So what are the benefits of using a toner in your beauty routine?
It’s time to come clean about one of the beauty worlds most useful but least understood skin care essentials.
What are Toners?
These mysterious tonics are packed with more benefits than they are given credit for. Your skin should be slightly acidic, at around 5.5 pH balance. When its too alkaline, skin becomes dry, inflamed and sensitive. Toners help balance our skin’s pH levels and remove any dirt your cleanser may have missed. They are also packed with active ingredients that nourish, hydrate and soothe skin.
What do Toners actually do?
Toners remove residual cleanser, and also restore the pH balance of the skin after washing or cleansing your face as well as shrink pores. Toners have an astringent effect which cool, freshen and refine by adding an extra layer of hydration to your skin, helping even out skin tone and prepare your skin for the moisturising products that will follow.
Which skin type should use one?
There is a toner out there fore every skin type. Got dry skin? look for one with hyaluronic acid. Feel a little oily? Try a toner with witch hazel. Dull complexion? Indulge your face with ingredients like vitamin C and tomato extracts. Or if you’re on the sensitive side, try a gentle toner with aloe vera, chamomile and green tea extract.
When is the best time to use a Toner?
Use your toner straight after using your cleanser and before your serum, then use your moisturiser to finish. Toners are also great in Summer for unclogging pores and also in winter when the air is dry and harsh. A good tip is to take your toner on an aircraft and use during the flight as a skin pick-me-up or if you feel a nasty pimple popping up.
How do I use a Toner?
Soak a cotton round with toner then swipe over your cleansed face, decolletage and neck. Check the cotton round after a few swipes and once its a bit grotty use a fresh cotton round. Apply morning and night after cleanser.
Which Toner Should I Use?
It is best to purchase a Toner that is chemical free and certified Organic. We use and recommend Young Living’s A.R.T. Refreshing Toner 120ml Item #536002. Wholesale $40.50 AUD Retail $53.30 to order click here
or you can make your own Toner
For Normal Skin Types
Add 2 handful of mint leaves to 100 ml of water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and summer for 5 minutes. Strain liquid and discard leaves. Mix in 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar into the hot water. Poor the contents into a glass bottle and cool in the fridge overnight. Use daily AM and PM after cleansing.