They say that the beauty of a man is his health. When we are healthy, then we radiate special energy and we can succeed in everything. The winter months are special because low temperatures, strong winds and daily changes in weather affect all people. Energy and immunity are diminished in winter and are subject to various influences. Ichos skin care in the winter months should be adjusted to the weather in which we live.
The best hair and skin care products are all products with natural ingredients so-called “clean” products. Use as few products (blush, powders, etc.) on the skin and as many products (face creams, face scrubs, face masks, etc.) with butter (preferably shea butter). With natural butter, we will protect the skin of the face and hand from drying out caused by wind and cold. Then the skin of the face and hands should be nourished with fresh oils. Your beauty routine may sometimes contain a face tonic. You can make a homemade face tonic yourself (like apple cider vinegar). Buying facial toner contains alcohol that dries the skin and thus becomes a cause for many problems.
Apple cider vinegar has many benefits for our body .. It is useful for restoring the natural pH (generally balance) of the skin of our face. Apple cider vinegar contains AHA acids used in face care products. The action of AHA acids is multifaceted (removal of dead skin cells, cleansing of the skin, toning, stimulating the skin to look better). Apple cider vinegar tonic is a simple and useful face tonic. Facial skin restores the balance we take away from daily use of cleansing products.
The acidic pH of the skin must be maintained. Our skin has a pH of 5 on a scale of 1 to 14 (7 = neutral, below 7 = acidic, above 7 = alkaline). Most of the products we use to cleanse our skin (soaps, gels, foams) tend to be alkaline (pH above 7) causing our skin to be imbalanced.
When our skin is unbalanced, various problems occur (general dryness, acne, premature wrinkles, various infections). Excessive cleansing removes the skin’s protective layer. We leave a clear path for all bacteria. Because of these difficulties, there is a tonic for the face. Products used to make and tone the skin of natural milk, vinegar, various herbs and lemon juice.
Benefits of apple cider vinegar for the face
• Natural source of AHA acids
• Removes dead skin cells
• Has antibacterial activity
• Stimulates the renewal and arrival of new skin cells on the surface
• Tones and evens the complexion
• Matte the skin and regulate sebum secretion
• An excellent source of enzymes
• Has antiseptic effect
• Softens the appearance of scars and promotes faster healing
• Brightens skin and dark spots
The ratio of vinegar and other tonic ingredients should be guessed. The ratio of vinegar for normal and non-sensitive skin can be 1/2 of the total tonic, while for sensitive skin it should be only 1/4 or even 1/6 of the total amount in the bottle.
Vinegar ratio for different skin types
Normal skin: 30% – 40% vinegar and 70-60% distilled water (eg 30 – 40 ml vinegar goes into 100 ml tonic)
Oily and insensitive skin: 50% vinegar and 50% distilled water
Dry skin: 30% vinegar and 70% distilled water
Sensitive skin: 10% – 20% vinegar and rest of distilled water
If you notice a pronounced redness or a strong skin glow, stop using face tonic. Your skin may be over-reacting to vinegar acids. A slight redness directly after application of the tonic on the face (cotton or syringe) is normal. It should stop after a few minutes. The same is true for mild burning, especially on damaged skin (pimples on the skin or sunburn).
Generally, it is not advisable to apply products containing any acid to irritated or irritated skin. You need to know your skin type and reactions of your skin yourself.
It is necessary:
• 100% natural and pure apple cider vinegar
• Distilled or purified water
• Rose or orange hydrolate (optional)
• A few drops of tea tree or lavender essential oil (optional)
• Spray pump bottle
This tonic will not break down and you can keep it wherever you want. It is advisable to consume it within a month while all the ingredients are still fresh. Preferably, do not use regular apple cider vinegar but natural apple cider vinegar. It is recommended that you keep the tonic in the refrigerator.
Pour the tonic (preferably) into a 100 ml spray bottle. (any glass bottle can serve). Also, if you keep the tonic on a shelf or in the bathroom, it is best to make smaller quantities to avoid any possibility of spoilage.
Making this tonic is extremely easy. First, sterilize the bottle (boil for a few minutes in hot water and allow to dry) to use. so boil it for a few minutes in hot water and allow it to dry vertically. Put vinegar in the bottle and then distilled water (in a proportion that is appropriate for your skin type).
Instead of water, you can use hydrolate, ie flower water for additional hydration and essential oils for enhanced action. Tea tree and lavender essential oils are safe for face skin. Both have antiseptic action which is great if you are struggling with acne or pimples.
The tonic is best applied after cleansing your face in the morning and in the evening, and you can also spray it on your face during the day.
Apple vinegar for hair care
You can use apple cider vinegar after washing your hair, to restore balance to the scalp and control the secretion of sebum. Mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with plain water (or nettle / rosemary / chamomile tea). Pour over the hair when rinsing. The vinegar scent will evaporate when the hair dries. The hair will be shiny, balanced and nourished. This recipe is great for removing product residues that accumulate on the hair over time.
Homemade natural tonic is suitable for all skin types (especially sensitive skin) because it does not contain irritating ingredients. The base of the tonic is a herb hydrolate. Herbal Hydrolate is a flowering water that is obtained by steam distillation of flowers and petals and retains the benefits of the plant for the skin.
For a homemade facial toner you need:
• Herbal Hydrolate (Roses, Chamomile, Sage, Tea Tree ..)
• Herbal glycerin
• Essential oils of your choice (chamomile, tea tree or lavender)
• Storage bottle (regular vial or spray bottle)
Hydrolate rose is designed for dry and mature skin
Chamomile Hydrolate is for sensitive skin
Sage Hydrolate is for problematic and mixed skin
Tea tree hydrolate is for oily facial skin.
Preparing homemade face tonic:
1. Pour the herb hydrolate into a clean tonic bottle to leave some space near the top of the bottle.
2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of glycerin for oily to normal skin or 1 whole spoon for dry skin.
3. Close the bottle and shake vigorously. Then add 5-10 drops of essential oil of your choice. Rewash the tonic to make all the ingredients relate.
4. Store the tonic in a refrigerator or in a cool place. Shake it before each use.
You can buy all of the ingredients at herbal pharmacies or health food stores. A natural tonic will last longer than your purchase.
You can use a natural toner several times a day (no restrictions). You can use it by soaking a wad of tonic and wiping your face or placing it in a spray bottle for ease of use.
The results are visible after a few weeks of use. The skin has a beautiful and healthy color and will no longer tighten you. By prolonged use, you can completely prevent dry skin and flakes. You can refresh your skin with tonic before applying face cream to have better skin hydration.
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