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Natural Home Remedies for Astringents

written by: Stephanie Mojica•edited by: Donna Cosmato•updated: 5/29/2010

Using natural home remedies for astringents can save you money and minimize your skin's exposure to chemicals. This guide will show you just how to use natural home remedies for astringents to cut down on oily skin.

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    Cucumber and Rosewater Remedies

    Cucumbers are among the best natural home remedies for astringents. This method takes a bit of work, but goes a long way toward cutting down shiny skin!


    • Cucumber
    • 3 tbsp rosewater
    • 1 tbsp glycerin
    • 1 tbsp eau-de-cologne


    1. Peel and grate the cucumber.
    2. Squeeze out as much juice as you possibly can.
    3. Mix it with rosewater, glycerin, and eau-de-cologne.
    4. Apply to your face, preferably with a cotton ball.
    5. Refrigerate what's left and continue using daily.
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    Cucumber and Lemon Juice Remedies

    This is a very simple choice among natural home remedies for astringents, and is even safe for preteens worried about acne to make!


    • Cucumber
    • Small tube of lemon juice


    1. Peel and grate the cucumber.
    2. Squeeze out as much juice as possible.
    3. Mix the juice with lemon juice (be careful not to overpower the astringent with too much lemon juice or it might really sting!)
    4. Apply to your face with a cotton ball.
    5. Refrigerate any leftovers and use regularly.
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    Milk and Honey Mask

    You can make a mask when trying natural home remedies for astringents. This is an especially great money-saver. Also, most people with chemical sensitivities and allergies can still enjoy the milk and honey mask.


    • One egg
    • 1 tbsp milk
    • 1 tsp honey


    1. Beat the ingredients thoroughly with an electric mixer or wire whisk.
    2. Apply to your face and neck.
    3. Leave the mask on for about 30 minutes.
    4. Once done, wash your face with hot water. For a refreshing effect, spray or splash cold water onto your face and neck. This mask is safe to repeat daily.

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    Tomato and Cucumber Juice Astringent

    Those into juicing may especially appreciate this astringent recipe. But even if you don't juice, don't worry! You can still make this easy home remedy.


    • 1/4 cup tomato juice
    • 1/4 cup cucumber juice
    • 1 tbsp rosewater


    1. Mix the tomato and cucumber juice together.
    2. Add rosewater.
    3. Refrigerate, then apply to skin with a cotton ball. You can cut this recipe in half or even double it. But keep in mind these ingredients can perish quickly, so it might be best just to make it every couple of days because it's so easy to prepare.
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    "Homemade Astringents."

    "Making Homemade Astringent."