Toners! Toners! Toners! We have heard this this a lot
of time. We have also heard to include toners in to your daily skincare regimen
but do we know what toners are? How they work? When to use a toner and which
toner is good for our skin? Or what benefits do we get if we apply toner on our
face? So all of your queries will now
going to an end because we are now discussing all about toners today. And not
just that I will let you know the 4 best homemade facial toners for all skin
are the toners and how do they work?
Toners are basically skin tonics. Just like our body
needs a tonic to improve its health and give you immunity same as the facial
toners work. They work like a tonic on your face. And actually they were called
skin tonics when they just arrived. Toners are made to soothe the nerves and
take the fatigue out of your facial muscles.
The value of toners are increasing day by day due to
its powerful results. They are newly formulated to treat our all over skin care
concerns and that is why is available in various verities like toning,
hydrating, cleansing, exfoliating or brightening.
should we use toners?
The basic work of toner is to give your skin a quick
hit of treating your problems along with the intense hydration as well as take
out your dead skin surface from your skin leaving it more hydrating, glow and
of using Toners:
The most important benefits of toning are
It shrinks the appearance of pores
It takes away the dirt, impurities that
are left on your skin and pull out your dead skin that is laying on the surface
of your skin.
It also restore your pH balance.
Our skin’s pH consist of
three portions. Acidic, neutral and alkaline. If our skin becomes too acidic it
would lead us to an inflamed and you would get breakouts, and if our skin
reaches to alkaline levels it becomes too dry and dehydrated. After cleansing
or washing our face our skin loses its elasticity. So, a toner balances the pH
levels of skin.
We have barrier on top
of our skin because deep inside of our skin has lipids, moisture and natural
oils , our skin barriers prevent all the germs, dirt and other impurities to
get into our skin which causes breakouts and pigmentation. So, we should look
for products that can locks the moisture inside and protects our skin and
rebalance pH levels of the skin. The toner works to restore and revitalize our
skin from deep inside it balances our pH levels of skin and wend out the bacteria
that would be harmful for our skin.
way to apply toner:
Applying toner preps your skin to absorb other
products better in to our skin.
The correct procedure to
apply a toner is by using cotton pads or your clean hands.
Pour your toner in to
your cotton pads and swipe on to your skin outwards. If you are using your
hands then just pour it on your hands and pat it on your skin until slightly
· 4 homemade toners for
skin and their benefits:
We all want to get rid
of acne, dull skin, large pores, hyperpigmentation, dehydrated skin. We can get
clear, spot less, super fresh, hydrated and glowy skin by adding toner into our
skin care routine.
Here we came with top 4
best homemade toners that will actually help to treat your skin from inside and
best of all is they all made with natural ingredients.
1. Rice water toner for
Using rice water in your
skin care is gaining success day by day. It’s a Japanese technique to use rice
water to have flawless clear spotless skin. The nourishing antioxidant Ferulic
acid is naturally found in rice water. Rice water is loaded with amino acids,
vitamins and minerals and natural organic compound which helps to soothes skin
and work to heal the eczema also. All of the compounds are essential for skin
which clears out the imperfection and treat scars. It also whitens the skin
complexion, minimizes pores, brighten up the skin, work as a cleanser, tighten
your skin, prevent from acne breakouts and also be used to treat age spots.
to make rice water toner at home:
You will need:
Rice 1 cup (washed and
Water 2 cups
To make fermented rice
water soak 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water and keep it in the air tight
container and leave it on the shelf for up to 24-48 hours. Once it starts to
smell sour and bitter your fermented rice water is ready to use. You can add
few drops of peppermint essential oil if you have acne skin. Or can add a few
drops of fractionated coconut oil. If you want to make an anti-aging toner then
you may add few drops of rosehip seed oil or jojoba oil.
You can use fermented
rice water for up to 4-5 days in the fridge.
To make non-fermented rice water toner just boil
the uncooked soaked rice until you have left with 1 cup of water. Strain the
rice water and let it cool down. Keep it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
2. Potato water for pigmentation:
Potatoes are known to be
the best inexpensive treatment of age spots and pigmentations. The catecholase a
natural enzyme contains in potatoes have natural bleaching properties which
helps to lighten the skin tone and pigmentation.
You will need:
Potato 1 (peeled and cut)
Water 2 cups
Boil potato in 2 cups of
water, simmer on low heat until only ¾ cup of water remains. Strain and let it
cool down. Keep it in a spray bottle in the fridge for up to 2-3 weeks. Spray
twice daily after washing your face in the morning and before going to bed.
3. Frankincense milk toner:
Frankincense water is
the best toner to treat acne scars, pigmentation, clears out skin spots and
blemishes, redness and inflammation due to acne and prevent further breakouts.
It also enhances your skin complexion.
Frankincense 2 tbsp.
Water ½ glass
Soak frankincense in
water and let it rest for 6-8 hours. You can also keep it in the fridge while
resting and stir 1-2 times. Strain the ready to use white frankincense milk and
keep it in the spray bottle. Apply with cotton pads or directly spray it on
your face. Apply moisturizer after 5 mins.
4. Rose Water:
Rose water is said to be
the best natural toner. It can be use on all types of skin. It refreshes and revitalize
your skin making it glowy and pink. It also tightens your skin, brighten up
your skin tone.
Rose water 1 cup
Glycerin 2 tbsp.
Lemon juice ½ cup
Mix all the ingredients together
and keep it the spray bottle. The glycerin used in this toner will also help to
enhance your skin elasticity whereas the lemon juice lighten or your skin
complexion and treats two tone skin.
Increase the glycerin if
you have dry skin especially if using this toner in winters. Apply twice daily
or once at night to get softer skin in the morning.
These toners are super easy to make at home and work
wonders to your skin. So, from now onwards don’t forget to use toners in your
skin care regimen. Do give them a try and let me know which one is your