Ah, if only drinking tons of water really banished cellulite and shrinking pores were as easy as splashing our faces with cold water. Sadly, like winning the $6 billion lotto, these old wives' tales are too good to be true. But, before we sound like a total Debbie Downer, we may have found one age-old miracle potion that can do it all.
During the early 19th century, witch hazel was the cure-all used to treat everything from hemorrhoids to tuberculosis to fever. While we've thankfully developed medicines and peculiarly shaped seats for these predicaments, witch hazel still proves to be an excellent skin solution in our modern world.
Made from boiling the leaves, petals, and bark of the witch hazel shrub, this extract has a host of antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Aesthetician Renee Rouleau says, "it's great at degreasing oily skin, hydrating dehydrated skin, soothing inflammation, and disinfecting problem complexions." If you have any of these concerns or e) all of the above, witch hazel may be just the miracle cure you've been looking for. Ahead, eight products that have this stellar natural ingredient. We're searching for the fountain of youth next.