Looking for a skin brightening toner? With just two ingredients (you probably already have) you can make a nourishing, yet hard working toner that’ll liven up your complexion.
What I love about this DIY Skin Brightening Toner is that a) it works, and b) it’s dirt cheap to make. Toner’s one of those beauty items I’m a little unsure on. Is it necessary? I don’t want to fork out a lot for a product that leaves me wondering if I’m being ripped off. I know a toner is supposed to give your skin an extra clean, picking up any residue left behind after washing, and tighten your pores. This toner does that, and more, but it won’t affect your back pocket. It’s seriously good.
You’re probably already familiar with these two great skin-loving ingredients: rosewater & apple cider vinegar. If not, let’s recap:
Rose water is a great gentle, natural ingredient with many skin-enhancing benefits.
Rose water can bring benefits to all skin types, it can help sooth and cool sensitive and irritated skin, balance and cleanse oily skin, rejuvenate, soften and tone mature skin, revitalize and add beautiful glow to the normal skin. Rose water is filled with anti-oxidants and various vitamins, therefore, it can help prevent the signs of ageing and nourish the skin.
Rose water also has natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Rose water is great as a toner by itself, but we will be taking it up a notch with the addition of ACV.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
ACV will promote clarity of complexion, diminish discoloration and age spots and help to clear away pimples. It’s great for regulating your skin. As skin is naturally acidic but when vinegar is used as a toner, it helps skin find the ideal balance between dry and oily,
ACV contains powerful alpha hydroxy acids to help remove dead skin cells and reveal a fresher and healthier complexion underneath them. Many expensive commercial face washes bang on about the tiny amounts of alpha hydroxy acids they’ve added to their products, but ACV is full of far higher levels, of which are alive and ready to revive your skin.
DIY Skin Brightening Toner
What you need:
- Pure, undiluted rose water*
- Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
To begin, use a ratio of 3 parts rose water to 1 part ACV. If ACV isn’t diluted enough, it can really sting. Combine the rose water and ACV in a small bottle. Shake well. Apply using a cotton round, or splash onto your hands and dab on your face. Follow with moisteriser.
* I get my rosewater from my local international supermarket.