Astringent Toner For Acne Sufferers

Looking to reduce the sebum production in your skin?  Are you acne prone?  Need to cleanse the skin, dry out those poor tired, and swollen pores that need tightening?  Here's a recipe for an astringent toner for your face.  It is also with antiseptic properties by way of apple cider vinegar.

cup of black tea

Black tea, when applied topically will reduce inflammation, tighten the pores, reduce puffiness around the eyes, brightens up the skin, reduces blemishes and might be anti-aging

Baby cologne,  free from alcohol is so mild that it can be used on babies.  I have never used this myself when my children were young.  But it is widely available and this recipe calls for it.  

Witch hazel

Witch hazel, also widely available online and in health stores, is astringent, has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties, and has been proven to be very effective in treating acne.

The apple cider vinegar needs no introduction with its antimicrobial properties.  It is a general all round healthy substance to take either internally or topically for the skin

The recipe for Astringent Toner

70ml of nice strong black tea

70ml of witch hazel

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of baby cologne

Instructions on making and using your Astringent Toner

Make yourself a  nice brew of black tea and keep some of it for your toner

Let it cool down to body temperature and then add the rest of the ingredients

Store in a glass jar or bottle

With a cotton pad or better still, a reusable cotton pad, dab some of the solution onto the face and gently rub in - not too hard.

Rinse thoroughly

Apply your favourite moisturiser afterward.

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