11 June 2019

DIY Lilac Infused Toner for Acne Prone Oily Skin

How to make a lilac infused toner recipe for most skin types and especially acne prone skin.

I have large pores and skin that ranges from a little oily to a lot oily, so toner is my BFF.  I use it morning and night after washing to deep clean my pores.  

Even though I have oily skin, it's not acne prone.  I lucked out in that I never really dealt with much acne.  I do have a teenager though, so I wanted to make a DIY toner recipe for acne prone skin.

I'm calling this a toner for acne prone oily skin, but I've been using it and loving it, too.  I've made several toners and used a lot of brands, and this is up there with my favorite toner ever.

How to make a DIY toner for face at home. This awesome recipe is great for acne, for oily skin, and to shrink pores. Make this simple easy skincare recipe for redness too. It has the best ingredients like lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, acv, and essential oils. Use in a bottle or make a spray for this homemade toner recipe.  #toner #essentialoils #witchhazel #acv

A few weeks ago, I infused lilacs in a carrier oil and also in witch hazel.  As I was researching lilacs and their benefits, I knew they would be perfect for acne prone skin because they are antibacterial and antifungal.  

Although most acne is caused by bacteria, fungi can also cause acne.  The lilacs and the essential oils in this recipe will take care of both, so your skin is definitely covered there.

DIY LILAC INFUSED TONER FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN


The star of this recipe is lilac infused witch hazel.  By infusing the witch hazel, you get the benefits of the lilacs and the benefits of witch hazel.  

Since lilacs have a short growing season, you probably don't have access to dried lilac flowers.  Luckily, you can buy them already dried on Etsy so you can make your own infusion.  


Before we get started, I must warn you can this is not the best smelling toner.  Lilac infused witch hazel, unfortunately, doesn't smell like lilacs.  It has a faint floral scent, but I wouldn't call it a lilac.

Apple cider vinegar has a strong scent, but it goes away quickly.  When I use this, it gets a little strong at first, but it only lasts a few minutes.

Tea tree oil isn't my favorite smelling oil, but it works very well for this DIY toner for acne prone oily skin.  

Even though this isn't a great smelling toner recipe, it more than makes up for that in performance.  This is by far my favorite toner that I've made.

Before this, I was using the DERMA E Radiance Toner and really liked it.  I used it up, and I was looking for something that was gentle yet powerful enough to get all the excess oil off of my skin.

You know how you use a toner on a cotton ball and the cotton ball gets more dirt off of your skin and turns dark?  The DERMA E toner turned darkest, so it got a lot more dirt and debris off  of my skin after cleansing.

How to make a DIY toner for face at home. This awesome recipe is great for acne, for oily skin, and to shrink pores. Make this simple easy skincare recipe for redness too. It has the best ingredients like lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, acv, and essential oils. Use in a bottle or make a spray for this homemade toner recipe.  #toner #essentialoils #witchhazel #acv

This lilac infused toner for acne prone oily skin gets as much ick off of my face as that toner.  I've experimented with different cleansers and used it after exfoliating to make sure it wasn't something else or the combination of products, but this toner was consistent in getting off more dirt.

My skin also feels so soft and smooth after I use this toner.

More recipes for acne prone and oily skin:


LILAC INFUSED WITCH HAZEL


Witch hazel by itself makes an amazing toner.  It's naturally anti-inflammatory thanks to the tannins and gallic acid, so it can help reduce the appearance of acne and blemishes.  

Witch hazel can also reduce redness, and it's gentle on most skin types.  If you suffer from acne, your skin needs some extra love so you don't irritate it.  

It's also an astringent, so it helps close pores.  This is a great way to make pores appear smaller naturally, and it can help reduce acne and blemishes.  

Witch hazel has tannins.  These tannins are thought to create a barrier on top of your skin.  This can help prevent bacteria and dirt from clogging your pores.  

It can also help stop free radicals.  

Lilacs are naturally antibacterial and antifungal, so they make a great complement with witch hazel for acne prone skin.

Lilacs are also thought to help the skin heal.  

When combined, lilac infused witch hazel is great for acne prone or oily skin.

How to make a DIY toner for face at home. This awesome recipe is great for acne, for oily skin, and to shrink pores. Make this simple easy skincare recipe for redness too. It has the best ingredients like lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, acv, and essential oils. Use in a bottle or make a spray for this homemade toner recipe.  #toner #essentialoils #witchhazel #acv

RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR


Although stinky, raw apple cider vinegar makes an excellent toner.  

There's an acid mantle on your skin that protects your skin.  It has a pH of around 5.  Cleansers can change the pH balance, but apple cider vinegar helps restore that balance.

ACV is also antibacterial and antifungal, so it can help reduce acne.  

If you have sensitive skin, use half as much ACV in this recipe and add more water.  

FRANKINCENSE

How to make a DIY toner for face at home. This awesome recipe is great for acne, for oily skin, and to shrink pores. Make this simple easy skincare recipe for redness too. It has the best ingredients like lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, acv, and essential oils. Use in a bottle or make a spray for this homemade toner recipe.  #toner #essentialoils #witchhazel #acv

Frankincense is a natural astringent, so it can help dry up acne and tighten pores.  It's also a great oil for scarring, so it can help heal blemishes and prevent scarring.  

Frankincense also promote skin cell regeneration for healing and for anti-aging.  

TEA TREE OIL


Tea tree oil is probably the most common antimicrobial essential oil.  I use it for cleaning my home, and it works just as well on your skin.  

Juniper berry essential oil is also a great oil to kill bacteria and fungi.  It smells better than tea tree, too.

You can also use one of these best essential oils for skin.

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Combine the lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, and water in an 8-ounce bottle.

STEP #2


Add the essential oils.


STEP #3


Place the cap on it and shake gently to mix.

STEP #4


Use after washing to tone the skin, clean pores, and restore the pH balance.

How to make a DIY toner for face at home. This awesome recipe is great for acne, for oily skin, and to shrink pores. Make this simple easy skincare recipe for redness too. It has the best ingredients like lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, acv, and essential oils. Use in a bottle or make a spray for this homemade toner recipe.  #toner #essentialoils #witchhazel #acv

If you have sensitive skin, use half as much apple cider vinegar and replace it with water.  Feel free to change the essential oils to fit your needs, but I really like the combination of frank and tea tree.  
How to make a DIY toner for face at home. This awesome recipe is great for acne, for oily skin, and to shrink pores. Make this simple easy skincare recipe for redness too. It has the best ingredients like lilac infused witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, acv, and essential oils. Use in a bottle or make a spray for this homemade toner recipe.  #toner #essentialoils #witchhazel #acv










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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.