Have you ever thought about the amount of money spent on cosmetics? What about the results? Are you always satisfied with the product you bought? Even if you buy a costly product, sometimes you regret it because it doesn’t suit your skin. So, why not make our own homemade cosmetics which are cost effective and reliable! The adverse reactions for these homemade products are negligible. If they do not comply with your skin at least you will have the satisfaction of not wasting money on them, because these come from your kitchen itself. So today, I will talk about an easy homemade toner which is cost effective and can be used by all skin types. I have been using this toner for over two months now and it has definitely made my skin brighter and healthy.
Benefits of Using a Toner:
⦁ Helps in reducing pores of the skin
⦁ Maintains the pH balance of the skin
⦁ Refreshes the skin
⦁ Removes the traces of makeup, which your cleanser could not remove
⦁ Rice – 3 tablespoons
⦁ Liquorice roots (mulethi): 1 tablespoon
⦁ Green tea bag: 1 (you can also use loose green tea)
⦁ Orange essential oil (optional): 3-4 drops
⦁ Water: 2 cups (distilled/filtered)
1. Boil the rice in a saucepan with 2 cups of water so that the rice is half cooked. It will take approximately 10 minutes when cooked on medium flame. The water will turn milky.
2. Now, remove the saucepan from the heat source.
3. Add liquorice roots and green tea bag to the water. Let it seep for 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool down.
4. Transfer it into a spray bottle or any old cosmetic container with a small opening.
5. Add 3-4 drops of orange essential oil or any other essential oil. This step is completely optional.
6. The toner is ready to be used.
⦁ Facial mist: Spray on the face as a facial mist after cleansing the face with a cleanser
⦁ Toner: Take a cotton pad or cotton ball and soak it with this toner; apply evenly on your face
⦁ Face pack: Mix it with your face pack and get added benefits
⦁ Hairspray: Spray this mixture on hair and it will act as a natural detangler as well as give shine to the hair
⦁ Post-waxing: Spray this toner on your skin post waxing and it will act as an astringent
Up to 2 weeks if kept in the refrigerator. If you are using distilled water, the shelf life can be up to 3 weeks when kept in the refrigerator.
Benefits of Each Ingredient:
⦁ Rice water: Acts as a natural toner, brightens the skin and reduces acne and eczema.
⦁ Liquorice root: Liquorice contains glycyrrhizin which has anti-inflammatory properties; it also reduces age spots and hyperpigmentation of the skin.
⦁ Green tea: We all know that green tea is high in antioxidants. It reduces free radicals on the skin and has anti-aging properties too.
⦁ Health benefits: Liquorice and green tea can be taken internally. If taken regularly, they will make your body and skin healthy.
I am using this toner for over 2 months now. I use it as a facial mist and in my face packs too. It has definitely reduced the size of my pores. It makes me feel refreshed every time I use it. I spray it on my face in the morning after cleaning my face with water and it wakes me up instantly. I use it post waxing also. It soothes and calms my skin after waxing.
Note: If you notice any changes or smell in this toner please discard and make a fresh batch.
So girls, what are you waiting for? Make this DIY toner and enjoy the benefits.
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