Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DIY Witch Hazel and Apple Cider Vinegar Astringent

Hey Dolls!

Witch Hazel Plant
I recently started a new skin care series on the blog called, au naturel. This series is all about easy, natural, DIY skin care. I have already put up a moisturizing, stimulating scrub and an acne fighting au naturel series. I will be sharing a easy recipe for a toner. This toner will work for all skin types, but it will work best for people with oily and/or acne prone skin. This is not recommended for people with sensitive skin or dry skin. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, do not have any of the ingredients, or don't like any of the ingredients feel free to remove them or switch them with other ingredients. With all of that said, let's jump into it!

What ingredients are in this astringent and what do they do for the skin?
  •  Apple Cider Vinegar- which is amazing for killing bacteria, fading acne scars, restoring the skin to it's natural pH, and removing impurities. 
  • Witch Hazel- reduces acne, reduces oil, shrinks the appearance of pores, shrinks the appearance of blood vessels, heals open lesions on the skin's surface, soothes, and refreshes.
How do you use this astringent?
First clean your face. Then apply it to a cotton pad or a cotton ball and apply it to your skin. Avoid sensitive areas or open lesions. 

How do you store this astringent?
You may store this toner in your refrigerator or whatever you store your other skin care products. If stored in the fridge it will be more refreshing. It can be stored for quite some time.

What is the recipe for this astringent?
  • 1/2 cup pure Witch Hazel
  • 1/3 Distilled water; Distilled water has no minerals or microbial, therefore it is healthier for the skin.
  • 1/4 cup raw organic apple cider vinegar. 
  1. If you find this mixture to be too harsh for your skin you may dilute it with more distilled water. 
  2. Best results will be seen if used everyday at least twice a day. 
What can people except after using this product?
If used everyday at least twice a day people may see a reduction in acne and acne scars. 

That's all folks!

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-The Makeup Junkie

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