A ten to fifteen minute mini facial can be a great way to give ourselves a little extra love in these summer months when we are exposed to a lot more sun and outdoor activities, both of which can be taxing on our skin. Sarah on our Say Yes team here is an esthetician by trade. When we asked her about a DIY facial she had some great ideas, specifically about making your own rose water toner. I was curious what toner was and when I read about it, how it evens out your skin tone and helps gently cleanse, I was surprised I hadn’t used it in the past. Do you use a toner? If you’re curious about trying it, we’re sharing an easy DIY version made with rose petals today.
The last and most important step in taking care of your skin is the right lotion so we’re partnering with AVEENO® for the post today to talk about easy ways to look and feel your best.
Keep reading to see how to make your own toner and a full at home facial from our resident esthetician…
For the DIY toner, select a few fallen rose petals from a nearby garden. We live across the street from the Rose Garden in Golden Gate park so we had plenty to choose from. Oh man, and they sure are beautiful this time of year!
Step 1: Throw a handful of fresh rose petals into big pot and fill with water. Let the water boil for 15 minutes and then strain.
Step 2: When cool, gently fill a jar and use a cotton ball or small makeup pad to apply to your skin.
Step 3: Use a bit of your favorite lotion like AVEENO® ULTRA-CALMING® DAILY MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 to moisturizer your clean, toned skin.
Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Ashley Aikele