Benefits of Using a Toner in Your Beauty Routine

April 1, 2019

So what if any are the benefits of using a toner in your beauty routine?

It’s time to learn about one of the most useful but least understood skin care essentials.

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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.

How do they work?

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 for every skin type. If you have dry skin, look for one with hyaluronic acid. Feeling a little oily? try a toner with witch hazel. 

Dull complexions would benefit from ingredients containing Vitamin C and tomato extracts. 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 added hydration in winter when the air is dry and harsh. 

A good tip is to take your toner or Rosewater Mist 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 it’s a bit discoloured use a fresh cotton round. 

Apply morning and night after rinsing off your cleanser.

Which Toner Should I Use?

There are plenty of Toners on the market. It is best to purchase a Toner that is chemical-free and certified Organic.  

But if your budget doesn’t allow for organic toners simply make your own.

D.I.Y. 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. 

After a few minutes pour the contents into a glass bottle and cool in the fridge overnight. 

Use daily AM and PM after cleansing.

Bonus Tips:

• Always read any accompanying instructions carefully.
• To ensure skin compatibility, it is advisable to complete a test patch prior to using a new toner on your face.
• Always remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse your face before applying your toner.
• Always follow your toner application with your chosen serum and moisturiser.
• If you have oily use a toner containing witch hazel. 
 If you have combination skin you can use two toners – one suitable for oily skin and one for dry skin. Simply apply each toner to required areas. 

Any of our signature facials will help rejuvenate your skin and help improve its appearance and texture. 

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