Christmas is indeed in the air, however so is that winter chill. The temperature drop and cold winds can take a toll on your skin- nothing to be very merry about. The good news is that it’s nothing that can’t be prevented or even fixed either. Even better, you can create your own winter skin care right at your kitchen.
This time we’re gonna cover a great homemade moisturizing toner to keep your skin moisturized even on the coldest day.
What You Need:
- Half a cup of fresh aloe vera gel
- 1 cup of distilled water
- 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice
Here are the top oils to combat dry skin:
- Chamomile, Argan, Geranium, Lavender, Sandalwood, Rose, Rosemary, Calendula
So take your pick!
What To Do:
One of the best things about this DIY moisturizing toner is that it is super simple, yet super effective. All you have to do is get a bottle, add the aloe vera and the distilled water and mix well. Just shaking it around should do the trick. Then once the two have really blended together, add the essential oil of your choice then shake it up a bit more. Done and done.
How To Apply:
Basically, you apply your toner after you have washed your face. As much as possible, steer clear from hot water. Use cool, if not cold. This will help tighten your pores and you should know that super hot baths and washes are a big winter no no because even if they may feel great, it will do the exact opposite for your skin robbing it of it’s moisture leaving it dull and dry. Speaking of dry, when done, always pat dry and never rub.
So starting with a clean, dry face, simply take a cotton ball, dampen with your homemade moisturizing toner, and rub it evenly over your face and neck in upward circular motions focusing on any problem areas like dry patches or rough spots.
Toner To Go!
What makes this homemade recipe so great is that you can even take it along with you, toner to go! Just pour some of it in a tiny spray bottle that you can easily fit inside your purse and whenever you feel the need for quick moisturizing spritz, just pull it out and spray away.
- You might wanna check out this DIY moisturizing mist too.