Many people question whether they need a toner/lotion in their skincare regime .
I personally prefer not to, as I don’t want to add too many steps into my regime,
But toners can be an extra step that you could greatly benefit from.
What are toners for, you ask?
-reduces pore size
-balances acid mantle on the skin
-removes excess cleanser
-can give skin an extra dose of antioxidants and beneficial ingredients
Something I find quite often when I look at a toners formula is that they are very cheap when it comes to a good amount of ingredients , and after all, you don’t want to pay 30 to 40 dollars for a bottle of water and some glitter in it.. Right ?
So here are some things to look for in a toner !
-antioxidants are a must! And there should be lots if you are going to tone at all
-avoid alcohol as the 1st or second ingredient (mostly alcohol denat)
-look for skin identical ingredients such as glycerin , or cholesterol for better value
-make sure it suits YOUR skin type so it balances your skins oil flow/dryness evenly.
-an exfoliating toner (a.h.a or b.h.a) can be a great addition to an oily skins regime
So whether you need a toner in your regime is really up to , and whether your skin needs something extra or you need to refine more oil after cleansing!
Choose wisely and if it smells like last weekends bottle of vodka … Don’t use it!
What’s your favourite toner ? 🙂