S.W. Recipe: Tightening Bloody Mary Toner

This recipe comes straight from the pages of our founder Adina Grigore’s book Skin Cleanse. It’s the perfect DIY for a lazy Sunday afternoon spent cozied up at home. Feel free to make a Bloody Mary on the side, too!

Skin Cleanse Tightening Bloody Mary Toner

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Tomatoes are full of antioxidants and are also very acidic and when it comes to your skin, acid is a very good thing. Tomatoes dry up the excess oil that’s already there and fight acne by preventing your skin from producing too much oil. You can even take a slice of tomato and coat your skin with the juice—it’ll work as a toner all on its own. Vodka actually makes for a great toner—it cleanses and tightens the skin (although I’m not a fan of alcohol as an ingredient in commercial products). And yes, you can sip on this, too!

  • 3 tablespoons tomato juice (fresh is best, but jarred or canned is okay, too)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vodka

Combine all ingredients into a small jar with a lid, seal, and shake well. Apply with cotton and rinse. Keep it sealed in your fridge for up to a few days. It will yield about a dozen usages.

Images: Chaunte Vaughn for Skin Cleanse

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