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A guide to face toners

Face toners have now become a skincare powerhouse in the ever-changing world of skincare

What would a toner do for our skin? Why is toning such a crucial step? When should toner be utilized? These question frequently arises in our minds as we go through skin care regimens

This introduction to skin toners may help you understand what toner is and how you may include it in your skincare routine.

Let's look at what a toner is and what it can do for your skin

What is face toner?

Toner is a skincare product that is applied after cleansing and before applying moisturizer or serum. It is available as a water-based liquid that is infused with skin-soothing substances. 

  1. Toner maintains your skin's ph level.

Some cleansers are really harsh on the skin and include substances that disturb the skin's pH balance, leaving it more vulnerable to irritation, and dryness.

The ideal pH for skin is 5.5. When you apply toner on your face on a daily basis, you maintain the appropriate pH level (acid mantle), which functions as a shield to keep your skin healthy.

  1. Toner tightens your skin's pores.

When pores are big, more debris and oil enter the skin. Because of these pollutants, the skin is more likely to develop conditions like acne. The use of toner on a regular basis constricts the pores and reduces their overall size. As a result, less oil and pollutants deposit in the skin, giving it a fresher and cleaner appearance. 

  1. Toner aids in the prevention of skin outbreaks.

Skin breakouts occur when perspiration, oil, and debris get blocked in the pores. Because of this, oily skin is more susceptible to breakouts. Toners can be useful in dealing with this problem. By eliminating excess oil, residue, and dead skin, toner reduces the chances of breakouts. 

  1. Toner aids in thorough cleaning

Some pollutants stay on the skin even after cleaning. This might be leftover makeup or part of the oil content left by the cleansers. A toner's primary function is to remove them and clean the pores from the inside. Toners also get rid of residues, revealing a healthy complexion. 

  1. Skin hydration and nourishment 

Toning is done shortly after cleaning and just before moisturizing for a purpose. The hydrating components in the toner prepare the skin to absorb moisture more effectively. Immediately following cleaning, the skin is generally tight and dry. Moisturized skin absorbs treatments better than dry skin. As a result, toning assures that your preferred moisturizer can thoroughly nourish your skin.

Are Face Toners Appropriate for All Skin Types?

When incorporating toner into your beauty regimen, you will have to be cautious.  Make sure that toner is not extremely drying or harsh to your skin. When it comes to delicate parts of the face such as around the eyes, be careful not to overdo it. Be careful to choose a toner that is suited for your skin type and avoid toners with alcohol because they might end up drying your skin.

When Should You Use Toner in Your Daily Routine?

Toner is best utilized as your initial step after cleaning since it helps clear the skin of any remaining impurities while also leaving the skin revitalized and well-ready for your following skin care regimen. Any lotions, serums, or treatments used after toning may easily penetrate and attain their maximum potential.

EXEL's Herbal Purifying and Toning Lotion is loaded with vegetable DNA and a soothing combination of aloe vera extract, chamomile, and mallow extract to tone and hydrate the skin while significantly reducing pore size and leaving the skin rejuvenated.

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