Natural Homemade Astringent For Skin: Easy Recipes And Ideas

by Somreeta Mukherjee on May 21, 2011 · 32 comments

homemade astringentAre you planning to lay your hands on some expensive bottle of astringent to take care of your daily beauty needs? Well, you do not necessarily have to hit the cosmetics shop to ensure that your skin gets its dose of astringent; you can easily prepare it at home with ingredients readily available.

How Does An Astringent Work?

However, before you start using your homemade astringent, here are the top five astringent facts you need to be aware of:
1. Normally, you are expected to apply astringent after you have cleansed your skin thoroughly.
2. It can be used two to three times everyday.
3. Astringent application can be followed up with a light moisturizer if necessary (you can use a natural moisturizer too).
4. An astringent breaks through the skin pores to constrict them, remove dirt and thus, it counterbalances surplus oil and tightens the skin.
5. It has a revitalizing effect; it imparts a healthy glow and minimizes the possibility of acnes, pimples and blemishes.

Top Five Easy Homemade Astringent Lotion Recipes

1. Lemon-Witch Hazel Astringent: This astringent works wonders for oily skin types. You just need to mix lemon juice (1/4 cup) with witch hazel (1/2 cup) and apply the mixture to you face and neck with a cotton ball.
2. Rose Astringent: You would require some rose fresh petals and distilled water to prepare this astringent at home. Make sure that the petals are free from any kind of pesticide and you can definitely depend upon your own little garden to supply you the best quality of roses. Heat water till it starts boiling and pour it slowly over the rose petals placed in a bowl. Keep it for around thirty minutes and filter the petals in such a way that the rose water comes out. Pour the solution in a bottle and store it in the refrigerator.
3. Lemon-Orange Astringent: You would need thinly sliced pieces of half-a-lemon and half-an-orange along with ethanol alcohol (3/4 cup). All the ingredients need to be combined in a blender and mixed until the fruits are thoroughly crushed. The liquid should be strained and applied to your face. The mixture is very effective in tightening pores, refreshing the skin and removing excess oils. It can be stored for up to six months in a refrigerator.
4. Chamomile-Mint Astringent: This astringent is particularly nice for oily skin; to make it, two tablespoons of dried mint, two tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers and four cups of water are required. All the constituents should be combined in a saucepan and allowed to boil for ten minutes. Wait for five minutes and then, the liquid has to be strained. You can store it in a refrigerator for about two weeks.sandalwood
5. Sandalwood Astringent: You would want eight tablespoons of sandalwood oil, two teaspoons of almond oil, one tablespoon of honey, four tablespoons of rosewater, four tablespoons of orange flower extract and five grams of sodium bicarbonate (commonly known as baking soda). All these components have to be mixed and the mixture can also be stored in the fridge. Apply it on your face with a cotton wool.

Top Five Simple Homemade Astringent Tips

1. Cucumber juice is an excellent natural astringent that is good for every skin type.
2. Rose water is an effective astringent, mild and gentle, and it can be used even if your skin is sensitive.
3. Apply the juice of tomato directly on oily and combination skin to reap great benefits.
lemon4. Lemon juice can be mixed with water and used as a natural astringent. Lemon is easily available in almost every Indian kitchen.
5. Mix apple cedar vinegar with water and apply it on your face and neck for effective cleansing and toning.

There are many reasons for you to opt for homemade astringent lotions. They can be easily made with things which are freely available in your kitchen or your fruit basket. Since they are prepared with natural ingredients, they do not have negative effects and they are gentle on your skin. Often, they are cheaper than the astringents obtainable in reputed shops dealing in beauty products; but, at the same time, they can effectively meet your daily beauty requirements.

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akhila May 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

hello Somreeta, this is very nice compilation…especially the rose water one is very easy …..will try that one.

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 21, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Thanks Akhila! Sure..try it out and do lemme know how u like it :toothygrin:

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Nupur May 21, 2011 at 11:37 pm

nicee article som. :waytogo: :waytogo:
will defntly try a few of these O:) O:)

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Hi Nupur! thanks..! :jiggy2: by the way..i loved the haul about the meet between u and Jinal! The photos were so niceeee..and so girly girly too!!

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Tapaswini Swain May 21, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Good one, I like your articles ! Very informative ! :thanks:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm

hi Tapaswini! How have u been?? :puchhi: This is for liking my articles :happydance: :happydance:

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Tapaswini Swain May 22, 2011 at 12:22 am

So sweet of you, you from kolkata I think , your surname suggests that !!, me in kolkata now.

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Hie Tapaswini! Actually..i am from Howrah (i live in the interiors) which is a suburb of kolkata! Howrah lies on the other side of the Hoogly River while Kolkata lies on another side ..where r u in kolkata? any kin or friend lives here?

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calicoaster May 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

Great article Somreeta..but the direct application of tomato juice gave me itches..donno why…. Mine is oily combination skin!! I’d love to try rose astringent for sure!! :D :D Great article!!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Hi Cali…Mine too is oily skin! Ya..lemon tips and tomato tips often give a bit of irritation to the ones whose skin is sensitive :smug: hope the rosewater one will be nice for u! I am trying dat one too!! it suits me :D

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Mrunmayee May 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

Very nice article Somreeta.. Cucumber Juice and Roase water are my faves… :yahoo: :yahoo:

Should try mixing them… ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

hehehehe…u can definitely try dat Mrunmayee…but should be in equal quantities:) better if u can add lime juice too :preen:

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Shivani May 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

nice article dear, i apply lemon mixed with rosewatewer and glycerine and that decoction kinda suits my oily skin….. btw….good mng everyone, wish u all a a very lazzzzyyyy sunday :hihi: :hihi:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Hi Shivani…. :thanks: And what plans for sunday??????

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flygirl May 22, 2011 at 9:38 am

witch hazel la do koiiiiiiiiiiiiiii plzz nu ne bhi bola thaaa

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm

:waaa: :waaa: By the way, u can try buying it from some reputed drug stores! :manicure:

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aaliya kashmiri May 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

hieee somreeta, awesome compilation… :yahoo: :yahoo: very helpfulll!!!will surely try it outt a few of these…

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

:thanks: Thanx Aaliya!

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dr shivani May 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

nice article somreeta ….what is witch hazel though?? is it available in grocery stores??

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Rati May 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

you get a witch hazel toner from aroma magic.

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Hie Shivani! u can ask for witch hazel hydrosols or hydrosols too! Rati’s tip is also helpful :) Thanx Rati!

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Oops! I mean hydrolats or hydrosols :)

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Rati May 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

I am goingh to try lemon + water. sometimes direct lemon gets too much for my dry skin. Simple , and very useful tips SOmreeta. :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Rati! :heart: :heart:

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neha May 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

i loved the rose water n lemon one! :love:

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

hie Neha……! im sure becoz they r soooooo eazzzzyyyyyyyyyy! :haanji:

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Aruna May 23, 2011 at 10:27 am

Great Tips Somreeta. Especially liked the ’5 simple tips’..so easy to make/use.

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Thanx Aruna :pompom:

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