Many of the ingredients are extracted from natural botanicals in commercial facial toners, such as aloe vera, green tea, and witch hazel.
Creating your own DIY toner means that you know what the ingredients used in your skincare are.
For Sensitive Skin Type:
- Rose petals/ rosewater
- Chamomile Oil
- To make rose water, add 2 cups of rose petals to 3 cups of water and boil carefully for 30 minutes.
- To the rose water, add a few drops of chamomile oil and mix.
- Let the mixture cool down and transfer it to a spray bottle.
- You can, alternatively, buy rose water from the supermarket.
- Alternately, in place of chamomile oil, you can use 1 chamomile tea bag and steep it and use it in the toner recipe.
After the use of cosmetics and some skincare products, sensitive skin experiences redness and discomfort.
Other reasons for selecting a DIY toner over commercial products include fragrances, unnecessary additives, or suspected sensitivities to certain ingredients.
Toners have calming benefits for irritated skin, reducing symptoms such as redness and inflammation.
Rosewater is a common toner ingredient that provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects when used to calm the skin.
These antioxidants protect the skin from harmful UV rays and toxins that can cause skin damage or irritation.
Another helpful ingredient for irritated skin is chamomile since it decreases inflammation and redness.
For Dry Skin Type:
- Aloe Vera Gel/ Juice
- Peel the cucumber and chop it and transfer it to a saucepan.
- Cover with distilled water, heat at low temperature for about 5 minutes, and then let cool.
- Blend and strain into a spray bottle.
- Add a few drops of aloe vera juice or 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel.
Dry facial skin is defined by tightness and skin patches that are rough and flaking.
The use of a toner removes dead skin cells, softens and prepares the skin to properly absorb the moisturizer application.
Cucumber is a hydrating ingredient that leaves the skin feeling hydrated.
For those with dry or sensitive skin, it can soothe irritation and provide relief.
In various commercial skincare products, Aloe vera is a common ingredient.
By reducing inflammation and serving as a calming anti-inflammatory, it may relieve dry skin symptoms.
Aloe vera is usually found in a gel form, but for use in DIY toners, aloe vera juice can also be purchased.
For Combination Skin Type:
- Lemon Juice
- Combine 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of glycerin and 3–5 drops of fresh lemon juice.
- Stir the mixture well and transfer to a glass container.
- Shake container before each use.
In commercial skincare products, glycerin is a highly effective moisturizing component widely used.
It is a moisturizer, which means that it draws moisture into the skin, making it feel plumped and smooth.
Combination skin refers to those who, usually around the nose, chin, and forehead, experience both dry and oily areas of the face.
Treating this skin type can be difficult, but there is a DIY toner that can simultaneously address both problems successfully.
The lemon juice will tackle the areas that are prone to excess oil and will decrease excessive shine and the risk of pimple formation.