How to make skin toner at home – naturally
We love makeup, but we also know what it can do to our skin over time, so using a good toner after removing your makeup is one of the best ways we can replenish our skin. There are thousands of toners available and with so many chemicals in the don’t we really know what we’re putting on our skin? In this blog, we’re going to look at how to make toners at home and will all-natural ingredients
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a naturally antibacterial and is a great toner for normal and oily skin. Being a vinegar is it acidic, so it’s best to mix it in a 1:1 ratio with water. It can restore your skin’s pH and is especially good at that time of the month.
We see so many products that say they have green tea in them. Generally, this is green tea extract, so it’s less green tea and more a derivative. Think instant coffee compared to coffee beans. When you use green tea on your skin its anti-oxidants can make your skin feel silky. Simply brew a cup of green tea and when it’s cooled down it’s ready to use. Add tea tree oil to make in antibacterial. It’s suitable for all skin types.
For oily skin, you can use lemon juice as a toner. Add one tablespoon of it to a cup of witch hazel or water. Avoid the sun for a few hours after putting it on and make sure it doesn’t get into any spots as it will burn!
Chamomile is soothing which makes it a great choice for extreme skin conditions. It can ease dry skin and it can help to relieve acne too. To make toner either use chamomile tea or soak half a cup of chamomile in two cups of witch hazel. DO NOT USE THIS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, NURSING OR LOOKING TO CONCEIVE. The chamomile plant has been shown to cause uterine contractions that can invoke miscarriages. Pregnant and nursing mothers are advised not to consume it.
Witch hazel has found its way into countless skincare products due to its soothing nature and antibacterial properties. You can use witch hazel by itself or add rose petals, lemon juice or chamomile. It’s not suitable for dry skin.