The harsh summer sun can be very damaging to your skin. Instead of splurging on expensive and artificial products, take matters into your own hands! Whip up this miracle toner and soften signs of aging quickly, safely, and naturally.
HIBISCUS VITAMIN-C ANTI AGING TONER
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 3 hibiscus tea bags OR 3 tbsp dried hibiscus florets
- 6 oz. water
- 1 oz. alcohol-free witch hazel
- 1 tsp vitamin-C powder
- 4-5 drops jojoba oil
WHAT TO DO
In a small pot, bring the water to a boil and then add the tea bags/florets. Cover the pot and let the tea steep for 20 minutes. Next, remove the teabags/strain out florets and let the tea cool.
Add in the witch hazel, vitamin-C powder, and jojoba oil. Mix well and then transfer the toner to a sterile spray bottle. Keep the toner in a cool and dry spot. This toner is best if used within 2 weeks, but you can refrigerate it for longer shelf life. Before using it, test the toner on a small patch of skin on your arm to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. Use this toner in the morning and at night after washing your face. Follow with your favorite moisturizer.
This hibiscus vitamin-c toner is quick, easy, and inexpensive. It's very effective at brightening the skin and strengthening it's defenses against premature aging. Here's why:
Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are known to help exfoliate, control oily skin and clogged pores, and encourage the emergence of fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. Hibiscus is a an amazingly effective firming and tightening agent for your skin. Vitamin-C dramatically stimulates collagen production, allowing it to combat and prevent signs of aging. It will help to even out and illuminate your complexion! Witch hazel has been used for generations as a natural astringent, meaning that it gently removes excess oil from the skin. It's antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties enable it to combat free radicals and protect against DNA damage. Jojoba oil is the secret weapon of this toner - it's one of the most hydrating oils in the whole world! The antioxidants present in jojoba oil soothe fine lines and wrinkles, naturally slowing down other signs of aging.