Save your money and follow this simple beauty recipe for facial toner!
I have spent tons of funds on name-brand beauty products, but the buck stops here! After doing the math, this sweet little beauty potion will cost you, ready for this, less than 18 cents per month!
Today I will share with you a SIMPLE, organic recipe that will make you glow!! The good news? You more than likely have these ingredients chez toi!
1. Lemon juice (or lime juice or orange juice OR ALL THREE!)
As you can see, I set aside a glass jar full of lemons, oranges and limes and topped it off with tap water to use for cleaning (they were used for cooking and eating, and instead of throwing them away, I saved them!)
However, after doing some research on their skin and hair benefits, I decided to add them to my beauty regime!
Lemon, lime and orange juice benefits: tones and refines the surface of your face, helps lighten age spots due to overexposure to the sun, reduces the appearance of acne scars, they are natural antiseptics with antifungal properties, they remove oil and dirt, they tighten pores, and they remove dead facial skin, which in turn helps reduce breakouts and zits!
Ever hear of or pay a small fortune for a citrus acid peel? Well, lemons, limes and oranges SHOULD BE the main ingredients, however who knows if they are, unless you make it yourself!
Use your preference! The one I picked up, has camphor in it. I didn't have a choice, I chose the cheapest one on the shelf at 1,71€ or $2.21 for 250ml or 8 oz.
Camphor Oil benefits: Helps rejuvenate and revitilize skin, one of the main ingredients used in expensive treatments for acne.
3. Water - tap or bottled, use your preference! I used tap water, but for that extra French flair, why not try Evian?!
4. Container or jar -- I found my little jar at the flea market for 50 centimes!
If you are in the States, find something around your home that could suffice, or go to Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, Michael's, even Target or Walmart!
The Recipe: Mix the four ingredients and Viola! It is really that simple!
Yet, if you are anything like me and overthink everything to the point of frustration, allow me the shed some more light on the recipe.
First, know your skin type, then adjust the alcohol and LOL (lemon, orange, lime) juice accordingly or to your preference.
Personally, I have combination skin.
Here is my beauty potion: For this 8 ounce bottle, I filled half the bottle with LOL juice and alcohol and topped the rest off with water. DONE!
How does it feel? Absolutely Luxurious!
This little beauty potion is very light, fresh, organic and simple!
My skin felt tight and glowed, it smelled good, and did the job very, very, very well, proof was on the cotton ball! I JUST ADORED IT!
I truly feel this little concoction is better than ANY store bought, name brand, expensive ones I have previously owned!
By the way, this same concoction can be used for a scalp and hair treatment!
xoxxox - Jennifer
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