Sometimes it’s a bit confusing whether to use toner or not, because there is no dearth of skincare products and all works on the lines of improving skin’s health. Thus, many thinks toner is not a mandatory product but experts suggest it’s necessity for oily skin. And what can be best than DIY toners for oily skin.
This clear liquid is after all a mix of rose water, glycerin, and few more hydrating ingredients which neutralize your skin’s pH value. It also tightens the skin, give a refreshing effect, soothes the burning sensation, and remove impurities.
However, same can be achieved with some natural ingredients so we have prepared a list of best ingredients just for your oily skin.
Have a look and find out which works best for you.
5 Best Ingredients For DIY Toners
Acne breakouts are more frequent and annoying for those with oily skin. That’s because their skin produces more sebum and their open pores make it even worse. Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy for them as it helps closing the pores and prevent acnes.
You can either apply vinegar with face wash or use it as toner. Dip a cotton ball in the mix of vinegar and water( 1 tbsp in one cup of water). Wipe off your face with the cotton.
Witch hazel works best in controlling the skin oil leaving it moisturized and hydrated. It also reduces acne, irritation, and inflammation thus it’s an effective DIY toner. Take 4 tbsp of witch hazel, 2 tbsp aloe vera gel, and mix with any essential oil.
Pour the mix in a spray bottle and apply after cleansing your face every day.
The store-brought toner also includes rose water as it has the ability to balance skin’s pH value. Beside neutralizing pH, rose water also hydrate and exfoliate your skin thus you can also make DIY exfoliator with rose water.
Mix it along with a tbsp of lemon juice and alcohol-free witch hazel. Apply as usual.
Antioxidants in green tea makes it a healthy weight loss and skincare ingredient. Most important compound in green tea is polyphenols as it curbs the production of sebum.
Along with essential oil, green tea proved as more effective ingredient as it reduces redness and inflammation of the skin.
Mix few drops of tea tree oil with 1/3 cup of green tea and your DIY toner is ready. Store in a bottle and use as per your daily skincare routine.
No natural ingredient can beat aloe vera when it comes to DIY. It is good to go in almost all homemade skincare products because of it’s anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties.
Scoop out of the gel from a big aloe leaf and dilute with water. Rub the solution with cotton pad on your face to get the refreshing look.
These DIY have no side-effects however if your skin is extremely sensitive then you may feel little irritation especially when using apple cider vinegar. So, consult dermatologists before going for any DIY toners for oily skin.
And in case you are buying a toner then look for one free from alcohol, salicylic, benzoyl peroxide, parabens, phthalates, and fragrances. These are harsh on your skin and can cause dryness.