Tonic for face; recipes

The best homemade tonic

Tonic is very important in everyday care. In the morning it is used to remove from the surface the accumulated products of metabolism. On the other hand in the evening it is used after removing make-up to eliminate the residue of dirt and scale deposits. In this way, we return balance, ie the natural pH of the skin.

In addition, a good lotion naturally moisturizes and softens the skin and prevents further dehydration. Essentially, cleansing tonic is water or water with the alcoholic solution. Alcohol concentration varies depending on the type of skin to which it is intended. Also, the type of skin depends on the choice of plants and other raw materials that will go into its composition.

To prepare the solution for the care of normal skin you can choose natural recipes that you suggest in this article. They are very simple to make at home.

Cucumber juice with milk for a good care of face

At the very beginning prepare an outstanding tonic without alcohol. It is a combination of honey, milk and juice from the pickles. Here is how to prepare this recipe.
  • You need two large cucumbers, which will be peeled, grated and squeezed so you can get the juice out of them. The obtained liquid mix with 2 dl of milk and one teaspoon of honey. Then all pour in the appropriate sauce pan, heat to boiling and simmer for the next five minutes. Then let it cool completely, sleep in a glass bottle and refrigerate.

The resulting product is cucumber lotion that can be used in the morning and evening, and before each use shake well.

This juice is known for its hydrating effect and prevention of drying out the skin's surface. Milk contains nutrients that slow aging down, wrinkle formation and drying of the skin.

The combination of milk and honey is used in daily baths and Egyptian queen Cleopatra used it as well. It has been widely known for its nourishment, giving soft and smooth skin. If you use every day Cucumber lotion, your skin will be hydrated and healthy.

Create powerful herbal tonic with chamomile

You can easily prepare another refreshing tonic with chamomile. It is rich in valuable vitamins which hydrate and nourish the skin. The richness of antioxidants makes it perfect to combat free radicals, responsible for skin aging.

Regular use of the preparation will eliminate negative influences from the outside and keep the skin youthful and nurtured. Since contains chamomile, which provides the calming effect and will prevent or lessen any irritation or redness of the skin.
  • One tea bag of mint tea and chamomile cover with half a cup of boiling water and leave it covered to cool down. In the meantime, peel and grate two carrots and a cucumber, and squeeze all the juice out. The obtained liquid mix with chilled tea, pour into a glass bottle and add a few drops of lemon juice. Bottle is closed and put in refrigerator. 

Before each use of the bottle, shake well, then moisten a piece of cotton with tonic and apply on the face. Do not apply over the eyes.
Purifying Chamomile tonic is used every day, morning and evening. At night, use it after removing make-up, and then apply a vitamin cream on the skin.

Use green tea for skin care

Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which protects against negative external influences. Antioxidants of this tea are a hundred times more active than vitamin C and 25 times more active than vitamin E in protecting the cells. How to prepare tonic with green tea.
  • Two tablespoons of dried green tea pour with 2 dl of hot (not boiling) water. Then cover and leave aside to cool. Then add two tablespoons of avocado oil, which intensively hydrates the skin and prevents dryness. In addition, this oil is rich in many vitamins that nourish the skin and slow down its aging. In this mixture at the end add a few drops of essential oil of geranium that give the tonic a pleasant smell.

Besides the beautiful aroma, this oil works to tighten and regenerate the skin. Regular use of tonic with essential oils of geranium improves skin texture and reduce wrinkles.

Tonic should be kept in the fridge, in a sealed glass bottle, and shake before each use. Use it every day, morning and evening, and you can use it more often. We recommend text about the health benefits of green tea.

How to use tonic without alcohol

Skin regeneration for each of us is necessary in the colder winter months, especially if it has been somewhat more prone to dehydration. It is therefore necessary to use the tonic that does not contain alcohol.

As the best solution for normal skin proved to be a mixture with calendula flowers, it encourages the regeneration recovery. Read on to learn how to make a tonic with marigold at home?
  • Eight tablespoon of dried marigold flowers pour with half a liter of boiling water and leave it covered for a standstill for three hours. Then strain and obtained tea, add two tablespoons of marigold oil. Then add to this a couple of drops of essential oil of bergamot (also encourages skin regeneration and its fast healing).

Use calendula purifying tonic exclusively in the evening just before bedtime. It will speed up the regeneration and revitalization of the skin, and if after a while become soft, smooth, elastic and tended. After this mild aqueous solution it is best to use calendula cream, which will speed up the process of skin regeneration.

Have you tried hydrolats?

Hydrolats for face or herbal waters are by-products that are obtained during the production of various essential oils. They contain all the active principles of plants from which they are made. They look similar to the essential oil just a lot milder.

They do not contain preservatives, fragrances or alcohol, so the potential irritation or allergies is kept to a minimum. They are perfect for the care of all skin types as they do not cause dehydration.

Tonic for oily skin 
  • In the glass vial pour Hydrolat neroli (80 mL), tea tree (10 mL) and a spoon of vegetable glycerin. Immediately before using shake well.

Rose Hydrolat for dry skin
  • Mix 90 ml of rose hydrolat with 10 ml of cinnamon hydrolat and vegetable glycerin. Thus prepared natural tonic use daily to clean neck and chest. Also before use shake well the preparation.

For mixed skin
  • Two hundred milliliters of rosemary hydrolat mix with two tablespoons of avocado oil, use the obtained tonic for cleaning the face, neck and décolleté every morning and evening. Before use, you need to first shake it well.

Be sure to try the lavender hydrolat 

Hydrolat, ie. floral water of lavender, it is suitable for care of all skin types. It hydrates, soothes and nourishes the skin. Prepare adequate tonic in the following way:
  • 100 ml of this floral water mix with two tablespoons of avocado oil. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil for more pleasant odor. It has an extra soothing effect on the skin, but also on the whole body. Avocado oil is excellent when it comes to nourishing and moistening of the skin and dissolves dirt and debris on it.

Thus prepared tonic is kept in a glass bottle, and each time before using shake well. Simply soak a piece of cotton swab or a toner and thoroughly wipe the face. Then apply appropriate cream. This solution does not contain alcohol, and there is no danger of drying out the skin.

Antibacterial Purifying Tonic

People with normal skin usually boast with a perfect complexion, without the unwanted changes. The texture of the face is usually is perfect, no acne, blackheads, excess shine and enlarged pores. But, on the perfect type of skin during the menstrual cycle there may be changes in the form of unwanted pimples, accompanied by redness.

In these situations, you can prepare antibacterial tonic of all-natural ingredients that do not dry out the skin. It works to relieve inflamed acne.
  • For its preparation you need 100 ml of sage hydrolat. It perfectly regulates the secretion of excess fat in the skin surface, calms and cools it. In it, add one tablespoon of oil from grape seed. It is known for its antioxidant activity and ability to protect the skin from premature aging.
  • In the mixture add 15 drops of tea tree oil, which is antibacterial and will fight against new acne. The combination of these herbal ingredients first, mix well, in order for them to unite completely. 

During cycle use tonic daily. We recommend another excellent article on the aqueous solution panthenol and its application in cosmetics.