When you use homemade toner from natural ingredients to treat your skin, you avoid many allergy risks as well as side effects from synthetic and artificial ingredients that affect your skin’s pH balance.
Today, there are many things that can negatively affect the appearance and health of the skin: poor diet, air pollution, excessive sun exposure, dehydration, and commercial cosmetics.
In today’s article, we’ll tell you how you can fight aging, sagging skin, and other skin problems by using homemade toner. Homemade toners are chemical-free and made from natural ingredients such as carrots, cucumbers, lemons and apple cider vinegar.
Why use toners?
It’s good for you to know that as the years go on, you need to take good care of your skin so that it doesn’t look lifeless, wrinkled, sagging, or dirty.
While many people use a moisturizer to moisturize their skin on a daily basis, many of them forget an important thing in skin care: facial water.
You should use toner twice a day:
- In the morning after washing and rinsing your face with cold water, before moisturizer.
- In the evening before going to bed. First, you remove all makeup and impurities, and then you apply toner. If you want or feel the need, you can also apply a moisturizer in the evening.
It is very important that you choose an organic toner that is non-alcoholic and does not contain any other ingredients that are irritating to the skin. These compounds can change your natural pH, allowing toxic substances to pass through your skin through the skin pores and eventually altering your skin in the opposite direction to what was desired.
Here’s how to make homemade toner – 5 tips
If you want to go out in the sun to get some color on your skin, you can use homemade facial water made from carrots. It helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays and provides your body with beta-carotene, which produces a more flattering and even skin tone.
Carrots can be used for skin care both internally and externally.
Enjoy a carrot smoothie or juice every morning before breakfast. You can also apply carrot juice to your skin.
Cucumber and lemon
This 100% natural homemade toner is perfect for both oral and external treatment – combined, you get the full benefits.
Puree or juice a medium-sized cucumber and half a lemon. Even if the cucumber is not organically produced, do not peel it, but wash it very carefully.
Cucumber with a high water content is very refreshing, cleansing and softening facial skin. Homemade toner made from throat should be used in the morning as soon as you wake up to lower swollen eyelids or treat inflamed skin.
Lemon, on the other hand, is a great natural cleanser, ideal for those suffering from acne, dark spots or impurities. However, keep in mind that when you put lemon juice on your face, avoid exposing your skin to the sun as it can have harmful effects on your skin. It would be best to put this toner on the skin in the evenings before going to bed.
Apple cider vinegar
This simple ingredient or apple cider vinegar is the secret of many women’s skin care.
All you need is high-quality, organic and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with all the vitamins and minerals stored. This toner is not only beneficial but it also nourishes your skin.
Apple cider vinegar is an acidic substance, likewise the pH of your facial skin is slightly acidic (4.2.-5.6.). It is good to maintain the acidity of the skin if you want to avoid dry or lifeless skin.
- Mix one part apple cider vinegar with a quarter water.
- The aroma of apple cider vinegar evaporates after a few minutes.
Rose water is a distilled liquid extracted from the petals of a flower. Its scent is intoxicating, very romantic and feminine. It helps to firm your skin and bring it vitality! Rose water helps shrink pores, remove excess fat and reduce redness. This toner balances, refreshes and softens your skin.
You can find rose water at health food stores or Asian supermarkets.
A facial lotion made from rosemary is an ancient way to treat beauty. This medicinal plant helps to improve blood circulation and the appearance of the skin.
You can prepare it in two different ways:
- Chop fresh rosemary and mix with the same amount of apple cider vinegar and water.
- Mix two teaspoons (10 mL) of water with 15 drops of essential rosemary oil.
Always mix well before use. It is easiest to use from a small shower bottle.