Most of the people follow cleansing and moisturising part very diligently, and skip on the toning procedure. If you are one of those people, you are committing a grave mistake, and here is why.
And if you are apprehensive about using chemical-based toners, we suggest you use herbal skin toners instead.
Toners restore the pH balance of the skin, shrink pores and form a protective layer on the skin.
Not just that, skin toners remove extra layer of dirt from the skin, help moisturiser penetrate deep into layers of the skin, plus they also instantly perk up the skin.
Added to that, skin clearing toner when used after a waxing session can help prevent ingrown hair.
Why do we insist you be partial to homemade skin toner? Well, store-bought products are packed with toxic chemicals that strip skin of its natural oils.
They are packed with synthetic derivatives and artificial fragrances, which can only spell bad news for your skin.
Kitchen ingredients, on the other hand, when used to tone your skin are toxic free, they cost nothing and are skin safe.
So, how to make a skin toner at home? Here's how, have a look.
Rosewater + Camphor
Antioxidants present in this herbal skin toner work to clear skin of the impurities.
Take a pinch of camphor, and mix it in a bottle of rose water.
Dip a cotton pad into this solution and gently dab it on to your skin. Use this toner three to four times in a day.
Water and astringent properties in cucumber tone, soothe and hydrate the skin.
Peel, grate and extract the juice of a cucumber.
Using a cotton ball, gently dab it on to your skin after cleansing.
Flavonoid in mint leaves works as an excellent toner.
Shred a handful of mint leaves and boil it in one and a half cups of water.
Strain the solution and store it in a container. Use it as and when required.
If you know more about other oil-controlling Ayurvedic toners, do share those recipes with us in the comment section below.