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Witch Hazel: The Skin Savior You Need! July 20, 2023 09:42

Hey there, skincare enthusiasts! Today, we're delving into the marvelous world of witch hazel. So grab your skincare stash and get ready to discover the fantastic benefits of witch hazel. This ancient skin soothing wonder will wow you with all its benefits!

Soothe and Calm Your Skin

Imagine this: Your skin is red and irritated, feeling as sensitive as a balloon at a cactus convention. But fear not, because witch hazel is here to save the day. With its soothing properties, it gently calms your skin, reducing redness and inflammation. It's like a soothing balm that says, "There, there, skin, it'll be alright." Embrace the tranquility and say hello to a calm and happy complexion.

Minimize Those Pores

Pores, those little pesky openings on your skin, can feel like craters on the moon. But fret not, my friend, because witch hazel is here to work its magic! It has the incredible power to tighten and minimize your pores, leaving your skin looking smooth and refined. You'll feel like you've just had a luxurious spa treatment. Say goodbye to visible pores and hello to a flawless canvas.

Banish Excess Oil

If your skin feels like an oil slick, it's time to call upon the powers of witch hazel. It acts as an oil controller, helping to regulate your skin's sebum production. No more shiny face that could blind an astronaut! Witch hazel swoops in like a hero to restore balance and leave your skin looking fresh and matte. Say farewell to the grease and hello to a shine-free complexion.

Fight Off Those Unwanted Blemishes

Ah, pesky blemishes, the uninvited guests on our skin's party. But worry not, because witch hazel is the ultimate fighter against those unwelcome visitors. With its natural astringent properties, it helps to eliminate blemishes and reduce their appearance. It's like a superhero that zaps away the villains on your skin. Bid farewell to breakouts and embrace a clear and confident complexion.

Soothe and Refresh Your Skin

Sometimes our skin just needs a little TLC, and witch hazel is here to provide it. It has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritation and refresh your skin. It's like a cool breeze on a hot summer day, instantly revitalizing and rejuvenating your complexion. Say goodbye to skin tantrums and hello to a peaceful and revitalized visage.

Now you know!

There you have it, skincare enthusiasts! Witch hazel, the skin savior you've been searching for, is here to rescue your troubled skin. It soothes, minimizes pores, controls oil, and fights blemishes like a champ. With its gentle yet effective powers, you'll have a complexion that's calm, smooth, and blemish-free. Embrace the magic of witch hazel and unlock the secret to your best skin. Get ready to say goodbye to skin woes and hello to a radiant and confident you!

Here at Heavenly Botanicals we make our own witch hazel, with wild harvested dried bark, purified water, Organic Alcohol for a preservative and lots of love! Feel free to check out our best selling Witch Hazel based toners below


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Apple Cider Vinegar Toner: A gentle daily Chemical peel! April 2, 2015 10:56

                                                   

 

Most people view vinegar as something only used for cooking and maybe a few for cleaning, but I'm going to tell you why Raw unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar is a perfect match for your skin!

First, let me ask you a few questions:

Do you have red, blotchy, rash prone skin?

Does your skin itch or feel irritated on a daily basis?

Do you break out easily and frequently?

A couple of  years ago I could've answered yes to all of these questions and if that's you, then listen up!
Your acid mantle has probably been compromised.

What is your acid mantle?

The acid mantle is your skin's protection barrier. It protects you from sun and environmental damage (chemicals, pollution, etc.). The more alkaline your skin becomes the more acne, blemishes, allergies, rashes etc. you will have. This is why balancing the acid mantle is super important and why you shouldn't use face washes or anything on your face that is not pH balanced! For example most soaps have an alkaline pH which breaks down the acid mantle making your skin more vulnerable to damage.

So go now and look at your face wash, does it say pH balanced? If not, throw it out, it's wreaking havoc on your face!

Why apple cider vinegar (ACV)? Short answer: it's like a gentle daily CHEMICAL PEEL!
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ACV contains acetic acid, lactic acid, citric acid and malic acid as well as vitamins, minerals and amino acids, all essential building blocks for healthy skin. You know those really expensive chemical peels you need to go to an esthetician to get? Well using ACV on your face is like getting that chemical peel but it's much more gentle, there are no chemicals, and you won't peel! You will see a glowing difference in your skin from using this on a daily basis!
ACV also lightens dark spots and acne scars!

Now that you have this information find yourself a gentle, pH balanced face wash and an apple cider vinegar toner. You can make it yourself, if you're a DIY-er, it's quite easy!

Recipe:
1 Tbsp ACV ( I recommend Bragg's Unpasteurized Organic ACV)
3-4 TBSP Water

Mix the ACV and water and apply it to your face with a cotton ball or paper towel, or whatever you prefer to use, just make sure it's clean!

NOTE: You will not get the same results with a pasteurized ACV because many of the healing components have been compromised/altered in the pasteurization process.

If you'd rather just buy an ACV toner I make and sell them here 
https://www.heavenly-botanicals.com/collections/organic-face-wash/products/purify-toner-witch-hazel-toner-calendula-yellow-dock-plantain-yarrow-acne-toner-cystic-acne-toner-cystic-acne-skin-care

All of my Organic Raw Unpasteurized ACV toners are infused with herbs organically sourced, wild harvested or grown on my farm (gardening is my other passion!).

Other benefits of ACV, when take internally (note my toners are for external use only!):
Helps control weight

Helps control the yeast balance in your body

Helps maintain healthy skin

Promotes digestion, especially in those with low stomach acid

Helps detox your body (if you're prone to yeast infections try drinking it daily, 1 tbsp in 8 oz of water a couple times a day).

Other ways to use ACV:
Prevent or treat Yeast infections- if you're prone to yeast infections try drinking it daily, 1 tbsp in 8 oz of water a couple times a day
Also try putting in a bath for yeast infections (1 cup per bath)

Bake with it! Yes if you're a gluten free baker and you often have dense baked goods results then try this awesome fix, substitute your baking powder or rising agent for 1 TBSP ACV and 1 tsp Baking soda. You may need to play around with the measurements depending on how big a batch you're making but I usually use this proportion for a cake recipe that uses 2 cups of flour. I will be posting some recipes in the future so check back!)

It can also be used as a hair rinse for silky soft hair. It will cleanse your hair of build up from hair products and close the hair shaft, reducing frizz and increasing shine!
Recipe:
1-2 TBSP ACV
1/2- 1 cup of water




What other Natural Ingredients can be used for an at home skin peel?


Several fruits contain natural enzymes and acids that can help to exfoliate the skin and provide similar benefits to a chemical peel. Here are a few examples:

  1. Pineapple: Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which can help to break down and dissolve dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother skin.
  2. Papaya: Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that can help to exfoliate the skin and improve its texture. It also contains vitamin C, which can help to brighten the skin.
  3. Lemon: Lemon contains citric acid, which is a natural exfoliant. It can help to remove dead skin cells and lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
  4. Strawberry: Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that can help to exfoliate the skin and unclog pores. They also contain vitamin C, which can help to brighten the skin.
  5. Kiwi: Kiwi contains vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that can help to exfoliate the skin and improve its texture.

To use these fruits on your skin, you can mash them up and apply the pulp directly to your skin as a mask or mix with yogurt or honey to dilute. However, it’s important to patch test first and avoid using these ingredients if you have sensitive skin or allergies to any of them.




FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any disease.