DIY Lemon Toner – Lighten Acne Scars Naturally

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.

#LemonToner - for brightening 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.

Lemon is a great lightening agent, and it’s better than many high-end lightening products. When you whip up this toner, it will give you brighter, lighter skin, and it will also prevent breakouts and tighten your pores.

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.

Read: Lemon Toner for Lightening Skin

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.

You’ll Need:

  • 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


Place all the ingredients in a glass jar container with airtight lid.

DIY Lemon toner

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.

lemon water

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.

brightening toner

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.

About the Author Calleigh

Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.

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