Lactic Acid

DIY Lactic Acid Toner

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Learn how to make your own lactic acid toner at home with this easy DIY recipe. Perfect for those with sensitive skin looking to gently exfoliate and brighten their complexion.

DIY Lactic Acid Toner

DIY Lactic Acid Toner

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Lactic acid is a gentle alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that is perfect for those with sensitive skin looking to exfoliate and brighten their complexion. It is found naturally in milk and can be used in skincare products to help remove dead skin cells and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. In this DIY, we will show you how to make your own lactic acid toner at home using simple ingredients.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Skin Care
Servings 4 oz

Equipment

  • Small glass bottle or jar
  • Measuring spoon or dropper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or spatula

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup of witch hazel
  • ¼ cup of aloe vera gel
  • ½ tsp of lactic acid powder
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the witch hazel and aloe vera gel.
  • Slowly add the lactic acid powder to the mixture, stirring constantly until fully incorporated.
  • If desired, add 5 drops of lavender essential oil for added benefits and a pleasant scent.
  • Pour the mixture into a small glass bottle or jar and store in a cool, dark place.

Notes

  • Do not use lactic acid toner if you have open wounds or cuts on your face.
  • Always patch test before using a new skincare product.
  • Do not use lactic acid toner if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 

How to Use

 
  1. Cleanse your face thoroughly with a gentle cleanser.
  2. Apply a small amount of the lactic acid toner to a cotton pad and gently swipe across your face.
  3. Avoid the eye area.
  4. Follow with your regular moisturizer.
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FAQs

What is lactic acid toner?

  • Lactic acid toner is a skincare product that contains lactic acid, a gentle alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to exfoliate and brighten the complexion.

What are the benefits of lactic acid toner?

  • Lactic acid toner can help remove dead skin cells, improve texture and tone, brighten the complexion, and increase hydration.
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Can lactic acid toner be used on sensitive skin?

  • Yes, lactic acid is considered a gentle AHA and is suitable for those with sensitive skin.

How often should I use lactic acid toner?

  • It is recommended to start with using lactic acid toner once or twice a week, gradually increasing to daily use as your skin becomes accustomed to it.

How do I make my own lactic acid toner at home?

  • You can make your own lactic acid toner by mixing witch hazel, aloe vera gel, and lactic acid powder together. Optional: You can also add essential oils for added benefits and a pleasant scent.

Can lactic acid toner be used with other skincare products?

  • Yes, lactic acid toner can be used with other skincare products such as moisturizers, serums, and sunscreen.

Is lactic acid toner safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

  • It is best to avoid using lactic acid toner during pregnancy or breastfeeding as there is not enough research to determine its safety. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before using any new skincare products.
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Can lactic acid toner be used to treat acne?

  • Lactic acid toner can help to exfoliate and brighten the skin, which can help improve the appearance of acne. However, it may not be the best solution for severe acne and it’s best to consult with a dermatologist for a personalized skincare routine.

How long does it take for lactic acid toner to show results?

  • Results vary for each person, but you may start to notice a brighter and smoother complexion within a few weeks of using lactic acid toner.

Are there any precautions to take when using lactic acid toner?

  • It’s important to patch test before using any new skincare product. Avoid using lactic acid toner if you have open wounds or cuts on your face. It’s also best to avoid sun exposure after using lactic acid toner as it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays.