Why You Need To Make Toner a Part Of Your Skin Care Routine
Posted by Nitya Uppal in Skin Care
No matter what you read, which magazines you subscribe to, what journalists you follow on twitter, or which bloggers are on your favourites list, they should all agree on one thing - the key to achieving a spot-free complexion is a solid skin care routine consisting of a cleanser, toner and moisturiser. Out of the three, the most misunderstood product is the toner - everyone at some point seems to be asking the same question “do I really need to use it?”. Understandably, it’s easy to doubt the presence of toner in the list of beauty products you use daily when you don’t truly understand how it helps you. That’s why we decided to give you a quick lowdown on why, when and which toner you should be using to get the best from your skin health.
Do You Really Need It?
Without confusing you with dermatology jargon, and to put it simply, a toner helps balance out your skin, removes oily residue, balances PH levels, and by shrinking the pores it protects the face from impurities and free radicals.
When Should You Use It?
As long as its alcohol free you can use it morning and night and should instantly see and feel the benefits. If you are left with tight, dry skin then swap for a hydrating, water based formula. Skipping your toner could be robbing your skin of lots of wonderful ingredients that soothe, calm and repair and overall are an incredibly beneficial addition to anyones skincare routine.
And Finally, Which One?
When looking to invest in a toner, make sure to choose one which avoids alcohol. Alcohol-based toners have a tendency to dry out skin, leaving it feeling dehydrated and irritated. A product that deserves a moment in the spotlight is Estee Lauder’s Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion Refiner £22.50. It has dual properties - as a toner it conditions and balances skin and as a refiner it removes dry, dull skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.
If you are certain that you can’t make time for an extra product in your routine or have no space left in your beauty cabinet then go for Clarins Toning Lotion with Chamomile £24.50. This 2 in 1 formula cleanses and tones in one swipe. Its alcohol-free formula also contains purifying Camomile and Linden extracts that leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
Thanks to its ability to hold moisture and softness, Murad’s Resurgence Hydrating Toner £23.00 is a top product for sensitive skin. A mixture of cucumber, witch hazel and chamomile soothes irritable skin and also manages to tighten up those pores without drying it out.
Like abs, bums and tums, everything is better toned.
For a hydrated and a younger-looking face, toner definitely needs a place in your daily skin care routine.
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