Toner, toner, and more toner!
I am sure you have heard about toner with its prevalence in social media and plastered marketing campaigns, otherwise, I would be forced to assume you live under a rock.
On the other hand, what most are not familiar with are its benefits and the various skin types each toner best treats.
You have no need to worry because if you are anything like me, the list of foreign ingredients and pink, floral packaging come across as gibberish.
Thankfully, there's a method to all of this toner madness!
While we may think toner is just another skincare gimmick, it plays a very essential part in our skincare routine. A cleansing toner for the skin that is used daily and often used for its sole cleansing properties actually has the ability to enhance and revitalize your skin.
Of course, we all have different skin needs, so this toner must be both well formulated and customized to your skin type.
Benefits of Toner
What benefits can toners have on the skin?
Depending on the active ingredients utilized, a toner can soothe and tighten the skin, balance skin pH levels, and reduce pore size.
In order to maximize these revitalizing results, we have provided a simple guide below to help you choose the best toner for your skin type.
Oily Skin: Oily skin leads to congested pores, so it is essential to look for a toner that contains Witch Hazel or Bentonite Clay to purify the skin and take control of the shine.
Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin can be easily irritated by skin products, so it is crucial to incorporate a toner that has Aloe Vera because of its soothing properties. In addition, amino acids will help detoxify and remove impurities that can irritate the skin.
Mature Skin: Mature skin needs to be protected, so finding a toner with vitamin C, which is rich in antioxidants, will aid the skin in its natural aging process and fight against free radicals.
Normal Skin: Normal skin needs balance! A toner that contains ingredients such as coenzyme Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid are essential for moisture and wonderful antioxidants. Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant and Hyaluronic Acid will help restore the moisture that it needs.
Combination Skin: Combination skin can be difficult to control because you don’t want a toner that will be too drying. Lactic Acid is the perfect solution for this because it hydrates the skin gently without thinning the skin
Dry Skin: Dry skin needs to stay hydrated, and toners with alcohol are not going to achieve that. Alcohol does the opposite of moisturizing by stripping away your natural oils, so make sure to choose an alcohol-free toner. Ingredients that soften the skin are crucial to achieving smooth and nourished skin. Hydrators and antioxidants are key! Ingredients such as glycerin, a moisturizer with emollient-like properties, avocado oil, squalene, and vitamin E will help soften the skin.
Acne-Prone Skin: Acne-Prone skin needs to be treated with regular exfoliation! Those with acne-prone skin can use toners as an exfoliator by using skin balancing toners with antibacterial properties and astringent extracts. Toners with salicylic acid as the active ingredient gently exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while simultaneously increasing cell turnover and collagen production.
Taking into consideration your skin type and the active ingredients in toners, the quality of your personal skincare regimen remains of the utmost importance when achieving your skin goals.
Remember, applying toner in any order you fancy will not achieve your skin goals. The order in which you apply your toner provides a foundation for the rest of your products to have success!
Applying your toner between your cleanser and moisturizer will cleanse your skin of any leftover debris from your cleanser and prepare your skin for any serums and moisturizers.
When using a combination of an effective cleanser, moisturizer, serum, and sunscreen, your skin will achieve wonderful results. Now that we know the benefits of just one step of our skincare regimen, we need to know how to properly select and utilize each product.
Stay posted to learn more about how to properly apply each step of your skincare regimen to reach maximum skin nourishment!