Easy DIY Astringent & Toners (Oily, Normal, & Dry Skin)

Easy DIY  Astringents & Toners-1Both astringents and toners are useful in removing excess dirt and oil from the skin, and refresh your skin on a warm day or after physical exertion. The primary difference between astringents and toners is their alcohol content.

Astringents can tighten skin and may reduce the appearance of pores. These are ideal for oily skin, but how often they are used will depend on just how oily your skin is.  Please remember it is possible for astringents to dry out the skin if used too often.

Toners, depending on their alcohol content, can achieve the same goals as an astringent but are designed for normal and dry skin types. In this instance, toners may include moisturizing ingredients.

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Astringent for SUPER Oily Skin For external use only

You’ll Need:

1/3 c. organic vodka

2 T. filtered water (I use THIS)

10 drops  Petitgrain essential oil (my favorite brand)

10 drops Frankincense essential oil (my favorite brand)

10 drops Grapefruit essential oil  (my favorite brand)

glass container

 

Directions: Add ingredients to the glass container in the following order: oils, vodka and/or witch hazel, water. Shake or stir well to mix.

Shake before each application.  Apply toner with a cotton ball throughout the day as needed. For oily skin, apply around neck region as well to help reduce “ring around the collar.” Since astringents can dry out the skin, you will have to experiment with your level of “oiliness.” My husband uses this in the morning and early afternoon and finds by the evening he doesn’t need to reapply. Others may alternate this astringent with the astringent toner recipe below. The goal is clean, fresh skin that feels healthy and comfortable on a daily basis. If your skin is “moderately” or “mildly” oily, you may opt to reduce the vodka in the recipe and replace with alcohol-free witch hazel or hydrolate.

 

Normal Skin/Combination Skin Toner

You’ll Need:

Scant 1/3 c. witch hazel, alcohol-free (SOURCE)

1 t. organic apple cider vinegar (SOURCE)

1-1/2 t. filtered water (I use THIS)

10 drops Lavender essential oil (my favorite brand)

10 drops Palmarosa essential oil (my favorite brand)

10 drops Geranium essential oil (my favorite brand)

glass container

 

Directions: Add ingredients to the glass container in the following order: oils, vodka and/or witch hazel, water. Shake or stir well to mix.

Shake before each application. Apply toner with a cotton ball, staying away from eyes. I use this before bed and the scent is very relaxing.

 

Dry and/or Mature Skin Soothing Toner

You’ll Need:

1/4 c. witch hazel (alcohol-free) (SOURCE)

1/2 t. vegetable glycerine* (SOURCE)

2 T. filtered water (I use THIS)

10 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil (my favorite brand)

10 drops Geranium essential oil (my favorite brand)

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*If your skin is very dry, add up to 1/2 t. more glycerine. Some of my friends have even tried raw honey (but I can’t attest to the results).

Directions: Add ingredients to the glass container in the following order: oils, vodka and/or witch hazel, water. Shake or stir well to mix.

Shake before each application. Apply toner with a cotton ball, staying away from eyes. This recipe is helpful in removing make-up residu that remains after washing your face. My brother-in-law (an avid cyclist) also loves this formula. His skin is constantly battling the elements of heat, sun, and wind and he now uses this daily to keep his skin feeling and looking good! My mother-in-law is in her 60s and has reported many compliments on her complexion after using this recipe.

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