What Exactly Is a Toner, Anyway?

And Why Is It So Important?

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Toner is a term becoming more widely used in the skin care world. But there are many people that don’t understand what a toner actually is. Let alone why it is an important step for anyone’s skin care routine.

skin toner or simply toner refers to a lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores, usually used on the face.”  wikipedia

Benefits of using a Toner

Shrinks Pores– Because toners wipe up every last bit of makeup, dirt, water, oil on your face, your pores naturally shrink because they are completely clean

Moisturizes Skin– Toners are humectants – fancy word for they bind to water molecules, which moisturizes your face

Enhances Effect of Serums/Moisturizer– If you haven’t properly cleansed, whatever you layer on your skin won’t penetrate it as effectively. As stated before, a toner gets up every last bit of dirt, so you can be sure that you’re face is clean and ready to absorb those nutrient rich serums.

Balances PH of skin– Our skin has a natural PH balance between 5 and 6, but cleansers and water disrupt that PH balance. A toner brings that skin back to it’s natural PH state.

How To Use

  1. After cleansing, simply spray onto a cotton round and wipe your face. Then follow up with a serum or moisturizer!
  2. You can also spray it on whenever you feel your face needs a little ‘pick-me-up.’ It instantly adds a nice glow.

Reminder–  As always, you should make sure you are buying a good quality toner. Most conventional toners are full of alcohol and chemicals that dry out your skin, which is the opposite of what a toner should do. Find a toner that has a base of rose water or alcohol-free witch hazel as these are natural astringents and moisturizers.

So now you know and are hopefully convinced why a toner is essential to any beauty routine!


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