DIY | Facial Toner for Combination/Oily Skin

It’s been a long while since I posted my last DIY recipe that I made for my hair or skin routine. I do have another one to share with you in this post and I’m very excited to talk about this since it’s made a drastic improvement in my skin care!

NOTE: There will be a future post on an updated simple version of my “Hydrate Me!” Hair Treatment, so stay tuned for that.

Ever since I started reviewing products, I’ve been on the hunt for the right products to help manage my combination to oily facial skin. So far, the products I’ve used seemed to stop working after a few uses, don’t work at all or are too freaking expensive for someone with a tight budget and strict spending strategy to spoil oneself with.

So I turned to making my own products to help my skin. It started with my DIY Facial Serum and now, I’ve moved on to my homemade toner!


This toner is very simple to make, simple to use and after using this several times, my skin has been so clear and even toned that I hardly feel the need to wear my tinted moisturizer when I go out!

You will need only two ingredients: distilled water and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. That’s it!


Find a cleaned out spray bottle and decide the proper ratio for both liquids to suit your skin’s needs. For me, I use 2-3 parts distilled water to 1 part apple cider vinegar. As an option, you can also add essential oils depending on your skin problems. I sometimes add two drops of tea tree oil with one drop of lemongrass and one drop of peppermint for a refreshing, slightly citrus smell.


To apply, just spray onto a cotton ball or cotton pad and sweep gently all over your face and neck. Avoid the eye area as this will sting your eyes.


So easy right? This DIY toner works better than any other toner I’ve tried in the past. It even prevents breakouts and bumps during my time of the month! Plus, like I mentioned before, my skin is much more toned and fresh looking!

Just make sure you use unfiltered ACV with the “mother” (cloudy stuff floating around in the liquid) in it because that’s where you can get the most benefits. ACV is really good for toning the skin and preventing future breakouts. It’s also great at restoring the pH of your skin since it’s so acidic.

I recommend good old Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar or Heinz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar.

So there you have it! What are your DIY toner recipes for your skin? Tell me in the comments below!


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