DIY Summer Facial Toner
Your face is more delicate than the skin of the rest of your body. Your facial skin is affected by what you eat, drink, stress, chemicals in face products, lack of exercise and lack of enough water.
These things can change the acid mantle of the skin and normal range of pH 5. Out of this range, either lower or higher, means isn’t going to look or feel it’s best. Too alkaline (higher than pH 5) or too acidic (lower than pH5) can wreak havoc with your skin. The disruption can cause your skin to become too dry, create more blemishes, more wrinkles, and can promote bacterial overgrowth.
Harsh soaps like bar soaps, shower washes, or cleansers used to combat bad skin are more alkaline having a pH of 7 which over time disrupt the acid mantle of your skin.
A toner can help bring the skin back into balance from being too alkaline. A toner is on the acidic scale usually a pH of 3-4.
I don’t like mass produced toners because they’re too harsh for your delicate facial skin. They end up stripping the skin like a paint stripper. We’ve been led to believe that you need tough acting products to “do battle” with your skin.
Commercially produced toners are a chemical cocktail of astringents, alcohols, fragrances, and additives.
Believe me…that’s not what you need to get your skin in balance. Your delicate facial skin needs a gentle, soothing, loving touch to bring it into balance.
A natural acidic toner made with apple cider vinegar is perfect for your skin and I’m going to give you a simple recipe to make your own.
I hear you now, “Isn’t apple cider vinegar too rough for my face?”.
No, it really isn’t too harsh for your face if it’s used properly.
Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium, pectin, malic acid and enzymes. All good things to nourish your skin.
Raw and unfiltered ACV like Braggs brand is a natural antibacterial, antimicrobial agent that gently wipes away leftover makeup and excess oils. It helps break the bonds of dead skin cells from the pores leaving them clean and unclogged. It can also lighten age spots and sun spots, naturally.
- Apple cider vinegar, raw & unfiltered (you should see the mother in the bottle, stringy stuff)
- Distilled water
- Brewed herbal tea (optional)
- Essential oils (optional)
- Floral waters (optional)
FOR OILY SKIN
Mix one part distilled water to one part apple cider vinegar. Put it in a 2 or 4 oz. spray bottle. For 2 oz. the measurement will be 1 oz distilled water to 1 oz. apple cider vinegar. Add no more than 2 drops of ONE of the following essential oils: tea tree, lemon, juniper, geranium
FOR NORMAL SKIN
Mix two parts distilled water to one part apple cider vinegar.
Put it in a 2 or 4 oz. spray bottle. Ex: for 2 oz. the measurement will be about 1.3 oz of distilled water to .67 oz. Add no more than 2 drops of ONE of the following essential oils: lavender, rosemary, bergamot
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Mix four parts distilled water to one part apple cider vinegar
Put it in a 2 or 4 oz. spray bottle. For 2 oz. the measurement will be 1.6 oz of distilled water to .4 oz of apple cider vinegar. Add no more than 2 drops of ONE of the following essential oils: lavender, sandalwood, geranium.
Shake up and spray on a clean face. Let it dry on its own. Apply your favorite Made With Love Natural Skin Care facial moisturizer or serum.
Let me know when you make this and how it’s helping your skin. Send me a picture of you spraying your beautiful face with your new toner!