Rosewater and Glycerine Toner For Dry Skin: Dermatologist Recommended

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 20/09/18

Dry skin does not need a toner per se, because the main function of a toner is to remove oils. However, this homemade skin toner for dry skin can cleanse, soothe and hydrate dry skin.

I have used two basic easily available ingredients:

  • Glycerin is humectant that works by absorbing moisturiser from the environment and delivers it to your skin.
  • Rose water provides the water component to glycerin for delivering into skin, besides providing calming and anti-aging benefits.

You might find hundreds of recipes of toner, but the fact is that there is no need to add any other active ingredient as explained at the end of this article. So, are you ready to try this super easy recipe?

How to make?

In a tinted glass bottle (ideal choice) mix the following ingredients:



30 ml Rose water

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5 ml Glycerin

How to use ?

After washing your face with this homemade face wash for dry skin, take a small amount of toner on cotton and wipe your face. Alternatively, you can spray this toner on the face with your eyes closed and wipe with cotton, this method reduces wastage. Repeat until you cover the whole face and don’t get any residue on the cotton.

How to store?

Ideally, the above home based toner should be kept in a glass tinted spray bottle. However, you can also use any airtight plastic or glass bottle and store it in cool dry and dark place. It can stay at room temperature for 21 to 30 days or even longer.

What are side effects?

This homemade skin toner for dry skin is unlikely to cause any side effects; however, those with super-sensitive skin might experience some reactions. Therefore, cautious use is recommended. Glycerin imparts a little sticky and warm feeling on the application, you can either reduce its concentration or completely omit it.

Why there is no need to add many active ingredients in toner?

There is no need of putting fancy ingredients like mint leaves, green tea, oranges, strawberries, etc. in the homemade toner as mentioned in most of the recipes over the web. Your skin cannot tolerate too many active ingredients; they can do more harm than good. Instead, I recommend restricting the use of active ingredients in night moisturiser that can act on your skin without the influence of environment.


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