Your daily skin regime may include washing your face with a face wash and gently patting it dry with a soft towel. You might apply a moisturizer if your skin is particularly dry. Taking it a step further, you may also use a skin toner.
People have various skin types – dry, oily, sensitive. Each type has its own set of problems. Maybe you have too many pimples, maybe you are fed up of ugly open pores, maybe your skin gets all flaky and itchy no matter the weather, or maybe even the slightest hint of makeup causes rashes on your face.
How to Make DIY Toner for Oily Skin
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you can try this toner to reduce your skin’s oiliness and shrink large pores. The toner will also help reduce the acne problem that is so common among people with oily skin.
Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce the acne, while apple cider vinegar will reduce the oiliness on skin and bring down the pH level.
If you want, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil and/or lavender oil for added benefits. Tea tree oil helps fight acne breakouts, blemishes, dark spots and pimples. Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help fight against acne and inflammation.
- Steeped green tea – ¾ cup
- Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar – ¼ cup
- Tee tree oil (optional) – a few drops
- Lavender oil (optional) – a few drops
How to Make Toner for Dry Skin
Dry skin can cause your face to look flaky, aged and unappealing. It can also cause redness, itching and tears in your skin. Dry skin can be a terrible ordeal to live with, especially in the winters.
But this toner will help you battle your skin’s dryness and keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Rose water helps restore the pH of the skin and makes it appear fresh. Refrigerated rose water can also help shrink large pores. Glycerin helps provide ample moisture to the dry skin.
- Rose water – 2 tablespoons
- Glycerin – 1 teaspoon
- Lightly spray the toner on your face. If you prefer, you can keep the toner in a jar and use a cotton pad to dab it on your face.
- Use it every day, before applying a moisturizer.
How to Make Toner for Normal Skin
If your skin is not particularly oily or dry, you likely have a normal skin type. This toner for normal skin will protect it from becoming too dry or oily, while also moisturizing it.
Cucumber has a cooling effect on the skin, even on sensitive skin. It hydrates your skin and provides a soothing sensation. It also creates a perfect balance between the oiliness and dryness, so your skin remains normal.
Aloe vera is a great addition to the toner if you don’t want your skin to become greasy while staying hydrated. It also has antibacterial properties that help ward off acne and pimple breakouts. It also speeds up skin cell regeneration, making it useful in delaying skin aging.
Peppermint essential oil helps control oiliness, therefore preventing acne. The use of peppermint oil can also refresh and cool your skin.
- Cucumber, medium-sized – 1
- Gel from 1 aloe vera leaf
- Rose oil or peppermint oil – 5 drops
- You can spray it on your face, making sure it covers all the areas of the face.
- Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, rinse it off with normal water.
Rose essential oil has excellent properties for rejuvenating your skin. It also has astringent properties to treat acne-prone skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness and inflammation.Link to original