Toner might seem like an afterthought, but it’s a must in your beauty routine, especially if you’re dealing with oily skin or acne. Not only does it reduce sebum, but it also removes any traces of makeup left after washing, and it can smooth the skin surface, reducing redness and inflammation. Sensitive skin can also benefit from the right kind of toner, which soothes it gently.
When performing your beauty ritual adding a face toner to your every day can often be the key to a radiant, more refreshed look. If you use skincare face masks, oils, and moisturizers, it’s easy to add toning into your regimen.
If you want to talk about the science, a toner is a fast-penetrating liquid that delivers skin a quick hit of hydration and helps remove some dead cells off the surface of the skin. The result: plump, glowy skin,
Facial toner is formulated to help your skin stay clean and undamaged by environmental stressors. It is an amazing rejuvenator and helps to give skin a tighter, firmer look.
Using a botanically sourced facial toner is a great way to create a calming sensation for your skin, alleviating any temporary redness or discomfort. It’s perfect for avid oil cleansers and those seeking smoother skin.
Facial Toner Benefits
- Toner makes the perfect, gentle skin cleanser to help wipe away dirt, oil, make-up, and other impurities that can clog pores and dull your complexion. Here’s to clearer skin!
- Cleansers can disrupt the skin’s acid mantle which is composed of oils and perspiration. This, in turn, disturbs the skin’s natural pH balance. Toner can help bring that balance back.
- Toner can help you get the most out of your other favorite skincare products by allowing them to absorb more effectively.
- If you’re prone to the occasional acne breakout, you can find a toner that contains gentle ingredients to help keep pimples at bay.
- Applying toner with a cotton ball can help mop up excess oils and keep you glowing without looking like an oil slick.
Toning is an essential step in every skincare regime – it not only helps remove any lingering residue or irritating chlorine and minerals, but it can also help tighten your pores and correct uneven skin tone. But since you need to tone twice a day, toners don’t have a very long shelf life.
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner
This apple cider vinegar toner removes excess oil and also the dirt that clogs your pores, leaving your skin fresh and able to breathe again. It’s recommended if you have oily skin. Witch hazel is a natural astringent; apple cider vinegar will restore your skin’s natural balance, while lavender is well-known for soothing irritated skin.
For best results, apply after washing your face and before using a hydrating mask.
- cup of witch hazel
- cup of apple cider
- 2–3 drops of lavender essence
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
- When mixed well, pour into a clean bottle, then shake.
- Dampen a cotton ball with the toner, and wipe over gently over your face.
When should I use Toner?
Toner after cleansing, in both your day and night skin-care routines. To get more specific, you should use a toner after you double cleanse and exfoliate your skin. A thorough cleanse helps to ‘clear away’ grime, makeup, dead skin cells so that the skin-beneficial ingredients in the toner can get where they need to.
And you should use a toner no later than a minute after cleansing. Most molecules penetrate the skin better when it is wet, so applying active ingredients immediately after cleansing delivers better results. After applying toner, you can proceed with applying your treatment-focused products like serums, SPF, and eye cream.
Skin care takes consistency and quality ingredients, check out our self care skin guide.