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How to Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

Not into the whole DIY beauty thing? We get it—sometimes the ingredients can be hard to track down and the prep so exhausting it's easier to just pick up what you need from the drugstore. Not with this toner! All you need is apple cider vinegar mixed with plain ol' water. Mix the two together in a glass jar and apply to your face with a cotton pad. Yep, really—that's it! (If you have a few more minutes to spare, try this DIY rosewater.) 

Why use apple cider vinegar as a toner in the first place? Well, you may already know that drinking apple cider vinegar has a whole host of health benefits, but it turns out those same purported pH-balancing perks also apply to your skin. So while traditional store-bought toners might throw skin out of whack thanks to ingredients like alcohol and fragrances, derms say that ACV can help restore your skin's delicate pH balance while helping clear up issues such as acne, thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Since apple cider vinegar is drying, just make sure to start with about one part ACV to three parts water the first time you give it a go. And if you have super-sensitive skin, use extra caution (or consult your derm) before adding this toner or anything new to your beauty routine.

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