Skin Care

Toners : What They Are, What They’re Used For, And DIY Recipies

If you never used a toner for something other than printers here’s why you should..

Skin toners are created usually in a lotion or liquid form designed to cleans the skin,  minimize the appearance of pores, also helps fight and prevent acne.

There are three types of facial toners:

Skin Bracers or Fresheners

This is the lightest form of a toner. A skin bracer or refresher  usually  contains 0-10% alcohol and glycerol. The glycerol, a humectant helps keep the moisture in the upper layers of the skin. A perfect example is rosewater.

Skin Tonics

A skin tonic is a slightly stronger type of toner. It usually contains up to %20 percent alcohol, water and a humectant. Skin tonics are perfect for oily, normal, or combination skin.


This type of toner is the stronger form of toner containing 20-60% of alcohol along with antiseptic ingredients, water and a humectant. Usually recommended for oily skin for it’s drying result. Also, highly suggested to use a water base moisturizer.

DIY Toners

Toners are usually applied with a cloth or cotton round over the face avoiding eyes and lips.

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

  • Mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water
  • Soak a cotton pad or ball and gently sweep it all over your face
  • Use after cleansing face before putting on a moisturizer

Lemon Toner

  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice (include the lemon zest as well)
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • and 2/3 cups of witch hazel (or any oil you please)
  • Combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle
  • Keep in a refrigerator for storage up to a month




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