MrsPaws, that is why I am wanting to try it with her. I don't like the smell of the chemicals and if it smells harsh, you know its harsh on the skin.
I have SUPER sensitive skin, especially on my checks and under my chin. Those areas are already a mottled red color, but if I use ANYTHING harsh, the red areas get very flushed and much brighter red. The burning and stinging really gets to me...As of yet, with any brand witch hazel, I've not had an issue and hopefully won't.
My Daughter is now 15, and has been using witch hazel for several years. Apparently, she inherited my sensitive facial skin, but without the redness... also like me, witch hazel doesn't irritate her skin.
Best of luck to you both with this amazing product.
if i may interject, could be u both have rosacea, i have this and any product with a alcohol base will burn ur skin, and make it worse, i have found using no soap on ur skin will help, wash face with nothing but ponds cold cream, a small bit of water and dry ur face with paper towels, never put a wash cloth, or a bath towel on ur face as this has the soap powders u wash clothes with and this is a harsh irritant to rosacea , if ur skin feels dry and itchy only use creamy baby oil hope this helps
Kathie45651-You're correct. I do have rosacea. Mine includes only the redness and sensitivity. My son and daughter both have it mildly.
As I got older, I noticed my skin became more sensitive...reacting negatively to most cleansers.
I'm able to use fragrance free baby shampoos or baby washes as a facial cleanser, rinsing well. To tone, of course, I use witch hazel. To moisturize, I've found a few good good ones that don't irritate or inflame my skin. Depending on the season determines which one I use.
I usually prefer not to 'name drop', but these have worked well for me and aren't very expensive at all...
In cold weather and night use-either Jergens All Purpose face cream or Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme. Both are heavy creams and contain, among other ingredients, bees wax-which tends to sooth my skin.
In hot and humid weather and especially day use-Olay complete all day UV moisturizer SPF 15 SENSITIVE SKIN formula.
I've used other products that were okay, even some more expensive, but these three are the ones I keep going back to.
*I've also used pure Mediterranean Olive Oil. It didn't irritate my skin, but I didn't like the way it felt on my skin so use it only rarely, when my face has become chapped or such.
I've not heard the bit about using only paper towels to dry my face with. I'll have to try that one...Thanks for the information!
This sounds really great. I can't wait to try it. My teenagers & I have been looking for a facial cleanser with less chemicals as possible. This almost sounds like another product that quit costly. So looking forward to this
I've been using witch hazel every morning after I wash my face. I bought those round little make-up cotton pads, put them in a small jar with a lid and have them soak in witch hazel. After my face is clean then I wipe my face with them, especially around my eyes (it helps with puffy eyes). Also, if you have a problem with hemorrhoids instead of buying Preparation H (which has witch hazel in it), you can make up a another little jar up just for that! I also use witch hazel in making bath fizzies for my bath.
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