Cleansing, toning and exfoliating are three essential parts of our regular beauty regime. In most of the cases, it is found that more emphasis is given on cleaning and exfoliating. Toning in most cases remains a neglected part. But, cleaning and toning go hand in hand in any skin care routine. Everyone should use toner on their skin for various reasons. It helps to shrink pores of the skin and maintain elasticity of skin. It gives your skin pH balance; it protects your skin, moisturizes it, prevents ingrown hairs and gives you a refreshing feeling. You will get various ready-made toner in the market. However,, if you can spare a little time you can make your toner at home with the help of easily available kitchen products. These products are not expensive and above all they contain organic chemical. It is true that you will not be able to preserve them for months or year like those toners readily available in the market. The maximum life of this homemade toners are seven days if you keep it continuously in the refrigerator. This article will offer you a few tips on making homemade toner.
Here Are The Ways To Make Homemade Skin Toner:
1. Cucumber Toner
Cucumber toner is the most popular toner as cucumber is the most easily available product of your kitchen. Moreover, cucumber toner can be applied on any type of skin. In one word, it is the toner for all.
Grate a cucumber and press it to remove the juice. Preserve the juice in the refrigerator.
Soak a cotton ball in the cool cucumber toner and dab it on your cleared skin. It gives you a tranquil feeling. Systematic application of cucumber toner helps to enhance the glow of the skin.
2. Mint Toner:
If you have acne problem, there is nothing better than mint toner. Antiseptic property of mint helps to solve the problem of bacterial infection which is the main cause of acne. You can prepare mint toner in two different ways. In first case, raw mint is used and the life of this toner is comparatively small, maximum 2-3 days.
Some fresh mint leaves.
Grind some fresh mint leaves and strain the juice with the help of a muslin cloth. Preserve this juice in the refrigerator.
After cleaning your face with soaps apply it on your skin with the help of a brush. The mint has a cool feeling. For this reason, when you apply this on your skin it gives you a relaxing feeling.
The second one can be done also with dry leaves of mint.
Handful of dry or fresh mint leaves.
Boil some water in a container. Add some dry or fresh mint leaves in it. Place the container on low flame keeping the lid in for 40-45 minutes. Then remove it from heat. Let it cool and then strain the toner. Preserve the toner in a glass bottle and keep it in the refrigerator.
Whenever you need it, pour a little amount of this water on a cotton ball and dab it on your skin. It will help you to get an acne clear skin.
3. Lemon Toner:
Some people have very oily skin. Oily skin has both positive and negative aspects. The positive aspect is that the aging process is slow in oily skin in comparison to that of dry skin. But the negative aspect is that oily skins are prone to almost all types of skin problems like acne, pimple, blackheads, white heads, etc. moreover, it is very dull to look. Lemon toner can solve the problem of oily skin. It is easy to make a lemon toner.
One lemon and a glass of pure water.
Take a glass of pure water and squeeze one lemon in it. Mix well and strain the water. Preserve this in the refrigerator.
After coming back from the outside first wash your face properly and then dab a cotton ball in the lemon water. Rub it gently on your face. It helps to remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. Lemon also is used to control the oil secretion of sebum gland. Moreover, lemon toner helps to remove tan from the skin.
4. Carrot Toner:
If you have dull type of skin, carrot toner is the best toner for you.
Grate some carrot and press them to remove the juice from them. After that, preserve them in the refrigerator.
Massage this toner on clear skin regularly. Carrot juice is an excellent source of unique vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Antioxidants help to improve the texture of the skin. Potassium present in the carrot is especially needed for dry dehydrated skin.
5. Tomato Toner:
Press tomato and remove the juice. Strain the juice so that there is no seed.
This tomato toner is especially needed for wrinkle prone skin. Daily massage of this toner helps to fade wrinkles and prevent premature aging of the skin.
So, instead of roaming in a beauty shop, spend time in kitchen and make your own customized toner.