When it comes to constricting blood vessels, few ingredients are more effective than those rich in vitamin K. Essential for normal blood clotting, vitamin K helps promote blood vessel health from the inside out; and when applied topically, it helps to constrict blodd vessels, especially those close to the skin’s surface. With basil, sage, and thyme, all of which are abundant in vitamin K, this herbal toner will gently and effectively help to reduce facial blood flow and redness for a creamier complexion, naturally and without makeup.
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried sage
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Bring the water to a boil before adding the dried basil, sage, and thyme. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until about half of the water has evaporated.
Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before straining.
Pour the toner into an empty bottle and refrigerate.
Apply to a cotton pad and gently apply to your face, after cleansing, both in the morning and at night.
For a more intensive redness-reducing treatment, saturate cotton pads with this herbal toner and let it sit on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.