Lemon Brightening Facial Toner - Becca Piastrelli

Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

Clearly, I'm still on my DIY kick and am back to flirting with skincare. I have sensitive skin that I'm always trying to understand. Why do you react that way? Was it because I ate sugar 3 days ago? Is it a reaction to the green juice detox? Is it my makeup? So, while I'm on this journey of understanding my skin better, I offer you a simple toner recipe to reduce inflammation and brighten up the skin. Witch Hazel neutralizes inflammation while the lemon juice is great for reducing blemishes while brightening up the skin.  I find it to be really refreshing after working out or a long bus ride home.


1 lemon, juiced

1/2 c. water

1/2 c. witch hazel

Combine all three ingredients in a glass bottle or sprayer and shake vigorously. Apply to skin after cleansing and before applying moisturizer.

Store in a cool, dark cupboard for up to 3 weeks.

P.S. One of my favorite bloggers, Caitlin from Roost, just did a lovely 2-part series on skincare that I highly recommend. See The Morning Hour and The Evening Swoon.

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