After cleansing your skin an important step is to use toner. These concoctions are used to smooth skin, moisture, and cause the openings of your pores to restrict and become smaller. The ingredients help to remove an excess residue left over after cleaning.
Often shelves are lined with alcohol-based toners, but we DIYers know that this is a big no-no, as alcohol tends to dry up the skin, leaving your cell structures weak and making them prone to attracting bacteria.
These recipes use witch hazel, which has some of the astringent properties without the over drying effects that alcohol may carry.
Give it a try and afterwards leave me a comment to let me know what you think!
Remember that not all recipes are one-size-fits-all, so be sure to check back next week to see what advice I’ll be sharing then!