Exfoliating, cleansing, toning, and moisturising form the foundation of a good skincare routine. Removing makeup and cleansing your skin is a basic step that goes a long way in keeping your skin looking healthy and glowy. However, one crucial step that most women tend to skip is - toning.
A toner helps balance your skin’s pH levels, helps shrink pores, hydrates and protects from environmental factors and yet, is one of the most overlooked products when it comes to skincare.
No matter what your skin type, you must include a toner in your skincare routine, especially if you have oily and acne-prone skin. If you can’t seem to get your hands on one due to the lockdown, fret not. We’re going to teach you how you can make a DIY toner at home using two readily available ingredients from your pantry. Take a look…
You will need:
- 3/4th cup freshly brewed, strong green tea — green tea has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that repair skin damage and reduce redness
- 1/4th cup apple cider vinegar — apple cider vinegar gently exfoliates and helps restore the pH balance of your skin
- 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil
Step 01: Simply pour the freshly brewed green tea and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle and shake well
Step 02: Add the essential oil to this mixture.
But if making your own toner seems like too much of an effort, then don’t worry, because we have got the perfect fix. The Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner is the answer to all your oily skin woes. From removing every last trace of dirt and makeup to unclogging and tightening your pores, this toner does it all.
Don’t forget to slather on a lightweight moisturiser after using the toner. The Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturiser is perfect for oily skin as it locks in moisture without clogging your pores or feeling even a tiny bit greasy.