Skin Toner - What are the benefits?
Skin Toner - Wipe Test
You might think you have thoroughly cleaned your skin with a foaming cleanser and how would you ever know any different unless you wipe your skin with a toner after, I can guarantee you will be shocked at the dirt still on your face (don’t forget to tone your neck).
#1 Skin Toner is an extension of cleansing
Your facial cleanser, that you think is the only thing you need to ‘clean’ your face, can actually leave behind residues on your skin. Follow your cleanse with a toner to remove the residues from your facial wash or foaming cleanser (along with other remaining dirt and cosmetic residues).
Toning is an extension of cleansing
When to use toner day or night?
Always use toner after you cleanse your face at the sink, so after you have showered in the morning and after you have taken off your make-up and washed your face at night.
#2 Skin Toner will prep your skin for your moisturising products
Toner will prepare your skin for the next step in your routine. Your skin is more receptive to serums and moisturisers and products will penetrate the skin surface more easily.
Toner for Oily or Dry Skin Types
It is best to look for an alcohol-free toner, they are appropriate for all skin types and an absolute must if you have acne prone or oily skin type.
#3 Skin Toner Soothes and Smooths the Skin
Toner has soothing qualities. It repairs and smooths the skin’s surface, in turn diminishing blemishes and minimising redness and inflammation.
Toner soothes and smooths
Toner should be an essential part of your routine. It cuts through the residues left from foaming cleansers and is an extension of the cleansing process. You should tone in the morning and at night to prep your skin for moisturising. products.
Look to buy alcohol free toners. It’s astringent qualities reduces the appearance of blemishes, redness and inflammation.