Everyone knows that toners are good to remove oil and traces of dirt and grime and necessary for people with oily or acne-prone skin, or for people who want extra cleansing after wearing makeup or other heavy skin products such as sunscreen. Having only this in mind you may neglect using toners, thinking those are the waist of money.
There you are wrong! Simply because that’s not all toner can do. Even more, this is not the main purpose of using toners!
The main thing about using toners is that they actually RESTORE your skin’s pH balance.
Every time our skin is in contact with water or in other words, every time after cleansing due to the alkaline nature of soap and tap water, the pH balance of your skin gets disturbed. It leads to the loss of the basic protective properties of your skin. It becomes vulnerable for microbes, infections, pollution, dust, allergens, etc. Therefore disturbed pН balance is often the reason for many skin problems, such as acne, wrinkles etc.
Of course, toners are great moisturizers and cleansers as well. They also refresh the skin, even when you are on-the-go.
But let’s come back to their main task, which is to balance your skin pН level and to protect your skin. Yes, 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 chlorines and minerals present in tap water, thus protecting your skin.
As to the pH balance: our skin is naturally acidic, normally with a pH level of between 4,7 – 5,7.
Toners usually have pH 3 – 5. So, after using tap water for cleansing (pH – 8), toners quickly restore the skins natural balance.
Professional cosmetologists always consider the importance of рН balance. So, when you have your facial in a SPA, your cosmetologist will always use a toner during a procedure.
Tip: Just try to use your toner regularly after cleansing at least for a week, and you will surely notice the difference!
Using a toner is very important part of your every day skin care. It cannot be skipped. If you wish to save your money, don’t buy the 35th lipstick, but toner is necessary to have.
Besides, toners can be used for mixing the dry masks, peelings and just to moisturize the skin, especially during wintertime.
Please remember: you should apply toners after each contact with water. For example, your home face care procedure could look like this: cleanse your skin, apply toner, dry up skin completely, put a peeling, wash peeling away, again apply toner, apply a mask on moist skin, wash away a mask, apply toner, and in the end apply your favorite cream on moist skin.
More tips: before applying a peeling skin has to be absolutely dry (not to get burned); before applying a mask or a cream skin has to be damp (for better moisturizing effect).
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