well-known for its beneficial properties and it can even help fight acne scars while also preventing future eruptions.
- 3–4 drops [easyazon_link identifier=”B005V4ZRNA” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]lemon essential oil[/easyazon_link]
- 1/4 cup [easyazon_link identifier=”B0016B5VCO” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]witch hazel extract[/easyazon_link]
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- [optional] 1/8 cup [easyazon_link identifier=”B019G9OZ2O” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]aloe vera juice[/easyazon_link]
- [optional] 4 drops frankincense, lavender or tea tree essential oil
Directions: Blend all the ingredients into a spray bottle for easier application. It’s technically a light recipe, but you’d do well to start using it once every other day instead of daily.
#4 Facial Mask
For better effectiveness, you can always turn to a facial mask instead. The time you spend with it on your skin guarantees prolonged exposure, which, in turn, leads to greater benefits.
- 1 tsp. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00016XJ4M” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]witch hazel[/easyazon_link]
- 1 tsp.[easyazon_link identifier=”B00VKHKH8C” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]tree oil[/easyazon_link]
- 2 tsp. honey
- A few drops of [easyazon_link identifier=”B00QQOERJE” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]lavender essential oil[/easyazon_link]
- Avocado or banana
- An egg white
Directions: Combine the first four ingredients and then mash the avocado or banana, blending it with the egg white. You can apply to your entire face or just to the infected area. Keep the mask on for fifteen minutes and then rinse.
So, ready to attempt one of these witch hazel acne treatments? For only a few minutes of preparation and a few minutes of application, you will be able to soften the impact of a problem that’s been a common burden on all of us for a very long time.