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Why You Need to Use Toner – Benefits of Using Facial Toner

 Favorite child has many different names. There are many different names for toners: tonic water, lotion, emulsion, tonic, pre-lotion, skin freshener.

But are toners really important for your skin? The answer: Yes, they are!

Here’s exactly why you need to be using toner daily.

  • Toner restores your skin’s pH balance

The skin is naturally  more acidic, typically with a pH balance between 5-6 (scale from 0 – 14). But the balance can get disturbed after cleansing especially if you use soap. Therefore your skin needs to push it back to its normal levels and that could show up skin producing extra oil. But when using a toner, your skin will  balance pH quickly.

  • Toner adds a layer of protection.

Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can even protect and remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water.

  • Toner works  like a moisturizer.

Hydrating toners are humectants and they help to add moisture to the skin.

  • Toner refreshes skin.

Toner can also be used wiping your skin when it’s oily or dirty. It will leave your skin revitalized even when you’re on the go. Of course this does not replace your normal cleansing but can be very beneficial if you don’t have access to other products. Toner in spray bottle is very easy to carry on your purse.

  • Toner can tighten your pores

Toners clean and tighten pores, which not only makes the skin visibly smoother, but makes it harder for debris to penetrate it.

How to use toner?

After cleansing your face but before serums, creams or oils. Use a cotton pad or toner in a spray bottle and then apply your serum, cream or/and oils.

You can choose a toner based on your skin’s specific needs. 

For dry & sensitive skin the best options are ingredients like:

  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Rose water

 Combination skin really benefits ingredients like:

  • Orange blossom water
  • Witch hazel
  • Lavender
  • Rose water

Acne prone & oily skin likes ingredients like:

  • Chamille
  • Lavender
  • Witch hazel
  • Tea tree 

What is your favourite toner?

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