We’ve always heard that cleansing and moisturizing our skin is crucial to our skin care routines, but one step that many forget to add into the mix is the addition of toner. Toner is often a forgotten skin care step, but also a really important one. There’s a lot of confusion around why toner is important to helping your skin, and to help eliminate any confusion you may be experiencing we’re sharing all the reasons toner is important for your skin care routine.
Balances pH Levels
Often times after you cleanse your skin it’s stripped of the natural oils and moisture, leaving the pH levels a bit unbalanced. Adding a toner will help balance the pH levels and the moisture in your skin again.
Refresh Your Skin
Most toners are made with ingredients that will refresh the skin (like vitamins A, E, and C). Toner’s help to boost and encourage your skin’s healing process and retain moisture. Adding a toner helps to add a protective layer to your skin, locking in moisture and balancing the levels in your skin. The addition of a toner is also adding a protective layer because it closes your pores and tightens cells after cleansing.
Remove Traces of Dirt and Makeup
Since it’s recommended that you use toners by applying the product to a cotton swab and then wiping that on your face it’s said to help eliminate any traces of dirt/oil/makeup that may have been left over after you cleansed. It can be difficult to eliminate ALL of those things when cleansing, so it’s another great step to make sure you’re getting everything off of your face before moisturizing.
Reduce Pore Size
Many experts have found that adding a toner to your skin care routine can actually decrease the appearance of pores, making them appear smaller. Pretty amazing, huh? The reason toners are said to reduce the appearance of pore size is because they eliminate any extra dirt/oil from the skin and close the pores which naturally reflects the appearance of your pores.
While there’s a lot of debate among beauty editors and experts on whether or not toners are necessary for your skin care routine. There are so many benefits to your skin’s health and overall appearance, it can’t hurt to start incorporating it! If you’ve already been cleansing and moisturizing your skin and haven’t been seeing the results you’re looking for from your products, the addition of a toner could be the answer you’re looking for. Like any other skin care product, it’s important to make sure you choose a toner that’s made to specifically work with your skin type. This will help ensure you see the results you’re looking for and using a product formulated for you.
Now that you know more about the use and benefits of using a toner in your skin care routine, will you be adding it into yours? Let us know why or why not in the comments below!