While toning is a common skincare step done after cleansing, many believe it is unnecessary. Although this claim was somehow considered true due to the harsh formulations of toners before, they are so much better today. Toners are now alcohol-free and contain essential ingredients to address different skin care needs.
If you are not using toner or think the product doesn’t do anything, you might be missing out. Continue reading and learn the 5 reasons you should consider adding toner into your skin care regimen.
1. It helps shrink pores.
Toners don’t just remove the last traces or dirt and oil after washing your face. They also help tighten and shrink the appearance of enlarged pores. This only means that there is less room for oil, dirt, and bacteria to settle in and trigger skin problems like acne and blackheads.
You may also be glad to know that some toners today have pore-reducing benefits that can also protect and improve the skin. This is helpful in constricting pores to reduce the amount of oil and dirt buildup that may occur throughout the day.
2. It helps balance your skin’s pH level.
The skin’s natural pH level is slightly acidic to inhibit the growth of bacteria and keep the moisture in. If the natural balance is disrupted and your skin’s pH is too alkaline, it can become dry, red, and flaky. If it, on the other hand, is too acidic, you are more likely to develop acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Cleansing throws off the pH level of your skin. Toners help rebalance the skin and restore it to a healthy pH level. Many toners today have neutral or mildly acidic pH level to balance your skin, which has become mildly alkaline after cleansing.
3. It preps the skin for the next steps in your routine.
Toners today prep the skin for serums and moisturizers after removing excess dirt and oil leftover on your skin after washing. Do take note, however, that they are not a substitute or replacement for cleansing your face. Toning completes the cleansing process to make your skin ready for the next steps.
Since toners sweep away impurities and bring back your skin to its natural acidic state, it then helps your skin absorb what you’ll apply on it. Your products will sink in more easily because your skin is prepped for moisture.
4. It can target a number of skin concerns.
Apart from getting rid of the last traces of oil and dirt, toners today can also address a number of skin concerns. These include acne, enlarged pores, aging, excess oil, and dryness. Many formulations today contain different essential ingredients depending on what your skin needs.
There are toners that can minimize redness and flaking, help your skin fight signs of aging, as well as calm and soothe irritated skin. It is also good to know that facial toners today are specially formulated for different skin types.
5. It adds a layer of protection.
Since toners remove excess oil and dirt and restore your skin’s pH balance, they eventually provide a layer of protection. Some toners contain alpha hydroxy and glycolic acids to help exfoliate and prevent ingrown hairs. There are also those that have moisturizing ingredients to make your skin look radiant.
Another great thing about toners is that they reduce the penetration of contaminants and impurities into the skin by helping close and tighten pores. They can also remove minerals and chlorine present in tap water.
What we recommend
Here at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, we have medical-grade skin care products like cleansers and toners from Dr. Sylvia Skin Care line. If you’re looking to add a toner in your skin care regimen, our Refreshing Toner with Herbal Astringents is worth considering. This is ideal for those with oily or problematic skin.
Our Refreshing Toner with Herbal Astringents contains witch hazel extract and a blend of astringent herbal extracts to improve and protect the skin. Other key benefits include:
- Useful for most skin types (especially problematic skin)
- Help balance pH levels
- Has pore-reducing benefits
- Helps tighten the skin
- Helps shrink pores
- Contains safe and natural herbal ingredients
Feel free to get in touch with us to learn more about our skin care products. You can also schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctor or product and treatment recommendations that can help improve or treat your skin care concerns.