Witch hazel is one of the best remedies out there for irritated skin. The high level of tannins in witch hazel can calm the appearance of red, irritated, or blotchy skin. Pick it up if you're dealing with the sting of sunburn, insect bites, or inflammation. These tannins also tighten the pores to give skin a firmer, smoother appearance.
Witch hazel for cosmetics is derived from the leaf, bark, and twigs of the hamamelis virginiana plant. It has many properties that make it an all-rounder for skin. It's an anti-inflammatory and emollient so it softens skin and eases inflammation.
Anyone trying to soothe irritated skin can benefit from giving witch hazel a try. Ideally use it alongside hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.