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Earlier this month I did a post on how to make your own natural cleanser.  Now it’s time to learn how to make your own toner!

Why use toner?  According to dermatologists interviewed by the Huffington Post, the answer is complicated.  Toner is something I consider a second step of the cleansing process,” says Dr. Alicia Zalka, a Yale-affiliated dermatologist. “The benefit is that, when used correctly, it can help remove excess oils and dead skin cells that may lurk on the face after washing.”  Dr. Zalka also adds, “toners are not necessary, but they can be a great adjunct to a skincare regimen for those that need help with oily skin or markedly plugged pores. My main use for toners are in my acne patients.”

Remember when you are experimenting with natural made products, there is a lot of trial and error.  This toner may not work for you and that’s ok; just try something else.  There are a lot of websites out there that specialize in home made beauty products, such as this one from the Daily Green, so don’t give up!

So here’s our toner today:

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