Homemade lotions and tonics for face
Cosmetics made at home, can compare in efficiency with the purchase, and even to surpass them. In any case, you will know exactly what is included with this product. By varying the ingredients used, cooking tool, ideal your skin and your preferences. Today we will talk about how to prepare a lotion for the face with their hands and to choose the most suitable recipe.
Lotion and toner the same thing?
As we prepared the recipes of both funds to start is to understand how they differ from each other.
The main function of the lotion is cleansing. After washing with water a cosmetic cleansing agent is recommended to apply the lotion that will remove any remaining dirt and cosmetics. And store bought, and homemade lotions for the face can be alcohol, water or acid based. Clear lotion water is the most gentle, alcohol can dry the skin, acid lotion is also aggressive, but can combine other properties (such as whitening, if the composition is citric acid). From this point of view, alcohol or acid face lotion oily skin is ideal, but dry, sensitive or Mature skin it can intonate.
Tonic has another task: to cheer or soothe the skin, restore its moisture balance and to prepare for the application of power, that is, of the cream. Of course, toner is more gentle means, so it blends with all skin types. But at the same time using even the best facial toner, you will not be able to clean the skin as effectively as lotion.
Ideally, after washing with water and gel, you should apply lotion if you have oily or combination skin with problem areas, then a toner and then the cream. Holders of dry and sensitive skin, just skip the step with the lotion.
Differences lotion and tonic due to a different mechanism of action on the skin, so do not blindly replace the lotion to the tonic, and Vice versa, and even neglected two tools at once.
As we said above, the prepared lotion for face at home is no worse cleanse your skin than the cosmetic brand. Follow the recipes or experiment with the composition in its sole discretion.
- Homemade cucumber lotion
The easiest and the first recipe that many girls already successfully prepared, includes only two ingredients: vodka and cucumbers. The vegetables it is best to take grown your own to be sure that the cucumbers are missing from nitrates and other chemicals.
Before how to make cucumber lotion at home, prepare everything you need: wash 3-4 medium cucumber, take a jar to half a liter of vodka. Instead of vodka you can use diluted alcohol. If the lotion is intended for oily skin alcohol and water mixed one to one, if it is necessary to make the tool more soft, on one part of alcohol contributes 1.5 of water.
Grate the cucumber on a grater, put the mixture in a jar. Pour the brim with vodka and leave for two weeks to infuse in a Sunny location. After 14 days strain the mixture through a sieve or cheesecloth, drain the liquid into a bottle and let stand in a cool place.
Cucumber lotion for the face, use twice daily: upon awakening and before bedtime. It will allow your skin to stay longer young and beautiful will save you from rashes and excessive greasy, but also whiten the skin, especially important to lighten freckles.
- Peppermint face lotion
Unlike the previous recipe in that it is based on the water, not alcohol solution, so it is suitable for such a lotion and sensitive skin. Take 2 table.spoon dried mint pour a glass of boiling water. Allow the solution to stand for at least half an hour, then strain and pour in a convenient container. This lotion can be used in liquid form, and ice cube, which perfectly evokes the skin in the morning.
- Lotion aloe at home
Home aloe plant on the skin has an amazing effect: it can reduce inflammation and heal rashes, characteristic basically for the young age as well as aloe Vera reduces the signs of aging and wrinkles.
For Mature skin, cut a few aloe leaves in small pieces, mix with boiled water, boil the mixture for 5 minutes, cool and pour into a container through a sieve.
Cleansing lotion for the face at home aloe Vera is one part vodka to four parts aloe Vera pulp. Mix ingredients in desired quantity and leave to infuse for a week. During this time, the lotion can RUB the skin, it is stored in the refrigerator.
- Lemon and honey lotion
This home remedy helps to improve the complexion and make it more fresh and rested. 2 table.a spoon of honey mixed with hot but not boiling (!) water. If honey is crystallized, it is necessary to dissolve it in water, and if necessary heat in a water bath. Mix a solution of honey with the juice of half a lemon, you’ve prepared a refreshing and moisturizing lotion for the face. Of course, its use is contraindicated in persons allergic to citrus or honey.
- Citrus lotion
Inflammation of the skin in the form of pimples can be cured by including the regular use of lotions. Mix the juice of half a grapefruit and a quarter of a lemon, pour a mixture of 50 ml of vodka and stir well. Infuse this solution needs at least a couple days in a cold place. After that, the prepared lotion for acne at home ready for wiping the entire face as necessary.
- Apple lotion
Another simple recipe includes Apple cider vinegar and boiled water. With abundant inflammation and large pimples lotion is ineffective, but from small pimples and flaws it would definitely save your skin. In a glass of water have 1 table.a spoon of vinegar. The benefits of this lotion for problem skin is that it does not need to insist and strain.
- Herbal solution
Wormwood is also able to relieve skin inflammation and pimples. So she transferred all of its beneficial properties to the lotion you need 1 table.spoon grass pour 1 Cup of hot water. We can stop right there, and it is possible for greater efficiency add other components. In lotions for acne recommended to add Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, tea tree oil, table salt, essential oil of peppermint, etc. Pick yourself component to taste and cook homemade lotion for beauty and health of your skin.
- Why wipe the face with ice cubes with herbs?
- Use lemon for the face in the form of masks and protyani
Cooking tonic for the face at home is very similar to the preparation of lotions, but as you remember, the tonic milder in its effects, because in their framework includes pure or mineral water, and the concentration of all components is not as high as in lotions.
- Honey tonic
Mix 1 table.a spoonful of honey in 0.5 cups boiled water, stir the mixture until smooth and tonic ready. Honey moisturizes and nourishes the skin, so it is not very well suited for very oily skin, but for normal or dry will work fine!
- Lemon tonic
To boiling water add 1-2 table.tablespoons of lemon juice or a pinch of citric acid. This excellent tonic dries and whitens the skin.
- Honey-lemon tonic
Similarly, lotion, honey and lemon can be mixed together in the tonic, only to dilute the remedy needs large amount of water than when cooking lotion at home.
- Compote tonics
In the warm period of the year when fresh berries and fruit in wide stock, you can prepare a tonic based on them. For the face, especially useful in strawberries, strawberries, raspberries and other fruits. The juice of the berries mix with water, strain and use as a toner twice a day.
Leave comments if you have your own interesting recipe tonic or lotion, and if you still do not understand why a face lotion.