Are you among those people who think that cleaning and moisturising your face twice a day is enough to keep your skin healthy and glowing? Well, I will have to disappoint you, but you have been missing a crucial step in skin care routine.
Now, you must be thinking if a toner is such a crucial part of skin care regime, then it must be having multiple benefits. Give it a try and it will work wonders for your face.
It tightens the skin
Reduces the size of skin pores
Removes excess oil
Dissolves dead skin cells
Evens out skin tones
Maintains pH level of the skin
If you are also scared of using harsh chemicals on your face, then make your own skin toner at home. And yes, you don’t need to go shopping for it 😉
Mix water and apple cider vinegar in equal proportion (if you have oily to normal skin) and in 1:2 ratios (for normal and sensitive skin). Using a cotton ball wipe the face with this solution and let it dry.
Take a bowl of hot water and add a few leaves of mint. Let it stand for about 10-15 minutes and then strain this mixture. Let it cool completely and store in air tight containers for further use.
The aloe vera juice works wonders for sun burned skin, it also soothes out rashes or other skin infections. Squeeze out aloe vera juice from fresh leaves and apply it on the face. If you find it drying, just dilute it with a few drops of water.
This pampering toner can be stored in the refrigerator and used for a couple of days. Peel a cucumber and grate it and add about half a cup of curd to it. Apply it on your face and wash off after 5-10 minutes.
Take out that bottle of rose water from your refrigerator and add a dash of camphor to it. Say good bye to those annoying acnes and welcome a naturally radiant skin.
If you don’t want to add anything to your bottle of rose water, then simply take a few drops on a cotton ball and use it to swipe your face every day. Be sure to notice a healthy glow in just a few days.
Apply pure lemon juice or dilute it with a few drops of water and apply it on your face for 10 minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Lemon lightens the skin complexion and also makes it oil-free.
Separate egg white from egg yolk and apply a thick layer of it on the face. Let it dry for a few minutes and then wash with plenty of water. See your marks fading away so soon and your skin regaining elasticity!
Brew a green tea bag in warm water for five minutes or you can also use green tea leaves. Strain this mixture and let it cool completely. Apply it on your face using a cotton ball. This homemade toner will soon become your secret recipe for a tingling fresh face all day long!
To 3 spoons of tomato juice add a spoon of organic honey and mix well. Apply this thick paste on your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Wash it off using lukewarm water.
People with dry skin usually feel that toners are not meant for those with a dry skin. But I bet, all those with a scaly skin are gonna love it.
Take a ripe peach and peel it. Now mash it well and mix it with olive oil or almond oil along with a spoon of fresh cream. Apply this nourishing mixture on the face and let it stay for a couple of minutes and wash off with lukewarm water.
Mash watermelon to extract juice. Take two spoons of this juice and add two spoons of distilled water along with a spoon full of vodka. Mix it well and apply it on your face using a cotton ball. You can store the mixture for up to 10 days.
To about 100 ml witch hazel, add a few drops (10-15 drops) of an essential oil that suits your skin type. You must choose patchouli oil if you desire pore-tightening and soothing effect. If you suffer from dry skin, you can opt for Rose Otto essential oil and if fine lines keep haunting you, then you must try adding carrot seed essential oil to witch hazel.
So, now that you know which toner will work best for your skin type, just prepare it and do not forget to apply it twice daily. Isn’t it a simple recipe for a flawless skin that we always dreamt of!