Rosewater Skin Toner For Oily Skin-Dermatologist Recommended

Written By Dr Surbhi, MD Skin

Last updated: 20/09/18

Oily skin needs a toner that can remove excess oils from skin, that in turns lead to a reduction in open pores and pimples. To achieve this, you need one ingredient that is capable of removing oils and cleansing without much damage. Apple cider vinegar is just apt for this job. However, you should dilute it with rose water. So, are your ready to try this simple rose water toner for your oily skin?


I use following 2 ingredients for this toner (there is no need to add any other active ingredient as explained at the end of this article):

  • Rose water has anti-acne, anti-aging and skin calming action.
  • Apple cider vinegar removes excess oils, has astringent action and tightens your pores.


How to make homemade skin toner for oily skin?

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



 30 ml Rose water

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 5 ml Apple cider vinegar

If above toner does not remove excess oil, increase the amount of apple cider vinegar to maximum 10 ml. On the other hand, if your skin gets overdry, add glycerine as discussed in this article, Rose water toner for combination skin: Dermatologist Recommended


How to use?

After washing your face with this home based face wash for oily skin, take a small amount of toner on cotton and wipe your face. Alternatively, you can spray this toner on face and wipe with cotton to reduce wastage. Make sure you spend more time on your T-zone. Repeat until you don’t get any residue on the cotton.


How to store?

You can use any airtight plastic or glass bottle and store it in cool dry and dark place. You can store this toner at room temperature for 21 to 30 days or even longer. I usually make small batches of this toner that last for a week or two.


What are side effects of this toner?

This toner has following side effects:

  • It can irritate sensitive skin. Thus, a patch test should be done before first use. 
  • If you cannot tolerate the smell of apple cider vinegar then, you can use lemon juice instead. However, the shelf life of lemon and rose water toner might be less.


Why should you not 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. Your skin cannot tolerate too many active ingredients, and they can do more harm than good. Thus, I strongly recommend restricting the use of active ingredients in night moisturiser and face packs because in both of these products active ingredients can act on your skin without the influence of environment.