As strange as the name is, Witch Hazel has shown some tremendous results when it comes to fighting against wrinkles and early signs of aging. But dermatologists all over the world are low key agreeing that there may be some truth to the idea that it has a large number of skin benefits.
Witch Hazel, the one which you can use directly, is extracted from the bark and the leaves of the Hamamelis virginiana tree and chemically, it is a vasoconstrictor, which means that it constricts the body tissues. Now, the problem is that most people who claim that the witch hazel extract, have been using the cheap drugstore version, most of which have large amounts of alcohols mixed in them.
Completely organic and pure witch hazel extract, on the other hand, has a very soothing effect on the skin.
For starters, organic witch hazel extract restores the normal pH of your skin, which can become slightly basic with the constant use of soap and face cleansers. It is also known to hydrate the skin cells, which in result, tightens the skin, and that means that with the regular use of witch hazel, you can fight off wrinkles for a long period.
In fact, if you feel tired and have puffy eyes and dead looking skin after a long day, then just spray some witch hazel extract on your face, mixed with some lavender oil and you can see your skin come back to life, looking fresh in a matter of seconds.