What is Skin Toning and its benefits?
Facial toner is basically the in-between step for skincare. It’s a product that is used post washing your face but before using serum or any moisturizer. The purpose of a Toner is to restore the ph of your skin after use of an alkaline based commercial soap. These days cleansers have become more gentle to the skin and you see a lot of products that act as both soap and toners, just like Sutatva Rose and Olive Liquid Soap. Lets look at the benefits of skin toning.
Benefits of Skin Toning
Skin toning prepares the skin on your face for moisturizers and serum.It helps to get rid of excess oil and dirt / makeup leftover on your face after you wash it. However toners are not meant to replace your cleansing, rather they are an add on to your cleansing. Just like an extra credit. The reformulated toners of today go beyond the basic role. They are for a varying array of skin concerns—acne to dryness to aging.
A toner with a combination of glycolic and salicylic acids can keep oily skin matte throughout the day. These days you would even find toners for drier skin types that contain hydrating ingredients.
During warm weather, skin toner help to combat breakouts from sweat, sunblock, and dirt that clog our pores. Toner is also helpful if you have acne-prone skin. Toner is a very easy way to maintain clarity and skin’s balance. All it takes is a swipe of a cotton ball to clear away pore-clogging impurities and help protect your skin.
So what does a Toner exactly Do?
- Shrinks the appearance of pores – Toners tighten and cleanse your pores. As a result there’s less room for dirt and oil to get in and cause infections, acne, or other skin irritations.
- Full body protection – A toner isn’t just for your pretty face. It can be used for cleansing and removing excess oil from breakout spots like your chest, back, neck, and shoulders.
- Restores skin’s natural pH balance – This is important because the skin’s barrier, also known as the acid mantle, is responsible for keeping skin moisturized while blocking out germs and bacteria. In order for it to operate at peak performance, you have to make sure your skin’s ph balance is optimal. Skin is naturally acidic with a pH level of about 4.5 – 5.5. Once your skin’s pH level goes above 6.5, the acid mantle (your skin’s first line of defense) gets compromised, and your skin becomes vulnerable to bacteria and infections. Toners restore your skin’s pH balance after cleansing so it’s better protected.
- Acts like a moisturizer. Few toners are humectants.They help to bind moisture to the skin.
- Refreshes your Skin: Toner can also be used in lieu of washing your skin when it’s oily or dirty. It will leave your skin revitalized even when you’re on the go.
- Prevent ingrown hairs.Toners have glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acids.These can help to prevent ingrown hairs, and aid in grooming.
If you have sensitive skin, what you use as a toner can make have a major impact on your facial skin. Sensitive skin conditions are reported to dermatologists. Millions of people have complain of various reactions with products they use for toning. Healthy, youthful, beautiful skin starts with washing your sensitive skin with the right cleanser and toner.
So before you use any toner, please do get your skin evaluated by our skin specialist. We have some great products like rose and curcumin fashwash and our bestseller handmade rose petal gel that have great toning properties. These are generally gentle and do not contain alcohol as in many of the commercial toners in the market.
Do get in touch with our team to buy one.