You’re probably wondering whether you need to use a toner in your beauty regimen. There are different types of toners available depending on the skin type that you have. For example, if you are on the oily side, most likely you are using a cleanser that has antibacterial properties to bring back your pH balance. On the other hand, those with dry and sensitive skin, chances are you’re using a toner that is on the softer pH side or has alkaline properties to regulate your skin’s condition.
Toners are important because they help remove any oil or makeup residue on your face to give your skin that extra cleansing. The good news is that aside from purchasing toners, you can also make one yourself. If you are interested in making your own toner, here are a few recipes that you can try out.
For sensitive skin. If you have sensitive skin, you will need half a cup of dried rose buds and hot, filtered water. You only need to pour the hot water onto the rose buds and let them steep for an hour or two. Strain the solution then spritz or apply the rose bud water onto your face afterwards. You should use this toner twice a day to remove any impurities on your skin. You should store this solution in the fridge for a week then make more after.
Apple cider vinegar toner with sweet orange oil. Another DIY toner recipe that will be a cinch to make is the apple cider vinegar toner. You only need ¼ cup of unfiltered apple cider vinegar, 8 drops of orange oil or any other oil that you like to use, and 1/3 cup of filtered water. Mix the ingredients thoroughly then place it in a bottle for later use.
Toner for acne prone skin. Oily skin can leave you exposed to acne breakout but the good news is that you can remedy this easily by making your own toner. To make your own toner for oily skin, you will need ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and ¾ cup of steeped green tea. You need to steep your green tea bag in hot water until the water becomes cool. Add the apple cider vinegar afterwards. You can apply the toner using a cotton ball or you can spray on your face whichever you prefer.
Green tea facial toner. Well, green tea is definitely worth using as a toner so here’s another recipe to try. For starters, you will need 6 oz of freshly brewed green tea (must be room temperature), 2 teaspoons of vegetable glycerine, and 2 tablespoons of alcohol-free witch hazel. Combine the ingredients and use as toner. The green tea contains antioxidants that can boost healing and increasing nourishment for your skin.
These are just a few examples of toner recipes that you can actually do on your own. What’s great about these recipes is that they make use of all-natural ingredients which mean that they are safe to use. Help your skin stay clean and fresh with these toner recipes.