Sensitive skin can be problematic for many of us. Of course, you can use a commercial toner without alcohol. Sometimes though, you still don’t find the relief you need if your complexion is anything like mine. Therefore, I have a wonderful diy face toner for sensitive skin that can be just the solution for the degree of smoothing and gentle exfoliation that your complexion is crying out for.
Since I started trying rooibos tea originally for weight loss, I also have been testing it out on my skin since it is a storehouse of potent antioxidants from vitamins A, C and E, zinc, and supplying exfoliation properties from its natural alpha hydroxy acid. It also has other minerals beneficial for skin such as potassium, copper and calcium. That being the case, the choice of rooibos tea went into this diy face toner for its nonirritating, anti-aging assistance to calm while reinforcing the skin’s barrier and increase cell turnover.
The other ingredients I used are aloe vera gel, rosewater, a vitamin E capsule (400 IU), and distilled water. After all, aloe vera gel is anti-inflammatory thanks mainly to an enzyme called bradykinase as well as fatty and amino acids that also can disinfect bacteria, viruses and fungi at the same time. In addition, the aloe vera also contains specialized hormones, auxins and gibberellins to heal wounds and generate skin repair for building fresh collagen and depleted elastin. It also can serve to delicately exfoliate the skin due to its enzymes of aliiase, alkaline phosphatase, amylase, carboxypeptidase, catalase, cellulase, lipase, and peroxidase. The natural sugars in aloe vera gel are what gives the skin a moisture boost to keep skin hydrated and soft as possible.
Rosewater is another important ingredient for my homemade face toner for sensitive aging skin. Being anti-inflammatory, it also helps calm the skin. Furthermore, it has antiseptic capabilities and effective antioxidants that also can strengthen and protect skin cells.
Squeezing out the contents of one vitamin E capsule was also on my agenda. The reason adding this super-powered antioxidant to my diy face toner for sensitive aging skin is because it provided that extra layer of anti-inflammatory assistance while supporting the skin’s capability of binding free radicals to guard against future environmental damage.
The reason that I went with distilled water over tap water was because it kept this diy face toner blend skin better preserved in my refrigerator. The amount I made keeps for about two or three weeks when used twice a day before you want to make a fresh batch.
You also may want to try another diy toner for soothing skin. It is also wonderful for the handling inflammation.
DIY Face Toner for Sensitive Aging Skin
½ cup of distilled water
1 tablespoon of rooibos tea
1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
1 vitamin E capsule (400 IU)
2 ½ tablespoons of rosewater
Brew the rooibos tea in the distilled water.
Let the tea steep for 20-30 minutes before taking out the tea bag and allowing to cool. You can let this mixture cool at room temperature or just transfer it to your refrigerator to speed up cooling.
After the brew cools down, pour this mixture into a sterile bottle with a cap before adding the aloe vera gel, the squeezed vitamin e capsule, and rosewater.
Shake the ingredients well to throughly combine.
Apply to your freshly washed face twice a day with a cotton ball.
You don’t have to refrigerate, but I do think it helps preserve the ingredients a bit longer.