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Does witch hazel irritate rosacea symptoms?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Witch hazel, an ingredient found in many skincare products, is a common irritant for skin with rosacea. In surveys, the National Rosacea Society has found that about 30% of people with rosacea say that witch hazel is a trigger for irritation. Witch hazel, a plant-derived ingredient, is found mostly in skin toners and astringents, which may be too irritating for skin with rosacea.

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