A splash of this easy-to-make formula will perk up a tired or oily complexion and bring some sparkle to your skin. It uses ingredients that are both refreshing and abundant at this time of year; together they make this toner smell mouth-wateringly delicious.
Your skin will thank you for this enlivening toning formula.
1 cup water
1/4 cup lemon peel, finely grated
1/4 cup grapefruit peel, finely grated
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1. Bring water to a rapid boil and add other ingredients. Boil 1 to 2 minutes, until peels are soft and slightly translucent.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then strain and discard solids.
3. Store formula in the refrigerator and use a splash whenever needed to perk up your skin.
Mixture keeps for 2 to 3 weeks.
Inspired by 365 Simple Pleasures, collected by Susannah Seton (Conari Press, 2001).