DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner

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DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner || This DIY all-natural toner is the perfect remedy for dry skin! It helps balance the skin's pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and leaves skin oh so soft.

This DIY all-natural toner is the perfect remedy for dry skin! It helps balance the skin’s pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and leaves skin oh so soft.


Dry winter air got your skin calling for HELP?

DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner to the rescue!

The star of this toner is an ultra-hydrating ingredient and one of my wintertime skincare must-haves: vegetable glycerine.

Vegetable glycerin has been a total game-changer for me. And I’m not saying this lightly. It’s one of those products that I just can’t ever imagine life without anymore!

Because in the colder months, I used to get really dry, cracked hands to the point where they would bleed. Nope, no fun at all. Now my hands are baby soft and oh so happy… in the dead of winter.


Did you know that skin hydration and moisture are actually 2 different things?

I know I know, they sound like they’d be the same thing. But their difference is really important to understand.

Hydration has to do with water while skin moisture has to do with oil. Skin hydration comes from both inside our bodies (via the water we drink) and outside from the air. So when the air is dry and lacking moisture as happens in the wintertime, the skin no longer has a primary source of hydration.

When skin is dehydrated, moisturizing face oils can only do so much. Because while the oil helps lock in hydration, it can only do so if there is hydration there to be locked in! So in addition to hydrating our bodies properly (i.e. drinking enough water), it’s important to add a hydrating component to our skincare routines when the air is dry.

Humectants are AMAZING when it comes to hydrating the skin. They actually draw moisture from the air and pull it into your skin (I know, it sounds like some sort of impossible magic and it IS magic but it’s also totally possible). And of all the humectants, vegetable glycerin reigns supreme.

Including vegetable glycerine in a toner is a great way to provide your skin with hydration before locking it in with moisture.

DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner || This DIY all-natural toner is the perfect remedy for dry skin! It helps balance the skin's pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and leaves skin oh so soft.


DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner

Ingredients:

Directions:

Simply add both ingredients to a 2 oz glass bottle. (I prefer a spray bottle.)

Screw the lid on the bottle and give it a good shake to combine the ingredients.

Wash face and gently pat dry so skin is damp. Spray the hydrating toner 3-4 times over entire face or apply to skin using a cotton ball. Follow with face oil or other moisturizer of choice to seal in hydration.

DIY All-Natural Hydrating Face Toner || This DIY all-natural toner is the perfect remedy for dry skin! It helps balance the skin's pH, reduce the appearance of pores, and leaves skin oh so soft.

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  1. How do you use the vegetable glycerin on your hands? Currently battling dry/cracked hands myself

  2. Hello !
    Can you replace the alcohol-free aloe-based witch hazel with just ordinary witch hazel ? I can’t buy it in France.
    Thank you !

  3. Thanks for your info on the needs from dry skin, very elaborating πŸ™‚ I def need to add some water to my routine, since i use serums because they don’t need preservative. I think ill also add a cream now though.

    But im wondering… If you combine a toner with a serum on your face, will this work the same as a cream? What do you think?

  4. Im about to make this.
    How long does this last you.should i use it night and day or just at night? seems like it will be too little to last me a week.i might have to double the ingridient to make a bigger batch.and finally does it go bad ?

  5. So glad to have you as a new reader, Daniela! Witch hazel? You could use rose water instead. Also, iHerb ships internationally and sells both – not sure where you live but that may be worth checking out!

  6. Hi! I am really enjoying your blog! One question! Is there a substitute for the 1st ingredient? I can’t find it in my country!
    Thanks in advance! Keep up the good work!

  7. Hi there! If there is already vegetable glycerin in the toner’s formula, why did you suggest mixing in more vegetable glycerin? Does it make it more moisturizing? Did you not like the toner itself? Thanks!!