The oil in our skin is needed to protect and moisturize the skin. It is our body’s natural way of removing dust and dead skin cells off the skin and giving it a rejuvenated look.
You can take comfort from knowing that the oil in our skin delays wrinkling, age spots, and fine lines, and sebaceous glands (which produce the oil) become less active as we age. The problem arises when the skin secretes excessive oil which clogs the pores of the skin, resulting in the production of blackheads and pimples.
Oily skin care treatments involve taking steps to keep pores from getting clogged and blemishes from appearing. Regular care and appropriate treatment of oily skin by means of using a face toner for oily skin can go a long way in keeping it clean and blemish free.
Following are some homemade all-natural recipes you can use to create a face toner for oily skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner for Oily Skin
To prepare this face toner for oily skin, you need to mix 2 tablespoons of raw organic honey (preferably manuka honey), 1 cup of rose water and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar together in a glass bowl. Stir until the honey is completely dissolved.
Pour this mixture into the bottle and close it tightly. Store your toner either in the refrigerator (for a cool refreshing toner) or at room temperature. When you are using it, you simply smooth the toner on your face and neck after washing, with a cotton ball, and allow it to dry.
Bee Balm Face Toner for Oily Skin
To prepare this face toner for oily skin you will need 2 cups of boiling water, 2 table spoons of witch hazel, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice,1 tablespoon of lime juice and 3 teaspoons of dried bee balm leaves (helps keep the oils in the skin balanced).
The 1st thing you need to do is to place the dried bee balm leaves into the two cups of boiling water and leave to sit until a golden looking tea is made, Next, you remove the leaves and pour tea into a glass jar or bottle and leave to cool After this, you add the witch hazel, lemon and lime juice, fix the lid tightly on and shake gently until the mixture is well combined.
This toner is a beautiful golden colour once made with a great fresh scent that will keep well in the fridge and should be used twice a day after using a cleanser for best results
Cucumber Face Toner for Oily Skin
Take half a cucumber, peel the cucumber and cut it into 2 inch cubes. Place the cubes in the blender and puree them. Strain the pureed cucumber through a square of light cotton or cheese cloth into the glass bowl. When you have about 2 oz. of pureed cucumber in the bowl, add in 1 oz. of the witch hazel.
Mix the cucumber and witch hazel gently and pour it into the sterile glass bottle. Store your oily skin facial toner in the refrigerator to keep the cucumber from going bad. Your tone should last in the refrigerator for up to one week. Use your oily skin facial toner after cleansing your face. Then soak a cotton ball in the cleanser and wipe it over your skin using gentle upward strokes.
Herbal Face Toner for Oily Skin
Boil 2 cups of water. Add the dried green tea leaves and chamomile flowers into the boiled water and let this stay for 15 minutes. Then strain out the leaves and flowers.
Add in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 3 to 5 drops of tea tree oil which are good for oily skin and stir well. Pour the mixture into a sterile glass jar and close tightly. Shake well.
Apply the toner to your skin, in gentle upward strokes, with a cotton ball. Store this toner in the refrigerator and shake well before you use it. To obtain the best results, use this within 3 weeks.
Lemon Face Toner for Oily Skin
Mix equal portions of rose water, glycerin and lemon juice and apply on facial skin. Leave for 20 minutes and wash off. You can store this lotion in freeze for daily skin care routine. Keep it in glass bottle.
Lemon has anti-bacterial properties, thus perfect for acne prone oily skin. Lemon in this facial toner will reduce the oiliness from the surface of skin, making your skin dry and tight.
Rose water is antiseptic and an excellent cleanser, toner which will give you clean and fresh skin. Glycerin will hydrate the skin by moistening the skin properly.
Peppermint Face Toner for Oily Skin
To prepare this face toner for oily skin, you will need a peppermint tea bag, 2 teaspoons of witch hazel, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, and a cup of boiling water.
Put the peppermint tea bag in the water to allow steeping for about 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and let the water cool. Add the lemon juice and witch hazel to the water. Mix the ingredients well. Store the mixture in a glass container and refrigerate it.
When are using this toner, you take a cotton ball and put a dollop of the toner on it. Spread it on your face in circular motion. Do not dip the cotton ball into the toner. This is because a completely damp cotton ball may leave streaks on your skin. When you are done with applying it on your face, wait and relax for 15 minutes.
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