Cleanse and tone your skin with a delightful apple cider vinegar toner that is free of synthetic chemicals and much less expensive then shop-bought brands. Apple cider vinegar is packed with alpha-hydroxy and amino acids that help to dissolve dead skin cells, balance the pH level of skin and stimulate blood circulation. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar stimulates the capilliaries under the skin, leaving you with a soft glow.
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Things you need
- Unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Distilled water
- Green tea
- Rose water
- Aloe vera
- Glass bottle
Mix 250 ml (1 cup) of apple cider vinegar with the same quantity of distilled or spring water. Pour into a glass bottle and shake well. This toner will help tighten large pores and clear up blemishes.
Add green tea infusion to the toner to mask the vinegar smell. Plus, green tea is loaded with anti-oxidants and is great for your skin. Anti-oxidants, found in many skin care products, are thought to help prevent wrinkling and dark circles under the eyes. To make it, pour boiling water over a green tea bag. Let the tea steep for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bag and let the tea cool for a few hours. Mix together 75 ml (1/3 cup) each of green tea, apple cider vinegar and spring water. Store this toner in a glass bottle.
Make a gentle herbal infused apple cider vinegar toner. This toner includes chamomile, aloe vera and rose water in addition to water and apple cider vinegar. To make, boil 250 ml (1 cup) of distilled water. Remove it from the heat and add 15 ml (1 tbsp) each of chamomile flower and green tea. Let the mixture infuse for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture, then add 15 ml (1 tbsp) each of aloe vera and rose water and 45 ml (3 tbsp) of apple cider vinegar. Mix this well and pour into a glass bottle. Store the toner in the fridge and use within one month.
To use these toners, soak a cotton wool ball with toner and gently apply to the face.
Tips and warnings
- Apple cider vinegar is acidic, so use caution when applying it to your face. If your skin becomes irritated, do not use, or dilute the toner with more water.
- If you are allergic to apples, do not use.
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