10 Effective DIY Toners for Every Skin Type
When you use facial toners as a part of your daily beauty regime, they can help keep your skin clear, close up the pores and balance out the PH of your skin. It’s not really necessary, though, to spend loads of money on store bought toners, because there are so many natural alternatives that are available. Natural toners are kind to the skin and you know for sure that they don’t contain any nasty chemicals, so read on, and we will tell you about ten of the best DIY toners for every skin type.
DIY toner 1: Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea makes a great skin toner for dry and damaged skin and it’s also good for getting rid of dark circles under the eyes. Making chamomile tea skin toner couldn’t be any simpler. Just steep the tea in the usual fashion and then allow it to cool. Chamomile tea hydrates the skin, soothes irritation and it will lighten skin as well.
DIY toner 2: White Vinegar and Water
White vinegar is particularly good for sensitive skin or skin that is prone to irritation and rashes. To use white vinegar as a skin toner, mix equal parts vinegar and water and then apply it after you have cleansed your face. It will reduce excess oils in the skin, fight infections and it will help prevent acne.
DIY toner 3: Mint
Mint is a natural astringent, so it makes a very good toner for oily skin. It also cleans out the pores of the skin and shrinks them, which make the skin look smoother and help stop the pores becoming blocked, which can lead to breakouts. To make a mint skin tone, boil 2 handfuls of fresh mint leaves in water and then strain it and add ½ a teaspoon of alum. You’ll only need to use a few drops of this on a cotton wool ball each day, but it will keep in the refrigerator.
DIY toner 4: Green tea
Antioxidant rich green tea helps remove excess oil from the skin, it smooths out rough skin, and it has anti-ageing properties too. Steep two green tea teabags in a cup of just boiled water for about ten minutes. Leave the tea to cool down completely and then you can transfer it into a spray bottle. Spritz the tea onto your face and it will freshen up your skin and keep your skin glowing and youthful looking.
DIY toner 5: Lemon juice
Lemon juice is a wonderful natural skin toner for oily skin and it will also lighten skin, help to fade blemishes, fight the bacteria that cause acne, and it exfoliates the skin. There’s no need for any complicated recipes if you want to use lemon juice as a toner. Just squeeze out the juice of lemon and dab it in your face. If you have very sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice with some water first, or it might sting and it could aggravate your skin.
DIY toner 6: Lemon grass and honey
Here’s a recipe for a wonderful skin toner that will refresh your skin and leave it glowing. First of all, chop up two lemon grass stems and boil them in a cup of water for a few minutes. Then, strain the water, add a teaspoon of honey, and allow the mixture to cool. Wipe your face over with this homemade toner after you have cleansed your skin and it will bring back a lovely glow.
DIY toner 7: Cucumber and curd
This is a wonderfully cool and soothing facial toner that will cleanse the skin and balance out moisture and oil perfectly. Because it has cucumber in, this one will also close up the pores, reduce excess oil, and lighten the skin. To make this skin toner, you will need to grate some cucumber and add it to some beaten, unflavoured curd. Apply to the face like a face mask, leave it on for five minutes, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
DIY toner 8: Apple and honey
Honey works as a humectant, so it’s perfect for dry skin, and the apple in this recipe will provide plenty of Vitamin C, which will help to reduce the signs of ageing, including smoothing wrinkles and firming up sagging skin. Blend some small pieces of cut apple in a blender and then add a tablespoon of honey. Apply this to your face daily and it will help you get glowing and younger looking skin.
DIY toner 9: Rose water and camphor
In the recipe we have the amazing combination of rose water and camphor. Rose water has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and it also very hydrating. Camphor clams down redness, soothes the skin and combats irritation. All you need to do is add a pinch of natural camphor to rose water and then use it as you would any other skin toner.
DIY toner 10: Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has the ability to help restore the PH balance of the skin, even out skin tone, and it removes dead skin cells and shrinks the pores, so there is no wonder that it is one of the most popular natural homemade toners. It’s so easy to use as well; you just mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with four tablespoons of water and you can use that as toner twice a day.
What is your favorite DIY toner?