Skincare routines vary, but there are a two fundamental steps that remain the same. For one, you need to wash your face. Second, you need to hydrate your skin. You might ask what about everything in between? Well, that's where things get interesting. Let’s talk about facial toner.
Facial toner is basically the in-between skincare step. It's meant to be used after washing your face but before using your serum and moisturizer. Toners prep the skin for moisturizers and serums while getting rid of excess oil and stubborn dirt or makeup leftover on your face after you wash it.
Think of face wash as the macro step, removing all of the big particles of dirt and makeup, and toner as the micro step, getting deeper into your pores to get rid of all the smaller pieces of gunk.
The older generation of toners tended to be extremely drying due to their alcohol content and really unnecessary for most skin types. However, latest formulas are no longer harsh and stripping; instead, most are alcohol-free, pH balanced, and non-drying, meaning all skin types can benefit from using one.
What can a toner do for your skin?
In addition to being an extra cleansing step, toner helps balance the pH level of your skin. Having a balanced pH level means your skin is less prone to oiliness and infection, creating a more vibrant and smoother appearance.
Facial toner tightens your facial pores, allowing fewer oils and toxins to settle into the skin. Toner also provides hydration to your skin. Proper skin hydration reduces the signs of aging skin and provides an effective base for the application of facial cosmetics. Many facial toners also provide vitamins and other essential skin nutrients to keep your skin healthy and balanced.
Toner can also be used for cleaning in and around your ears and for reducing oily deposits on your back, chest and arms, where acne also tends to form.
The benefits are worth this extra step and it is a must-have for anyone with oily or acne-prone skin.
We are happy to bring you a Tea Tree Toner with Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is a clever multi-tasking toner formulated with safe, clean, and effective ingredients, that all skin types can benefit from.