What is it? What’s it for? How do I use it?
People want to know, is it a necessary part of the Skin Care Routine?
For certain skin types it’s a must.
Let’s deMISTify face toner (pun intended) to see if you can benefit from it in your skin care regimen.
First, what is Face Toner?
- They are liquid topicals generally made with gentle ingredients like aloe, distillates, extracts, essential oils and exfoliates.
Who needs it?
- Toner is great for acenic, oily, combination, normal and mature skin types
- Dry skin should opt for a gentle hydrating mist
- Sensitive skin should always use a patch test first
What’s it for?
7 uses for face toner
- Shrinks your pores
- Removes any excess oil and cleanser residue
- Restores your face to proper ph
- A gentle toner can be a hydrator
- If you’re on the go and need a quick fix, use a gentle toner instead of your regular cleansing routine. Toner, serum, sunscreen, GO!
- Evens out your skin tone
- And my favorite….Improves penetration of other skin applications. Moist skin absorbs active topicals better than a dry ones, thus improving the performance of your other skin care products.
When do I use it?
- Use Face Toner after you have cleansed your face and before applying Anti-aging Serum or Moisturizer.
Toner vs astringents. What’s the dif?
- Toners should not be mistaken for astringents.
- Astringents generally have harsher ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and oil stripping alcohols.
- Even if you have a lot of oil production, astringents have super harsh ingredients that strip the natural oils from your face necessary for skin balance and force your pores to overproduce oil.