Thursday, July 11, 2019

DIY Soothing facial toner

Ugh, guys. I can't even begin to tell you how frustrated I've been over the last month. Due to the antibiotics and steroid shot from my bout of pneumonia running amok in my system, my skin has been suffering. Like, teenage-pizza-face-suffering. I won't even go into my GI issues but I read one round of antibiotics can impact the gut biome for over a year. I was on three different antibiotics. Let that sink in while I have a good cry. Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links with no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my blog!
DIY Soothing facial toner using Essential Oils on Work it Mommy blog

Along with adding a strong probiotic to my daily routine, I've been double cleansing, dry washing with honey and Cleansing milk, using the Charcoal mask as an overnight spot treatment and doubling up on the Overnight Resurfacing Peel. I also alternate between the Adaptive moisture lotion (day) and Cleansing balm (night) to add some much- needed moisture back into my skin.

Thankfully the cystic acne has (finally) disappeared but I'm now left with discoloration as my skin heals. Enter this soothing facial toner. I mixed it up a couple of weeks ago and I have noticed such a difference in my skin's healing process!

The combination of the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and witch hazel in conjunction with the essential oils has done wonders. I am so thankful I can start seeing me in the mirror again and not just angry-looking pimples. 

Soothing Facial Toner:
8oz amber glass vial with or without a dropper top. Could also use a roller fitment.
Equal parts ACV + witch hazel + water to fill bottle. I eyeballed the liquids by placing my finger at the 1/3 mark with each addition. Very precise, I know.

Shake vigorously to combine. Use morning and night after washing face. Apply moisturizer as usual.

This combo is ideal for acne-prone skin as Tea Tree and Lavender simultaneously dry out acne and relieve skin. Frankincense helps soften skin. 

Witch hazel is an excellent skin toner in its own right but magic happens when it's paired with ACV. Trust me on this! And don't be put off by the vinegar, the faint whiff you get is pleasant enough and it doesn't linger ;)

If you whip up a batch of this, I'd love to know how it works for you!

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  1. Lavender anything is my favorite!

  2. I use a witch hazel toner right now, but I'd be interested to try this toner out with the addition of the ACV.


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