TO TONE OR NOT TO TONE...
Is Toning a regular part of your daily beauty routine?
Typically, toner is used as as a last step after the facial wash to remove leftover traces of make-up and other build-up, and can sometimes carry a pretty hefty price tag.
Toners should replace some moisture and restore skin pH - which is usually not the case when toners are heavy on ethanol (grain alcohol) content.
While that tight skin feel may signal squeaky clean, this is actually the stripping of your natural skin barrier.
With this stripping, the skin's defences have now lowered and are more exposed to the very organisms that we seek to keep away!
Green Tea & Apple Cider Vinegar
Easily accessible and budget friendly, a box of loose leaf Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar ("mother" intact) will keep you stocked for quite awhile!
The "mother" refers to the beneficial bacteria and yeast represented by the murky/cloudy appearance in apple cider vinegar.
Once your green tea infusion (tea) is cooled to room temperature, combine in a clean, dry bottle.
Store your Green Tea Toner in the fridge and use within 5-7 days.
We recommend that you write the date on the bottle for easy tracking as this homemade toner is preservative-free.
Feel free to customize this recipe to suit you!
More Acne fighting power?
Add a few drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Not a fan of Apple Cider Vinegar?
Questions about substitutions or ingredients?
Looking for an Oil Busting Natural Facial Cleanser?