Do not neglect such a facial care product as a tonic. He has an important function – to complete the process of skin cleansing. And no other means can cope with it so qualitatively.
What is a tonic for a face?
The sequence of using caregivers is as follows: first, with gel, foam or milk, cosmetics are removed, then the remnants of these remedies are removed with a tonic. After this, apply a mask, serum or cream. Do you think that the tonic is not needed? That removing the makeup and washing from the face, cleansed the skin well? Do the test: swipe the face with a sponge dipped in a tonic. You see, the cotton wool is not quite clean. This is an indication that skin cleansing without tonic is incomplete.
It is erroneous to ascribe to the tonic such actions as moisturizing the skin, smoothing wrinkles. Its functions are quite different. The main duty – to remove the remains of makeup and sebum, with which cleansing milk or foam could not cope. Tonic action:
– Refreshes and tones the skin;
– relieves irritation and redness;
– neutralizes the effect of hard water;
– acts as an antiseptic.
It is better to buy tonics without artificial acids, harsh fragrances and dyes. Qualitative funds can be found in pharmacies. Fans of natural cosmetics can easily prepare a tonic on their own.
Home Tonic Recipes
Ready tonic – mineral water, it can be rinsed face in the morning, and in the evening to wipe the skin after removing makeup. Using herbs, flowers, fruits at home, you can make a large number of natural cleansers.
1. "Umyvalka" for normal skin: take an equal amount of chamomile, fruits and leaves of mountain ash red, mint, dried lemon zest. Half a cup of the mixture, pour three cups of boiling water, then put on a small fire. After half an hour, remove the brew and let cool for 7,5-8 hours. Strain and add on 2 tablespoons of glycerin and vodka.
2. Tonic for oily skin: 50 g of lemon and the same amount of grapefruit juice mixed and pour a spoonful of vodka. Pour into a glass bottle and insist for three days.
3. Summer recipe: cook puree from 100 g strawberries, pour a glass of strong alcohol, pour into a bottle, insist a month. Before use, dilute boiled water in the ratio of 1: 1.
4. Remedy for dry skin: pour two large spoons of oatmeal with hot milk. Close and let it brew.
The result obtained with regular use of the tonic, you will be pleased: the skin will become velvety, will acquire a healthy even tone.