Homemade toners for your skin

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Not a lot of people give much priority to a toner because its thought to not be as important. However, adding a toner to your beauty routine is extremely important, especially if you’re dealing with acne, dry skin or oily skin.
A toner not only reduces sebum, it also gets rid of makeup traces left after washing. It helps smoothen skin surface and reduces inflammation and redness.
Sensitive skin will also find a toner useful as it soothes it gently. The toner helps prepare the skin for any others steps you might want to go ahead with in your beauty routine such as a moisturizer, anti-aging creams and serums.
We suggest you skip those toners you get at the store because they often contain harmful chemicals that may be harsh on your skin. It’s best if you’ll go for homemade toners instead as this will save you money and damage. Plus, you get to make one that is suitable for your type of skin.

DIY Homemade Toners

Mint leaf toner

Here’s what you should do:

• Shred the mint leaves in a cup
• Bring two cups of water to a boil and put the mint leaves in it for a while and close the lid
• Turn the flame off and then wait for it to cool
• After about thirty to forty minutes, strain it and store in a clean bottle that you can refrigerate.
• You can use the liquid whenever you need to tone your skin. It’s especially great for sunburnt skin.

Papaya Toner:

This toner is great for dry skin that is prone to rashes and also for sunburnt skin.

Here’s what you should do:

• Make a paste of raw papaya about 1cup, it’s very difficult to get out papaya juice so mix with 1 cup of ice cold boiled water or mineral water paste of papaya.
• Store in a bottle and refrigerate
• This should be enough for a week and it’s shelf life is 4-5 days maximum.

Camphor rose water toner:

Here’s what you should do:

• Mix a third teaspoon of camphor in one cup of rose water
• Refrigerate the mixture and use whenever you need
• It has a maximum shelf life of about three weeks, so make sure it doesn’t last longer.

Cucumber toner

This is an instant toner and has a shelf life of just two days if you’re refrigerating. If you’re not, then you should use it immediately.
All you have to do is simply grate the juice from the cucumber and refrigerate.
This toner is great for oily skin .

Tomato toner:

Tomato toner has whitening properties as well as toning properties.

Here’s what you should do:

• Simply squeeze the juice from a tomato (you must have refrigerated it before hand) and use on your face immediately.
• You can apply with a cotton pad instead of your hands.

Tomato cucumber toner:

This combination is especially great for all skin types.

Here’s what you should do:

• Take equal amounts of cucumber juice and tomato juice and refrigerate.
• It has a shelf life of about a day or two.

Green tea toner:

Here’s what you should do
• Start by boiling two cups of water.
• Then put off the flame and put about two bags of green tea or four teaspoons of green tea
• Put the lid and keep it on for about thirty minutes
• Strain or take the tea bags out and have store the liquid in a clean bottle
• Refrigerate

Water Melon toner:

Here’s what you should do:

• Using a juicer, get the juice from the watermelon.
• It should be at least two cups
• You can refrigerate and use whenever you need to
• Don’t let it stay for more than four days, else, you’ll have to discard

Red grape juice antioxidant skin toner:

Apart from skin toning, red grape juice also has pore tightening characteristics.

Here’s what you should do:

• Strain the juice from the grape and store in an air tight container that is clean.
• You can use whenever you want to

Apple Cider Vinegar

Here’s what you should do:

• Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water
• Then soak a cotton pad in the solution and dab your face with it.

Lemon Juice With Peppermint Tea

Here’s what you should do:

• Take one tablespoon of lemon juice, one cup of water and a peppermint tea bag.
• Place the tea bag in the hot water and allow it sit for a few minutes.
• Take the tea bag out and add the lemon juice
• Mix the ingredients well and let the solution cool
• Use a cotton pad to apply the solution on your face.

Aloe Vera

This solution helps soothe sunburns and rashes.

Here’s what you should do:

• Slice the aloe vera leaf and scoop the gel out
• Dilute the tablespoons of the gel with one cup of water
• Apply the solution on your face with a cotton pad

Ice Cold Water

Here’s what you should do:

• Use a cotton pad to dab the ice onto your face.
• Be sure to clean your face up first before dabbing the ice.
• You can also, as an alternative, rub ice cube on your face

Raw Mango Seed

Here’s what you should do:

• Take the mango seeds
• Place them in a pot of water (about four cups) and boil for thirty minutes
• Let the liquid cool, then strain
• Use this to tone your face after every wash.

Lemon Juice toner

This helps get rid of tans and removes oiliness

Here’s what you should do:

• Dilute a tablespoon of lemon in a cup of water
• Apply the solution onto your face with a cotton pad
• Optionally, you can rub the lemon peel on your face and if there are any residues, wipe it off with a wet cotton pad

White Vinegar And Rose Water

Here’s what you should do:

• Add a tablespoon of the white vinegar to a bottle of rose water
• Use the mixture to tone your face everyday after a wash

Coconut Water, Milk And Cucumber Tone

Here’s what you should do:

• Peel one small cucumber and slice them
• Put the slices in a blender, puree or food processor
• Strain the cucumber so that the juice comes out
• Next, add the coconut water and cucumber to the cucumber juice.
• Mix the ingredients well and store in a glass bottle (clean)
• To apply, use a cotton ball. Soak it into the toner and apply onto your skin.
• Let it stay for a while before rinsing off.

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