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Get Clear & Glowing Skin Using Witch Hazel

Ashley Poteat

Ashley is an aspiring designer, stylist, and photographer. She loves to create art that inspires people to go after their dreams as she goes after hers.

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Let’s face it at some point in our life almost all of us have had a bad experience with acne and let me just say it’s not the most thrilling thing in the world. While your skin can break out from a number of different things from mother nature to a change in your diet and especially from stress. Doesn’t it seem to always happen when you have something exciting planned? Whether you’re getting ready for a party, a concert, graduation pictures or even a date night, then boom… the next morning you notice a huge pimple on your face…embarrassing, right? Well, what if I told you I know an awesome product that can clear that bad guy right up and prevent acne from controlling your life!

What is Witch Hazel?

Witch Hazel is a flowering plant, originating from North America and consist of four types of species. The product Witch Hazel is a toner and astringent which consist of anti-inflammatory ingredients that helps to prevent breakouts by unclogging the pores. It also helps to tighten and soothe your sensitive skin all while adding a natural glow!

Witch Hazel Flowering Plant

Magical Benefits of Witch Hazel:

  • Eases Inflammation: 

    Let’s admit the worst thing about having pimples is the pain that the inflammation causes, I know it’s the last thing you want to experience. The great thing about witch hazel is that it contains salicylic acid which acts as a drying agent and prevents the pimples from growing larger. Not only does it helps with acne, but you can also use witch hazel if you deal with psoriasis or eczema as well.

  • Clears Blemishes & Dark Spots: 

    Remember when your parents or doctors always told you growing up to never pop your pimples? Well, if you suffer from dark marks and blemishes as I do, that’s exactly part of the reason why. One thing about those bad guys is that they love to mark their territory once they appear. As much as we would rather pop it so that it can disappear as fast as possible, this isn’t always the best option. Instead, when you notice a breakout, take a cotton round and apply witch hazel directly to the area you breakout the most to prevent it from leaving a dark mark. Also, continue to treat your skin with witch hazel even after the breakout clears up so that it decreases the chances of them coming back too soon.

  • Leaves Skin With A Natural Glow: 

    Imagine a nice summer day, the sun shining down on your beautiful, clear skin and you notice this natural sun-kissed glow. The more often you use witch hazel, the clearer and smooth your skin will be. While this toner has drying agents, you will get the best results by moisturizing afterward, which is a must for any skincare routine. Pairing this product with a great moisturizer such as Vitamin E oil will definitely have your skin blossoming and glowing!

Get clear, glowing skin in no time

Zendaya Coleman Shares Her Skin-Care Routine

Singer and Actress Zendaya Coleman is goals when it comes to flawless skin, so when I read about the products she used I had to share it. First, to obtain gorgeous, clear skin like hers you must always cleanse, this is the most important step. Never go to bed without taking off your makeup because this is the biggest cause of breakouts. Zendaya uses Shea Moisture African Black Soap Facial Wipes to cleanses off any dirt and makeup that is on her face. Secondly, you must tone your skin to shrink & tighten your pores and she does this with Rose Water Witch Hazel and lastly to hydrate her skin she uses Vitamin E Oil Serum from The Body Shop. I most definitely will be taking a trip to the beauty store to stock up on these products because if Zendaya says it’s a must-have for her skincare routine, then I don’t see why I wouldn’t want these products in my routine as well.

Tone your skin with Rose Water Witch Hazel

 

 

My Personal Experience

I started using witch hazel about a year ago, after hearing about it from friends and even YouTubers that I watch, I  have never been so excited about a product and it’s definitely worth a try. Now, I don’t use it all the time because I like to switch out my products depending on how my skin is acting at that time. I can say that within a month I noticed I broke out less often, my skin started to clear up and the blemishes were disappearing. I have always struggled with acne and could never find a product that helped until now. While it’s a process of finding the perfect products to maintain a wonderful skincare routine, witch hazel is definitely number one on my list and it should be number one on yours, too!

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