Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is an inexpensive and excellent gentle astringent for oily skin. Green tea adds additional astringent and antioxidant properties; comfrey (Symphytum officinale) helps heal blemishes; and peppermint (Mentha ×piperita) and thyme fight bacteria.
Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of 1,001 Natural Remedies (DK, 2003) and Herbal Healing Secrets for Women (Prentice Hall, 2000).
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