I have tween daughter and as her body is changing into the wonderful women I know she will grow to be, her skin is changing too. She has developed a little acne on her face, nothing too serious. She needs to keep her face clean more than just washing. I am trying to teach her the importance of hygiene to maintain not only her appearance, but her health. I wanted to find a way we could make our own face toner. I grew up using Sea Breeze for maintaining my skin. I wanted to find something I thought would be comparable for her skin. Her skin is a bit more oily than mine. So I have two recipes for natural face toner I would like to share with you depending on your skin type.
Witch Hazel is a great ingredient for a face toner, since it is a great astringent. An astringent is something that will shrink tissues, therefore it will shrink the pores on the face. I never knew that is what stringent meant. I thought astringent meant cleaner. Since this is the main purpose for an astringent you still need something that will clean your face. Tea Tree oil is great as an anti-fungal and antibacterial oil to clean and disinfect your face. Since only using a few drops it is a mild oil for the skin.
How to Make Natural Face Toner:
10 tbsp. distilled water
2 tbsp. witch hazel (astringent)
3-5 drops tea tree oil (cleaner)
2 tbsp. alcohol (optional for oily skin)
Directions for Natural Face Toner:
1. Mix the above ingredients together and shake thoroughly to mix well. If you don’t have oily skin, you do not need to add the alcohol.
2. Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and rub face to cleanse and tone face. This is a simple natural face toner.