5 Types Of Facial Toners And How To Use Them Before And After Cleanser

February 09, 2017

Toner is the next step that comes after cleansing the face, it an amazing compliment in the regimen of skin care, many may tend to avoid it or overlook it when carrying out facial treatment, but its usefulness cannot be over emphasized.

 Its application helps to complete your cleansing process by removing pollution, dust' and impurities that might be remaining after cleaning your face with a cleanser.

This is because cleansers contain some ingredients which leave films on your face after cleaning.

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  When you use a toner it will help to remove this films leaving your skin clean, soft and ready to accept other skin care products for best results to be achieved.

  It can be seen as mixtures that contain hydration, natural acne fighter, antioxidant ingredients which are prepared for different skin types.

                     Reasons Why We Need To Use a Toner

1.     It balances your skin PH level.

2.     It helps to complete the cleansing process.

3.     It helps to shrink the appearance of your pores.

4.     It hydrates your skin.

5.     It clarifies your skin.

6.     It helps other skin-care products work faster.

7.     It calms and soothes your skin.

8.     It energizes the skin.

    Skin toner can be applied  in various ways such as:

1.     On wet cotton wool or cotton pads.

2.     By using a tonic gauze facial mask.

3.     By spraying it on the face.

 All you need to do is to use it to clean your face after applying a cleanser on your face before applying the rest skincare routine for effective results.

 After using a cleanser to clean your face wash your face with warm water and later splash cold water before using a toner on a cotton wool or pads to clean your face to complete your cleansing process.

 It will be beneficial if this process is carried out at night before going to bed.

 Get a gauze facial mask and place it on your face for some few minutes, remove and apply other skin-care products for an amazing result.

                               Types of Toner

There are different types of toners and each has its own functions and the skin type it works perfectly on.

 Most toners are water based which contains ingredients which include essential oils and plant extract which makes this skin care product very good and efficient. They are classified into the following:

PH balancing toner.

Cleansing Toner.

Hydrating toner.

Calming and soothing toner.

Astringent toner.

The following kinds of toners can work efficiently with your skin type.

     Hydrating And Moisturizing Toner. This toner is good for those with dry skin as this kind of toner compose of the following ingredients:   glycolic acid, rosehip seed oil or jojoba oil, peptides, dimethicone, and glycolipids.

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 Stay away from toners that contain sodium or ammonium, lauryl sulfate, mineral oil, petrolatum and alcohol (SD 40, denatured, ethanol and isopropyl) as these ingredients will dehydrate the skin the more and cause more harm to the skin.

     Refreshing And Gentle Toner. This kind of toner is suitable for those with oily skin type because it is an oil free toner which contains ingredients like sodium PCA, sodium hyaluronate, and AHA.  
 Try and avoid toners that contain petrolatum, mineral oil, sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate and alcohol (SD 40, denatured, ethanol and isopropyl) as it will dry out your skin which will increase the production of excess oil in your skin.

     Mild Toner. This kind of toner is suitable for those with sensitive skin type as they are made up of ingredients like beta glucans, sea whip, white tea extract, and glycerin. 
Also, opt for toners that are antiseptic and contain antioxidants which will be mild on their skin.

  Avoid products that contain salicylic acid or paraben, fragrances, alcohol (SD 40, denatured, ethanol and isopropyl) and sodium or ammonium lauryl sulfate. These ingredients will cause irritation and redness to your skin.

Refreshing And Hydrating Toner. This toner is divided into two different kinds, it is suitable for those with combination skin type.

 That is you will use one type during the summer months and the other during the winter months.
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 During the summer months, you will use the refreshing toner which contains oil – free ingredients that will control the production of excess oil in your skin. 

While during the winter months; you will use the hydrating toner which contains moisturizing ingredients which will keep your skin moisturized always to prevent dryness of the skin.

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