Monday, April 27, 2015

I swear by the natural lemon-glycerine toner for my skin  

I am a dark-skinned girl and while I simply love my complexion, there are times when I lose that glow, making me look dull and tired. While the sun plays havoc with my skin, the humid weather, pollution and dust just adds to it. What do I do to keep my skin looking fresh, glowing and acne free? My handy glycerine-lemon toner does the trick.

The lemon in the lotion cleanses my skin, prevents acne (since it has potent antibacterial properties), is a natural bleach (which makes it great to get rid of a sun tan), nourishes my skin with vitamin C, making it glow naturally and helps reduce the appearance of blackheads. You may also like to read about the aloe vera and lemon lotion to beat a sun tan.

Glycerine, on the other hand, helps moisturise my skin, keep it supple and acts as a natural cleansing agent.

Glycerine, on the other hand, helps moisturise my skin, keep it supple and acts as a natural cleansing agent.

How to make and use this mix:

This lotion has glycerine and lemon juice which makes it extremely simple to make and can be stored for a long time.

What you need:

    Fresh lemon juice
    Glycerine — you can buy this at any local drug store.
    A glass container — It is essential that you use a glass container for this mix as the lemon in this lotion can erode a plastic container. Also the acidic components tend to leach out the toxic chemicals in the plastic, making it bad for your skin.

How to make it:

Take some lemon juice and add it to an equal proportion of glycerine. If you want to make a small quantity to try first, take about two tablespoons of glycerine and add two tablespoons of lemon juice to it — this should be enough for about two applications. Now mix this well and store it in a glass bottle.

How to use it:

Once you are done for the day and get home, wash your face well with a face wash. If you follow a cleansing and toning regimen, use this mix instead of your toner. Once you have washed your face pat it dry and pour out a little bit of this lotion (as much as you need for your face and neck) on your palm, and using your fingers apply it on your face. Make sure you apply and massage it into your skin using circular motions. Once this is done, leave it on and get some sleep.