I have read many posts on B&B where folks routinely mention using Witch Hazel after a shave. Earlier today I picked-up a bottle of this ($1.99 for 16oz.: cheap!) and I have a few questions regarding the most effective use of this product.
1. The bottle states that the concentration of its contents is 86% Witch Hazel. Does this sound like the appropriate concentration to apply to my face directly or does it need to be diluted with something first (e.g., distilled water)?
2. Is the best way to apply this simply by pouring into the palms and then rubbing on face? Is a cotton ball a better idea?
3. I have read here that many people use alum first then Witch Hazel. Does Witch Hazel then replace any ASB?
TIA for your thoughts and advice.