:::"Witch Hazel:: for ACNE???!?
I heard witch hazel works well on acne. Has anyone tried this and how well did it work for them? I have little pits in my face and lots of scars. It's so gross! HELP MEEE!! What products worked for you guys????
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I have used witch hazel and it is the one thing that continuously helped me. I used to use a face wash with salicylic acid, toner which had too much alcohol, then use a salicylic acid gel, then an oil free moisturizer. I figured I was using too much stuff (for too many years) and decided to change. I still use a face wash, but one with no salicylic acid, just plain cream wash and for sensitive skin. I then use witch hazel as a toner - just dab some on a cotton ball and swipe across my face. Then the salicylic gel and oil-free moisturizer. The witch hazel healed my scars faster and if I did get a pimple it healed faster and didn't leave a scar. I did that twice a day everyday. Hope this helps. By the way, I buy mine from the dollar store, no need to get expensive name brand ones, that come in smaller bottles.
- ElaineLv 44 years ago
Dry and/or greasy skin due to poor oil composition of the skin. Thick greasy oils clog pores, lack of oil leads to dryness and irritation. You need thin oils to moisturize while dissolving and clearing gunk in your poors. Try fish oil or seafood. 2 tsp fish oil a day or 4 servings of seafood a week. Stick it out for at least 2 months; it will take a long time to replace all your oil. Any effect after 1-2 days is temporary or random; so even if it makes you break out a little at first, you haven't given it a full try yet.
In the short term you can wash and moisturize well, but that will only go so far. Plus excessive washing can be drying and excessive moisturizing can be clogging. Use a small amount of a light moisturizer, made with oil not jelly or grease. Often that means soybean oil or mineral oil. Mineral oil means mined from the ground. So soybean oil is usually better, though mineral oil won't cause too much harm. Clean with soap and water, not a harsh acne cleanser. Even then they only work so well. So you really need the seafood.
Antibiotics aren't really good for bacteria long term, they'll come back in force after. Short term they may help. After you get off them find some kefir with acidophilus listed first or 2nd to replace the friendly bacteria they destroyed. Studies show less illness when you have these bacteria, even outside the stomach in places such as the lungs and elsewhere. You want friendly bacteria to fill the void when the antibiotics stop, not harmful ones.
In the short term you might also try 100,000+ iu retinol vitamin A (a megadose, and too much for normal use) or one of the acne drugs that is similar to retinol vitamin A. It's some minor harm to your organs, but it helps against bacteria on your skin. At least it doesn't have the other long term drawbacks to your skin that antibiotics and many scrubs do.
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- happygirlLv 61 decade ago
for the scars vitamin e cream. For the acne simply Basics or physicians formula..you can get Them at walmart, not expensive and works well..oh and witch hazel is an excellent astringent if you have oily skin.
you want to use moisturizer even if you have oily skin. Oily dry skin it the worst for acne problems. make sure no dyes or fragrance in you products if possible.Source(s): My estiticians advice, and it works I use the Simply basic
- Anonymous1 decade ago
well i have witch hazel and i dont have acne i just sometimes get a few pimples i use a face wash then put witch hazel on it seems to work for me but everyone has different skin just try it...
- dstlukeLv 41 decade ago
Witch Hazel does work, but it is kind of harsh on the skin. Tea Tree oil works as well, but it takes longer. Those are the natural products. You can go to your doctor and get a prescription. You can also try Proactive. It does work well.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I tried that before.. It did not work .. but dried my skin fast and flaky. What works was volcano mud mask.. why cos of its sulfur content..
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