My mom would clean our cuts and scrapes with witch hazel when we were growing up.
Now, I use witch hazel on my face, in place of toner. Witch hazel is an astringent so it does the same thing. It dries up acne, shrinks pores and helps with blemishes too.
I've even used witch hazel to clean my hair. I didn't have time to wash my hair once, so I sprayed some witch hazel on my scalp and hair, brushed it through and blow dried it for a few minutes. The oily feeling in my hair disappeared immediately.
Witch hazel is such a multipurpose product. Everyone should have a bottle at home.