A skin toner surely deserves a place in your beauty kit. What happens to your skin when you skip it? See the point of using a toner and get the best one for you. If you are big on natural solutions, use one of the recipes for a DIY toner.
Skin toner. Why it’s so big
Too bad a toner is an underrated element of daily skin care these days. The creation of micellar water can be blamed for that. We wrongly believe that make-up removers act also as toners and face cleansers. Micelles do banish the dirt and make-up but they have a different pH than human skin. If you don’t rinse the face with water or use a toner, the micelles stay on the skin’s surface and start attracting new dirt. Summing up, a toner:
- wipes off the residue of micelles and make-up.
- restores pH balance.
- has a soothing effect.
- hydrates and nourishes skin.
How does a skin toner work?
A toner and micellar water are completely different solutions. A skin toner is often based on powerful plants common in skin care. All substances are combined to bring relief to skin, balance pH, remove the dirt that micellar water might have skipped, as well as nourish and moisturize the skin. The toner also primes skin to absorb other ingredients helping them penetrate deeply.
How to use a skin toner?
There are two basic ways:
- use a cotton pad
- use a spray-on toner
How to make a good natural face toner?
Remember that a homemade toner is all-natural and free from preservatives so you can’t keep it long. Ideally, make a fresh blend once a week to make sure it’s good to use. This gives your skin lots of benefits.
The best DIY face toners
Sage and chamomile toner
A perfect option for oily skin. Infuse a spoon of sage and chamomile, steeping for fifteen minutes. Drain, let the mixture cool down and use the resulting water. You can keep it in the fridge for a few days. This toner effectively restores pH balance and alleviates skin.
An ideal soothing toner after sunbathing. It calms the skin, gives a cooling effect and relieves sunburnt skin. Steep two tea bags or a few leaves of fresh mint, let the infusion cool down and use your toner.
Apple cider vinegar toner
A great remedy for pimples. Mix 1/3 cup of vinegar with 2/3 cup of boiled or mineral water. Use the toner for the body skin too if you like (good idea after a workout). It balances the pH and adds plumpness.
Would you like to even out your skin’s tone, keep it hydrated and safe from external factors? Steep a spoon of linden blossoms in hot water, drain, cool down, use every day.