If you'd like to customize your toner even more, here are a few recipes for you to choose from. Pick the ones that address your specific needs and preferences.
Easy Green Tea Toner: It's super simple and leaves your glowing and toned. Gently boil (on low) a bag of your favorite Green Tea (look for those that are high in anti-oxidants) in 2-3 cups of water. Allow your tea bag to steep for 15 minutes to a half an hour. This is a great time to make a fresh scrub and exfoliate your face! You can also use the steam to give yourself a soothing treatment. Once done remove your tea bags and allow the tea to cool. You can either use your Green Tea Toner as is or dilute/stretch it with 1-2 cups more water, or even better, Aloe Vera Juice.
You can also add 1-2 Tbsp of honey for increased hydration, up to 5 drops of tea tree oil to reduce bacteria growth, or a splash of vodka to increase the astringent qualities of your toner.
Chammonile Toner: If you have inflammed, irritated, problematic or very sensitive skin, chamomile tea makes a great choice for a very mild healing toner. Steep your tea bag or loose tea in a cup or more of water for atleast 5 minutes. Apply with a cotton round. No need to rinse or refrigerate.
Sweet Apple-Tini Toner
If your are looking for a stronger toner, the vodka in this one increases the astringent qualities. Blend together 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of vodka, 1/2-1 cup of water or aloe vera juice and one peeled, cored apple/ Apply the refreshing mixture and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes. Once you're done, rinse your face with lukewarm water
Apple Tart Toner
This powerful toner is an excellent choice for oily skin. Witch Hazel and ACV are gentle astringents that will help restore your skin's natural pH balance, while lavender soothes sensitive skin.
2/3 cup of Witch Hazel
1/3 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
Several drops of Lavender Oil ( or Essential Oil of your choice)
Mix ingredients thoroughly in a clean bottle. Shake vigorously before each use. Dampen a cotton round with toner and gently wipe across face. Can be stored at room temperature.
Note: Don't ever in your natural born life use isopropyl alcohol or alcohol based toners to "dry up" oiliness. This will make a bad situation even worse! By stripping your skin and temporarily drying out your pores with harsh alcohol, your are basically telling your pores to go into overdrive by produce excess oil and sebum. Do you want an oil slick? Well here it come in 3-2-1!
Using isopropyl alcohol will throw your skin into a frenzy and out of balance. It may not ever naturally recover. Your pores in will in a constant state of hyper activity. So always check the ingredients in your retail products and stay away from any product that has one drop of alcohol.
Have fun making these undisputed toners and get ready to fall in love with your clear fresh skin.
AWWWW! Now your skin is nice and fresh and ready to receive moisturizer.
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