Before starting to prepare a tonic for the face at home, you need to learn a few rules.
1. Natural cosmetics are good for everyone, and its only disadvantage is too short storage times. Home face tonic – is no exception. Prepared without the use of alcohol, it is stored only a couple of days, and the alcohol entering into it increases the shelf life of only up to several weeks. About any months and years, which you get used to when using purchased cosmetics, there can be no question.
2. Home Facial Tonic , which is planned to be applied to dry skin, is completely different from that which is suitable for oily or combination skin. And not so much the ingredients that make up it, as much as the presence or absence of alcohol. If alcohol performs a drying and disinfecting function in a tonic for oily skin, then it is not necessary to dry the skin, and its disinfection can be achieved with the help of other ingredients. Therefore, using a tonic with alcohol to tone the dry skin is highly undesirable.
We are used to the fact that some cosmetic ingredients are present only in the means for dry skin, others – in the means for oily skin. But there are also universal ingredients that differ not only in efficiency, but also in the properties necessary for any type of skin. One of these ingredients is a cucumber.
Home Facial Tonic with Cucumber
Some of us still remember the glass bottle with the inscription”Cucumber water”, which occupied a worthy place among the main cosmetic means of Soviet women. And not in vain took, because cucumber – a great tool for cleaning, whitening and moisturizing the skin.
Unlike some exotic flowers from New Zealand or thermal plankton, a cucumber is an affordable product. So why not prepare a home face tonic with its use?
Cucumber tonic for dry and normal skin . Cut one medium cucumber with small cubes together with the peel to make 3 tablespoons of such cubes. Pour the indicated number of cucumber cubes with one glass of boiled milk and cook for 5 minutes. Cool down the mass and drain and use as a moisturizing and returning skin brightness of the product.
Cucumber tonic for oily and combination skin . Grind the cucumber until the mush. 4 tablespoons of this gruel mix with 1 tablespoon chopped lemon peel and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. The resulting mixture pour 1 glass of vodka and insist tightly corked dishes for 15 days. Then strain, add cool boiled water in a small amount, 1 egg white and 1 teaspoon of honey.
But not all ingredients that can contain a home tonic for the face are universal and suitable for any skin type. Therefore JustLady offers individual recipes on which it is possible to prepare a home tonic for the face , depending on your skin type.
Home face tonic: normal and dry skin
As we have already said, dry skin does not need drying, and the main purpose with which owners of such skin use a tonic is cleansing, moisturizing and toning. The recipes we propose are aimed at achieving this goal.
Oatmeal tonic . Pour two tablespoons of oatmeal with two glasses of hot milk, cover and cool.
Pink tonic . Pour 3 cups of petals of red roses with almond or peach oil so that all the petals are completely covered. Then heat the resulting mixture in a water bath until the petals become discolored, drain and cool.
Birch Tonic . Half a glass of birch sap to bring to a boil, mix with a teaspoon of honey, stir and cool. This home tonic for the face is great for cleaning the dry, fading skin.
Linden-honey tonic . 1 tablespoon lime-colored pour 1 cup of boiling water and insist in a covered form for an hour. Strain and add one teaspoon of honey.
Home Facial Tonic: Combined and oily skin
Even if the prepared home tonic for the face is for oily and combination skin at the same time, remember that these types of skin are still different. If oily skin is characterized by increased production of sebum in almost all areas, the term”combined skin” means the neighborhood of fatty skin areas with normal or even with dry ones.
That`s why the drying tonic on the basis of alcohol to the owners of combined skin should be used very carefully, applying them only to those areas that are characterized by increased production of fat (usually the so-called T-zone: forehead, nose, chin).
Grapefruit tonic . Pour fresh peel of grapefruit, placed in non-metallic dishes, half a glass of cooled boiled water. The skin is already immersed in water and finely chopped and left to infuse for 2 days, after which the liquid is filtered.
Lemon-carrot tonic . Stir in 2 tablespoons of carrot juice with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of mineral water. 10 minutes after using this tonic wash with warm water.
Green tea tonic . 2 tablespoons of lemon juice pour 1 glass of cold green tea. This home tonic for the face perfectly copes with a greasy shine on the skin.
Alcohol tonic on herbs . Mix in a closing container 1 tablespoon fresh or dried flowers of coltsfoot with 1 tablespoon of dry shredded sage leaves and 1 teaspoon of St. John`s wort. Pour a mixture of herbs ½ cup of vodka and close the container for a week for infusion. After the mixture is infused, strain it, and immediately before use dilute the required amount of the mixture with the same amount of boiled water.
Home Facial Tonic should be used 2 times a day after the skin cleansing procedure. To know that you are doing cosmetic procedure, useful for the skin, and even with the help of your own prepared means – this is such a joy.
Women`s magazine JustLady