Facial toner cleanses and rejuvenates your skin
A homemade facial toner serves a purpose of cleaning impurities from the face. It not only removes environmental impurities that accumulate on the face, it removes excess oil too. It tones the skin by restricting the pores, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
If the infection is ongoing, try using an
antiseptic facial toner that is based on tea tree oil and aspirin.
Apple skin toner
(Courtesy of spaindex.com).
This toner is an excellent choice for oily skin, and is a great substitute for rubbing alcohol.
2/3 cup witch hazel
1/3 cup apple vinegar
severeal drops of lavender essential oil (or oil of your choice)
Mix, and add to clean bottle.
Shake bottle well before using, and then dampen a cotton ball or pad saturated with your toner, and swab over face.
Witch hazel is a gentle astringent, apple cider vinegar will help restore your skin's natural pH balance, and lavender soothes sensitive skin.
1/2 cucumber cut into chunks
1/2 tomato cut into chunks
1/4 of Vodka
Use blender or food processor to combine all of the ingredients until the mass is smooths and consistent
Dab it on the face and neck using fingertips
Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse off with warm water
The ingredients in this toner act as
astringers that tone your skin and remove the dirt and impurities.
You could store it in a refrigerator in a plastic container with a lid, and use it the next day.
Simple green tea solution
2 teaspoons of powdered green tea
1/2 of boiling water
Steep green tea in boiling water for 10 minutes
Let it cool and apply it on the face with cotton balls (gauze)
Daily use of this toner is recommended.
Lemony mint toner
1 peppermint tea bag
1/4 cup witch hazel
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 cup of boiling water
Steep tea in water for 10 minutes
Discard the bag and allow the liquid to cool down
Add lemon juice and witch hazel and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator
It is recommended you use it daily.
2 tablespoons of fresh watermelon juice
1 tablespoon of Vodka
2 tablespoons of distilled water
Strain the mashed watermelon pieces through a gauze or paper towel. Add other ingredients to this juice, and mix
Use a cotton ball to dip it into the mix and apply on the face.
Rinse off with warm water
This toner could be saved for later use. Keep it in a glass jar and close tightly, and keep refrigerated. It can be used up to 10 days after it was made.
Our reader Lily sent us these two recipes:
Here are two easy to make toners - one for normal and one for oily/breakout skin
Normal Skin Rose Toner
16oz witch hazel
1/2 cup dried rose petals
5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Toners are to be used
before hydrating facial masks.
More of our readers' tips
Return to facial mask recipe
Return from facial toners to skin care recipes and remedies
Looking for a specific recipe, home remedy or ingredient? Type the word and browse through the results.