You’re trying to be better with your skincare routine and everyone keeps saying you should get a toner but all you can think is, “what exactly is a toner?”. Well, the short answer is a toner completes the cleansing process. The long answer is, a toner wipes away any stubborn traces of impurities missed by your cleanser, and provides extra cleansing after wearing makeup or sunscreen which are usually heavy on the skin. Toner also restores a healthy balance to the pH levels of our skin, preparing a calm base for serums and moisturisers to be absorbed more easily into the skin. The skin is like a sponge so skincare products will just sit on the top layer, ineffective, if skin is not balanced or hydrated.
When to use a toner
A toner gently revitalises your skin without stripping its natural moisture but a toner should not replace your cleanser. Toner should be applied within a minute of cleansing or exfoliating, morning and night and before using any other skincare products. If your skin gets dry or irritated easily, use toner once a day.
How to use a toner
The most popular way is to apply to cleansed skin by dampening a cotton ball or pad and sweeping over your face, neck and chest. There are some other ways to use a toner here.
What to look for in a toner
When shopping for a toner, it’s a good idea to look out for gentle and effective ingredients such as rosewater for hydration and aloe vera for soothing inflammation while avoiding ingredients like alcohol which could lead to excessive dryness.
Toner is beneficial to everyone, you just have to find one that works for your skin type. Luckily, our Eden’s Elixir is gentle enough for all skin types with the added blessing of fading dark spots, revealing an even complexion.