I try to keep it as simple as possible when it comes to my skincare routine, but with the changing seasons, regulating my complexion and keeping up with its dynamic needs can be challenging. For that reason, including a toner is key. That said, my personal skin goals are to clear, nourish, and protect my skin cells to maintain a youthful glow. Enter this Rosewater Lemon Toner.
Lemon may not be the first essential oil that immediately comes to mind when you think of your skincare routine, but stay with me here.
There are a great many healing properties that are found in this citrus oil, and as a result it is very effective in supporting any clear and youthful skin aspirations. For starters, its antibacterial properties target blemishes and acne-prone skin, and brilliantly whisk away excessive oil. The elevated Vitamin C levels in Lemon solidify its skincare credibility; with that antioxidant boost, it nourishes your skin by protecting it against cell damage from internal and external toxins and pollutants—not to mention Vitamin C’s ability to boost collagen levels.
The base of this toner is rosewater, which helps to maintain pH balance (perfect for seasonal changes) and is anti-inflammatory, meaning it reduces redness and promotes clear, glowing skin. Your favourite toner yet? Probably.
ROSEWATER LEMON TONER
1 tablespoon rosewater
4 tablespoons witch hazel
3/4 cups filtered water
8 drops Lemon Essential Oil
How to use it
- Combine all the ingredients together in a spray bottle.
- Give it a good shake.
- Spray on a freshly-cleansed face before serums and moisturizers, or keep in your bag and spritz throughout the day to maintain a fresh glow.