Four Homemade Toners to Refresh Your Skin Every Day

23 November, 2018

Facial toners have become one of the best ways to keep skin healthy and flawless. Applying them daily regulates the production of facial oil and helps clean pores. For several years, there have been numerous products on the market for every skin type. However, there are many homemade recipes for people who prefer using 100% natural products.

Skin toners are easy to make and don’t require expensive or harmful ingredients. In fact, some are the everyday items that are inside your pantry. Why should they be included in your skincare routine? How can you make them at home? Find out what their benefits are and give them a try.

Benefits of using facial toners

facial toner

Toners are applied after washing your face and before moisturizing it. They have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that — once absorbed — provide the following benefits:

  • Regulates facial skin pH after your usual cleaning routine.
  • Refreshes skin and controls it’s shine.
  • Regulates the production of oil without drying your skin.
  • Contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that reduce the risk of premature aging.
  • Tones your tissues and prevents sagging skin.
  • Minimizes pores and reduce the number of blackheads.
  • Preps the skin for the benefits of other products (lotions, creams, or masks).

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Preparing four refreshing homemade toners

There are many natural ingredients that work well as a facial toner. Its astringent effects along with their antioxidants leave the skin refreshed, firm, and moisturized.

1. Apple cider vinegar toner

Apple cider vinegar toner

The natural acid in unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is perfect for regulating your facial skin’s pH levels that change due to excess oil production.


  • 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (60 ml)
  • ½ cup of water (125 ml)


  • Dilute the apple cider vinegar in half a cup of water and put it in the refrigerator.


  • Once the mixture is very cold, dip a cotton ball in the toner and massage into the skin on your face.
  • Le sit until it’s well absorbed and rinse off.

2. Chamomile toner

Chamomile flowers have compounds that are very healthy for your skin. They’re recommended for treating allergies, cleaning pores, and reducing sun damage.


  • 2 tablespoons of chamomile flowers (30 g)
  • ½ cup of water (125 ml)


  • Add the chamomile flowers to a cup of boiling water and cover.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and strain.
  • Put the infusion in the refrigerator until it gets very cold.


  • Moisten your face with the toner using a spray bottle or cotton pad.
  • Let it absorb into your skin and rinse. Use twice a week.

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3. Rose toner

Rose toner

There are many cosmetic products that contain rose extracts. This recipe is 100% natural and produces an astringent, hypoallergenic, and antioxidant toner.


  • 5 tablespoons of chopped rose petals (50 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Add the rose petals to the cup of water and bring to a boil.
  • Put the heat to low and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes.
  • Next, let it sit until reaching room temperature and then strain.


  • When the toner is has cooled down, apply it to your face and massage until it’s well absorbed.
  • Let it sit without rinsing it off and use it every night after removing your makeup.

4. Cucumber toner

Cucumber toner

Cucumber is one of the best foods you can include in your skincare routine. It’s rich in water, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Additionally, it’s one of the best ingredients for taking care of your skin and softening it.


  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ cup of water (125 ml)


  • Cut half a cucumber and remove the seeds.
  • Blend the seedless cucumber with half a cup of water.
  • Once the lumps have disappeared, place in the refrigerator.


  • Dip a cotton pad in the toner and gently massage onto your face.
  • Let your skin absorb it and don’t rinse it off.
  • Use twice a day or as needed.

Does your skin feel oily and sticky? Would you like to refresh and rejuvenate it? Prepare these tonics yourself and see the positive effect they have on your skin.

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