DIY Skin Toners For A Healthy And Glowing Skin

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Using a facial cleanser to wash your face is not enough. After washing your face, it is necessary to use toner for the skin. A toner can help cleanse and rebalance the skin’s pH level. It further aids in combating skin problems and enables you to maintain glowing, healthy and younger-looking skin. Along with that, it is also beneficial for removing excess oil from the skin, shrinking pores and eliminating any remaining impurities from the skin.
You can buy readymade toners in the market easily. But, they often contain synthetic chemicals that can ruin your flawless skin. Instead of buying those toners, you can make a toner at home with natural ingredient. It helps save your money and doesn’t damage your skin as well.  Here are some recipes to make DIY toners at home. You should include them in your skincare routine.

DIY Toners For Oily Skin

You can try one of these tones below to reduce the oiliness of the skin and shrink large pores. It also helps to combat the acne problem related to oily skin.

Method 1:

Lavender oil in this toner comes with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which work on fighting against acne and inflammation while tea tree oil is useful for combating acne breakouts, dark spots, pimples, and blemishes. Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for decreasing the oiliness and the pH level of the skin. Green tea can deal with the acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
You need to prepare:

  • ¼ cup of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup of steeped green tea
  • Several drops of tea tree oil
  • A few drops of lavender oil

Steep one green tea bag in some boiling water and then pour it into one jar. To it, add the ACV and mix them well. Immerse a cotton ball in this mixture and lightly apply on your clean face. Don’t rinse it off and leave it to dry. Try this toner twice every day for visible results. You can store the rest of this toner in the refrigerator for about ten days.

Method 2:

Cucumber is helpful for tightening the skin pores and fading away dead skin cells, dirt and sebum from the skin surface, as it comprises the natural astringent agents. Plus, it also comes with vitamin C that maintains the oil balance and inhibits the excessive dryness or oiliness.
You need to prepare:

  • A cucumber
  • Two cups of water

The first step is chopping the cucumber into small pieces. The next step is adding the water to one pan and adding the pieces of cucumber. Then, boil the water until it lowers to half. After that, remove from the heat and leave it to cool down. Blend the mixture and store this resultant toner in a container. For use, dip a cotton pad in this toner and use it to wipe your face. After cleansing, apply this homemade toner twice daily.

DIY Toners For Normal Skin

All of these toners will protect the skin from becoming too oily or dry and moisturize it as well.

Method 1:

Aloe vera present in this homemade toner for normal skin is effective for warding off a pimple and acne breakouts thanks to its antibacterial properties. It additionally delays skin aging by boosting skin cell regeneration. Cucumber can hydrate the skin and give a soothing sensation. Peppermint oil can prevent acne by controlling oiliness of the skin.
Regular use of peppermint oil is useful for refreshing and cooling the skin while rose essential oil embraces excellent properties that rejuvenate your skin. Along with that, the astringent properties present in this oil can deal with acne-prone skin. Moreover, it also helps soothe redness and inflammation owing to its as anti-inflammatory properties.
You need to prepare:

  • A medium-sized cucumber
  • Five drops of peppermint oil
  • Gel from an aloe vera leaf

Firstly, extract the juice of the cucumber and later transfer the juice to a jar. Add the gel of aloe vera to the cucumber juice and peppermint oil to it. After that, mix these things well and pour it into one spray bottle. Spray it on the face and wait for five to ten minutes before rinsing with normal water. You can store this toner for a week in the refrigerator.

Method 2:

Use of rose water daily will help you maintain clear and healthy skin. It contains pH balancing properties so that it is an excellent toner. It particularly helps to flush oils and dirt out of the skin. It also helps to soften the skin and give it a healthy, natural glow. Chamomile essential oil possesses skin repairing, strengthening, and regenerating properties, which help keep your skin refreshing and young. Geranium oil has positive effects on different skin disorders such as acne, eczema, rashes, dermatitis, fungal infections, etc.
You need to prepare:

  • Six tablespoons of rose water
  • One drop of chamomile essential oil
  • One drop of geranium oil

Pour the rose water in one spray bottle and add the geranium and chamomile oil to it. Shake well to blend all the oils with the rose water. After cleansing your face, use this toner twice daily.

DIY Toners For Dry Skin

The problem of dry skin can cause the face to look aged, flaky and unappealing. Plus, it also causes tears, itching, and redness in the skin. But these toners will help you fight against the dryness of your skin and keep the skin moisturized and healthy.

Method 1:

Rose water can restore the skin’s pH and make it appear fresh. Besides, it’s also useful in eliminating residual grime and dirt without making the skin look dry. As a result, it leaves the skin feeling hydrated and fresh. Glycerin, on the other hand, hydrates the face and leaves the skin feeling extremely supple. It is also easily absorbed and gives long-lasting hydration to the skin.
You need to prepare:

  • Two tablespoons of rose water
  • One teaspoon of glycerin

Pour the rose water into one spray bottle and add the glycerin to it. Mix these ingredients well. After that, gently spray this toner on your face. You can also keep it in one jar and dip a cotton pad in it. Then, dab it on the face. Try using this toner daily before applying a moisturizer. You can store this DIY skin toner in the refrigerator for ten days.

Method 2:

Coconut water helps to hydrate the skin effectively because it is a great moisturizer. Milk is rich in vitamin D that enhances production of collagen in the dry skin and keeps the skin hydrated from the inside. Besides, milk also contains the magnesium that reduces the aging process of dry skin and prevents wrinkles and blemishes. Cucumber has high amounts of water that is beneficial for hydrating the skin and removing dryness from it.

  • 1/4 cup of raw milk
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • A cucumber

Peel and slice the small cucumber at first and later put it in one blender. Puree and strain the cucumber to take out its juice. Then add the coconut water and milk to the cucumber juice. Mix well and store the mixture in a glass bottle. Dip one cotton ball in this toner and start applying to the skin. Let it dry and rinse it off using water.

Additional Tips

  • If you do not have green tea, you mix apple cider vinegar and water in equal parts to make a skin toner for oily skin.
  • You can also use a bowl if you do not have a spray bottle.

Don’t store the DIY toners for more than ten days because they will lose their advantages by then.

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