Toning is the necessary second step in the basic cleanse-tone-moisturize skin care trio. But when you have toners that actually dry out and cause more problems for the skin, you can always trade your heavily-formulated toner for simpler and natural alternatives such as the following greens and Moringa-O2 Herbal Toner.
Natural Options for Toners
1. Green Tea
Green tea is a skin care ingredient that’s been praised for its ability to ease inflammations, calm the skin, reduce redness, and correct damages caused by the sun.
For a homemade green tea toner, simply brew an organic, loose-leaf green tea. Especially because you’re using it topically, green tea’s active ingredients such as gallocatechin and epigallocatechin will have to be strongly concentrated. Use four teaspoons of tea on your cup of water, and bring it to a boil for 4-5 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature afterwards, before using or storing.
2. Aloe Vera
Best recalled for its soothing, moisturizing and anti-ageing effects on the skin, Aloe Vera is another option for a non-drying toner. All you need to do is to drop by the market for a bottle of Aloe Vera juice and use as is. To boost its acne-clearing quality, you may also add tea tree or green tea extract.
Isn’t malunggay that veggie you add to tinola and other dishes? We hear you. Malunggay actually has a powerhouse of nutrients that are good for the health, the skin and hair. Thanks to its high Vitamin A and C content, moringa or malunggay improves skin elasticity, as well as lightens skin, among other benefits.
Gather a handful of malunggay leaves and boil in a pot of water, or you can always save time and effort by reaching for a bottle of Moringa-O2 Herbal Toner in the nearest supermarket.
About Moringa-O2 Herbal Toner
What’s special about Moringa-O2 Herbal Toner is that it harnesses the natural benefits of Moringa (Malunggay), Olive Oil, and Omega (from Sunflower Oil). These three complement each other to deliver this ensemble of skin benefits:
- Gently cleanses residual dirt with a moisturizing, non-drying formula
- Minimizes pores
- Lightens skin
- Reduces pimples and blemishes
- Stimulates cell regeneration and skin renewal