Astringent lotion is used to tone the skin and is necessary to remove the last traces of grease and closed pores. You should not use very strong astringents on your face. It may harm your skin. Astringents should be applied on the most oily part of the skin, like the T-zone, chin and head.

Here are some home made astringents.

Lemon Astringent

The following ingredients are required:.

• 4 tablespoon lemon juice
• half teaspoon peppermint extract
• 8 tablespoons witch-hazel
• 2 tablespoons alcohol

Mix the following ingredients together in a large bottle for 24 hours, then strain and use.

Honey Astringent

The following ingredients are required:.

• 2 tablespoons honey
• 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
• 2 tablespoons nutmeg
• 1 tablespoon cloves
• 4 tablespoon grated lemon peels• 8 tablespoons alcohol
• 4 tablespoons rosewater
• 4 tablespoons orange flower water
• half teaspoon benzoin
• half teaspoon storax
Mix these ingredients together in a glass jar with an air tight lid. Keep it for seven days, shaking it twice daily.

Sandalwood astringents

Sandalwood oil – 8 tablespoons
Sodium bicarbonate – 5 gm
Almond oil – 2 teaspoons
Rose water – 4 tablespoons
Orange Flower extract – 4 tablespoons
Honey – 1 tablespoon
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass jar. Keep it in a refrigerator for preserving it