DIY Natural Toner for Oily Skin


Astringents or toners can do wonders to improve the condition of oily skin. I t is that its function is to close the pores and regulate sebum production in the skin. Both lemon and witch hazel work very well in that sense. What if you combine them in a recipe?

Homemade witch hazel and lemon toner for oily skin

Astringent always presented as an interesting solution to stop the much drier skin without the excess sebaceous so characteristic of oily skin.

Here’s how you can try a lotion of witch hazel and lemon, two very good astringent to close pores, regulate skin lipids and thus forget about beans, pimples and blackheads. Here is the recipe.


  • Four tablespoons of witch hazel
  • Two tablespoons of orange blossom water
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice


Take a bowl and placed there the two waters, witch hazel and orange blossom. Then add the lemon juice and energy mix until mixture is well blended.

Then I just have to apply on your face, emphasizing the nose and upper cheeks, where further oiliness often focuses. Let the lotion penetrate and used several times a week.

Drink More Juice This Summer

Now, more than ever we all crave fresh juices and smoothies. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy green (or other colors) juices. They are lighter than the shakes and provide all the minerals and vitamins from vegetables as well as helping us stay rehydrated and fresh.

So, if you have a good blender at home and I want to make you a good smoothie or juice, we bring you 5 ingredients that I can give a lot of play and keep you well hydrated, which is important with this heat:


watermelon smoothie

Does not add much flavor, but what gives this seasonal fruit is a lot of water and very few calories. It is good for the kidneys and help remove accumulated liquids and toxins. It goes great with strawberries, beetroot, pineapple, etc …


cucumber in smoothies

In a good green juice, you can not miss the cucumber. One of the richest vegetables in water, has a characteristic flavor but usually go well with pineapple, celery and spinach.


celery in smoothies

One of my favorites is celery. I always use in  my juices or smoothies, for its amazing health properties (diuretic, anti-inflammatory, digestive ..), for its abundance of water and the taste that gives a special touch to all fruit.


Beetroot in smoothies

The beetroot is rich in water, natural sweetness and with many beneficial health properties. The beetroot has a detoxifying effect; it helps cleanse the blood and remove toxins. It also gives a lot of color to play with when mixed in your juices because it leaves the pink / red in the  juice!


apples in smoothies

Although not in season, apple can be consumed practically all year round and is very low in calories, provides water and fresh flavor to your green juices. It also blends well in any juice.

What are your favorite to be this summer for your green juice ingredients?

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