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This Cheap Anti-Aging Toner Is The Secret To Brighter Skin

DIY Natural Skin Brightener

In the past few months, I’ve written a small handful of fashion and beauty posts that were specifically geared toward older women like myself. And I have to say, I have been pleasantly surprised at all of the positive feedback I’ve gotten about those posts!

I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to create content specifically for this demographic because we tend to be glossed over (or ignored completely) by most mainstream beauty and fashion blogs. But just because we’re a little older doesn’t mean we can’t keep looking fabulous, so even though I’m not an expert in fashion or beauty, it has been well worth the effort of educating myself so that I can offer useful tips to other women like myself.

Related: 9 Surprising Ways Your Makeup Is Making You Look Older

DIY Natural Skin Brightener

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a homemade facial toner and brightener that’s perfect for aging skin. It’s quick and easy to make, and you’ll love the way it softens and brightens your skin. Best of all, you’ll save a fortune making this homemade version rather than buying an expensive anti-aging toner.

But before we launch into making it, let me tell you a bit about what’s in it and why it works.

What’s In It?

This homemade facial toner has two main ingredients. They both do wonders for aging skin, and you can find them both at your local grocery store!

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DIY Natural Skin Brightener

The first ingredient is apple cider vinegar, which is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial. It can help balance the pH of your skin, and it’s loaded with nutrients like potassium, pectin, malic acid, and calcium. The fermentation process that turns apple cider into apple cider vinegar fortifies these vitamins and minerals, making them even more powerful and beneficial for your skin.

Related: 9 Of The Most Unexpected Beauty Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

DIY Natural Skin Brightener

The second active ingredient in this homemade toner is plain old aspirin. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which is the most common beta-hydroxy acid included in skincare products. It clears away excess oil, cleans out pores, and exfoliates skin to help shed dead cells. When used together, apple cider vinegar and aspirin make a winning combination that can help revitalize and brighten aging skin.

Now that you know a little bit more about why it works, it’s time to learn how to make it!

DIY Natural Skin Brightener

Homemade Anti-Aging Toner And Skin Brightener



DIY Natural Skin Brightener

Step 1 – Combine the apple cider vinegar and water.

Step 2 – Use a mortar and pestle or the bottom of a small drinking glass to crush the aspirin tablets into a powder. (If using aspirin powder, skip to the next step.)

DIY Natural Skin Brightener

Step 3 – Add the crushed or powdered aspirin to the vinegar and water mixture and mix well. Pour the mixture into a small bottle for storage.

DIY Natural Skin Brightener

How To Use Your Homemade Skin Toner

After washing your face, apply the toner sparingly using a cotton pad. Follow up with a moisturizer to prevent dryness, and store the toner in your fridge, where it will stay fresh for one month.

Do you use a toner as part of your skincare routine?

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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    • I am glad you pointed this out, Christy. Whenever trying something new on your skin (especially your face), I would always recommend that you try it out on a small area to make sure you don’t have any kind of an adverse reaction.

    • The coating simply slows down the release of the aspirin in your stomach, so that you don’t get a stomach ache when you take it. It will be a little harder to dissolve, but it will still work just fine! :-)

  • I made this with the BC powder but it never dissolved so I have to shake it every single time and then you end up with the powder residue all over my face. Is this how it’s supposed to be?

  • I like the idea of it being in the refrigerator, sounds refreshing! The suggestion of using witch hazel, is that to replace the distilled water in your recipe? Not sure how the witch hazel and apple cider will react to each other.

  • FYI… Each BC Aspirin Fast Pain Relief Powder packet contains…
    Aspirin 845mg, Caffeine 65mg, 55mg Potassium

    Inactive Ingredients: Docusate Sodium, Fumaric Acid, Lactose Monohydrate, Potassium Chloride

  • I use witch hazel instead of water. Just the witch hazel with the aspirin is amazing for acne. I’ve made it for my boys and their friends for years. We call it the “secret sauce”. :)

    • I’ve also used witch hazel too. I’m curious to see if this version of toner will help me skin. It gets very humid when our weather gets warmer. I literally have a hard timei keeping my makeup on with all the sweat at this time of year. I did mix this up last night.

  • I am almost 39 and have been using this toner to help with my hormonal acne flareups. I love it.! Good to hear it helps with other skin issues too.

  • Should use a sunscreen afterwards that is broad spectrum. Most acids increase sensitivity to uv Ray’s, thus could accelerate aging. I personally would use at night only.

  • Thank you for posting a diy for the mature skin. Really needed this. Also…my husband still raves about your eye glass cleaner recipe!!!

  • Oh my gosh I love this page thank you so very much for all the great tips.im 52 a love saving money. And can’t really afford a lot this agining cream .

  • How many milligrams in the 5 aspirin tablets? 81mg each vs 325mg each is a huge difference.
    (I’m assuming it’s the 325mg, as I’ve never seen an uncoated 81mg, ever)

  • I am thinking this solution would help my teenage granddaughter with her skin problems or is there something else I could make for her….

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