Toners are meant to balance the pH level of our skin which is often disrupted after using soap-based cleansers on the skin. Our facial skin is extremely delicate and has a pH of 5; but when the pH balance is imbalanced, it can lead to numerous problems such as acne, dryness and wrinkles. Most drugstore toners contain alcohol which can cause more harm than good on the skin. So try these simple but effective homemade facial toner recipes to get flawless skin with perfect pH levels.
1. Cucumber And Green Tea Toner
Cucumber juice – ¼ cup
Steeped green tea – ¼ cup
Vodka – 1 tablespoon
Cucumber juice works as a natural toner and is known to cleanse and tighten the pores. Green tea, on the other hand, is loaded with antioxidants that make the skin brighter and clearer. Extract juice from a cucumber by pureeing in a food processor or blender and passing through a cheesecloth. Meanwhile, brew green tea by steeping 1 tsp of leaves in ½ cup of boiling water for about 6-7 minutes. Allow it to cool down completely and add in cucumber juice and vodka. Store in the refrigerator and use splash on face twice a day to feel instantly refreshed.
2. Apple Mint Toner
Fresh mint leaves, chopped – 3-4 teaspoons
Apple Cider Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
Water – 1¼ cups
Add apple cider vinegar in a small mason jar and add in the chopped mint leaves. Cover with a tight lid and let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least 1 week. This will cause the mint to get infused into the vinegar and provide a lovely aroma to the mixture. After a week, strain the mixture and add in the water and store the mixture in a clear jar or bottle inside the refrigerator. To use this toner, apply all over the face and neck once every day to cool and refresh it.
3. Kombucha And Aloe Toner
Aloe vera juice – ¼ cup
Kombucha – ½ cup
Vitamin E oil – 2 drops
Pure essential oil – 10 drops
Kombucha works as a natural moisturizer and helps make the skin more even toned and elastic. It helps keep acne and fungal infections at bay as well. Aloe vera juice is known to help make the skin flawless with its amazing benefits for the skin. To prepare this toner, mix all the ingredients together in the above mentioned quantities in a small beautiful bottle or jar and mix well. Add in any pure essential oil of your choice and store the jar in a cool place or your refrigerator.
4. Watermelon Toner
Fresh watermelon juice – 2 tablespoons
Rubbing alcohol or Vodka – 1 tablespoon
Distilled water – 2 tablespoons
Watermelons, as well as its seeds, are storehouses of numerous vitamins and antioxidants that work wonders for the skin and prevent cell damage. Not only this, they also work as natural exfoliant and help tone and cleanse the skin. To prepare this facial toner, mash the watermelon through a cheesecloth or strainer to extract the juice and add in the vodka and water. Store in a small bottle and keep in the refrigerator.
5. Kombucha And Rosewater Toner
Kombucha – 1 tablespoon
Rosewater – 10 tablespoons
Kombucha is a detox drink made using fermented tea and is known to have amazing health benefits. But not many people know that it also works wonders on the skin. It works as a natural humectant and improves skin color and elasticity while keeping skin conditions such as rashes and eczema at bay. Rose water works as a natural skin toner and softens and beautifies the skin. Mix kombucha and rose water together in a small bottle or jar and store in a dry and cool place. Use twice a day as a facial toner to get flawless skin.
6. Vitamin C And Witch Hazel Toner
Vitamin C Powder – ½ teaspoon
Witch Hazel – ¼ cup
Lavender essential oil – 8 drops (optional)
Witch hazel has been used since many years as a remedy for burns and other skin irritations due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also reduces acne breakouts and redness while reducing formation of fine lines. Vitamin C helps to tighten up the skin and toners it well. To prepare this natural toner, combine the ingredients in the right quantities and store in a glass bottle in your refrigerator. Apply on your face and neck after washing the face using a cotton pad.
7. Sea Salt Toner
Sea Salt – 1 tablespoon
Warm distilled water – 1 cup
The benefits of pure sea salt for skin care and other therapeutic are well known since centuries. It has natural exfoliating properties and can be used in homemade toners to balance the pH level of the skin. To prepare it, mix 1 tablespoon of pure sea salt in a cup full of warm water and store in a glass spray bottle. After cleansing your skin, apply it all over the face and neck twice a day.
8. Glycerin And Rosewater Toner
Glycerin – ¼ cup
Rose Water – 1½ cups
The phenyl ethanol contained in rosewater works as a natural astringent as well as has antiseptic properties that keep acne at bay. Glycerin, on the other hand, is used in numerous skin care products due to its amazing moisturizing properties. Mix rose water and glycerin in the above mentioned quantities to prepare this amazing toner. Store in a spray bottle and make sure to shake it well before using each time. Use this toner twice each day to relax and refresh your skin instantly.
9. Chamomile And Witch Hazel Toner
Witch hazel – ¼ cup
Dried chamomile flowers – ¼ cup
Vodka – ½ cup
Water – 1 cup
Chamomile is known to relax the mind and body when we drink it in the form of tea. In the same way, it relaxes and rejuvenates the skin as well and thus can be used as part of a toner. To prepare this toner, mix all the above mentioned ingredients in a container with a tight fitted lid and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 2 weeks. After this, strain the mixture and store in a clean container. Use twice a day after washing your face.
10. Sweet Orange Toner
Witch hazel – ½ cup
Sweet Orange essential oil – 10 drops
Sweet orange essential oil is rich in vitamin C and brightens the skin effectively. When mixed with witch hazel, it works as a refreshing toner for all skin types, especially oily skin. To prepare, mix both ingredients together and store in a clean jar. Shake well to mix them together and spritz on your face to instantly refresh it and tighten the pores.
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