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I went through a period where I tried every kind of DIY facial toner out there. I have acne prone sensitive skin so I had trouble with most either drying me out too much or not doing anything. I decided one day to combine a few of the ingredients I liked and tried it. I love this stuff – now I use this easy DIY facial toner twice a day. It’s worked wonders on my acne and keeps my face feeling fresh and clean. The smell starts out strong but fades away after a few minutes. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
- 2 ounces of Distilled Water
- 1 ounce of organic, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, I use this
- 5-10 drops of Lavender & Frankincense Essential Oils
- ½ teaspoon of 100% Aloe Vera Gel
- Mix together in a 4 ounce glass bottle and store in a dark, cool space (does not need to be refrigerated)
Why does this work:
Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar has beneficial proteins, enzymes, and bacteria that gives it a cloudy look. Apple Cider Vinegar kills harmful bacteria that triggers acne. It reduces the oily appearance of skin, balances out skins pH levels, and stimulate circulation giving your skin a natural glow. Lavender essential oils help to detoxify your skin from daily pollutants. It is very gentle on skin and helps soothe skin afflicted with acne and eczema. Frankincense essential oils help reduce the signs of aging by promoting regeneration of skin cells, even fading sun spots and reducing wrinkles. Finally, 100% Aloe Vera Gel helps soothe and moisturize your skin, preventing the vinegar from drying it out. The best part is that each of these ingredients has so many other uses the extra will not go to waste!
Note, if you have oily skin you can increase the ratio of distilled water to vinegar to 1:1 instead of 2:1. If you have open wounds like a scratch or a popped zit it can sting. If you feel any kind of flushing you can dilute the vinegar even more.
Wash your face with your normal facial cleanser. Gently shake the mixture because it can separate between uses. Spray some on a cotton ball and gently wipe your face and neck (avoiding near your eyes or it stings). I use this twice each day, in the morning and at night, but you should only use it in the morning until you know how your skin responds to it. Follow up with a moisturizer.
What have you found that works?