The Best Homemade Facial Toners and Astringents

Basic Cold Water Facial Splash all

Splashing the face with cold water is a great way to refresh and invigorate the skin and tighten the pores. This is the most commonly used skin toner. Its cleansing and toning action can be improved with the addition of various substances, such as one of the astringent formulas or other simple ingredients.

Bowl filled with about 16 oz. cold water and placed in the sink

Splash face with water, catching the water back in bowl, and repeat for a minute or so. Makes 1 treatment.

Variations: Many different ingredients can be added to the water to modify the splash. Here are a few suggestions. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to increase the astringency of the splash, especially for oily skin. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar to increase astringency, especially for oily skin. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar and Vt teaspoon of oil for normal to dry skin. This last variation has an astringent, lubricating and moisturizing effect.

 

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