The jury is still out on whether or not facial toner is a necessary part of a daily beauty regiment. I personally think that if you skip this step in skin care you’re making a huge mistake. Toners are an essential second step in my daily skin care routine: Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer. Toners help remove excess dirt, makeup, and dead skin left behind after normal cleansing. They also help in balancing your skin’s oil production while reducing inflammation, which is heaven for those of us that struggle with breakouts and sensitive skin. I usually alternate between two toners. I use one in the morning after cleansing and I use the second every night before bed.
Morning Tea Tree Oil Facial Toner
- 1.5oz apple cider vinegar
- 6 drops tea tree oil
- 1.5oz filtered water
- fill a 3oz glass spray bottle (find it here) almost halfway with apple cider vinegar
- fill almost the rest of the way with filtered water (be sure to leave room for the spray bottle’s top)
- add tea tree essential oil
- shake well before each use and simply spritz your face with the toner, or use a cotton pad to apply
- allow the toner to dry naturally before applying your moisturizer
I use this tea tree oil facial toner every morning after cleansing. This toner aids in restoring your skin’s natural pH while also helping your skin to absorb your follow-up moisturizer.
Evening Essential Oils Facial Toner
- 2oz witch hazel
- 2tbsp filtered water
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 8 drops frankincense essential oil
- 4 drops tea tree essential oil
- 3 drops lemon essential oil
- add all ingredients to a glass bottle (I use a 4oz dropper bottle you can find it here)
- shake well before each use and apply a few drops with a cotton ball
I only use this toner at night because of the addition of lemon essential oil. Lemon essential oil increases your skin’s photo sensitivity, so it’s best to use this one after the sun’s gone down!