If you think facial toner is a negligible step in your skincare routine, think again.
Alcohol used to be a primary ingredient of toner, often used by those who had oily skin. However, alcohol-based toners dry the skin, making it feel dull and unhealthy.
Today’s toners for skin have new formulations that nourish, remove impurities and prepare the skin to better absorb moisturizers and makeup. They are primarily water-based, gentle and suitable for all skin types.
You may wonder what does facial toner do? Here are five benefits of using toner.
1. BALANCES YOUR SKIN
Understanding your skin type will help you select products that work best for you. Oily skin tends to be shiny, and dry skin may be rough or flaky. Combination skin is dry in some areas, typically on cheeks and around the mouth, and oily in other areas, such as the nose and forehead. Normal skin is clear, without dry or oily patches.
The best toner for face and skin care balances pH, conserves natural oils and hydrates. Skin toner removes impurities left over from washing your face. Many cleansers are alkaline, which disrupts the pH levels of the skin. Toners maintain the skin microbiome, the protective shield that blocks absorption of harmful bacteria, environmental pollutants and irritants.
When the microbiome is compromised, pollutants can penetrate your skin, cause skin problems or affect overall health. TrūAura’s beauty products are infused with essential oils, vitamins, probiotics and prebiotics that preserve and enhance the natural microbiome of your skin.
To apply toner, moisten a cotton pad and sweep Refreshing Tonic over your face and neck immediately after cleansing morning and night. If you want to avoid using throw-away products, apply toner to your hands and pat over your face. Follow with Balancing Facial Mist and moisturizer to hydrate and support the skin’s microbiome.
2. AIDS HYDRATION AND MOISTURE ABSORPTION
Toner prepares the skin to better absorb serums and moisturizers that help keep skin hydrated throughout the day. Keeping skin hydrated is a key to skin health. Locking in moisture helps maintain elasticity, which enhances facial contours and contributes to a youthful appearance. Plumping up facial tissues reduces fine lines and wrinkles, another factor that helps keep you looking young.
TrūAura’s Refreshing Tonic contains micellar water that removes impurities while preserving natural oils that hydrate your skin. Apply to moist skin just after cleansing so that it penetrates the skin, ensuring optimum absorption of the active ingredients that nourish and hydrate.
Our skin tonic contains essential fatty acids and essential oils that minimize dryness and restore the lipid barrier that helps keep your face hydrated throughout the day.
3. SOOTHES AND PROTECTS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS
Environmental pollutants take a toll on skin. Pollen, dust, bacteria and other impurities can affect your skin and overall health. Toner removes impurities that soap and other cleansers leave behind. TrūAura’s skincare products enhance and restore your natural microbiome that protects your skin and keeps pollutants out.
At the end of a long day, cleansing your face and following up with a dose of toner removes these impurities. You can go to bed feeling clean and refreshed. Because our bodies repair themselves when we sleep, you will wake up knowing that your skincare routine enhances skin health, stimulates collagen production and encourages cell regeneration.
4. SHRINKS PORES AND TIGHTENS SKIN
Face toner tightens skin and shrinks pores. If you have oily skin, you know that facial oils can enlarge pores. Tightening the skin and shrinking pores has several benefits. Toner removes dead cells from around pores, enhancing skin health. Clogged pores can cause pimples, blackheads and other blemishes. Small pores keep dirt, oil and pollutants from penetrating the skin. Smaller pores are also more attractive, giving a smooth, soft appearance to your complexion.
5. LITTLE-KNOWN BENEFITS OF TONER
There are several ways to optimize toner benefits.
Keep your toner in the fridge. Applying it cold shrinks pores even more than room-temperature toner. If your face is puffy when you wake up, applying cold toner reduces swelling and revives skin. Use it to cool and refresh your face before bed. If you get razor burns, cold toner can soothe the bumps and reduce redness. The natural oils and botanicals in our tonic and face mist help calm the skin.
Create a refreshing spray to use throughout the day by mixing two parts of toner with one part of distilled water. Keep it in a convenient spray bottle. Carry it with you wherever you go to spritz when you want to feel refreshed.
Use toner before applying a facial mask. Toner’s cleansing properties allow the mask to penetrate more deeply for better results. For an extra glow, use toner on your neck and décolleté. It removes impurities and brightens and nourishes the skin to help you look and feel your best.
TrūAura products are carefully formulated to protect and nourish skin. As the largest organ of the body, skin is a protective barrier to keep out pollutants and impurities that can affect your overall health. We use prebiotics, probiotics and natural botanical elements that enhance your skin’s natural microbiome. To get the best results from our products, we emphasize the importance of maintaining a daily skincare regimen. As you can see, including toner in this daily routine has many benefits.
For more information about how to select products that complement your lifestyle and meet your needs, contact us by phone or through our website.