In the past few months, I’ve written a small handful of fashion and beauty posts that were specifically geared toward older women like myself. And I have to say, I have been pleasantly surprised at all of the positive feedback I’ve gotten about those posts!
I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to create content specifically for this demographic because we tend to be glossed over (or ignored completely) by most mainstream beauty and fashion blogs. But just because we’re a little older doesn’t mean we can’t keep looking fabulous, so even though I’m not an expert in fashion or beauty, it has been well worth the effort of educating myself so that I can offer useful tips to other women like myself.
In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a homemade facial toner and brightener that’s perfect for aging skin. It’s quick and easy to make, and you’ll love the way it softens and brightens your skin. Best of all, you’ll save a fortune making this homemade version rather than buying an expensive anti-aging toner.
But before we launch into making it, let me tell you a bit about what’s in it and why it works.
What’s In It?
This homemade facial toner has two main ingredients. They both do wonders for aging skin, and you can find them both at your local grocery store!
The first ingredient is apple cider vinegar, which is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial. It can help balance the pH of your skin, and it’s loaded with nutrients like potassium, pectin, malic acid, and calcium. The fermentation process that turns apple cider into apple cider vinegar fortifies these vitamins and minerals, making them even more powerful and beneficial for your skin.
The second active ingredient in this homemade toner is plain old aspirin. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which is the most common beta-hydroxy acid included in skincare products. It clears away excess oil, cleans out pores, and exfoliates skin to help shed dead cells. When used together, apple cider vinegar and aspirin make a winning combination that can help revitalize and brighten aging skin.
Now that you know a little bit more about why it works, it’s time to learn how to make it!
Homemade Anti-Aging Toner And Skin Brightener
- 1/2 oz organic apple cider vinegar (about 1 Tbsp)
- 3 oz mineral water or distilled water (about 6 Tbsp)
- 5 plain, uncoated aspirin tablets OR 2 BC powder packets
Step 1 – Combine the apple cider vinegar and water.
Step 2 – Use a mortar and pestle or the bottom of a small drinking glass to crush the aspirin tablets into a powder. (If using aspirin powder, skip to the next step.)
Step 3 – Add the crushed or powdered aspirin to the vinegar and water mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture into a small bottle for storage.
How To Use Your Homemade Skin Toner
After washing your face, apply the toner sparingly using a cotton pad. Follow up with a moisturizer to prevent dryness, and store the toner in your fridge, where it will stay fresh for one month.
Do you use a toner as part of your skincare routine?