Have you developed a skin care ritual for yourself? Does it include the cleanser, the exfoliator, and the moisturizer alone? Well, though your skin care routine matches that of almost 90 per cent of the people out there, you are missing out on one of the most crucial steps in the procedure, and that is toning.
Today, we will tell you why toning your skin, no matter the skin type, is very necessary. We will also tell you about the best natural face toners that you can prepare at home with all the ingredients already present in your kitchen at the moment.
We have different skin types, right? While some have dry skin, other have an oily skin type. A lot of people have sensitive skin which is prone to acne and pimples. You might also have a combination skin type that has an oily T zone while the rest of the face is dry and overstretched.
For each skin type, you can find a toner in the market. These toners cater to the various problems specific to each skin type. However, if you are looking for something more herbal and natural, you can prepare a skin toner for you sitting right at home.
Toners serve a number of purposes. They help hydrate the skin and get it ready for the moisturizer; it helps reduce the size of the skin pores, and makes the skin looks suppler and tighter; toner formulas help regulate the production of sebum by the oil-producing glands, thus preventing the skin from turning flaky or over-oily; toners help balance the acid-base level of the skin, and prevent irritations and inflammations. These are just some of the benefits of toners, and so you know how important these solutions are.
Like you must have already deduced, different skin types require different types of toners; toners that can deal with the problems specific to that skin type. Hence, we have divided today’s post into various sections, namely,
Best natural face toner for dry skin
Dry skin is usually flaky, and when picking or preparing skin care products for dry skin, you need to make sure the formula is not too strong because if it is, it will cause the skin to get drier and more over-stretched. Dry skin is also more prone to itching, redness, inflammation and irritation. Dry skin can be a real bummer in the winter season, and since winter is coming, we need to prepare a good face toner for our skin type.
The toner we are about to prepare will help your skin fight the dryness, and keep it hydrated and prepared for moisturizing. This formula will include rose water which has a number of beauty benefits. Rose water is antibacterial. This makes it effective in preventing skin break outs. Therefore, if your skin is prone to such breakouts like pimples or acne, then you need to invest in a rose water toner right away. Rose water boosts the hydration of the skin. It moisturizes the skin, and so, diminishes the early signs of aging. It tightens our skin, and yet it does not make it dry or even overstretched. This toner will also work wonders on people who are susceptible to skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, and sun tan. Also, rose water is known to soothe skin aggravations and irritations. Rose water is antibacterial, and therefore, prevents skin infections from occurring and spreading.
The glycerin in the formula will provide the skin the necessary moisturize and thus soften your skin, making it suppler.
For the face toner, you need:
Rose water – 5 teaspoons
Glycerin – 1 teaspoon
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To prepare the toner, you need to put five teaspoons of the rose water into a washed and dried spray bottle. Now add to this a teaspoon of glycerin and mix well. You have successfully prepared your skin toner for dry skin. You can start using it.
To apply the toner, spray it on your face. Make sure your eyes are closed and the formula does not enter your eyes. IF you want you can dab a cotton pad in the toner and then apply it on your face. However, spraying it will help protect your skin from bacteria and other infections.
You need to do this ritual every day, and follow it up with a good moisturizer.
Suggested read: All The Top Tips For Choosing The Best Face Toner For Oily Skin
Best natural face toner for oily skin
People with oily skin have overactive sebaceous glands, and if your skin pores are large, this oil secreted by the glands find their way on the skin easily. This causes the bleeding of makeup and that’s a horror story, isn’t it? The best face toner for oily skin will reduce the size of your pores, and make sure the sebum does not ruin your makeup.
In addition to this, a good toner will also help unclog your skin pores by getting rid of the dirt and the grease. This, in turn, will make your skin less susceptible to acne.
Dehydrated and aggravated skin usually produces more sebum to compensate for this. When you apply a toner that is formulated for your skin type, you can reduce the amount of sebum produced. For this, you need to pay attention to the ingredients used to create the formula.
If you use very harsh cleansers on your face, then your toner can help restore your skin’s pH level quickly.
Since the toner balances the acid-base level of your skin, it also acts as a strong natural barrier that protects your skin against bacteria and other harmful minerals. If not safeguarded against, then these harmful agents can penetrate your skin and wreak havoc on it.
The toner that we will be preparing contains green tea, which, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, reduces the acne, blemishes, and spots. The apple cider vinegar in the formula helps reduce the secretion of oil by the sebaceous glands. It also helps balance the pH level of the skin.
We will also be adding some lavender oil to the solution. The goodness of this essential oil will help you prevent breakouts, and treat them as well. Since lavender oil is not only anti-inflammatory but also antibacterial, it will prevent any kind of facial infection from spreading.
For the face toner, you need:
Steeped green tea – a quarter of a cup
Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar – a quarter of a cup
Tea tree oil (optional) – 2 to 3 drops
Lavender oil (optional) – 3 drops
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To prepare the toner for your oily skin, you need to steep a bag of green tea in a cup of boiled water. Now pour this tea into a jar. Add a quarter of a cup of apple cider vinegar to this tea, and mix the two ingredients well. Add two to three drops of the tea tree oil. If you don’t like tea tree oil, then you can use lavender oil.
Best natural face toner for normal skin
For people with normal skin type (the skin is neither dry nor oily), the toner needs to fulfil a set of different requirements. This formula should not make your skin too dry or too oily, but should moisturize and hydrate it.
In the toner that we will be preparing, cucumber is a chief ingredient. It has a cooling effect on the skin, and hydrates the skin while taking care of any inflammations or irritations. It also balances between the oiliness and the dryness, and keeps your skin normal.
The aloe vera in the toner will keep your skin from turning too greasy. It will, however, keep your skin hydrated. It, being antibacterial in nature, prevents all types of breakouts and acne. It also hastens the cell regeneration process, thus delaying, and reversing, in some cases, the early signs of ageing.
We will also be using rose essential oil for this toner, which is known to rejuvenate the skin. It possesses astringent qualities that are known to cure skin that are susceptible to acne. It also treats inflammations and the redness and spots caused by inflammations.
The peppermint essential oil, again, will help prevent acne by regulating the production of sebum by oil-producing glands. It will refresh your skin and also your mind.
For the face toner, you need:
- Cucumber, medium-sized – 1
- Gel from 1 aloe vera leaf
- Essential rose oil or peppermint oil – 5 drops
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To prepare the toner, you need to extract the juice of one cucumber, and put it in a jar. Now add the gel of a fresh aloe vera leaf into the jar. Add about 5 to 6 drops of essential rose oil. If you don’t prefer rose oil, then you can use peppermint oil. Pour the toner into a spray bottle, and use it once every day.
Suggested read: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Best Rose Water Toner
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