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DIY anti-acne green tea facial toner

    Green tea is so amazing; especially in this green tea facial toner with apple cider vinegar. This homemade toner feels great on the skin, without drying it out like some facial toners do. It is a simple recipe and very cheap to create.

    Apple cider vinegar and green tea are pantry staples that can combat a wide range of skin problems including dry skin, oily skin, acne, sunburn and more! Also, if you also want to give your skin an antioxidant boost, use the green tea apple cider vinegar toner.

    Green tea has strong anti-inflammatory properties that repair skin damage and reduce redness. As a bonus: the antioxidants in green tea may also fight the aging process.

    Apple cider vinegar helps restore the natural pH balance of your skin, which is an important key when making your own homemade toner. Healthy skin is protected by what is called the acid mantle, a natural barrier that guards against pathogenic bacteria.

    Of course, it’s nice to add some essential oils to your toner. The right essential oils not only smell wonderful, but they can help to improve skin health as well. Lavender is wonderful for sensitive skin and combination skin, working to soothe skin. Lemon oil is amazing for acne-prone skin, it’s antifungal, antimicrobial and antiseptic.

    This recipe is so easy to make and it feels marvelous to spray on your face throughout the day. It will help keep your skin moisturized, your skin supple with antioxidants, and it’s a great “pick-me-up.”

    You’ll need:
    + 100 ml of green tea (fresh and cool infusion),
    + 2 tbsps of raw apple cider vinegar,
    + 4 drops of lemon essential oil,
    + 10 drops of lavender essential oil.

    How to make
    Start by placing the green tea in a mug and then cover it with the boiling water. Allow the tea to steep for about 30 minutes. (Just skip this part if you are using distilled water).
    Once the tea is cool, strain it and add in the spray bottle.
    Add the essential oils drops.
    Add the apple cider vinegar to the bottle.
    Shake gently to mix.
    We recommend keeping it in the fridge, especially during the summer to keep it fresh for up to 2 weeks.

    Note: use a patch test on your inner elbow to see that your skin isn’t reacting negatively to apple cider vinegar or green tea before using this toner.

    If your skin is sensitive, you can reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar and lemon essential oil.

    How to use
    You can use this homemade green tea toner daily. Just spritz on to a clean face, and allow to dry. Do not rinse it off after use.