Facial toners are an underrated but essential part of your skincare routine, not only do they unclog and tighten your poresو but they also balance the pH level of your skin and gives it a natural glow. Considering you need to use toner twice a day, buying expensive toners with a short shelf-life might be draining, so, I will give you easy and quick Homemade skin toners to overcome this.
Here’s your guide on how and why to use a skin toner and get the natural glow you’ve always wanted while saving time and money by making your own natural facial toner at home.
How to Use a Skin Toner?
Your skincare regime is called CTM which means; cleanse, tone and then moisturize. Your facial toner comes in second place after your facial wash/cleanser. So the steps go as follows…
2. Soak a cotton pad with toner.
3. Swipe the cotton pad in an outward motion all over your face.
4. Wait a couple of minutes for your skin to absorb it.
5. Apply a moisturizer compatible with your skin type.
Benefits of Using a Facial Toner
Now you’re probably wondering how do skin toners actually work to give your skin a natural glow? Well, the functionality of each toner varies based on its composition, yet there are common benefits that almost all of them grant and I’ve listed them down for you.
– Maintains pH Balance
The pH level of the skin is a scale from 1 to 14, 1 being the most acidic and 14 being the most alkaline, the optimum ph level is 5.5 so when you wash your skin with an alkaline cleanser, your naturally acidic skin loses its pH balance. A facial toner is used to maintain a balanced pH which acts as a barrier to bacteria and keeps your skin healthy.
– Tightens Skin Pores
Toner helps you eliminate the excess oil, sweat, dirt, and makeup residuals stuck inside the skin pores. With fewer toxins settling on your face, your pores shrink in size giving you a fresher and clearer appearance. Read more…