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The 2 Best Witch Hazel Toners To Use As An Aftershave

Reason #1: It’s An Astringent

An astringent is a skincare product that causes your skin to tighten up and contract when it is applied. And why would you want to apply an astringent to your face after shaving? Well there’s a couple reasons.

The first reason for applying an astringent after shaving is because it helps treat any small nicks, cuts and weepers. Witch hazel is a pretty mild astringent, but it definitely can help close up smaller nicks and cuts and stop the bleeding.

Another reason it’s a good idea to apply an astringent after shaving is because it helps close up your pores. This helps prevent blemishes and acne because it prevents oil, dirt and other grime from getting in your pores. The pores on your face open up a lot during a shave because of all the heat and moisture that is applied, to it’s important to close them up afterwards if you want to have clean and healthy skin.

There are other astringent options available to use as an aftershave, but witch hazel is easily my favorite astringent. Why? Because it is made with natural ingredients, it smells good and it is mild on your face so you don’t have to worry about it drying your skin out.

An astringent is a skincare product that causes your skin to tighten up and contract when it is applied. And why would you want to apply an astringent to your face after shaving? Well there’s a couple reasons.

The first reason for applying an astringent after shaving is because it helps treat any small nicks, cuts and weepers. Witch hazel is a pretty mild astringent, but it definitely can help close up smaller nicks and cuts and stop the bleeding.

Another reason it’s a good idea to apply an astringent after shaving is because it helps close up your pores. This helps prevent blemishes and acne because it prevents oil, dirt and other grime from getting in your pores. The pores on your face open up a lot during a shave because of all the heat and moisture that is applied, to it’s important to close them up afterwards if you want to have clean and healthy skin.

There are other astringent options available to use as an aftershave, but witch hazel is easily my favorite astringent. Why? Because it is made with natural ingredients, it smells good and it is mild on your face so you don’t have to worry about it drying your skin out.

Reason #2: It’s An Antiseptic

Applying an antiseptic to your face after shaving is really important. Why? Because there’s a chance that after you shave, there’s some bacteria on your face. And bacteria on your face and/or neck can lead to infections, razor burn, ingrown hairs or acne.

Witch hazel is a pretty mild antiseptic. So while it definitely does help kill bacteria, I do recommend also using an alum block after each shave. I think alum blocks are just a little stronger and easier to cover every square inch. Then after applying your alum block, you can use your witch hazel to clean everything up and act as another layer of defense against bacteria.

Reason #3: It’s A Toner

A toner is a product that tightens the skin and minimizes pores while also absorbing any excess oil, dirt or other products on your skin. So a toner is basically a mild astringent but with the added benefit of also keeping your skin clean and healthy.

The great thing about witch hazel as a toner is that it’s pretty mild on your skin. Most other facial washes or toners that get oil and dirt off your face are probably going to dry your skin out. Not witch hazel toner though. It does a remarkable job of keeping your skin clean and hydrated.

Reason #4: It’s An Anti-Inflammatory

Witch Hazel’s anti-inflammatory properties are incredible. Remember earlier I mentioned how rough shaving is on your face? Well using an anti-inflammatory for you skin after shaving is great because it helps soothe your skin and minimize the effects of any razor burn.

In fact, witch hazel is such a great anti-inflammatory that people also use it with aloe vera to try and treat sunburns. It just does such a great job of minimize redness and soothing the skin.

Witch hazel can’t prevent razor burn by itself. If you really want to prevent razor burn, you need to do things like shave with the grain and use proper technique with your razor. But using an alum block and witch hazel in your post-shave routine will go a long ways in minimizing its effects.

Reason #5: Alcohol-Free Options Available

Like I said earlier, there are witch hazel options available that have alcohol and options available that don’t have any alcohol. And I highly recommend going with an alcohol-free witch hazel even if it’s a few dollars more in cost.

The reason why alcohol is used in most classic aftershaves is because it will kill any bacteria. But the problem is that there is a chance it will also dry your skin out.

An aftershave should be soothing and make your face feel healthy and refreshed. But alcohol has the opposite effect and can lead to even more razor irritation. And that’s why witch hazel is so awesome.

Witch hazel is both an astringent and antiseptic without alcohol. So there’s really no benefit from using an alcohol-based aftershave when witch hazel can do more without drying out your skin.

Reason #6: It’s Easy to Use

Witch hazel is really easy to use and adds minimal time to your post-shave routine. After shaving, and after you use an alum block, rinse your face off with cold water. Then grab your witch hazel and put about a tablespoon of it in the palm of your hand. Then, just apply it all over your face like a splash.

I usually let the witch hazel dry on my face for about 30 seconds and then apply a facial moisturizer or aftershave balm to help even more with moisturization.

My Two Favorite Witch Hazel Toners

Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner

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