Toning is an important part of everyday CTM regime. It is highly recommended to tone your skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. Toning helps in tightening of the pores and for this, a soothing and calming toner is always preferred that makes the skin feel calm and cool. Rose water and aloe vera – both make an excellent skin toner. And what can be a better toner than the one that combines the goodness of these too?
Aloe Vera is used as a great natural toner in skin care. When cut off or broken from its plant, the aloe vera leaves secrete a clear gel that can be applied on wounds and minor cuts and on normal skin to soothe. Not only aloe vera helps in sun burn, it also helps in treating acne. It is an all rounder actually. Lot of women swear by aloe vera when it comes to treating skin rashes, bumps, pimples and other skin problems. Aloe Vera also contains lots of anti oxidants including beta carotene and Vit. C & E both of which are highly beneficial for skin. Therefore, having aloe very gel or its plant is a must.
Similar to aloe vera, rose plant is also packed with immense benefits for skin. Ancient Greeks and Romans are known to use rose petals and rose water in their daily beauty regime. Rose water is a natural skin toner. It has got skin tightening properties which is why plain rose water in itself can be used as a skin toner. Also, rose is a great source of Vitamin C and that gives us another reason to use rose on skin. Its beautiful, lingering aroma helps in uplifting the mood and thus uplifts the skin and makes it soft and glowing.
(Ps. rose water and aloe vera are so beneficial. I use them both on a daily basis and if you’d like, i can share with you how. Comment below to know more!)
How To Make DIY Soothing Rose Aloe Vera Toner
Making this toner is very simple as you only require two ingredients. Follow the instruction below and your toner will be ready in no time.
- Fresh Aloe Vera Gel
- Fresh Rose petals
- Break off a small aloe vera leaf from the plant. Wash it off and scrape fresh clear gel from it.
- Wash off the fresh rose petals from the flower.
- Put the two together in a blender and run on high speed.
- You will notice little froth and liquid in the jar. That is our toner!
- Strain the toner in a clean jar.
- Store it in jar.
How to use the toner:
Wash your face thoroughly with cold water and pat it dry. Dab some toner on a cotton swab and gently rub the swab all over your face. Follow up with a moisturizer.
You can use market bought aloe vera gel if fresh gel is not available. But I prefer to use the fresh gel as much as possible.
If kept in refrigerator, this can go easily for a 5-7 days. But if you wish to increase its shelf life, add some Vitamin E oil in it. Add 2-3 drops or better still squeeze a Vitamin. E capsule while it is in blender. Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative.
To further increase its potency and aroma, you can also add an essential oil of your choice. *Optional*
Benefits of DIY Soothing Rose Aloe Vera Toner:
- It is extremely calming and soothing on the skin
- It helps in tightening of the skin
- Contains the goodness of rose and aloe vera
- Freshly made without any preservatives
- Helps in treating sub burn and sun tan
- Helps in treating acne and other skin rashes
- Helps in improving overall skin elasticity
Try experimenting and make this toner at home today. It is very simple to make and the best part is that you can customize it according to your skin type. If aloe vera suits your skin more than rose water, add more of it and vice versa. It’s not that hard, really.
Adding an essential oil of your choice would benefit your skin.
I hope this helped. If you want to share a few tips with us, comment below.
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