I'll Try Anything Once: The Vodka Facial

I hear a rumor you can use vodka as a toner -- you know, to tighten your pores and ward off acne.

Apr 22, 2013 at 1:00pm | Leave a comment

 
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So my friend Tony wants to know whether you can use vodka as a toner -- you know, to tighten your pores and ward off acne. I decided to try it, because I don’t mind being a guinea pig. Also, after almost four years of college, it amazes me I haven’t thought to work alcohol into my skincare before. Here, a video of my “research:”
 
 
So it worked! I definitely noticed that the pores on my nose looked smaller. And when I went out later that night, my roommate said my skin looked pretty. She also asked what her bottle of Absolut was doing in my room. 
 
If you try this, definitely start with a clean face and avoid your eye area. I also wouldn’t do it every day; alcohol is obviously drying to your skin. 
 
Would you put vodka on your face for the sake of vanity? Have you ever tried a home remedy like this? Do you steal your roommate’s stuff? Tell me everything.
 
Allie is taking research requests on Twitter @allierileyjones