Dry skin which is the direct result of low sebum production by the skin can be both uncomfortable and troublesome. This is because dry skin can get itchy, and give rise to that uncomfortable stretchy feeling, cause chapping and skin cracking. Dry skin can also make you more prone to wrinkles and premature aging.
To keep the skin firm and wrinkle-free, you should include skin toning as part of your skin care routine. Skin toning is done after cleansing and before moisturizing to remove any remaining traces of make-up and excess oil from the skin. Besides keeping the skin firm and supple, skin toning helps to restore the acid/alkali balance of the skin
Unfortunately, most facial toners available in the market contain many harmful chemicals that over a period of time can create some serious skin issues like allergies and chronic dryness. Of the harmful ingredients in facial toners, the most notorious is alcohol.
Due to its astringent properties, commercially available toners use alcohol in very high percentage. The skin tightening effect achieved by using alcohol is accompanied by dehydration and loss of natural moisture, which can cause the skin to look lifeless. When used regularly, alcohol will eventually cause the skin to age prematurely and make it susceptible to conditions like eczema.
Fortunately, you can learn how to make a facial toner at home by trying the following moisturizing face toner recipes with all the ingredients available in the kitchen which is quite easy and inexpensive that can enhance the health of your skin, and with long-term use can even correct any imbalances.
Aloe Vera Moisturizing Face Toner
Aloe vera has healing properties and hydrates the skin while the lime gently cleanses and exfoliates. You mix together 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon Lime juice until you have a smooth substance and apply this on your face. You wash off after 15 minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar Moisturizing Face Toner
This simple DIY recipe only requires two ingredients. In a spray bottle, mix about 2 tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar with ½ cup of moisturizing liquid aloe vera. Close your eyes and mist the mixture onto a cotton pad, and then pat your face with the pad after washing with your homemade cleanser.
Chamomile Tea Moisturizing Face Toner
To prepare this moisturizing face toner, you will need 5 tablespoons of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey), 1 cup of milk, 7 tablespoons of wheat germ oil and half a cup of dried chamomile.
The 1st thing you need to do is to warm the milk. Next, you will steep the chamomile in milk for 2 hours. Strain the liquid in a bottle. Then you add in the honey and wheat germ oil. Shake vigorously to mix well.
Wipe face and neck areas with a cotton ball moistened with the mixture. Natural vitamin E, a powerful anti-oxidant, in wheat germ oil prevents skin damage caused by UV rays and environmental pollution. Milk exfoliates and hydrates while honey moisturizes and soothes complexion.
This toner is particularly suitable for softening dry and rough skin.
Cucumber Tomato Moisturizing Face Toner
Cut the cucumber and tomato into chunks. Place in the food processor and process until smooth. Pat the mixture, without rubbing, onto your face and neck using your fingers. Leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Place the remaining mixture in a storage container and store for up to 10 days in your refrigerator.
Essential Oil Blend Moisturizing Face Toner
This gentle, cleansing facial skin toner helps calm skin irritation, reduce wrinkles and promote the growth of healthy skin – a great anti-aging toner that smells great!
You need to mix well together 1 cup (250ml) rose hydrosol (rose water), 3 drops Lavender essential oil, 3 drops Frankincense essential oil, 3 drops Sandalwood essential oil and 1 drop Chamomile essential oil. You apply this mixture on your face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Green Tea Moisturizing Face Toner
You just put one green tea bag in a cup of boiling water. Then you steep the green tea in boiling water for 10 minutes. Let it cool and apply it on the face with cotton balls (gauze)
Glycerine Moisturizing Face Toner
This is a homemade skin toner for dry to normal skin. You mix together 4 tablespoons Rose water, half a tablespoon Alum and half a cup of Glycerine. You apply this on your face and wash off after 15 minutes.
You can keep the rest of the unused mixture in the fridge for a few days.
Herbal Moisturizing Face Toner
To prepare this moisturizing face toner, you need to mix well together drops of glycerine, 3 drops of rose water, 4 drops of calendula essential oil, 5 drops of witch hazel and 2 drops of aloe vera gel.
You moisten a cotton ball with the mixture. Wipe face and neck area after cleansing and prior to moisturizing. Use daily. This toner has skin restorative, wound healing and soothing properties. This is good for dry, mature and sensitive skin types.
Lemon Juice Moisturizing Face Toner
To prepare this moisturizing face toner, you need to mix well together 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of glycerine and 3 tablespoons of rose water. You then apply this mixture on your face and wash off after 15 minutes.
Milk Moisturizing Face Toner
Keep aside 4 teaspoons of raw milk before you put it to boil for your morning coffee/tea. Add a few drops of rose water/ lime and rub it all over your body and wash with cold water. Do this twice a day. Your skin will feel baby soft.
Rice Water Moisturizing Face Toner
First thing you need to do is to fill your bowl with half a cup of rice. Fill the bowl up with water. Make sure the water is about an inch above the rice. Stir it up really good. Make sure the water appears cloudy. Pour the water inside a cup and then into the jar. You have now made your own rice toner. Wet your cotton pad/ball and wipe your face after it is washed. This helps remove any impurities in your face.
Rose Water Moisturizing Face Toner
To prepare this moisturizing face toner, you need to mix well together half a cup of Rose Water, 1 drop of chamomile oil and 1 drop of geranium oil together. You can pour the mixture in a bottle. Then you shake well and apply this on you face. Wash off after 15 minutes.
Watermelon Juice Moisturizing Face Toner
To prepare this moisturizing face toner, you need to mix well together 6 tablespoons of fresh watermelon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. You apply this mixture on your face and then wash off after 15 minutes.
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