Witch hazel can be used in a number of different ways:
As a liquid, it can be dabbed onto bruises, insect bites, sunburn, minor burns, poison ivy, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, stiff muscles, blemishes and more to relieve pain.
It can be applied as an aftershave.
It can even help to reduce bags and puffiness around the eyes by letting a cotton pad soaked in the fluid rest on your closed eyelids for 10 minutes.
Fuller Brush sells a wonderful Witch Hazel Lotion, I sell fuller brush and had not really used the lotion until I read about it one day on internet. I started using it. I am HONESTLY and truly amazed at the difference in my skin especially my face. It even helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Trust me, I too was skeptical adn was paying alot for a skin care routine. I put all that in the cupboard and now just use the cleanser and then the witch hazel lotion. Amazing the difference.
Greaseless, easily absorbed, and with a slight refreshing fragrance, Witch Hazel Lotion can be used for dry or irritated skin, as a massage lotion for aches, pains and stiffness, to calm and heal sunburn, and as an aftershave lotion.
Witch Hazel Lotion is great for the whole family - children, men and women. After exercise and a hot bath or shower, apply this lotion to moisturize as well as soothe tired muscles. Great for achy or burning feet, too.
For an inexpensive but effective and relaxing Home Facial: Add a few tablespoons of herbs to a pot of boiling water. Remove the pot from the heat and use a bath towel as a tent over your head. Allow the steam to rise into your face for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water to remove dirt and close pores. Pat dry and apply Witch Hazel Lotion.
I think one of the reasons I was skeptical was becuase the lotion and the witch hazel water is so cheap, lol.
Hope this helps.