Okay, okay! Seriously. I would not mind rubbing chocolate all over my face (except I would hesitate to eat it afterwards so what a waste), but chocolate doesn't do much for my sensitive skin. In fact, anything with sugar tends to make my face go insane! WAH!
But do you know what makes my skin happy? If you said Brad Pitt-- then you are right (I get a glow when I think of him. Rawr), but I actually meant toner. My skin glows and is so happy whenever I use toner and I really love it because of how effective, inexpensive, and easy it is to make me look awesome. Win. (And I'm totally humble)
Let's Talk Toners
First you have to answer the question. WHY? Toners help your skin to lock in moisture, be calmer, and happier. This is the perfect time to start using a toner because as the weather cools down-- our skin often gets drier!
Second question: Do you want to DIY or buy? I'm a DIY girl myself, but everyone should have options! However, in my opinion, you need one of two things.
FYI: Rose Water and Rose Essential Oil are totally different, but they both harness that amazing power of Rose for skin. Feel free to add 1 drop of Rose Essential Oil to ANY of your DIY beauty products to get all of the amazing benefits. It's super concentrated so a little goes a long way!
It has to be ALCOHOL FREE witch hazel!! Did you read that?! Read. It. Know. It. Embrace. It. If you use the alcoholic stuff, don't come whining to me about how you look like Sebastian from the Little Mermaid. I will have zero sympathy because you have been adequately warned in bold letters. You know that's serious.
- 1 TBSP Vegetable Glycerin
- 2 TBSP Rose Water
- 1 TBSP Distilled Water
- 2-3 drops of Organic Argan Oil
- 1 drop of Rose Essential Oil
- Optional: 10 drops Frankincense
Okay, make it yours except that you really want to use distilled water. It lacks the impurities of tap water so it can soften skin, prolong the life span of other products, and also aid the vegetable glycerin's awesomeness. Did you know that without a source of water, vegetable glycerin will actually remove moisture from your skin? The extra water allows it to work to soften your skin and perform optimally. Yay!
Witch Hazel Toner
- 1 oz non-alcoholic Witch Hazel
- 10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oils
- Optional: 1 drop of Rose Essential Oil
Now go get that sexy glow by using one of these DIYs and thinking about Brad Pitt (or another Hottie McHotterson). You got this!