Best Homemade Face Toners For Oily Skin


Face toners are an unavoidable factor in a skincare routine. But most people do not think of toner as an essential thing. 

Toners can use for any skin type. But they are very essential for those who have oily skin.

There are many commercial toners that you can buy. But in this case, I will show you how to make a toner using natural ingredients. These homemade toners are really effective for oily skin and you can use them with confidence.

So, let’s begin. 

Why Use Face Toners?

In simple terms, face toners are a liquid formula widely used in the skincare industry. 

There are many functions of a toner. Toners can remove the impurities that are left after your cleansing. Sometimes, even if we use a face cleanser or a face wash to clean our face, there might be some leftover makeup, excess oil, or other dirt on our face, a toner can clean every little thing that is left behind our cleansing part.   

Depending on your skin type, toners can hydrate and prime your skin while moisturizing.

Also, toners can restore the PH balance of your face. You may have noticed that your skin becomes dry after cleansing your face, sometimes. Our cleansers and face washes have harsh chemicals and they disrupt the natural PH balance of our skin. So, a toner can restore our natural PH balance.

Most importantly, after exfoliation, the pores of our skin are still open and toners can seal those pores while tightening the cell gaps. If our pores are open to the external environment, our skin is more vulnerable to bacteria and other issues, which means there is a risk of acne and pimples. 

Are toners good for Oily skin?

Oily skin is very common among people. If you have oil all over your face, then you have oily skin. Also, acne, blackheads, and whiteheads are more common skin issues among oily skin people. 

Yes. Toners are very effective and good for oily skin. A toner can penetrate the pores and deep clean them. Which means it can reduce the risk of acne. 

Also, toners can solve most of the issues that have for oily skin such as reducing excess oil, and removing blackheads and whiteheads while treating acne.   

How to apply toners to the skin?

Applying face toners on your face is really important. You can take a few drops of your toner onto a cotton pad or on your palm and gently tap it on your face and neck.

Also, you can use a toner spray for extra hydration. 

When to apply toners on the face?

You can use your skin toners in between your skincare routine. 

After cleansing your face, you can apply your toner using the instructions above.

At the same time, after doing a facial, you have to use your toner twice. During a facial, you need to cleanse your skin, exfoliate, steam, and extract. After the extraction process, you need to seal your face with a toner. 

Secondly, after toner your face, you need to put a face pack on your face. After rinsing off the face pack, you can use a toner again to seal your face.

Also, when doing your makeup, you can also use a toner as a pre-preparation for the makeup. After cleansing your skin, apply a toner, and then apply a primer. After that, you can do your regular makeup routine. When you apply a toner before your makeup, it will help you to get rid of oily and greasy makeup. 

Best homemade toners for oily skin

These homemade toners are well-suitable for oily skin. You can easily make these toners at home using some simple ingredients in your pantry.

Give it a try.

1. Mint leaves toner

Mint leaves have strong antibacterial properties and menthol as well. It can moisturize your face well.

Mint leaves can treat your acne and pimples due to their antibacterial properties and salicylic acid.

How to make – Take 5 cups of water and boil it. Add some mint leaves to the hot water and let it cool. After that, you can put the mixture into a spray bottle and use it. 

2. Aloe Vera toner

Aloe vera gel is enriched with salicylic acid and sulfur that really helpful for acne treatment. Also, aloe vera can hydrate your skin well. 

How to make –  Scoop out the pure aloe vera gel and mix 2 tablespoons of gel with 1 cup of water. Then you can apply the toner with cotton pads.

3. Cucumber toner

Cucumber is enriched with cooling properties which is really helpful to moisturize your face. On the other hand, cucumber can resolve many of the skin issues that have for oily skin people.

How to use – Take cucumber slices and blend them well. Then take the paste and mixed it with one cup of water. After that, you can use it as a toner.

4. Rose Water toner

Rose water can remove your dead skin cells while preventing the clogging of your pores and protecting your skin from breakouts.

How to make – Take some rose petals that are pesticide and chemical free. Then boil the rose petals with water under medium heat until they fade the color. After that, you can see the water became red color or the color of the rose petals you have taken. Then let it be cool. After that, you can mix the rose water with some water and apply it as a toner.

5. Green tea toner

Green tea is a good antioxidant that can fight bacteria and acne.  

How to make –  Brew some green tea and let it be cool. After that, put it into a spray bottle and then you can use it as a toner.  

6. Ice cube

Regular ice cubes can reduce your pimple marks, and acne while glowing your skin. You can make regular ice cubes from water. Or you can add one of the ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber extract, lemon juice, and green tea to the water and make ice cubes from them as well.

How to use – Gently rub the ice cube twice a day after cleansing your face.


As you can see, if you have oily skin, you can use a toner for many of your skin issues. You can follow these easy recipes to make homemade toners.

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