Don’t Skip the Toner
Many of use overlook toner, we think its just another step to our beauty routine that can be skipped. We are all wrong it’s a very important step. It sets the base for all our other skin care products we use. Toning is just as important as cleansing and moisturizing.
Facial toners help to balance the pH, or potential hydrogen, level of your skin. pH levels are an indication of the acidity level of your skin and are measured on a scale of 0 to 14, with 7 being the most neutral level. Having a balanced pH level means your skin is less prone to oiliness and infection, creating a more vibrant and smoother appearance.
Many toxins that affect the health and appearance of your skin come from industrial-made chemicals. Facial toners work to remove environmental toxins such as smoke, smog and other chemical residues from your skin. This helps your skin to look brighter and healthier, and long-term benefits may include less acne, less severe acne scarring and fewer wrinkles.
Pore Shrinkage and Tightening
Large facial pores allow more dirt, oil, and toxins to enter the skin and cause irritation and infections. Facial toners tighten your facial pores, allowing fewer oils and toxins to settle into the skin. This creates a fresher, cleaner and less oily appearance while preventing acne.
Acne can be painful and unsightly and can lead to facial scarring. It can also cause your skin to appear more oily, dull and unbalanced. By removing oily buildup, residue, and dead skin cells, facial toners assist in reducing the number of facial blemishes and acne you may already have and work to prevent future breakouts.
Hydration and Nourishment
Facial toners provide hydration to your skin, which is essential to maintaining elasticity, smoothness, moisture and a more youthful appearance. 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.
Facial toners 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.