While you’re stuck indoors like the rest of us, why not work on our bodies, our health and most importantly, fix our skincare routine? Let’s be honest, everyone wants to come out of this lockdown (alive, of course) and in better shape. Let’s get right to it.
What Is A Toner & Why Does Your Face Need It?
Face toner is a secret skincare weapon. It comes in a water-based liquid form. A toner’s job is meant to gently refresh your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. This means toner won’t irritate sensitive skin or cause excessive dryness. Toner also prepares the skin to drink up your post-cleansing moisturizer and any other skin treatments that you may apply.
What is the ACV Toner & How Does It Help Your Skin?
The Apple Cider Vinegar Toner is great for your skin. It includes 1 part ACV & 2 parts water. Mix it and add it to a spray bottle.
This simple concoction can help improve your overall complexion by balancing and restoring your skin’s natural pH. Our skin is naturally acidic but when our levels are in balance our skin will live at the perfect level between oily and dry. When you pH levels are out of balance, that is when you break out, when your pores get clogged, you are too oily or too dry, your skin can be itchy or irritated, and the list goes on and on.
How to Use It?
For starters, make sure you keep it away from your eyes – it can sting! After you cleanse your skin, shake the bottle containing your ACV toner and spray the toner on a ball of cotton. Now rub the cotton ball all over your face and wait till the toner on your face dries up – make sure to remember to moisturise after.
Please remember, this will sting on any open sores, scratches, pimples, etc. Also, you can experiment with the ratios of the ACV & water. Most people use 1 part ACV & 2 parts water. But if the ACV stings your face, you can use it lesser than the prescribed version.
What Can You Do If the Smell Bothers You?
ACV does tend to smell awfully strong. Here’s two things you can do:
1.Rinse your face with water once the ACV toner has dried on your face,
2.Or, you can add your favourite essential oil to the mix – be it lavender or tea tree oil.
But remember, whether you use a homemade ACV toner or a store bought one – toner is an essential part of any skincare routine.