Skin care includes a lot of different aspects. There is cleansing, toning, moisturizing and of course treatments. Many people skip some steps when it comes to skin care and the one step they tend to skip is toning. There are some great DIY facial toners to make so you won’t have to skip that step.
So what exactly is a toner and what does it do?
Some skip the toning step because they think they don’t need it, some actually do tone but have no idea why they do it. A toner is used after cleansing since toning completes this cleansing process, removing any left over grime and dust that may still be lingering on your face.
Toners can remove any excess oils, left-over makeup, restore the pH balance of your skin and smooths the surface of your skin. A toner is especially great for those with acne and oily probe skin, but is useful for any skin type.
There are a lot of different toners on the market, some are really expensive and many are totally affordable. But, why go out and buy something if you can make it yourself?
Here are some great natural DIY facial toners you can make at home.
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DIY Rosewater Toner
From Live Simply
Rosewater has loads of benefits! It has great anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties. Rosewater can help balance the pH level of your skin and also help fight acne and eczema.
But not only is rosewater excellent for skin, thanks to the pleasant aroma it is also a great mood enhancer! You can keep rosewater in a little spray bottle to spritz your face during the day for a refreshing pick me up. And of course you can use it as a toner.
Rosewater is very simple to make. You just need rose petals and filtered or distilled water. You can use the rosewater as a toner on its own or step it up a notch and at some witch hazel and essential oils.
Just remember to use organic roses free of any pesticides, and give them a good soak to remove any dirt. You will be using it on your face after all. Be sure to check out Live Simply to see exactly how to make the toner.
DIY Hibiscus Vitamin C Toner
From Hello Glow
This toner is fairly easy to make and requires only 4 ingredients to make. One of the main ingredients for this toner is hibiscus. Hibiscus is known as “the Botox plant”, since it has anti-ageing capabilities. It can help skin look fresher, younger and smoother.
Hibiscus can even out your skin tone thanks to the slightly exfoliating effects of the acids found in the plant. It is also rich in antioxidants and will purify your complexion.
The second ingredient is witch hazel, which is a staple in many skin care routines. It is excellent to fight acne, helps with any redness and swelling, combats oily skin and can nourish dry skin.
The other important ingredient is vitamin c powder. Vitamin c is a great addition to any skin care routine since it reduces hyper-pigmentation, and provides some essential collagen support for your skin.
Check out how to make this amazing toner that strengthens the skin’s defense against aging from Hello Glow.
DIY Tea Tree Oil Toner
From She Uncovered
I have only ever heard good tings about tea tree oil and I can see why. Tea tree oil has many different uses and skin care is just one of them.
The benefits that tea tree oil has on the skin is wonderful. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and can thus help reduce acne and help you achieve clearer and brighter skin. It can also help in the fight against psoriasis and can treat eczema.
The other uses for tea tree oil seem endless. If you want to know how to make a great natural tea tree oil toner, check out this post from She Uncovered
Now that you actually know what a toner can do for your skin and have some great DIY facial toners to make, what are you waiting for?
Have you tried any of these toners? Let me know in the comments how they’ve worked for you.