Toning has been the most ignored part in almost every individual’s skincare routine. But it plays an equally important role like other skin care steps. While toning is the second step in CTM, one should know its significance.
Why is Toning important?
Toners rebalance our skin. Toners help in extra cleansing, removes the leftover makeup and dirt which left on skin even after cleansing. Though some cleansers have an alkaline base that leaves skin unbalanced sometimes because our skin is naturally acidic with pH between 5 and 6. Our skin does take a time to reach back to its usual pH but toners restore skin’s pH balance so quickly.
Toning cleans the pores and shrinks them. Also, sometimes when water contains the skin-irritating chemicals such as mineral or chlorine, toner swipes that away also.
It refreshes the skin and adds a layer of protection by tightening pores and skin cell gaps which lessens the penetration of environmental contaminants.
Now, as you know that how important toning is, continue reading to find out the best one as per your skin type.
There is only T-zone (Forehead, Nose & Chin) which is a bit problematic, except that both skin types are almost the same. Therefore, to improve the appearance of skin you should choose a toner which has a lightweight formulation.
It will hydrate the face and relieve you from greasiness on T-zone. Both of the skin types tend to react according to the weather. Accordingly, choose a toner which can control the sebum production, refreshes, soothes and calms your face.
The ingredients you should focus on is Hyaluronic Acid; it makes the hydration lasting and optimizes collagen levels for the younger appearance, Evening Primrose; it soothes and calms the skin, and Niacinamide; reduces the enlarged pores and restores skin pH.
Recommendations: Kaya Purifying Toner, Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 – Dry Combination, The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner, Forest Essentials Facial Toner (Toly Bottle) Pure Rosewater, It’s Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Toner & Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner.
Dry/ Sensitive skin:
People with these skin categories should choose the skincare product wisely, especially people with sensitive skin as their skin tend to react so quick because of the wrong product. Therefore, choose products which are alcohol-free, and do not contain harsh chemicals.
The ideal toner for dry and sensitive skin would be the one which will contain moisturising properties & natural elements in the ingredients such as Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Rose Water, Green Tea, Tea Tree, Witch hazel Extract, & Hyaluronic Acid.
Recommendations: Innisfree Green Tea Mist, Plum Green Tea Alcohol-Free Toner, The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner, Innisfree Aloe Revital Skin Mist, Forest Essentials Facial Toner (Toly Bottle) Pure Rosewater & Lotus Herbals Phyto-Rx Clarifying & Soothing Toner.
Toner plays a very important role in skincare routine if a person has oily or acne-prone skin. It provides extra cleansing by removing dirt, impurities & excess oil. Dead skin cells, excess sebum production, and enlarged open pores are some of the key problems of these skin categories. So, focus on the products which can help you in dealing with all these issues.
The ingredients you should look for are Ginseng, AHAs, and Salicylic Acid. These elements will keep the breakouts at bay, prevent blackheads & keep your pores clean.
Recommendations: Mizon AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner, La Roche-Posay Serozinc Mattifying Mist For Oily Skin, Votre Advanced Pore Minimising Toner, Innisfree Bija Trouble Skin, Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner, & The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Milky Toner.
I really hope this post helped you a lot, stay tuned for the “Best moisturizers meant for you” blog post. If you have any queries let me know in the comment section below.