Should I use a toner in my skincare routine?

Should I use a toner in my skincare routine?

The simple answer is: Yes! All skin types can benefit from including a gentle and moisturizing toner in their skincare routine. Using a toner after cleansing helps set the stage for the rest of your skincare routine. The right toners help to gently cleanse, moisturize, and refresh your skin without damaging the skin or degrading the skin barrier. Adding a face toner to your everyday routine can often be the key to a radiant, more refreshed look.
Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of using a facial toner, tips for the application, and what to look for in a facial toner to support healthy-looking and balanced skin.

What is a toner and what are the benefits of using a toner?

A toner is a skincare product that has a liquid consistency and is used after cleansing and before moisturizing. Many people skip toner because they are not aware of the many benefits a good toner has for their skin. A toner can be a secret skincare weapon!
  • A good toner balances your skin after cleansing: Applying a toner after cleansing helps to restore balance to your skin, calms and soothes the skin, and regenerates the skin's natural pH.
  • Toners are water-based. A good toner is designed to restore hydration to your skin after cleansing and additionally contains hydrating ingredients to bind the water to your skin for long-lasting hydration.
  • It is supposed to gently remove any last traces of make-up, excess oil, and impurities left on the skin after cleansing without stripping of its natural moisture.
  • Using a toner can also help your skin better absorb other products you use. Using a toner can also help your skin to better absorb other products you use and optimize the effectiveness of active ingredients.

How to apply a toner?

Ideally, you should soak a cotton pad with the toner and gently sweep it across your entire face, neck, and chest after cleansing every morning and before going to bed. A more environment-friendly method would be to put a few drops of toner into the palms of your hands and then press them into your face. Make sure that your hands are clean when using this method.

What ingredients should you look for in a toner? 

To enjoy the maximum benefits from your toner you should stay away from toners that contain drying ingredients. Instead, look for gentle toners with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or niacinamide. Also, panthenol is a great ingredient in a toner as it soothes and calms the skin after cleansing. Our Harmonizing Toner with HSF, panthenol, and tocopherol (vitamin E) increases cell regeneration and the production of new skin cells and increases skin moisture levels and skin elasticity. The combination of powerful antioxidants protects against free radicals that can make the skin look weak and pale. Low-molecular-weight hyaluron gets deeply absorbed and binds moisture.

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