If you struggle with oily or breakout-prone skin in the summertime, keep reading! Toners are typically used by people with oily, acne-prone skin as a gentle and soothing way to remove excess oil and traces of dirt or makeup from the skin. Toner can be a helpful extra cleanser for people who wear makeup or heavy products on their face, like sunscreen. This green tea toner will help to balance your skin and get it squeaky clean!
GREEN TEA TONER
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 1 tbsp green tea
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, unpasteurized
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 3-4 drops thyme essential oil
WHAT TO DO
Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves, let them steep until the water is cool, and then strain out the solids. Pour 7 tbsp of green tea, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and a few drop sof thyme essential oil into a sterile spray bottle. Shake the bottle up and the toner is ready to use!
This toner should be stored in the fridge to maintain freshness. If possible, avoid exposing it to air or putting your fingers inside the bottle. To use it, spritz it directly on to your face and wipe it off with a soft cloth or spray it on to a cotton round and wipe it on your skin. Follow with your favorite moisturizer!
The ingredients in this toner are all incredibly beneficial for your skin. Apple cider vinegar contains acids that remove dead skin cells to reveal a brighter and clearer complexion. It also aids the good bacteria in fighting acne-causing bacteria on your skin and helps your skin return to a healthy pH balance. Green tea is full of antioxidants and is an incredible anti-inflammatory agent. It soothes and calms skin, and some scientists believe it can reduce the risk of UV-induced skin cancer! Thyme essential oil is great for rebalancing the oil composition of oily skin that's prone to breakouts. It's very active on the skin and can lead to some amazing results!
For more skincare hacks, try out this Hibiscus Vitamin C Anti-Aging Toner!