Cleansing and moisturizing play an important role for a healthy and beautiful skin. However, toning also is also a vital part of skin care that prevents impurities from penetrating into the skin. Every girl with oily or acne prone skin will understand and swear by their toners. It was same with me, I never understood the importance of a toner until I had acne and issues with combination skin.
Why do you need to use Toners?
Toners help to balance the natural skin PH (Potential of hydrogen). PH is a measure of acidity that ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 being the neutral level. Skin is generally acidic in nature but the products we use are mostly alkaline that rip off the acid levels of the skin. Facial toner helps to balance this PH levels. Toners can also shrink pores and reduce oil production.
Benefits of Ingredients- Vitamin C and With Hazel
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)- Vitamin C is a very effective ingredient for fighting aging. It prevents fine lines by stimulating collagen production. It helps in skin lightening, reduce sun or age spots, tighten skin and balance PH.
Note: Vitamin C can cause skin irritation as it is acidic. Start with small batches of Vitamin C and see how your skin is responding to it. Slowly you can work your way up
Witch Hazel – Witch hazel is a plant-based ingredient that is made from witch hazel shrub. It is popularly known as winter bloom that is been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory or skin soothing benefits. Witch hazel has varied benefits for skin and it is very inexpensive. It is used for skin rashes, irritation, removing makeup, diaper rashes, stretch marks, sun scars and can be also used on scalp and hair for shiny and dandruff free hair.
Geranium- Geranium is a popular essential oil that has both health and skin benefits. It is a hydrosol or astringent like witch hazel that helps reduce skin irritation and the aroma/fragrance helps in soothing skin. It is also a plant-based ingredient that is used for treating acne, the aroma help with anxiety, depression and other mental imbalances. Its antiseptic properties can help speed up healing of wounds and treat a variety of skin problems like eczema. It is also popularly used in natural fragrances and cosmetics for its rose-like fragrance.
- 1/4 tsp of natural Vitamin C powder
- 1/4 cup of Witch hazel
- 2-3 drops of Geranium oil /Lavender oil
- Amber spray glass bottle for storage
- Combine all the ingredients in an amber spray /dropper glass bottle and shake it well
- Use it after washing face every morning /evening with a cotton pad/ ball
- Do not over use Vitamin C, start with small batches first and slowly increase your quantity.
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