Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Who Should Use A Skin Toner?

People having oily skin must use a good quality toner. Excessive oil generates a deep greasy layer on the skin which cannot be removed by cleansing only. A toner is very helpful in completing the cleansing process of the oily skin by eliminating the leftover dirt, dead skin cells and oil from the skin.

What Does A Skin Toner Do?

Using a good toner also re-establishes the delicate pH balance of the skin and minimizes the size of the skin pores, which is essential in directing the sebum production.

Why Go For Homemade Toners?

Now if you want to start caring for your oily skin, then it is suggested that you should choose natural homemade toners instead of commercial toners as they can make your skin extra dry because of the excess amount of alcohol and sulphate. The best part of these homemade toners is that they are very easy to make. 

12 Effective Homemade Toners For Oily Skin

Here is a list of 12 amazing homemade toners which are very effective to take care of oily skin. 

#1. Mint Leaves Toner for Oily Skin

The presence of menthol in mint leaves works as a natural coolant and astringent which helps in cooling down the skin and controlling the sebum production. 

How to Make Homemade Mint Leaves Toner: Boil 6 cups of water and add a couple of fresh green mint leaves to it and let them boil till the water reduces to half. Now allow this to cool down. Strain the water and your homemade toner is ready. Apply this amazing and effective homemade toner for oily skin on your face with a cotton ball. Store the remaining solution in the refrigerator for future use. 

#2. Aloe Vera Toner for Oily Skin

Aloe Vera re-establishes the delicate pH balance of the skin, which helps in reducing the excessive oiliness of it. The presence of astringent properties shrinks the open skin pores.

How to Make Homemade Aloe Vera Toner for Oily Skin: Take two tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel in a clean bowl. Add one cup of cool water to it. Mix it well and your DIY aloe vera toner is ready! Apply this amazing homemade toner for oily skin all over your face with the help of a cotton ball. Follow the application two times daily.

#3. Lemon Toner for Oily Skin

This is a very cheap and easy to make homemade toner that works superbly on the oily skin.

How to Make Lemon Toner for Oily Skin: Take one cup of hot water, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and a peppermint tea bag. Dip this tea bag into the hot water and leave it for a few minutes. Now take out the tea bag from the water and mix lemon juice in it. Let the solution cool down completely. Now dip the cotton ball in the solution and wipe your face with this amazing homemade toner for oily skin. Follow this routine two times daily after cleansing your face to get rid of excess oil and enjoy clear skin.

#4. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner for Oily Skin

Apple cider vinegar removes the excess oil from your skin and restores the pH balance of the oily skin.

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar Toner for Oily Skin: Take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one cup of water. Mix them properly and you have your easy to make homemade toner for oily skin ready! Apply amazing toners for oily skin all over your clean face and neck with the help of a cotton ball.

#5. Cucumber Toner for Oily Skin

The natural cooling property of cucumber makes it beneficial for soothing the oily skin, closing the open pores and removing the excess oil from the skin.

How to Make Homemade Cucumber Toner for Oily Skin: Chop a fresh cucumber into small pieces. Take a pan and pour one cup of water in it and add the cucumber pieces. Heat the pan and let the water boil till it reduces to half. Now leave it to cool down completely. Grind this cucumber and water mixture properly and strain it and voila! Your homemade toner for oily skin is ready! Apply this amazing toner on your face and neck using a cotton pad two times daily after cleansing your face.

#6. Raw Mango Seeds Toner for Oily Skin

Raw mango seeds make for an effective toner that removes the extra oil from the skin and make it free from acne and pimples.

How to Make Homemade Raw Mango Seeds Toner for Oily Skin: Take out the seeds from two raw mangoes. Put them in a pan with three or four cups of water and boil for around 30 minutes. Leave the solution for cooling down and then strain it. Use this amazing homemade toner for oily skin regularly after every wash.

#7. Camphor Toner for Oily Skin

Camphor is a great astringent that works amazingly on oily skin. A camphor toner tightens the skin pores and prevents pore-clogging and reduces oiliness.

How to Make Camphor Toner for Oily Skin: Take a bottle of pure rose water and add pinch of camphor in it and mix it. Apply this homemade solution all over your face using a cotton ball. Regularly use this amazing DIY toner for oily skin two times a day on your clean face.

#8. Cold Water Toner for Oily Skin

Distilled or filtered cold water shrinks the large pores of the skin and balances the oil production of it. Cold water also cures pimples, inflammation, and acne. Just take a half cup of cold water and add four to five ice cubes in it. Let the ice cubes melt in water. Now dab a cotton pad in the water and apply on your clean face. Alternatively, you can directly rub an ice cube on your face which acts as a great toner; especially if you have oily skin.

#9. Green Tea Toner for Oily Skin

The tannins in green tea remove the impurities and excess oil from the skin and shrink the large pores. Moreover, it hydrates the oily skin and prevents it from over-drying.

How to Make Homemade Green Tea Toner for Oily Skin: Simply prepare a cup of green tea and let it cool down completely. Now use this tea as a toner on your face after every wash.

#10. Chamomile Toner for Oily Skin

The presence of antioxidants and essential oils in chamomile tightens the enlarged skin pores on oily skin and eliminates the extra oil and impurities from the skin. The high penetration capacity of chamomile makes this toner more effective.

How to Make Chamomile Toner for Oily Skin: Dip a chamomile tea bag in a cup of boiling water and leave it for five minutes. Now let this solution cool down completely. Pour a few drops of this homemade toner on a cotton ball and apply on your face. Repeat this process daily after every wash.

#11. Rose Water and White Vinegar Toner for Oily Skin

White vinegar and rose water both maintain the pH level of the skin; and hence removes the excess oil from it. The rose water opens the clogged skin pores and eliminates the impurities of the skin, whereas the white vinegar cures the acne and pimples.

How to Make White Vinegar Toner for Oily Skin: Simply mix a tablespoon of white vinegar in the bottle of rose water. Apply this homemade toner for oily skin on your clean face twice a day for best results.

#12. Tomato Toner for Oily Skin

Tomato is very beneficial for oily skin, as it tightens the skin pores and removes the unwanted oil from the skin because of its astringent properties. Tomato also soothes skin irritation, itching, and rashes.

How to Make Homemade Tomato Toner for Oily Skin: Making this amazing DIY toner for oily skin is as simple as just extracting the juice from a ripe tomato and then you are done. Dip a cotton pad in the tomato juice and apply all over your clean face. Let it dry for 10 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. 

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: August 10, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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