Cooling Watermelon, Cucumber and Mint Toner.

This August, cool off and tone your hot summer skin with this refreshing blend of Watermelon, Cucumber and Mint. Choose ingredients fresh from your garden or just pick them up at the local grocery store.

1 cup Watermelon, seeds removed and cut into chunks
1 cup Cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
1 handful Fresh Mint Leaves, removed from the stem
1.5 oz or 1.5 T of Witch Hazel, found at your local grocery or pharmacy
1.5 oz or 1.5 T Water, use the Britta if you can

Blend Watermelon, Cucumber and Mint together in a blender or food processor. Strain mixture through cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer. Add Witch Hazel and Water to extracted juice. This should last for a week or so refrigerated.

Uses:

Put Toner in a spray bottle and keep cold until needed. Spritz skin as needed to cool off.

Rebalance the skin after cleansing routine. Apply with a cotton ball. You could rinse afterwards, but it is not necessary.

Additional Uses:

Leave out the Witch Hazel and drink to cool off and rehydrate.

Or leave out the Witch Hazel and add Vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

Benefits:

Watermelon aids the skin’s regeneration process, restores balance, is an anti inflammatory, as well as a natural acne fighter. Watermelon is rich in Lycopene, Vitamins A, B and C. Watermelons can be traced back to Africa.

Cucumbers contain Silica, a trace mineral, which is important for our bodies’ connective tissue. Cucumbers cool, calm, soothe, hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. Cucumbers can lesson dark circles in the eye area. Cucumbers are soothing to sun burnt skin. Cucumbers are known to improve one’s complexion. Cucumbers can be traced back to India.

Mint softens, hydrates, relaxes and refreshes the skin. Mint is a natural astringent, a natural anti inflammatory and a natural acne fighter. Mint can be traced back to the Mediterranean.