Toners is an essential part of skin care regime because it helps to balance the pH level of the skin, kills bacteria and germs and closes the pores. Lemon, loaded with vitamin C, has amazing benefits for skin. It can brighten, lighten and tighten the skin. Lemon juice helps to exfoliate the skin and cleanses the skin deeply. Acting as an astringent it helps to close the pores and help you get smooth glowing skin. This is why lemon is commonly found in several beauty products.
DIY lemon juice toner is the most inexpensive alternative for reducing excess oil, prevent blackheads, shrink the appearance of the pores and even tone the skin. Here is a simple refreshing lemon toner recipe which works much better than any store bought toner with a fraction of cost and that too with any preservatives. You can use this toner using a cotton ball or use it as a refreshing mist to prevent blemishes. Using this toner once or twice a day will help to clean off grime and dirt, exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores.
1. Recipe I
½ cup of lemon juice
½ cup of rose water
Squeeze fresh juice from 5-6 lemons to get ½ cup of lemon juice. Add ½ cup of rose water to it. Store it either in a spray bottle to use it as a mist to refresh your face or in ordinary bottle and after washing your face, apply morning and evening using a cotton ball to cleanse your face and get rid of excess oil. To avoid drying of the skin apply moisturizer after you finish applying the toner. After repeated use your skin will become fairer as lemon juice is a bleach agent also.
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2. Recipe 2
½ cup Lemon juice
1/3 cup witch hazel (works as a natural astringent)
1/2 purified cup water
Squeeze juice from lemon. Discard the seeds. Add Witch Hazel and water. Store in a plastic bottle and apply on your cleaned face using a cotton ball regularly to cleanse your skin. Apply moisturizer to avoid drying of the skin. Witch Hazel is good for cleaning the skin as it helps to kill bacteria and germs and minimize the occurrence of acne. Together they will lighten the dark spot, freckles and brighten up your complexion.