What does toner do?Benefits of toner

From my teenage i was  little confused about the role of toner in case of my beauty care.The question that always jiggles in my mind was what does toner do?I used to think cleansing is sufficient,then why there is a step called toning after cleansing is there?Rather why we directly can't apply moisturizer?

Here is the answer to all the teenage girl and to the ladies who are keen to know what does toner do?As we all know there is three basic steps for proper skincare regime.Steps are- cleansing,toning,moisturizing.Every step has its own major benefits for our healthy skin.In this article you will also find out benefits of toner.

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What does toner do?

Toning is the step in between cleansing and moisturizing.Toner is basically a liquid(may be water based or alcohol based)which removes all dirt,makeup residues,excess oil which was left after cleansing.It maintains the pH balance of our skin after using the alkaline cleanser.It also controls acne and also tighten the pores.
  • tighten open pores
  • controls acne
  • cleanse
  • prepare skin for moisture or serum
  • protect skin from bacteria and infection
  • maintain pH balance

Benefits of toner:

1.Controls Acne: Toner cleanse and minimize open pores.Thus it controls the appearances of acne on skin.

2.Maintain pH balance of skin :Toner maintains the pH balance of our skin after using the alkaline cleanser.In case on skin normal pH level is 4.5-5.5 being acidic in nature.If it goes to more than 6.5 then skin become vulnerable to bacteria and other infections.Toner helps to maintain the normal pH balance of our skin.

3.Freshener : Any toner which is based on cucumber,rose water is very much refreshing to the skin.

4.Prevent Bacteria & Infections: Regular use of toners with basil,Tea tree oil protect our skin from bacteria attacks and minor infections.It removes dirt,excess oil from skin making it free from all kinds of infections.

5.Remove Excess Oil:Toner removes excess oil making the skin to breathe in summer.It help the skin to glow rather than being patchy.

How To Apply:

Follow the four steps described below for the application of toner.For dry and sensitive skin i will suggest only one time use (preferably at night)in a day.Avoid use of a alcohol based toner.

Appyling toner
  1. Clean your face with mild cleanser or liquid soap.For dry skin always avoid soap as it is harsh on sensitive or dry skin.
  2. Pat dry your skin with a towel.
  3. Apply a mild toner on your face and neck with a cotton pad.Or go green like me if you like.Then take a few drops of toner on your palm and apply directly on your face.
  4. Apply serum or moisturizer.

How To Choose Toner:

Always choose toner according to your skin type.First know your skin type.Choose from wide range available for normal,oily,dry or sensitive skin toner.Also you may look for some natural herbs for your specific needs.Choose according to your problem from the below mentioned list of toners.

  1. Choose rose water toner if you are worried with the dryness of your skin.Rose water has hydration properties.
  2. Choose cucumber based toner if you want cooling smoothness on your skin.Cucumber also lighten your skin tone.For better care of your skin also read Benefits Of Cucumber On Face.
  3. Choose tea tree oil enriched toner for protection from bacteria and acne.
  4. Basil based toner help to control acne and open pores.
  5. Aloevera rich toner for inflammation and itching.
Hope now you will never skip toner,as you know what does toner do?This article is a total knowledge bank about toner as well as it point out major benefits of toner.


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