Lately, I’ve been obsessed with this amazing, all-natural lemon toner. It brightens and lightens skin, and it’s also great for acne-prone skin.
The reason I decided to whip up this toner is that I suddenly notice that I was developing some sunspots on my face. They were all on the left side of my face, so I think the damage came from the sun shining on that side of my face when I’m driving.
Here’s the Thing about Packaged Vitamin C
Vitamin C that is packaged in over the counter products doesn’t always work. While vitamin C is wonderful for your skin, it goes bad quickly.
This means that most products contain preservatives that help to keep the vitamin C from going bad.
When you use fresh lemon juice, you have a natural Vitamin C source that gives you the vitamin C benefits you want, including brightening, tightening, and lightening, without dealing with those preservatives.
It offers better results, and it will cost a lot less than an over the counter skincare product that contains vitamin C in it. In fact, you can get all the ingredients for this toner for just a few dollars.
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed fresh Lemon juice
- 1 cup of purified water (bottled or filtered)
- 1/4 cup of witch hazel (or rose water) If you don’t have rosewater, you can check (my DIY recipe here).
- a glass jar
① Place all the ingredients in a glass jar container with airtight lid.
② Refrigerate and use it for up to 2 weeks. I normally, put some of the mixture in a spray bottle and store in the fridge.
③ For application, use a cotton circle or just a cotton and spray the mixture on it. Apply it on your freshly washed face. No rinse needed.
④ Make sure you store your lemon toner in an airtight bottle. Keep it stored in a dry, cool place (better store in the fridge). Never keep this toner for more than two weeks.