Lots of individuals have been contacting us asking the same question over and over. They all ask, “What does toner do?” Well, the good news is that I’m going to tell you everything that toner does for your skin. Some people question whether they really even need a toner. Others simply use it because they hear all their friends talk about it and some quite frankly avoid it at all costs because they just don’t have a clue what it is and why they should use it. I’m here to share the skinny on all of that with you!
The Details On Toner and What It Does For Your Skin
Toner is somewhat misunderstood. It’s one of those things that often remains as an outlier in the pH balancing act. Toners were previously recognized as being great when it came to balancing pH levels of your skin as well as removing the tough stuff that cleansers just didn’t do a good job of removing. Turns out, toners are actually known for doing something else as well. They are great soothers of the skin and have the ability to hydrate your skin.
What toners essentially do is they aid in completing the process of cleaning your skin. They do so by removing city pollution, dust, and everything else that can be left behind, almost like that of a chemical peel like this one. Some people think that cleansers are enough to solve this but unfortunately, that’s not the case. In fact, most cleansers can leave a film on your face and that film can cause problems if not removed. Toners help remove the film.
Who Needs Toner?
Toner is really meant for everyone. The only thing is, not every toner is meant for every person. You need to find the right toner for your skin type. It’s really all about making that match and then you are golden. If you’re prone to breakouts, then you’ll want to use a toner that contains alcohol to help remove any oil from your skin. If you have dry skin, then you’ll want to use a toner that contains glycerin and perhaps hyaluronic acid, both of which are known to help hydrate your skin.
Ideal Toner Use
Many individuals have no idea when they should use a toner. Instead of researching, they just use their toner whenever they feel the need to do so. That’s the wrong way to use it! You should try and establish a strict skin care regimen which will require using your toner at specific hours of the day. Doing so can help reduce the variables that exist when your skin begins to change (if it happens). What’s most important is that you use a toner while traveling. Traveling is so bad for your skin. Airports and airplanes are filled with germs and those that travel a lot understand how harsh it can be on your skin. Be sure to incorporate a toner during your travels at a minimum.
Which Toner Is Ideal For Me?
Unfortunately, I can’t be the one to answer that question for you. I’d suggest speaking with your dermatologist or skin care specialist to determine which toner makes most sense for you to incorporate into your routine. If you need help choosing one, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly give you some suggestions. I do suggest getting a balanced toner to incorporate into your regimen. Toners can be alcohol-based, glycerin or glycol-based, and water-based. I typically advise that you look for a water-based toner that contain water and some other natural substance.
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