Apr 8, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Toner

I adore toner. For me, it completes my skin care regimen. After I've toned my face, my skin feels clean, smooth and looks clear of all imperfections. Yes, the latter is more of a wish but you can't deny that clean feeling you have after using a great toner to swipe away excess oil, dirt and makeup (left behind after cleansing). However, toners can be quite costly particularly, if you're like me, and have 6 different toners open (and being rotated) in your cosmetics closet. Regardless of the number of toners I have, I'm always looking for that "next great one" that delivers amazing results AND doesn't break the bank. Who knew that the next one I'd like would be homemade. This DIY toner is so easy that your boyfriends could make it....ha 5 tablespoons water 5 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar Fresh mint Ensure that you use equal parts water to vinegar. ( I like to make a bit more so that I have it, ready to go, in my fridge. However, you can make smaller amounts if you'd like.) Mix everything together and pour into a container/bottle that's kept in the fridge. Shake up the contents prior to applying on your face. That's it!! How simple right? I will say that this toner smells absolutely terrible but the scent will dissipate as it dries. Why this toner works? It ensures your skin is kept at it's natural pH level. Not too many toners/astringents can do that. Happy toning ladies and bottoms up! XO

9 comments:

  1. Great recipe! I can imagine this toner would sting on skin that has minor cuts? Just thinking for people that may have bad acne problems and have open sores!

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  2. Very good point Kenzie. Having sensitive skin myself, I find that a lot of toners can sting slightly. To be honest, Apple Cider Vinegar helps prevent acne and can be used as a spot treatment as well. For some reason, the dillution with water makes it so the product doesn't really sting!

    xo

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  3. I'm sure this works but I'm such a sucker for pretty packaging & clean scents..not sure if I could get past the ACV smell. Petty right? ;)

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  4. You totally turned me on to the power and great feeling of a good toner, Christina, so I will give this one a try for sure!

    xo

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  5. I haven't used toner for a while but I really loved it when I did! This sounds great. Also good to hear that it can help with acne.

    Will definitely be trying this out!

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  6. I'm going to give this a go! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. great post :)
    definately going to try this out!! x

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  9. Thanks for sharing, I will keep this recipe in mind.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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