Using a toner for your face after cleansing is like the rinse cycle for your skin. It removes any last traces of impurities or makeup left behind and leaves your face clean and ready for the final step of moisturizing.
Toners also help to close the pores after cleansing.
Simply make a strong tea, by allowing the following tea suggestions to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Apply with a cotton ball to your face once cooled. Enjoy the cup of tea for internal health effects or keep the remainder in a jar in the fridge for a few days.
For Oily or Acne Prone Skin
Diluting a few drops of Tea Tree Oil in warm water and applying as a toner (avoid the eye area) can be great for breakouts.
You can also try soothing Valerian, bacteria fighting Goldenseal and healing Echinacea instead.
Witch Hazel is another excellent toner option for oiler skin types.
For Dry and Mature Skin
Brew a cup of Chamomile, Calendula, Comfrey or Lavender tea.
Let it cool and apply to the face with a cotton ball or spritzer. Make a custom blend with more than one of the above if you wish.
For All Skin Types
Green tea and white tea offer an abundance of anti-oxidants that can leave your skin radiant. Tea made from Hibiscus or Rose Hips both provide an abundance of vitamin C, which is something everyone can benefit from.
Let’s look at making a green tea toner.
Green Tea Toner
Organic green tea has been long used as a mild toner for the face.
• Simply make a cup of tea to enjoy and put some aside for your face.
• Once cooled, dip a cotton ball into the remaining tea and wipe over your face after cleansing.
You can re-use your tea bags, by taking some time out to relax. All you have to do is lie down for a few minutes and place the tea bags on your eyes. The tea bags are known for reducing puffiness and calming down dark circles.
Taking a tea break now can have a double meaning for you!