I used to sell skin care products of another company, and I remember asking about toners. Nothing really explained what it was, and my upline wasn’t able to tell me. The best they could come up with was “it tones the skin”. What does that even mean? I was frustrated, because I was sincerely interested in knowing what, exactly, a toner was, was it was for and how it was used.
The company was no help. I did, however, finally find the answer with some digging!
Where a cleanser will clean the surface of the skin, a toner is meant to clean deeper, close pores to prevent dirt from re-entering and causing break outs. It will help to pull out dirt and oils that are that little bit deeper than what a cleanser will typically clean, while offering a moisturising and soothing treatment.
Toners are another one of those items that are typically water based, which requires a preservative in order to keep it longer than 10-14 days. This is an item that I make my own of, which works well and keeps my skin looking healthy. I love switching it up with other floral waters and herbal extracts, but this is the basic initial recipe I’ve used for awhile.
This is a great toner to use with the facial products. For full instructions on how to do your own facial, click here!
It is recommended to keep it in the fridge and use it within 14 days.
1. 1/4 cup Green or chamomile tea
2. 1/4 cup witch hazel
3. 1/8 cup aloe juice
4. 1/8 cup coconut water
5. 1/8 teaspoon vitamin e