Hey you guys! It’s been a little while since I posted on skin care, so I thought I should let you know about my new obsession: apple cider vinegar. Since I’ve gone all natural with my skin care routine, I’ve gotten to know my skin better than ever before. I know what triggers nasty breakouts (stress, that time of the month, not drinking enough water, blah,blah, blah), and I know what ingredients soothe my skin.
I used to consider toner as an optional step for an at-home facial. I thought, hey, how much cleaner could my skin get after all that steaming and exfoliating? I have to admit that I was totally wrong. Like a million times over. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
I’ve been using apple cider vinegar as a toner for about two months now, and I can honestly say that I will never look back. This stuff has tamed even the most stubborn issues with my skin. My complexion is brighter and more even. My pores are practically non-existent, and the scars that were a constant reminder of adolescence are fading fast.
It’s super easy to make, and gives you a lot of bang for your buck. So without further ado, here’s the recipe for the toner that will change your life.
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner:
What You’ll Need:
A Glass Bottle
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
Witch Hazel (optional)
Lavender or Lemon Essential Oil (optional)
What You’ll Do:
Take your glass bottle (a mason jar or even an empty spice bottle will do) and pour in equal parts apple cider vinegar and distilled water. I only use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar because of its many benefits. Don’t forget to shake up your vinegar before you pour it, as the contents tend to separate. After you have your 1:1 mixture of water and apple cider vinegar, you can add about 5-10 drops of your essential oil. If you choose to add witch hazel, add equal parts apple cider vinegar, water, and witch hazel. Shake the bottle before each use, lightly dip your cotton ball into the toner, and gently swab your face, avoiding the sensitive skin under your eyes.
You can use it twice a day, morning and night. Follow it up with your favorite moisturizer (I use avocado oil) and sunscreen. To learn a little bit more about the benefits of apple cider vinegar and to get some helpful tips, be sure to check out the link here.
This toner is amazing! You may need to tinker with the proportions a bit to better suit your own skin, but you won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget to let me know how you like it!