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What does toner actually do to your skin? Should you use it? If yes, how should you?
Even if you are not someone who follows a skin care routine, you might know the drill: Cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
Cleansing wipes away all the germs on your face and anything else that is clogging up your pores. It is nothing but using a face wash to clean your face.
But what does a toner do?
The step after washing your face before you apply your serums, makeup or anything else is where toning falls.
Toners normally take the form of a liquid and come either as a spray which you can directly apply on to face and the liquid ones which you have to pour it onto a cotton dab and apply gently.
There’s no denying that after this step your skin feels cool and tight and wipes out all the dead cells on your face and opens your pores for further products to sink in.
However, it is important to check for the ingredients before you head out to purchase any top rated product. The toner you purchase must be free from alcohol and must contain natural ingredients like tea tree, rose water and others.
Beware! Some of them may also dry up your skin.
How to buy a toner?
If you are considering to buy a toner, here’s what you need to look at in the ingredients based on your skin type:
- Salicylic acid: for those suffering from acne.
- Vitamin C and niacinamide: for those with normal skin.
- Facial spritzes: for those looking for that cooling effect
- Retinol: for those looking for exfoliation.
What does a toner do to your skin?
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Toner removes any traces of dirt, germs and impurities stuck on your face for along time. These impurities usually do not go even after you wash your face. Here are the skin toner benefits you must know:
When toner is added to your skincare routine, it tightens your pores and brings positive changes into the appearance of your skin.
To be precise, a toner will help your skin against aging by tightening your pores, restoring your skin’s PH level and smoothens your skin by refining the patches.
Another thing is that toner can prevent your skin from causing acne.
How to use toner for oily skin?
If your skin is oily and also acne-prone, first choose a toner that is devoid of alpha hydroxy acid. This will prevent your skin from that unnecessary glow that disturbs your actual glow.
- Start by cleaning your face with a gentle cleanser.
- Dampen a cotton ball with an alcohol-free toner.
- Apply it to your face gently and allow it to dry till you feel the tightness.
- Follow up with a moisturizer.
By Gayatri Yellayi