People with oily skin find vital to use a high-quality toner. This oily excess creates a very thick layer of grease on the skin that it is impossible to wash away with a regular cleanser.
The toner makes a more thorough cleansing by removing all bits of oil, dirt, and the dead skin cells. They are also a great way to restore the pH balance of the skin. They also reduce the size of the pores, thus, reducing the production of sebum.
If you are planning on using toners on a daily basis then, it is best for you to go for the Homemade Toners which uses natural ingredients. Those commercial toners use a great deal of alcohol and sulfate, and they irritate the skin and excessively dries it out.
Getting down to business here are some of the best Natural Homemade Toners for Oily Skin:
Witch Hazel with lemon toner
In case you didn’t know, witch hazel and lemon are awesome astringents, they tighten those open pores. Also, reduces the skin’s levels of sebum.
You can make it by squeezing the juice from a lemon, then add half a spoon of witch hazel and two spoons of water, mix it all together, soak a cotton ball in the mix and run it through your face, you can repeat the last part twice a day.
While lemon is a natural astringent, cucumber is a natural coolant, meaning that it soothes the skin. It closes our pores and reduces the oiliness without completely drying it.
You can make it by chopping the cucumber into small pieces, then add two cups of water to a pan and throw the cucumber pieces in it. Let the water boiled until it reduces to half, after that, blend it all together, place the mixture in a container, soak a cotton pad in it and run it through your face, you can apply it twice a day for better results.
Green Tea Toner
The green tea contains tannins, which draw all the impurities and the oil from our pores. This toner also hydrates the skin and prevents further drying.
You can make it by boiling one cup of water, and add two green tea bags, let them steep in the water for at least ten minutes, after that time, take the bags out and let the tea cool down. You can add just a few drops of tea tree oil and mix it, soak a cotton ball in the mix and run it through your face. Apply the mix twice a day for better results.
The menthol contained in the mint is another great astringent and coolant. It helps to cool down the skin and reduces the sebum presence in it.
You can make it by boiling three cups of water, adding a handful of fresh mint leaves, and let it reduces to half, then let it cool down, strain the water, soak a cotton pad in it and run it through your skin twice a day.