What is a toner: toner is a liquid that has to be used after cleansing.
Reasons why you should use toner in your daily routine:
- It shrinks your pores and tightens the skin.
- It helps in reducing the oiliness of the skin.
- It improves the overall skin texture.
- Removes the dead cells that stick to skin ever after cleansing.
- It restores the pH balance of your skin.
- It is an instant refresher for your skin.
- It can prevent ingrown hairs.
Different types of toners:
These are the mildest form that have almost no alcohol.
They have a bit of humectant that keeps the moisture, best for dry and sensitive skin.
Eg: Rose Water.
These have slightly higher content of alcohol up to 20%.
They are still suitable for all skin types.
Eg: Orange Flower Water.
This has a high proportion of alcohol from 20-60%.
It is generally advised only for oily skin as it dries out excess oils.
Eg: Witch Hazel.
1. White Vinegar
Mix water with white vinegar in equal proportions. Now take a cotton pad, dip in the solution and wipe the face.
2. Mint Leaves
Mix mint leaves with hot water. Allow the solution to cool down and then wipe your face using cotton dipped in the solution.
3. Aloe Vera
Squeeze out pure aloe vera juice and apply on the face. This works as a great toner for the skin and cures sunburns and rashes too.
4. Cucumber + Curd
Grate a fresh cucumber and mix with curd. Apply this mixture on the face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Wash with cold water.
5. Camphor + Rose Water
Mix a pinch of camphor with rose water and apply this solution on the face 3-4 times a day. This toner is excellent for acne-prone and oily skin.
6. Ice Cold Water
One of the simplest toners to use is ice cold water or ice cubes. You can wipe the ice cubes or ice-cold water on the face after cleansing.
7. Rose Water
Apply rose water on your face daily. Pure rose water does wonders to the skin, making it oil-free, soft, and radiant.
8. Lemon Juice
Apply pure lemon juice or rube lemon peels on the face. This helps in lightening the skin complexion and also makes it oil-free.
9. Egg White
Extract egg white from an egg and apply it on the face for a few minutes every day.
10. Tomato Juice + Honey
Extract tomato juice and mix with organic honey in equal proportions. Make a thick paste and apply on your face for 15 minutes.
I hope this guide was helpful and that you get a chance to try out some of these recipes. Don’t forget to moisturize after you tone. Check out the Doux Moisturizer by Sainte Muse if you’re looking for an oil free moisturizer that will leave your face feeling hydrated and looking radiant. I hope everybody has a safe Memorial Day Weekend.