With so many products released in the beauty market these days, it can get overwhelming and even intimidating to know which products to get and what are the correct steps to apply. When it comes to skin toners, in particular, there’s a grey area that may get confusing. While some dermatologists have agreed that facial toners are not necessarily a must to be applied for good skin health, that does not mean they are entirely pointless. Skin toners are basically designed to provide cleansing for the skin by removing any soap scum left behind. However, due to modern advances in skincare formulas, facial toners are now formulated to also address specific skin issues. As such, using a facial toner can be wonderful for your skin. Here are some benefits to using skin toners.
Large pores can look unsightly and contain a larger amount of bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells. This increases the likelihood of breakouts occurring. After cleansing the skin, the pores tend to be left open, leaving the skin vulnerable to impurities and environmental aggressors. As such, facial toners help prevent this problem by tightening the cell gaps and closing the pores. In the long run, you’ll notice your pores will be smaller in appearance, creating a smoother and more polished texture.
Refreshes the Skin
One of the main functions of toners is to refresh the skin without stripping its natural oils. It’s important to make sure that your skin toner is alcohol-free as alcohol is incredibly harsh and disrupts the skin’s natural barrier. This is why our Earth Tone and Winter Rose toners are formulated with no alcohol and feature hydrating ingredients that soothe the skin. After application, your skin should feel clean but not dry and is soft to the touch.
Some toners are designed to be humectants, which draw in moisture from the air and into the skin. As such, it maximizes the effects of your moisturizer and helps prep the skin to better absorb the other skincare products. For example, our Winter Rose toner provides a boost of hydration to calm any breakouts and even out the skin tone. There’s also vitamin C to prevent hyperpigmentation and scarring, which are prominent signs of aging.
Removes Oil and Makeup
If you’re wearing heavy makeup, there’s a possibility that your cleansers do not get rid of the products entirely. It’s no secret that sleeping with your makeup on is one of the worst things you can do to your skin, as it allows dirt and other impurities to be trapped in the pores. Any traces of makeup can also expose your skin to free radicals, leading to poor skin health. Therefore, toners provide that extra step in ensuring that all grime is fully removed.
Removes Dead Skin Cells
Toners can act as an exfoliator to remove the buildup of dead skin cells. Try getting your hands on skin toners that are formulated with acids such as AHA and BHA to loosen and slough off dead skin cells. The end result is a clearer complexion with minimal dark spots and smaller pores.