DIY Rose Toner Beauty Pads
In January we bought a small bottle of rose water to make a cocktail. And ever since, we've been absolutely obsessed and want to find ALL the ways to use it.
I've been taking more time to add an actual skincare routine into my day. And there are about a million serums and creams to choose from, but toner seemed to be one step that is pretty consistent in recommendations. So, we looked up how to make our own simple version at home, with our rose water, and I am seriously happy with the outcome. Your skin looks and feels so refreshed. Not to mention, it smells SO good.
So what are the benefits? Overall, using a toner moisturizes your skin while regulating it's PH balance. Your water and face wash can throw off your skin's PH, so it's like pressing the reset button after cleansing. It also shrinks your pores which, for most of us, is a great thing. But what about the ingredients individually?
Rose water is great for your skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness in irritated skin, as well as remove excess oil and dirt in clogged pores.
Aloe vera is a great for skin as it's not only a natural anti-inflammatory but its properties greatly aid in scar and wound healing.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that contains tannins which help pull excess oil from the skin. Its extremely helpful in problem acne as it lessens bacteria growth on the skin and helps speed up the healing process in an infection.
To make the toner, add 1 part aloe to 3 parts witch hazel and a couple of drops of rose water (or more to your liking!).
Stir until the mixture is well combined.
Stack cotton pads into a glass container.
Pour combined ingredients over cotton pads and let the mixture soak into them.
To use, swipe a saturated pad over clean skin and enjoy!
These are going to be a staple in our beauty routine considering you can make a fresh batch at home whenever you need them.
Tip: To make these even more refreshing for your skin, store them in the fridge. Perfect for those hot summer days or after an afternoon in the sun!
We also love this idea as a DIY for a bridal shower favors or activity for your next girls night in. Just add rosé.