benefits of facial toner for your skin
For those with ordinary skin that doesn’t require much maintenance, everyday toners are generally recommended. These toners basically work to keep the skin’s pH levels balanced and remove impurities, which is the main reason skincare users seek out toners.
Individuals with drier skin are going to want to look for hydrating toners. The ingredients in these toners, particularly hyaluronic acid, help retain moisture in the skin. This will not only improve plump and smoothe appearances, but will help reduce skin flakiness in the drier seasons as well.
If you have sensitive skin, toners that identify themselves as containing “hypoallergenic” ingredients will be more beneficial. These toners don’t contain any alcohol and will not inflame the skin when applied.
Aside from toner’s basic principles of treating skin impurities and balancing pH levels, it can also provide essential vitamins and nutrients to the body. For instance, if you have oilier skin, the antibacterial and exfoliating properties of these toners specifically work to remove excess oil from the skin and even assist other skincare products with penetrating deeper into the skin.
Toner should always be used in the beginning of a skincare routine, so that the products may work alongside it to reap all the benefits. Applying a bit of toner to a cotton ball and gently blotting the skin with it is recommended after cleansing. Cleansing should always be the first step to any skincare routine, as the toner is meant to fully remove any bacteria and grime on your face that wasn’t gotten rid of with a cleanse and fully prep your skin for the following products.
If you’re using harsher toners, such as those with high alcohol content, you’re going to want to use these once a day, as opposed to gentler toners which can be applied up to two times per day, during both an AM and PM routine. Over time, as your skin gets used to the toner, you can build up a tolerance and increase your application as necessary.