Tonic for combination skin

How to prepare a combination skin tonic

Tonic for combination skin

What is a tonic for combination skin?

Tonics can be used for all skin types and are made with distilled water and plant essences.

melissa a for tonics
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is widely used in aromatherapy, in the industry of cosmetics and perfumes and industries of drinks and food

These tonics allow thoroughly clean the remains of creams and impurities, help close the pores and provide moisture and freshness to the skin, increasing its permeability so that they can better penetrate future cleansing creams.

Unlike other treatments such as cleansing creams, nourishing creams and masks, tonics are applied with gentle tapping on the skin.

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The best tonic for combination skin

Among all the tonics used for combination skin, we can mention the one the right column: Lemon balm tonic

Melissa tonic for combination skin


– 4 tablespoons of lemon balm leaves.

– 10 tablespoons of water.

– 2 tablespoons of ethyl alcohol of 90 degrees.


– Insert the lemon balm leaves in a glass container.

– Boil water and, when boiling, pour the petals. Let stand for about 10 minutes.

– Strain the liquid and add 2 tablespoons of 90 % ethyl alcohol.

– Save tonic in a bowl to cool.

How to use:

Apply to your face.

Tonics that can be obtained from pharmacies or specialty stores

If you do not want to personally prepare a tonic at home, you can use one of the many products on the market.

Among the wide range of products used for the treatment of oily skin, we can highlight the following:

  • Witch hazel tonic: Because of its flavonoid content, witch hazel has a firming power; and, because of its high tannin content, witch hazel tonic provides astringent properties.

It is ideal for oily and combination skin and it is also used as aftershave lotion for its mucilage content that provide softness to the skin. Normally, it is combined with cucumber extracts .

Cucumber is very refreshing and also has astringent properties. It is used in many preparations as masks for the treatment of acne or oily skin.

  • Rose water tonic: Rose water also has astringent properties making it suitable for making tonics to remedy fatty, normal or combination skin.

Rose water tonic provides freshness to the skin and protects it from possible infections that could lead to scars , pimples, acne or other symptoms.

Rose water can be made at home. That ones which is produced industrially is obtained by steam distillation of the flowers of the rose.

  • Multivitamins tonics: They contain the main antioxidant vitamins that are suitable for regeneration and skin care:

Vitamin C

Vitamin A

Vitamin E

They contain, in addition to these vitamins, herbal essences astringent as sage, thyme, willow, etc.

More information about medicinal plants.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

8 March, 2024

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