You cleanse. You moisturise. However, the middle part of the process, toning, might get missed out more often than not.
Why should you use skin tonic. Here, Today, tell us why it is so important.
- It shrinks pores.
Applying a small amount of toner to a soft cotton ball or pad and gently blotting and wiping your face with it will remove oil and give the appearance of smaller pores.
- It restores your skin’s pH balance.
Our skin is naturally acidic, typically with a pH balance of between five and six (on a scale from 0 to 14). But that balance can get out of whack after cleansing due to the alkaline nature of soap. When this happens, your skin needs to work overtime to return to its normal levels (and that may result in oil), but using a toner can help restore this balance quickly.
- It adds a layer of protection.
Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, thus reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can even protect and remove chlorine and minerals present in tap water.
- It moisturises.
Some toners are humectants, which means they help to bind moisture to the skin.
- It refreshes skin.
Toner can also be used in lieu of washing your skin when it’s oily or dirty. It will leave your skin revitalized even when you’re on the go.
- It can prevent ingrown hairs.
Toners containing glycolic or other alpha hydroxy acids can help to prevent ingrown hairs, so it also aids in grooming.
If you’re looking for a good product, try Babor Cleansing CP Tonic, which is a clarifying facial toner for oily/blemished and combination skin. Refines pores after cleansing. Horsetail and pansy extracts combat skin blemishes. Refreshes and clarifies your skin for a more radiant complexion. An astringent tonic with alcohol and the Babor-exclusive, detoxifying extract of Agrimonia eupatoria.
This tonic clarifies the complexion, refines the pores and has an astringent effect. It also prevents inflammatory processes and is therefore ideal after extractions.
- Pansy extract – combats blemishes.
- Horsetail extract – has an astringent effect, promotes the healing process.
- Alcohol content 15% – antimicrobial, refreshing.