Lets just say I love facial products. Masks, creams, cleaners, scrubs…they’re so fun and I feel like I am really taking care of myself with a good skin care routine! I just read somewhere that the average American woman will spend $300,000 over her lifetime on facial products. What?! That’s insane! I like to think I could and should spend some of that money on other things, so here is a little DIY facial toner that I’ve been using and loving over the last couple of months and will won’t cost a fortune.
All you need is rosewater (I like this one) and some apple cider vinegar (like this). Make sure you use a rosewater that does not contain any other chemicals and an apple cider vinegar that is unfiltered and has the mother (loaded with health benefits).
I like to mix 3 parts rosewater to 1 part apple cider vinegar. So ¾ cup of rosewater with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and spritz on my face morning and night on a clean face, before any other products. What’s the benefit? Keep reading…
Rosewater and ACV help maintain a healthy PH (4.5-6.2) that often gets out of whack with our environment, diet and other facial products that contain unnatural chemicals. They are both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial that help with acne, redness and scarring. They both help clean pores, even tone skin, and I hear even help with shrinking the pores (yes, please!). ACV helps with fine lines as it acts as somewhat of a mild exfoliator. ACV even helps lighten up those pesky sunspots! The only downside is that the ACV is a little, um, vinegary… However, the smell goes away quickly and if you can get over the vinegar smell, you’ll be on your way to beautiful, glowing skin. P.S. definitely use after an at-home facial/mask when the pores are squeaky clean. It’ll help close, protect and hydrate the pores for a beautiful, glowing look.