When you start reading the labels of your skin products, it can be very overwhelming. If you have acne prone skin, there are a lot of things that can trigger breakouts. But unfortunately that isn't all there is to worry about.
Parabens are a preservative used in many skin care products with some pretty scary side effects.
To avoid these damaging preservatives, make sure none of the following are in your ingredient list:
- Anything ending in “paraben”
Because it can be tricky finding natural, paraben free acne toners, I've put together a few for you. One you can make on your own very simply, and the others can be found on Etsy.
So without further adieu:
3 Soothing Paraben Free Acne Toners
If you are looking for a cheap paraben free acne toner you can make yourself, check out my recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar Acne Toner. Malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar work to balance and tone your skin, restoring it to its youthful, radiant glow. It also reduces red marks and can treat acne on your entire body, not just your face.
Tea Tree Oil is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral and has been know to be very effective at treating acne.
Halo Soap offers a paraben free Tea Tree Acne Toner in their Etsy store.
I love trading out chemical filled skin products for natural, safe alternatives. If you enjoy trying new recipes and creating your own lotions, shampoos and beauty products, you would probably enjoy The Mommypotamus' DIY Organic Beauty Guide.
She offers 50 All Natural Toxin Free Recipes: