Our skin is notoriously sensitive. From sun exposure to nutrition and the cosmetics we use, there are numerous reasons why it may not look as pleasant as we want. And that’s before even bringing aging into the conversation.
Luckily, there are plenty of natural ingredients that can make our skin both feel and look good. The way we can ensure its health and improve its appearance in the long run is to step back from chemical-based cosmetic and make our own unharmful ones.
It may sound intimidating, but rest assured that creating a healthy, effective skin toner at home is a very accessible task for all of us. All the ingredients are cheap, easy to find and the recipe only takes minutes to prepare. Here is all you need to know:
What you need for an excellent natural skin toner
- 2 bags of green tea
- 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 cup of water
As you can see, these are ingredients that can easily be found in any shop that sells natural products. After combining them, we will be left with a solution that is skin friendlly; it will reduce aging effects and detoxify your skin, without having any adverse effects.
Green tea has been proven to protect against ultraviolet exposure from the sun, which is a common reason for skin deterioration. More than that, it has long been used to treat a variety of other skin related problems and it is easy to see why. Having excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities, green tea can help reduce aging effects and eliminate toxins.
On the other hand, Aloe Vera is an extremely popular skin moisturizer and for good reason. It’s the perfect natural ingredient for minimizing wrinkles, eliminating unwanted spots, bug bite marks, pimples and many other skin problems. Since you will need the gel to make a skin toner, you can either extract it from your own plant or buy it from a shop.
How to prepare it
Once you have the ingredients ready, preparing the skin toner is a very quick and easy task. Just follow these steps:
- Place the green tea bags in a cup of hot water for five minutes and remove them once it cools down.
- Pour the aloe vera gel into the tea and mix well; there should be no lumps in sight.
- Pour the mix into a spray bottle, so it’s easier to apply.
How to apply it
Wash your face and neck skin thoroughly, dry it and then either spray the mixture directly on your skin or use something like a cotton ball to apply it. Massage it gently into your skin, for proper absorption. Lastly, apply any natural moisturizer. Repeat the procedure daily, according to your need.
Using your own natural skin toner is a great choice the long in the long run. Rather than mask your problems and let chemicals build up in your skin, you can choose the clean way: get rid of the toxins and it will show on the outside. Your body will thank you.