Sweat and humidity affect your skin and needs to be dealt with. And to do that, you need to make friends with a homemade face toner. A facial toner is a great skincare product that boosts your skin health and what’s better than having it ready at home? Face toner benefits are endless and it is easy to make your favourite one at home.

What Is A Facial Toner? 

You must have heard beauticians, dermatologists and even the saleswoman of a cosmetic shop prescribe a facial toner. So how does it help your skin?

Benefits Of A Facial Toner

  • Cleanses moisturises and purifies your skin
  • Removes excess dirt, grease and leftover impurities from clogged pores
  • Shrinks the appearance of open pores
  • Help keep up the hydration and pH of your skin
  • Adds an instant glow
  • Fights against acne and sebum

DIY Easy-To-Make Facial Toners

Facial toner is your secret to healthy, glowing and flawless skin. In order to get the right facial toner for your skin type, determine whether you have oily, dry or combination skin. Pick an ingredient that’s best suited for your skin type. Make one or make them all, try a DIY facial toner and boost your skincare routine.

1. Rosewater (Gulabjal)

You must have heard your maa and nani use rosewater as a skincare ingredient. This is a homemade toner for combination skin.

How To Use It:

  1. Cleanse your face.
  2. Take a piece of cotton, pour a few drops of rosewater in it enough for your face and neck.
  3. Run it all over your face and neck.
  4. Apply your regular moisturiser.

2. Aloe Vera And Neem

This aloe vera and neem toner will control sebum and oil discharge on your skin and prevent acne. This is a homemade toner for oily skin.

How To Use It:

  1. Take a handful of fresh neem leaves and boil them in a cup of water for ten minutes.
  2. Let the water cool down and then store it in a spray bottle.
  3. Next, add 5-6 tbsp aloe vera juice to the same spray bottle and shake well.
  4. Spray this mixture all over your face and neck.

3. Green Tea

Not only is green tea good for your metabolism, but also your skin. These herbs work miraculously as a DIY green tea toner. It supplies natural oils to your skin and does wonders. 

How To Use It:

  1. Soak a green tea bag in lukewarm water and leave it for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Now drain off the water and let it cool.
  3. Rub this tea bag over your skin and neck.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger

Apple cider vinegar and ginger have numerous benefits for your body as well as your skin. The antioxidants present rejuvenates your skin and makes it healthier. This homemade toner for acne scars will visibly lighten spots and scars on your skin.

How To Use It:

  1. Cut small pieces of ginger and let it boil in half a cup of water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Let it cool for 5 minutes and pour the contents into a spray bottle, while you drain out the pieces of ginger.
  3. Add 6-7 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to your solution.
  4. Spray this solution all over your face after cleansing it.

5. Cucumber

Cucumber is one such ingredient that is readily available in your kitchen. This is a homemade toner for sensitive skin. For everyone out there who are afraid to use heavy cosmetic products as they result in redness and irritation, this is your solution.

How To Use It:

  1. Take a quarter of one fresh cucumber and chop it into fine pieces.
  2. Pour a cup of water in a pan. Add these cut pieces into it.
  3. Heat the pan till the water starts boiling. Blend them well together.
  4. Let the mixture cool and then filter it out into a container.
  5. Apply this toner on your face using a cotton pad.

6. Mint (Pudina)

Mint is known to be full of antioxidants and vitamin C and E that help you achieve healthy skin. The active ingredient of mint is menthol that acts as a coolant for your skin and serves as a homemade toner for open pores.

How To Use It:

  1. Make a paste out of a few mint leaves.
  2. Add some water to change it into a semi-solid watery mixture.
  3. Apply it on your face and neck every day after cleansing your face.

7. Basil Leaves (Tulsi)

Basil or Tulsi is also a herb widely used for its properties in an array of medicines. But did you know it could be used on your skin as well? It is a DIY toner for oily skin.

How To Use It:

  1. Tear off a few basil leaves and put it in a pan of boiling water for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Strain the solution into a container and refrigerate for another 10 minutes.
  3. Pour it into a cotton pad and apply all over your face and neck.

Ways To Determine If Your Face Toner Is Working

If you have been reading this far, you must have this question in mind. How will you spot the difference? Well, as far as natural ingredients are concerned, they will start to show results within a week’s time. 

  • The surface of the skin looks and feels smoother
  • Enlarged pores appear smaller
  • Dullness fades as skin becomes renewed and feels silky-smooth

If you diligently follow your skincare routine and apply a DIY toner before you go to bed, you shall not be disappointed and your skin will also seem happy! 

When Should You Visit A Dermatologist?

You might be trying to find solutions to your skin problems without knowing your skin type or its requirements. You might not even have proper knowledge of what to use and what not to use. Even if a homemade facial toner is made out of natural ingredients and has no side effects, it is very important to know what your skin needs and wants. So it is always advisable to consult a dermatologist before.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the best homemade skin toner?

A. Apple cider vinegar works as a great astringent that helps in skin toning by restoring and balancing your skin’s pH. Cucumber and aloe vera. Such a refreshing DIY toner will help protect your skin for losing its glow.

Q. How often should I apply a toner?

A. You must not forget that while doing your regular cleaning and moisturising, you must also apply homemade toner. Before going to bed is the best time to apply toner and it must be used daily at least once and enjoy the benefits of toner for skin.

Q. Is facial toner harmful to skin?

A. These recipes are a sensible and natural way to make DIY toner at home. Free from chemicals and harmful ingredients, they are beneficial to your skin. Not only do they help improve your skin, but also flush it with natural antioxidants which cosmetic products generally lack.

Here are some easy-to-make facial toners with effective ingredients that aren’t hard to get or access. A homemade face toner will improve your skin texture, tone, and solve most of your skin problems. Keep trying out the one which works the best for you and come back for more!