Hi beautiful, today I’m going to share some easy DIY toners for acne-prone skin that you can make at home. But do you know why toners have to be a part of your skincare regimen? Let’s see what a good face toner will do for you.
What does toner do?
Toners are an important part of skin care regimen. They are equally useful for oily, acne-prone and dry skin. Different toners pack different benefits for the skin.
1 Restore pH balance
The power of Hydrogen or pH is a scale used to identify the acidity of a solution. The pH of water is 7, anything less than 7 is acid and above 7 is basic. The normal pH of our skin is below 5. This pH is often disturbed after washing face, especially if using a non- pH balanced cleanser.
Due to this skin may have work extra to restore the balance. Using a toner is helpful here as it balances the pH of the skin again.
Facial toners provide hydration to your skin which is essential to keep skin healthy., maintain elasticity, retain moisture, and overall youthful skin. Hydrated skin also has a natural glow.
3. Shrink pores
Regular use of facial toners may give you smaller pores. Toners detoxify your skin and remove oils from the pores. When oils are removed, it gives an appearance of smaller pores.
Facial toners help to reduce oil from the pores. Toners help to remove pore-clogging impurities, oil, and dead skin cells. This helps in reducing active acne and preventing future breakouts.
DIY facial toners for acne-prone skin
Now that you know the benefits of using facial toner, it is time to include them in your skin routine. There are numerous options available in the market. Alternatively, you can also create facial toner at home.
Here are some of the easy facial toners you can make at home.
1. Witch hazel toner
Witch hazel is a plant commonly found in North America, Japan, China. It is awesome for the skin as it reduces inflammation, irritation, and skin sensitivity. It also reduces skin bacteria, helping to reduce acne.
2. Rose water
Rosewater is another great toner easily available in the market. Rosewater contains antioxidants that help in reducing inflammation. It also reduces free radicals which help in increasing skin elasticity and reducing signs of aging.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is created by fermenting apple cider. This process makes ACV rich in acetic acid and makes it antibacterial and antifungal. It is especially helpful for oily, acne-prone skin.
Not only acne, but ACV is also helpful to reduce tan, spots, improve elasticity, and even reduce the signs of aging.
How to use
Mix equal parts ACV with water and use a cotton ball to apply evenly all over face.
4. Aloe vera toner
Aloe vera is another super herb for skin.A perennial plant, this is rich in polysaccharides. It helps in skin repair. Aloe vera gel helps in treating skin tan and burns, skin repair, improves skin moisture, reduces spots, and even helps in reducing signs of aging.
5. Green Tea Toner
You may know the benefits of green tea for health. But do you know, you can pamper your skin with green tea? By using a simple green tea toner topically, you can do provide the benefits of green tea to your skin.
Green tea rejuvinates and hydrates skin, reduces puffy eyes, and dark circles. It also helps to reduce acne, signs of aging, and protects from sun damage.
How to use
Make a cup of green tea and let it cool. Pour it in a spray bottle, and keep it in fridge. Take a cotton ball and spray with green tea. Wipe it all over face an nejoy refreshed skin.
6. Floral water
Floral waters are another great option for face toners. Even if not as common as other options, floral waters are another powerful product for skin.
Floral water basically means flower-infused water, depending on the flower, it may have different properties. Similar to rose water, there are other floral waters you can use.
You can also create lavender, sandalwood, thyme, holy basil-infused water, and use it as a toner.
How to use DIY facial toners
You can use any of the above DI facial toners in many ways.
1. Take a cotton ball and dip it in toner, and wipe it all over your face.
2. Fill your diy toner in spray bottles, and spray it all over your face as mist. This will hydrate your skin.
3. You can also keep some of the face toners in a small spray bottle, and carry it in your handbag. Use it either with a cotton ball or in a spray bottle to refresh your skin on the go.
Even natural products may have an allergic reaction. So always do a patch test to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. No need to wash face after using toner, let it dry and follow up with a good moisturizer like this Mamaearth Apple Cider moisturizer.
Here are some of the face toners you can easily find in your kitchen. I have intentionally kept it simple and shared single ingredient face toners. You can up the oopmph factor by mixing mutliple ingredients, or adding essential oils to these simple toners.
Do you use any diy face toner? Which one is your favorite? Share and lets explore.
Till next time, stay safe, stay beautiful!!