Toner might seem like an afterthought, but it’s a must in your beauty routine, especially if you’re dealing with oily skin or acne. Not only does it reduce sebum, but it also removes any traces of makeup left after washing, and it can smooth the skin surface, reducing redness and inflammation. Sensitive skin can also benefit from toner, which soothes it gently. Besides, toner prepares the skin for any additional steps in your routine, such as serums or anti-aging creams. Skip the store-bought versions and make your own homemade toner to suit your skin type:
1. Fennel Toner
Fennel is known to rejuvenate the skin and reduce inflammation, so it’s the perfect ingredient for your homemade toner! Get the recipe here–you only need some thyme, lemon and water to get started!
2. Honey chamomile toner
3. Oil Balancing Facial Toner
4. Hibiscus Toner Mist
5. Homemade Toner Pads for Acne
Acne-prone skin needs special treatment, but that shouldn’t scare you. These homemade toner pads from Dream A Little Bigger are an effortless way to keep your skin clean and beautiful, using just tea tree oil and distilled water.
6. Green Tea + Pomegranate Toner
This power combo of antioxidants rejuvenates the skin while reducing sun damage, eye wrinkles and skin redness. Try this anti-aging toner made with just two ingredients and water.
7. Grapefruit Rind Toner
The Free Spirited offers two ways to use grapefruit rind as toner, and they’re both really easy. The Vitamin C in grapefruit is perfect for skin toning, keeping it hydrated and balanced.
8. DIY Toner Tonic
With just two ingredients, this toner tonic from The Private Life of a Girl is antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial, not to mention impressively easy to make!
9. Rose Water Toner
You don’t need dehydrating alcohol in your toner, on the contrary! This rose water toner is fantastic for sensitive skin because it won’t dry it out.
10. Toner for Acne-Prone Skin
11. Tea Tree Oil Face Toner
Soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin with this tea tree oil face toner from She Uncovered. It’s restores your skin’s natural pH levels and it does wonders against acne.
12. Rose Rice Water Toner
Benefit from the properties of this rose rice water toner from Luminous Beaute to get tighter pores and moisturized, refreshed skin.
13. Toner for Oily Skin
14. Rosemary & Cedarwood toner
This toner from Scratch Mommy has a nice woodsy aroma, but it’s also packed with good-for-you ingredients, such as astringent witch hazel, antioxidant rosemary, and regenerative cedarwood essential oil.
15. Aloe Vera Toner
Pins and Procrastination shares the recipe for a healing aloe vera toner, which calms the skin and keeps it dewy and moisturized.