Natural Face Toner for Acne

Sorry I haven't posted in almost a week ya'll but life has been HECTIC.  Hailey had hours of homework almost every night and now it's red ribbon week and we had to prepare.  Hailey wanted to come up with something great for crazy hair day and I can definitely say she did.  We decided to put her hair up in about 8 ponytails all over her head.  It was CRAZY!!  She was so cute.  She got to wear my favorite sunglasses to school and was very excited.  I was surprised they came back in one piece.  I was so proud of her.  Today is crazy sock day and she has one thigh high panda sock and one thigh high heart sock on.  It's adorable.  Tomorrow is hat day, then jean day, and FINALLY costume day!  They have Halloween parties that day and a whole bunch of other stuff going on.  We are making Ghost Pops for the party and I will let ya'll know how that goes.  They should be really cute.  Okay okay, I'll quit going on and let ya'll know about this WONDERFUL face toner now.

So I'm 23 years old and I still have acne.  I don't have a single clue as to why this is but it is.  I have tried everything I can possibly think of to get rid of my acne but nothing helped in the long run.  Don't get me wrong, some things worked.  But after about two months of me using it, I would start breaking out again.  I was REALLY tired of it.

I have been, slowly, trying to go to a more natural beauty regimen.  I searched around the internet for a while for a good, natural toner but I didn't want to put any type of vinegar on my face.  I don't like the smell of vinegar and I just couldn't feel good about walking around smelling like a pickle all day.

FINALLY!!  I found an all natural toner that I could feel comfortable about using.  I stumbled apon this amazing blog post that helped me out SO much.  You can look at it at Say Not Sweet Anne.  I read that Leeds Metropolitan University presented a study with findings that show that thyme may be more effective at treating acne than prescription creams.  I found this VERY interesting.  So I knew what I was going to do.  Ya'll, I went straight to the store.

Here's how you make it.  You'll need:
  • Witch Hazel.  This is all natural and has A LOT of uses.  Luckily this is one of them.
  • Thyme.  You can use fresh or dried, just make sure there are no pesticides.  You don't want those on your face.
  • Time
I took my sprigs of thyme and just put them in the witch hazel container.  I made sure to rinse them off first because you never really know if there is dirt or any other contaminants.  It's better to be safe than sorry.  You have to let this mix sit for a few days.  You'll know when its done by the rich amber color.
This makes me realize I really need to clean my windows ya'll.  They are REALLY dirty.

After a week or so of using this my acne greatly decreased.  Now, sometimes I get lazy and don't wash my face at night.  I know I know this is very bad.  But ya'll, sometimes I've just been so busy and there is just no way for me to make myself go in that bathroom and scrub my face.  When this happens I, of course, break out.  Usually on my chin or forehead and it always hurts.  I can use this toner though and the pain goes away within two days and it's never huge and red like it use to be.

I swear by this stuff ya'll!  Just try it.  You won't regret it.  Let me know how it works for you!  I would love to hear your story.

This post has been shared at Thank Goodness It's Monday at Nourishing Joy.


  1. yeah! i need to do that for my face.. oh and probably should clean my windows too lol. i am going to try this out too <3

    1. You should! It works great for me and I love that it doesn't have a whole list of nasty chemicals.


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