If you have oily skin, you probably know that to control the excess oiliness of your skin you need a skin toner. Cleansing tends to disrupt the natural pH of your skin and removes the natural oil from skin, which exacerbates oil secretion. A skin toner helps in restoring the natural pH of the skin. Furthermore, it helps in hydrating, soothing and nourishing the skin. The astringent effect of the toner helps in shrinking the enlarged pores. On the hot and humid days, a well-formulated toner can even replace your regular moisturizer.
Instead of wasting your money on expensive skin toners, you can easily make toners suitable for oily skin with simple ingredients, most of which are present in your pantry.
Here Is How You Can Make Toners For Oily Skin At Home:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
Pour ½-cup of water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Add two tablespoons of chopped mint leaves and two chopped rosemary sprigs and simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain the infusion and refrigerate the liquid. Mix ½-cup of apple cider vinegar to the decoction and mix well. The toner helps in soothing the skin and reducing appearance of blemishes.
2. Grapefruit Toner
The astringent property of grapefruit juice seems to help in reducing the excessive oiliness of the skin. Homemade grapefruit toner can also help in reducing blemishes. To prepare the toner, blend ½-cup of grapefruit juice with equal amount of witch hazel. With a cotton ball dab the mixture on your face.
3. Cucumber Toner
Shred half a cucumber. Mix the shredded cucumber with a tablespoon of vinegar and ¼-cup of witch hazel. Shake well to thoroughly mix the ingredients. Strain the mixture and preserve the liquid. The cucumber toner cools and refreshes the skin.
4. Lemon Toner
Extract the juice of a lemon and mix it with a cup of water. With a cotton ball apply the toner on your face. The lemon toner helps in maintaining the natural pH of the skin and inhibiting growth of the acne causing bacteria.
5. Aloe Vera Toner
To prepare the toner, you will need 12 ounces of organic aloe vera juice and two ounces of water. Mix the ingredients and refrigerate it. After cleansing your face, pat it dry and apply the aloe vera toner. If you have combination skin, apply the toner only to the oily T-zone.