You are probably here because you might have already read or know about some of the miraculous benefits of Apple cider vinegar toner to your skin or you probably heard of but have no idea how this works. Well, here I am to help you in both ways, one- How it works and How beneficial is it to your skin.
Why toners are must?
Its been more than an year I am using this Apple cider vinegar toner in my daily skin care routine. And you wont believe me, how this has helped me to cure all my skin problems including acne and acne scaring.
Toners are generally used to balance skin’s pH level. As most of our facial cleansers have a pH which is above 7, they tend to dry our skin and strip natural acidic content on our skin. This acid mantle on our skin is highly necessary to keep our skin free from entering any harmful bacteria that may cause acne, skin irritation , dryness and other skin issues.
Using a toner, a natural toner that can balance the skin’s acidic pH is a must to include in your skin care routine. Toners also remove the excess dirt and makeup that your facial cleansers or normal oil cleansing routine have failed to do so.
Just like a moisturizer, Whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive a toner is a must to include in your skin care.
How Chemically laid conventional toners harm you
Let’s talk some reality. Do you want to put parabens or sulphates in your gut? Obviously NO.! right? then why put them on your skin?
Your skin takes in what ever your are putting on it. So just be careful and thoughtful about choosing your skin care products.
Those conventional toners which you buy and use contain these
Alcohol denatured. butylene glycol, sodium citrate, pathenol, Disodium EDTA, Beta hydroxy acid, artificial colors and fragrances, Benzophenon 4 and other nasties I cant even remember of.
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Ingredients
The goodness in apple cider vinegar toner actually heals your skin from within. Raw apple cider vinegar is a by product of fermentation of apples. Apple is an amazing skin food. whether applying it externally on your face or taking it internally have profound benefits on your skin.
This apple cider vinegar toner, unlike other toners which dry your skin out like hell, it actually cleanses your skin clear from dirt and any kind of makeup residue left on your face. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which is best for acne prone skin.
It balances skin’s natural pH and reduces acne, age spots and scaring with continued use.
Let’s see how easy it is to make this apple cider vinegar toner in less than two minutes.
How to make Apple cider vinegar toner
Let’s admit it, different people have different skin concerns which depends on their skin type and nature. So, that is why you cant use those similar products only because it worked for some one else. You need to figure out yourself on what works for you and what doesn’t. so here I made ratios depending on different skin types.
Ratios for different skin types
Oily skin/Acne Prone: 1 part Apple cider vinegar and 1 part filtered water
Sensitive or Dry skin: 1 part Apple cider vinegar and 4 parts filtered water.
Normal Skin: 1 part Apple cider vinegar and 2 parts filtered water.
Mix up the ratios depending upon your skin type. Apart from normal water you can also use rose water . That is completely optional. Store it in a clean plastic bottle or spray bottle. Just prepare enough for 1 week use.
You may also add few drops essential oils in this apple cider vinegar toner for more benefits and a fresh aroma. I sometimes add around 3 drops of lavender essential oil for 2 tablespoon of toner. I like the refreshing floral aroma, that comes out naturally 🙂
How to apply Apple cider Vinegar toner:
Take a small cotton ball or a cotton pad and put some drops of the apple cider vinegar toner that you have just prepared by yourself 🙂 . Now gently wipe all over your face using the cotton ball.
It will be so satisfying to see all those gunk and left over makeup on the cotton ball. 😀
You need not wash you face after this.
Use this toner once a day after washing your face.
If you find the toner concentration is still not mild to your face/ skin type, you may add more water to your toner.
Test before use: It is always advisable to test any new product before you use, even though it is completely natural. As said before, different people have different skin types.
You cant just predict that something works for you fine without testing it. Test on a small patch to see whether your skin is adaptable to this.
Never use raw apple cider vinegar on your face without diluting it.
So, isn’t that too good to believe that you actually made your toner all by yourself? Haven’t you tried yet? What are you waiting for ? 🙂 DIY an ACV toner now and believe me, you’ll notice your skin starts to feel much better.
Did you try any DIY toners ? if so Which all DIY toners have you tried till now? will you please let me know your favorite ones? I will be excited to try them. Comment them here, below.