Feel like your skin is losing its natural glow? It's about time you kick off the laziness and start taking care of your skin. Beautiful skin is not hard to achieve but it does require a little love and pampering. You need to follow basic skincare rituals, which not just include cleansing and moisturising as most people tend to believe, but also toning. Ask any beauty expert and they will tell you that skin toners are important because they help in further cleaning dirt and grime from deep within the skin, tighten the pores and restore pH balance.
While there are various skin toners readily available in the stores, you can also go the natural way and easily make them at home. Remember that cleansing and toning go hand-in-hand, so make it a point to include this step in your beauty regime. Here are three DIY skin toners that can be easily done:
1. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar works as a great astringent that helps in skin toning by restoring and balancing your skin's pH. It also helps in preventing acne or pimples by keeping the skin pores free from infection, oil and other dust particles.
How to use: Take equal parts of ACV and water, and mix well. You can also add in essential oils. Then use a cotton dab to apply it on your face and neck. Leave it on for a 5 minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
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2. Cucumber and aloe vera
This is a refreshing skin toner that will help protect your skin for losing its glow. Aloe vera is known to work wonders to keep your skin looking young, protected for harmful UV rays and bringing instant relief from any irritation. Cucumber, on the other hand, helps in hydrating the skin.
How to use: add one tablespoon aloe vera gel to quarter cup cucumber paste/ juice and mix well. Apply on your skin and neck using a cotton dab to wipe off dirt. Wash with cold water.
3. Iced rose water
Did you know that rose water is a great mood enhancer? This is why every time you apply a dab of rose water on your skin, its soothing aroma instantly makes you feel refreshed. Rose water acts as a great astringent, balances pH level and hydrates the skin.
How to use: Apply chilled rose water on your skin after you cleanse it, and then wash with cold water.
Use these easy beauty remedies to take care of your skin and keep it beautiful.