How to Make a Homemade Toner

Skin products are becoming more expensive each year. There might be some places such as cash and carry wholesalers that you could give you a bulk discount. This is ideal for retailers but if you don’t require that much then you probably need to make another plan.

Homemade toners are a good way to save money. You could have the ingredients in your home already which means that you don’t need to research ingredients that you’ve never heard of.

Most recipes for homemade toners often include some sort of drying agent or acid. Be sure to avoid these if you have dry skin. In fact, dry skin doesn’t need toning; it only needs hydrating and moisturising. Some toners may need to remain on your face a bit longer as there are not as many harmful chemicals in the natural solution.

To make a toner you need to add an ingredient to disinfect or clean out the dirt on your skin. This ingredient could be lemon, tea tree oil, salt or vinegar. To even out the acidity level these ingredients have to be combined with an opposing substance.

Lemon juice should be washed off after ten minutes with normal water. The acidity could damage your skin if not removed but with water that alkalises the acid makes your skin look rejuvenated.

Vinegar based toner is used as a leave-on substance. All you have to do for this mixture is to add water that is equal to the amount of vinegar that you’re adding. This toner mixture might be your best option. Make sure that the vinegar used is either apple cider or white vinegar.

Salt is a good natural disinfectant but it should be combined with an essential oil; avoid tea tree oil though. Essential oils need to repair skin and where the salt may dry it therefore these two ingredients balance each other.

Tea tree oil can be added to your moisturiser as an all in one beauty routine. Tea tree oil can dry out your skin if it is very oily. By adding a couple of drops to your facial cream you can balance your oily skin with a moisturiser.

As a do-it-yourself person you need to make sure you know which chemicals work with your skin. Always remember that if you notice any form of irritation on your skin you have to stop using it immediately. If you are uncertain about your skin type and the products you can use, make sure you ask a skin specialist before going to your cosmetic supplier.