Homemade Toner for Summer Beauty
Easy Recipe For Clear Skin During Summer Months
Here's a great recipe for a toner/astringent that I love to use every summer- it's especially great for combination skin. It helps clear pores from sweat, dirt, and other ickies, yet still offers some nice moisturizing benefits for a nice glow. It also feels really nice and refreshing!
- 1/2 cup witch hazel
- 1/4 cup water (Tea, especially green or chamomile, is even better!)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 5 drops natural vegetable glycerine
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil
Just shake it all up really well in a small bottle. When you're ready to use it, just dab some on a cotton ball and gently wipe your face clean. Couldn't be easier!
You can adjust the essential oils to more or less, depending on your skin type. I find it's best to use in between face washings as a "freshening up". I noticed sometimes using a toner or astringent right after washing your face can create an imbalance in skin that can dry it out too much - sometimes within an hour it can retaliate and be more oily than it was before! (Especially during the summer heat!)
Don't forget- sometimes half the fun in homemade beauty recipes is is being creative. If you'd like, don't be afraid to try your own unique variations!
You can visit Lisa Chambers' website at http://www.chambersessentials.com for more free information, recipes, and tips based on natural or "crafty" point of views.
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