Placeholder How to Use Witch Hazel to Clear Up Acne, According to Dermatologists – Slova Cosmetics
Get FLAT 20% OFF! Use Code NEWUSER Sign Up
Awarded as the Best Personalised D2C Brand 2022

How To Get Rid Of Acne Using Witch Hazel?

How To Get Rid Of Acne Using Witch Hazel?

Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a shrub that’s native to the United States. It has been widely used for centuries by Native Americans as a remedy for a variety of skin ailments related to irritation and inflammation. The leaves and bark of witch hazel are made into teas and ointments because of their powerful medicinal properties. 

Most often, it is applied to the skin and scalp because of its ability to ease inflammation and soothe sensitive skin. It can also be added to herbal teas and ingested orally (but in small amounts) as a natural treatment for other conditions. 

Witch hazel is often called liquid astringent. It has several chemical compounds like procyanidins, resin, flavonoids, volatile oil, calcium oxalate, resin, wax, saponins, and gallic acid.

What is Witch Hazel used for?

It is sold in the form of a liquid astringent that is intended solely for external use on the body. Since it contains tannins, it’s not recommended for internal use. 

Witch hazel can be used in treating a variety of skin care conditions, including acne, hemorrhoids, skin irritation, redness, and inflammation. It can also be used to treat minor cuts and bruises and to soothe minor skin irritations, such as scrapes, insect bites, poison ivy, eczema, and psoriasis.

Witch hazel for acne

Witch hazel for acne


Most people who have acne-prone skin, choose to do nothing about it, but unfortunately, the acne-causing bacteria can spread all over the face. The sooner you can treat a little patch of acne that is starting up, the sooner you can prevent it from spreading. 

When you apply witch hazel on your face, it serves two purposes: to balance oil production and to shrink pores. These both work together to heal acne and restore a healthy-looking glow on your face.

How to use witch hazel for acne?

Clean your face with a cleanser. Dab it lightly with your face towel. Take a cotton pad and take a small amount of witch hazel (liquid). Apply gently all over your face (avoid hairline, nostrils, and eyes), and let it do its magic.

You can use witch hazel each time after you wash your face. You can take break midday and apply witch hazel. It will help to control any redness throughout the day.

How to make a witch hazel toner at home?

You have the option of buying a bottle of witch hazel and using it directly on your face or you can also make a special toner with the additional soothing and healing properties of herbs like lavender. Witch hazel is kind of bland to use, so a special homemade toner will encourage you to use it on your face at least three times a day.

How to make witch hazel toner?

  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin C powder. Take vitamin C capsules and break them open
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel extract
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Small glass bottle with twist cap

Since this witch hazel toner has a bit of lavender essential oil in it, you won’t feel the need to apply a moisturizer after its use. The lavender oil will provide a bit of moisture to your face, to counteract any dryness from using a witch hazel astringent.

Some best products with Witch Hazel in them:

ELEVATE: Slova ELEVATE Instant Skin Lifting Serum targets fine lines and wrinkles to boost a youthful appearance. Free of oil and alcohol, this daily serum helps to plump, firm, and smooth skin for a more lifted appearance. Powered by Hyaluronic Acid and Witch Hazel, ELEVATE instantly elevates saggy skin and the effect lasts up to 8 hours.

REFRESH: Formulated for day and night use, Slova REFRESH helps repair skin damage, improve tone and texture. Caviar in REFRESH nourishes and fights all the signs of aging. Hyaluronic Acid boosts Collagen production, thus helping the skin restore its natural moisture & improve nourishment. REFRESH is loaded with nourishing oils that deliver maximum nourishment to your skin.



RENEW: Slova RENEW stimulates and revitalizes dull, mature skin to leave it looking radiant. Formulated with MatrixylTM 3000 and Plant Stem Cells, this mask boosts elasticity and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles for smooth, youthful-looking skin.

RENEW mask Slova Cosmetics

REVIVE: Slova REVIVE is formulated with Plant Stem Cells that protect the skin from environmental aggressors and inhibits photoaging. While omega fatty acids in plant stem cells promote firmness and elasticity, DermCom repairs skin and boosts collagen production for a healthier-looking complexion.