Friday, March 16, 2012

DIY: Scar Reducing Mask & Toner

Todays DIY is not just a face mask but a toner to maximize skin benefits. It's cheap, easy and of course it's made from 100% natural items. You might find this toner helpful if you are prone to break outs, acne scars or dry skin.

Here's what you'll need:

 1 ts Apple Cider Vinegar
This will be the magic ingredient in this toner. It can be found in your local grocery store. DO NOT use ordinary vinegar. It does not have the same effective nutrients because it is distilled plus it is just too strong for our precious skin. Cider Vinegar is packed full of alpha hydroxys and amino acids which gently dissolve any dead skin and fatty deposits on the skin's surface.  Apple Cider Vinegar also contains Malic acid which will gently exfoliate the skin and break up scar tissue. It is a powerful skin detox cleanser. it works wonders unclogging pores and reducing scaly skin. It also controls the oil levels on your skin. Vitamins A,E,C,B2, B6 and P repair skin cells for softer supple skin.

5 ts Sugar
The sugar will work as a natural exfoliant, helping to break up scar tissue. It can aid in unclogging pores and reduces the appearance of large pores.  The natural glycerin helps moisturize the skin.

1 ts Honey
Honey has been known for it's wonderful natural acne treatment. It helps skin retain moisture and is a great anti-inflammatory. It tames swelling and stimulates skin cell renewal. It is a natural skin firmer with it's anti-aging benefits.

2 ts Cooled Down Green Tea
Green tea strongly detoxifys the skin with antioxidant benefits. It removes free radical from the skin.  It has anti-aging properties and  repairs skin cells.

First mix your wet ingredients together in a large bowl. It should be 1 part vinegar to 2 parts green tea. But you can change it up for a better result to your skin. Then add 5 teaspoons of sugar into the liquid. When making an exfoliate you want it to feel like wet sand. It still need moisture not just wet sugar clumps. Then add in your honey. You can store this in a plastic container in the fridge. This will be good for 2 weeks. When applying this make sure you avoid your hair. Sticky honey + Hair = A big annoying friggin mess. Also you want to cleanse your face first. Apply the mask in soft circular motions with your finger tips. Make sure you are lightly scrubbing your face. Scrubbing too hard can damage your skin. After leaving it on for 10 minutes go ahead and wash it off. Remember not to wipe your face dry, always pat it.


  1. I should try this! My skin is getting so dry because of this long winter :O

  2. My skin gets really dry during the winter as well. But mine peels. :[