Skin Toners are often dismissed as an unnecessary part of skin care. The watery substance in a bottle is being dismissed as just that. Water. But did you know that toners are integral to ensuring your skin care’s efficacy? Keep reading to find out all the great things a toner can do for you.
What Are Face Toners For?
Facial toners are a skincare product used to remove excess dirt and oil from the skin.
The main function of a facial toner is to cleanse the skin by removing excess dirt, makeup, sweat, and other impurities. Toners, especially when applied with a cotton pad can help remove any dirt or oil missed while cleansing.
More importantly, toners help to balance your skin’s PH level which is usually disturbed by cleansing. The surface of the skin is mildly acidic, so toners return the skin to this PH which increases the efficacy of ingredients.
In addition, toners can also help with hydration, soothing and calming the skin. A lot of modern toners contain peptides, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and many other calming ingredients.
Furthermore, there are exfoliating toners available for purchase. These toners contain exfoliating acids and should not be used as one would use a normal toner as this may lead to skin irritation
Who Should Use A Toner?
All Skin types can benefit from a gentle, hydrating toner. PH balance ng and soothing are things all skin types need. It is important to stay away from toners with alcohol as they can be drying and irritating to the skin.
People with certain skin conditions can use toners with specific ingredients. A toner with niacinamide is perfect for tightening pores and fading hyperpigmentation
When Do You Apply Toner?
Toners are best for refreshing and balancing skin, It is best to use them right after cleansing your skin and right before serums or essences.
How Do You Apply Toner?
Toners can be applied in quite a several ways. It can be applied with a cotton pad. It can also be sprayed on the skin and patted on with clean hands. It may be applied by taking a few drops onto your palm and patting it in with your clean hands.