If anyone of you reading this has skin problems or just has sensitive skin and needs to use many different products to keep it all nice and healthy, I feel you. I know it sucks, and I know it’s unfair, but sometimes, life just rubs you the wrong way.
While looking for products that will do your skin some good, you may have encountered one that is always rearing its face on skin care products lists, and that is toner.
Even then, a lot of you might have skipped the toner step because it just seemed like more unnecessary washing, but if you have done that, you were probably quite wrong.
Here are 7 things that you didn’t know toner could actually do
1. It tightens your pores.
No matter what kind of toner you use, they all have something in common, and that’s that they can shrink those abnormally large pores, which makes it difficult for acne-causing bacteria to build up in them.
2. It balances your pH.
When we wash our face using soap, the balance of the skin is slightly upset. The skin often times responds to this by overproducing oil to get back to the preferred level, but toner saves it from doing that and corrects the process altogether.
3. It removes oil and helps oily skin.
Аs we mentioned before, toner is good at removing the oil that sometimes skin can create. If you use the toner once a day, the oil levels will be significantly reduced.
4. It exfoliates
Toners are actually one of the healthiest ways to exfoliate your skin without irritating it. The next time you rub your face with the cotton swab and the toner, take a look at it.
5. It prevents ingrown hairs.
So long as your toner of choice contains a good amount of glycolic or some other alpha hydroxy acid, it can actually help prevent ingrown hair and/or razor bumps. These acids help improve the skin’s firmness and elasticity. It also increases collagen production.
6. It removes makeup and/or dirt . . .
Sometimes when cleaning your face, your cleanser can miss out on some things. This can lead to traces of makeup, dirt and other such substances still sitting proud on your face. Toner will clean up the remainder of those substances and will make your skin look as clean and as natural as it should.
7. It makes your moisturizers and serums more effective.
I’m willing to bet that at least one of you uses moisturizers and anti-aging serums on your skin, and toner will actually make them more effective, due to its cleaning, excess oil-removing and pH-balancing prowess.
So, after reading this, you feel like popping to the store to get some toner and see what it can do? I know that I’m tempted…
If you know any more benefits of using toner, tell us in the comments below!
*All skin types are different, and some cosmetics may cause irritation, always perform a patch test first.