A healthy skin care regiment prompts anyone to use a facial toner, for eliminating the last residue remaining on the skin and for improving its aspect. Make some homemade facial toner – it will feel like your home has transformed into a spa! These are quick to create – and good that it is so, because natural ingredients tend to go stale quite fast, and therefore will get you work again on another toner very soon. An important requirement is the toner having to match your skin. For this reason, we have grouped our quick homemade facial toners according to skin types.
For Dry or Sensitive Skin
- Have one teaspoon of each of the following herbs: mint, rosemary, and thyme. Add in a pan with one cup of white wine and simmer for 10 minutes, then leave to cool for one hour. You may strain and use it afterwards. The recipe is excellent for troubled skin, be it acne, blemishes, wrinkles etc.
- Add 1/2 tablespoon Alum to 4 tablespoons of rose water and 100 g of glycerine. Mix these together and use. The mixtures stays fresh for a few days in the fridge.
- Peel off 2 peaches and mash them with olive or almond oil. And one spoon of cream. The mixture is clearing and nourishing. Smear it on your face and rinse off after 10 minutes. Dry and flaky skin will be freshened up and glowing.
- In 100 ml rose water pour one drop of geranium oil and one drop of chamomile oil. Mix and apply to your face as you would with a regular toner lotion.
For Normal Skin
- Mix 3 tablespoons of tomato juice, fresh, with one teaspoon of dark honey, preferably organic. The mixture should be spread on your face and left there for 15 minutes.
- Use 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel for its healing properties and one teaspoon of lime juice. Mix these until you obtain a smooth substance.
- Peel a small cucumber and put it into the food processor. Make it liquid, then add 1/2 cup of plain yoghurt, unflavored and with bio cultures. You may leave the toner mask on your face for 5 and up to 10 minutes.
- Rose water and vinegar mixed together are excellent as skin toner. Mix them in equal measures and wipe over your face, it’s so simple!
For Oily/Combination Skin
- Use one egg white, one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, and one teaspoon of honey – preferably dark and organic. Whisk the egg white until it thickens, then mix in the lemon juice and honey. The ingredients also help exfoliate and cleanse, and the egg white tightens dilated pores. Leave 10 minutes on skin.
- Dark honey is a universal hydrating agent, meaning it works for any skin type and skin condition. Use 2 teaspoons with a peeled cucumber that was passes through a food processor. Strain the liquid through a cheesecloth before adding the honey. 4 to 5 minutes are enough to leave it on your face. You can keep the mixtures for several days in the fridge and reuse it.
- Make a cup of strong mint tea, then mix it with 2 tablespoons of carrot juice, 4 tablespoons of cucumber juice, and what can be poured out of one lemon. Blend these well. The recipe works wonderfully as an icy toner: make it into ice cubes and use one whenever needed.
- Have 1/4 teaspoon of mint extract mixed with one cup of witch hazel, 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar and about 5 fresh mint leaves. Apply the highly refreshing mixture with cotton pads.
Make sure you don’t have any allergies or intolerance to the ingredients you use.
Mariah is a beautician and she is passionate to write on health and beauty topics. She has expressed her views on facial toner in this article.