Pink Salt is one of the cleanest salts available. It is found only in the Himalayan region of Pakistan in “The Salt Range”, a huge mountain 700 miles long consisting only of salt. It's filled with the full spectrum of 84 minerals and trace elements.
For beauty uses, this simple solution of salt in water infuses your skin with trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide found in salt water for detoxification – which is essentially what this facial toner is designed to do.
Since I have combination oily skin, prone to breakouts, I find that salt water tends to tighten my face naturally and dual as a natural antiseptic to kill bacteria that encourage blemishes. The pink salt helps to disinfect, dislodge dirt, toxins and wastes from skin pores. The ACV helps to balance the skin's PH by returning acidity to the skin, restore the acid mantle that often gets disrupted, and remove any additional trace of makeup and dead skin; The Witch Hazel soothes and calms.
Create Your Own
I used The San Francisco Salt Company's Himalayan product in a fine grain to create the tonic. I then went to refine the salt even more with my pestle and mortar for proper distribution into the fine mist glass vials that I purchased on Amazon. I used a simple pipette (you could also use a straw) to distribute the witch hazel, a few drops of ACV to each vial, and distilled water. Shake when finished and you're ready for use. I tend to keep one of these in my travel carry on and in my car for pre and post workout.
Pro Tip: When using a toner, I am a disciple of the Shishedo facial cotton, for its ability to do sweep across the face effortlessly without any harsh backlash from the product that I often get with traditional cotton pads. These are a game changer- I can never go back to regular cotton again.
Check out the progression photos below + let me know if you decide to make this tonic, or have your own crafty recipes! Best, DrD.
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