Saving Face: Balancing Toner

Herbal facials for winter-weary skin.
February/March 1996

Makes 1 treatment
This is a good balancer for all skin types. The ingredients are antibacterial and slightly acidic, helping restore the skin’s normal pH after cleansing. You may use it every day.

  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel
  • ½ teaspoon dried chamomile
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  1. Place all the ingredients in a food chopper and process. Allow to stand 5 minutes, then mix again.
  2. Apply to a clean face and leave it on 1 to 3 minutes. Remove it with a damp, cool washcloth. Follow with a moisturizer.
  3. This formula may be made up in larger quantities; strain out the herbs or leave them in. It will keep for 1 month or longer in the refrigerator.

Kathlyn Quatrochi has a doctorate in naturopathy. She and her husband own St. Anley Inn, a bed-and-breakfast surrounded by herb gardens in Oak Glen, California. Kathlyn teaches herbal skin care, maintains a skin treatment practice, and makes Beauty Garden Skin Care Products.

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