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4 Best DIY Homemade Skin Toners

Homemade Skin Toners

Cleansing, toning, moisturizing- the three-step super essential skin care routine is getting visibly feasible with the help of loads of creams available in markets around you. But, are you really pleased with the fact that you are exposing your sensitive skin to more chemicals? Toning for skin is crucial because it rehydrates skin pores and controls excess oil secretion.

Just in case your skin turns into an oil well as the day goes about, toning is just what you need.

Many of you might be curious to know- Why do I need toners when I have already cleansed my skin twice or thrice, with that face wash which claims to be full of essential nutrients?

The answer is that many beauty experts believe toners to be remarkable bacterial cleansers. Yes! Toners have anti-bacterial properties depending on the base and ingredients used, which in turn clean up your face like never before. They help in removing acne causing germs, excess dirt, oil and pollutants from skin.

Also, when your face washes or soaps make your skin dry due to their high pH levels, a humble toner acts as a balancer.

The best time to use a toner would preferably be night when you are about to be off to bed. What’s more, it works equally well for dry skin! If you have dry skin type, use a moisturizing toner that would penetrate deep into the skin and hydrate every layer.

The interesting part is, you can easily make toners for your skin and skin type at home with ease! All of this without spending hefty sums on toners. You have all natural, organic ingredients around you and at home, all you need is to look around and see what can work well for your skin type.  Let’s check some easy to make DIY skin toners and the benefits they have on different skin types.

 

FOR DRY SKIN

Dry skin needs lots of care and hydration because it is more prone to lack of luster and dullness. Do not panic, we have some easy to make DIY skin toners for your dry skin care.

 Basil leaf toner

  • Shred few basil leaves, as per your requirement.
  • Boil it with double the amount of water, and keep boiling it until you get a reduced solution.
  • Ensure not to over boil, let the liquid cool down.
  • Store in a clean container

Benefits

Cures acne and prevents pimples, naturall anti-bacterial, and antifungal and full of anti-oxidants soothes pain and inflammation caused by pimples.

 

FOR OILY SKIN

Toning is vital if you have oily skin because the oily skin has most of dirt. The accumulation of excess dirt causes infections. Here’s the best DIY skin toner for oily skin type.

Classic Green Tea Toner

  • Take 2 green tea bags, 2 cups of water, few drops of essential oil (chamomile/tea tree/jasmine)
  • Boil water for approx 5 minutes. Now let the green tea bags set in completely until they are all soaked.
  • Leave this solution aside for few minutes. Meanwhile, add 2-3 drops of essential oil. Be careful, you just want the oil’s nourishment. Remember your skin is oily already.
  • Take a clean cotton swab, dip it in the solution.
  • Store the extra toner you have made.
  • Use this toner twice daily for best results.

Benefits

Green tea has Polyphenols, which prevent skin infections. It also reduces skin inflammations and blemishes caused by acne largely.

 

FOR TANNED SKIN

Mint Toner

  • Take few fresh mint leaves. Now add some rose water to it. Use the extract on affected areas for quick relief.
  • You can also add the juice of fresh cucumber for that relaxing, cooling affect.

Benefits

Mint has vitamin A, which strengthens the skin tissues. It can soothe itchy and irritated skin. With its cooling properties, it can relieve sunburned skin.

 

FOR NORMAL TO OILY SKIN

Apple Cider Toner

  • Take one tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix it with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • Add 100-150 ml of mineral water to it.
  • Store this mixture in a clean container
  • Use this toner during bedtime only, since lemon is photosensitive.

Benefits

Lemons have vitamin C and citric acid, which helps in lightening and brightening skin. Their antibacterial properties help treat acne. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help in preventing acne and skin infections. It also reduces sebum production.

 

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