If you’re a skincare addict, then you probably know what a toner is and why it’s important for oily skin.
Skin texture and balance is key to keeping your beautiful skin. However, if you have oily skin you also know how intimidating toners can be for some people. Finding the right one for you can be an absolute headache. Toners that your friends recommend can turn your face greasy because there’s just no telling what works for you or not until you try them yourself. But there’s another option: make your own oil friendly toner right at home. Here are some ideas.
1. Peppermint toning pads
Making your own natural toning pads at home is not as complicated as you may think. Start out with a clean mason jar or a mug and grab yourself a handful of cotton round pads. Next make your peppermint mixture. Mix equal parts of purified water with organic apple cider vinegar. Then, add in a good amount of peppermint extract drops, but don’t overdo it. Start slowly adding cotton rounds to the mason jar while adding in your peppermint mixture in layers. Leave that to soak overnight.
2. Fresh roses homemade toner
Rose water is a great toner alternative for oily skin. Rose water gives you amazing hydration without the slick feel. Fill up a clean and sanitized 200 ml spray bottle ¾’s of the way full with rose water. Then, add in three drops of lavender oil, 3 drops of rose essential oil and one tablespoon of witch hazel. The witch hazel will help remove bacteria from your face, while the rose oil and lavender will leave your skin toned but soft to touch.
3. Green tea homemade toner
Green tea is on the list of course, given that it has almost unlimited skin care benefits. Seep your favorite all natural green tea and let it completely cool down. Then add in a squeeze of lemon juice and follow up with a couple drops of peppermint oil. Transfer the mixture into a small spray bottle. The best part about this toner is that it can also be used to refresh your skin throughout the day. This way you can keep your face for shining because the green tea will naturally make your skin matte and tighten your pores.
4. Aloe vera homemade toner
Aloe is a skin care and hair care staple and has been used as a skin healer for ages. It can naturally heal common skin problems from blemishes to rashes. Fill a glass container with a lid halfway up with purified water and the rest of the way with natural aloe gel or extract. Shake the bottle to prevent the aloe from settling to the bottom. Each time you need to refresh and tone your skin, just pour some of the mixture onto a cotton pad and swipe it over your skin.
5. Ice bath
Not all oily skin toners have to be about flowers and fancy. If you have oily skin that slicks up at any sign of product, revert to the old ways in order to tighten pores and clarify texture. Take a large bowl and fill it with water and lots of ice. After washing your face, pat your skin dry and immerse your fresh face right into the cold water. The shocking cold water will do magical things to your oily skin. No time for an ice bath? Try just rubbing some ice cubes over your skin to close those pores and tone the skin.
6. White vinegar homemade toner
Apple cider vinegar seems to be getting popular lately, vinegar is just as useful for skin care. Yes, your vinegar in the kitchen. Mix equal parts of unfiltered white vinegar with purified water. This mixture is enough to tone your skin, but you can customize your new toner with a splash of rose water. This vinegar toner will help neutralize oils that live on the surface, while rose water will replenish your skin’s natural healthy oils leaving you with beautifully balanced skin.
7. Hint of mint homemade toner
Mint is a natural antibiotic but also works wonders when it comes to getting rid of redness and calming down inflammation. Boil 2 cups of water with a handful of fresh mint leaves. Let is cool before adding a few drops of orange extract. The orange will give your skin a boost of vitamin C to aid in skin cell regeneration. Then transfer your mixture to clean spray bottle and that’s good to go.
8. Floral spray homemade toner
Like roses, hibiscus flowers also have some amazing healing properties as well. Hibiscus makes skin smoother while helping to reduce the appearance of pesky little imperfections and signs of aging. This spray can be made in two different ways. You can seep some natural hibiscus tea and allow it to cool before adding it to a toning bottle. But if yo’re feeling extra fancy, get your hands on some fresh hibiscus flowers. Soak the flowers in hot water and let them to sit overnight. When that’s done, strain out the left over flower leaves and add in a touch of honey. Mix the two well together until you have a incorporated toner. The honey will help get rid of the bacteria and nourish the skin.
What is your favorite homemade toner for oily skin? Share them in the comments below!
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