I just recently found out about homemade skincare and am very excited. I already tried the facial scrubs (honey and brown sugar) and loved it. What can I use for a facial toner? I have sensitive skin. Thanks.
By Dee from Palisades Park
Witch Hazel is the best (it's distilled from the bark of a twig) but Water mixed with a little Apple Cider Vinegar can also be used. Also Aspirin dissolved in water (same ingredient that's in many Acne medications, salicylic acid) is another option.
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* A Better Way to Wash Your Face:
If you have sensitive skin (like I do) instead of washing your face with soap or buying fancy make-up removers, simply massage any Moisturizer (face or body lotion) into your face when it's totally dry, also massage it around your eye area to remove eye make-up, then rinse it all off. Your face will be very clean, but not dry!
* Washing your face with Moisturizer even works for oily skin because using products that dry skin (like soap) usually cause the skin to produce excess oil in it's attempt to regain it's natural balance. So the more you wash your face with soap & drying products to try to move oil, the more your skin rebels & produces even more. This is why washing your face with a moisturizer works for all skin types.
The lotion I use is called "Kiss My Face" & it's found in any Health Food Store. I Like the type called "Peaches & Cream" (because it has AHA's) but they also have "Fragrance Free" which may work better for you. They even make an SPF 15 (sunscreen) moisturizer.
Here is more about Kiss My Face
I use witch hazel on my aging face. I tend to have dry skin, & the witch hazel doesn't seem to be drying.
I buy it for less then $2.00 for 16 ounces & it lasts for months.
I also use Witch Hazel. In the summer I keep it in the refrigerator. It's very cool and refreshing on hot, sticky summer days.
I see lots of references to witch hazel, which does work well. One thing I will add to facial care, is that if you want to avoid wrinkles, you must exfoliate. A good daily scrub seems to work well for me. I don't use a toner, because I add some homemade skin oil to my face (see posting with same name), then I just wait a little while and apply my makeup.
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