The Facial Toner & Reasons why you should be using one
One of the most common questions I get from my clients each day is. “What is a toner and why do I have to use one?” Many people are under the assumption that the toner is a useless addition to their skincare regime and is simply racking up the dollars.
NOT TRUE. Toner’s can wonderfully improve the overall health of your skin!
Personally, I can tell a dramatic difference in my overall skin quality when using a toner, and instantly notice a difference with even one day of omitting it. This is not to say that every toner on the market works wonders for all skin types, or even does anything at all. I have seen and used some pretty junky toners in my day and with an experience like that, there is no wonder they have gotten such a bad reputation. Once you find the ideal Toner formulation for you skin type and concerns, you will be one step closer to achieving that radiant, even toned and healthy complexion that you so desire.
So what is a Toner?
A Toner is meant to be used after cleansing the skin and comes in various forms. They were originally created to re balance the PH of the skin after cleansing, but are rarely used as such anymore because most high quality, natural cleansers are already PH balanced, although there still may be some exceptions. They come in many different formulations and packaging for all different skin types and preferences, but here is what they really can do for your skin…
| Deep clean the skin and remove excess makeup, dirt or cleanser (many of us do not properly remove makeup or rinse off cleanser, this is a whole other story!)
| Depending on your selected formula a toner can re-hydrate, calm, balance or have purifying and oil regulating benefits
| If you use a toner with a cotton pad, this will gently exfoliate the skin and help with congestion and excess dryness on the skin, leaving your skin more even toned and smooth
| Some toners with active concentrations of ingredients are like skin conditioners or a liquid serum. They add beneficial ingredients to your skin, adding to the overall health of your complexion
| Toners provide a preparation for the skin to help the absorption of your other skincare products afterwards, leading to a better over all result of everything else you are using
Visit a Skincare Specialist or Esthetician that you trust, find a toner that is best suited to you, and try it. I guarantee you will see improvement in your skin!