Proper care of facial skin requires regular cleaning and hydration. Skin toners, therefore, play a very important role in ensuring that you have a healthy and clean look. Whether you use homemade toners, such as rose water or lavender, or a commercial product, the toner should definitely be integrated into your daily skin care program, as, according to many dermatologists around the world, it is the ultimate secret to healthy skin.
What is a Skin Toner?
A skin toner is a type of facial tonic that primarily restores the skin’s natural pH value after cleansing the face.
Everyone can and should use a toner for the right skin type. It is a common misconception that toner is only for oily skin or for people with acne. This idea probably came about because conventional toner is based on a lot of alcohol and has dried out the skin after use. However, the major purpose of the toner is to restore your skin’s natural balance after cleansing your face. When you wash your face, the cleanser removes your skin’s natural oils and makes your face alkaline. Once you use a toner and your pH is balanced (usually around 5.5), the skin will take up the subsequent care steps, such as essence, serum and skin cream much better.
What are the Benefits of Skin Toners?
Conventional skin toners often contain a lot of alcohol, which dries out the skin and makes it too tense. Korean toners are less harsh and do not dry out the skin as quickly. Since the toners have a refreshing and soothing effect on the skin, they are also known in Korea as “refresher”, “skin softener” or simply “skin”.
Are there any specific ingredients I should look out for when choosing the right toner?
I would recommend ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc and glycolic acid. The key to finding the right product for you is to determine your skin type and basic needs. Oily and acne prone skin will benefit from an exfoliating, balancing lotion, while dry or combination skin types will need moisturizing properties. And if you have sensitive skin, watch out for additional ingredients, such as aloe vera, which soothes the skin and reduces inflammation.
If you are worried about the lotion drying your skin, make sure you choose a non-alcoholic type. Accordingly, overly oily skin types can benefit from the “drying” properties in a natural alcoholic ingredient.
For Acne Prone Skin
Toner For Blemished Skin
Large pores, blackheads and pimples accompany many women for a lifetime. By using an antibacterial facial toner, impurities can be reduced. The tonic also helps prevent skin blemishes in the long term. Clarifying products with tea tree oil, salicylic acid and rose water is suitable for this. The balancing effect regulates sebum production and refines the pores. Blackheads and pimples are a thing of the past.
For Red Skin
Toners for Red Skin
Feelings of tension, flaky spots and itching are hallmarks of dry skin. In order to strengthen the protective barrier of the skin and give it enough moisture back, definitely use an alcohol-free facial toner. Otherwise, your face will be even more stressed. It is best to choose a tonic that is provided with nourishing oils.
For Oily Skin
Toners For Oily Skin
An oily face not only looks ugly, it also lets the best makeup flow off after a few hours. The toner closes the pores and removes all the grease from the skin. So the Foundation lasts longer, and the face looks fresh even after a long day. If your skin is not sensitive or dry, you can use a disinfecting facial toner with a low alcohol content. Witch hazel and lemon extract also help.
For Dry Skin
Toners For Dry Skin
Feelings of tension, flaky spots and itching are hallmarks of dry skin. In order to strengthen the protective barrier of the skin and give it enough moisture back, definitely use an alcohol-free facial toner. Otherwise, your face will be even more stressed. It is best to choose a tonic that is provided with nourishing oils. Also aloe vera , rose water and panthenol (vitamin B5) maintain a gentle skin.
For Anti Aging Skin
Toners For Anti Aging Skin
Mature skin requires intensive care. As the skin’s protective barrier becomes weaker and weaker with age, the skin loses its elasticity and resilience. The result: fine lines and wrinkles. A facial tonic can help balance moisture levels and protect the skin from environmental factors, such as free radicals. Magnesium is very suitable for these thanks to its antioxidant effect. And of course, our anti-aging favorite hyaluronic acid should not be missing.