Using a toner as the final step in your beauty care routine can help smooth your face and close pores opened during the cleansing process. If you prefer a natural, homemade toner to complete this final step, consider using a homemade cucumber toner. According to BotanicalOnline.com, the many benefits provided by this fruit make it a good choice for external skin care. The high water content in cucumbers hydrates and cools your skin, vitamin E helps counteract environmental effects and natural oils in cucumbers help soften your skin.
Simple Cucumber Toner
Grate one cucumber into a bowl.
Dip the end of a washcloth or a cotton ball into the bowl and let it soak up the cucumber juice.
Sweep the washcloth or cotton ball over your face and let dry.
Cucumber Tomato Toner
Cut the cucumber and tomato into chunks. Place in the food processor and process until smooth.
Pat the mixture, without rubbing, onto your face and neck using your fingers. Leave it for five minutes.
Rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Place the remaining mixture in a storage container and store for up to 10 days in your refrigerator.
Cucumber Honey Toner
Peel the cucumber and chop into small pieces.
Place the chopped cucumber in a food processor and puree.
Put a piece of cheesecloth over the glass bowl and strain the cucumber puree. Discard the cucumber solids, leaving only the clear juice.
Add the honey and stir gently. Pour the liquid into a plastic bottle.
Shake the mixture before using. Squirt onto a cotton ball, sweep across your face and neck, and let dry.
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