Budget Beauty at Home - Toners
You don't need expensive serums & portions to look good, just take a peep into your fridge and you'll find stuff that will naturally beautify you and also save some monies. I thought I'll kick off this series with toners, as they are the easiest and simplest to make.
Toner: Looking to save some pennies. Just take half a cup of chilled water, add a few drops of
- lemon juice (if you have oily or acne prone skin or tanned skin)
- honey (if you have dry skin)
- single crushed slice of cucumber (great in summer months) - for closing pores
- Slice of tomato (crush well and strain before use) - great for oily skin and tanned skin.
- Jojoba oil - for very dry skin.
- Mint leaves - boil few mint leaves in water. Chill & use - excellent for oily, acne prone skin & during summers to cool down sun-burnt skin.
Since these are natural toners without preservatives, you will have to make small batches & refrigerate them to prevent spoilage.
Do you make toners at home? what are your recepies?
Juust cold water itself is good enough :)ReplyDelete
My facourite one is green tea toner after cucumber both are so refreshing:)ReplyDelete
Nice post as usual:)
I like fab India tea tree toner,Oriflame mint and green tea and plain old rose water plus glycerine .ReplyDelete
I have never used a toner... :) i exfoliate and moisturize and stop... do u use one regularly? Does it make a difference?ReplyDelete
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i don't have the energy or motivation to make anything at home. your diy tips are great though. when i'm out of toner, i merely spritz my face with ice cold water.ReplyDelete
I use honey and lemon for different seasons. Don't use them regularly though...too lazy :)ReplyDelete
Hey! Nice one!!ReplyDelete
Will definitely be trying one of these out!!
i use honey & lemon quite often...lemon for cleaning/toning & honey for moisturizing..both work very well for my skin...plus they are easy to apply..thanks for the superb tips & i completely agree that home recipes are great way to beautiful skin :)ReplyDelete
I should have tried the mint thing in summers..and so easy to make too.ReplyDelete
@Ki: I agree! :DReplyDelete
@Anamika: I like cucumber toner. They feel really nice after a hot day in the sun :)
@Palak: Nice selection :D
@Anks: No I don't use a toner regularly. I tend to carry rose water with me as I get sun burnt quite easily and have some toner at home to cool my skin when I come back from a day in the hot sun. For some people toners help reduce the appearance of pores, for me it is just a cool treat. Toners don't really make that much of a difference in your skin, IMO, and using them is just a matter of personal prefernce.
@Rima: Good enuf :DReplyDelete
@Yuvna: I sometimes use honey and lemon together as a pack - makes skin supersoft :D
@Simran: Thks :)
@Sovina: Me too! I love honey and lemon myself for skin care. Easy to get access too, and they do wonders for the skin :)
@Rads: Maybe next summers now :D
I like to use ice and tomato slices on my face. Work well. But I am mostly lazy so like ready made ones.ReplyDelete
Nice tips. :)