Benefits of Toner and How to Use Toner For Oily Skin
For skin-toners are more effective than soap and water at removing dirt, sweat, and excess oils from the surface of the skin.
Toner is often used after cleansing to help remove any remaining impurities on the skin’s surface that may have been left behind. It also helps tighten pores which prevent them from becoming clogged with dirt or oil again. This reduces the chances of developing blemishes.
Toner can be especially useful for people with oily or acne-prone skin as it helps unclog pores and reduce sebum production. It may also improve the texture of your skin through exfoliation if it contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs dissolve dead cells on the skin’s uppermost layer to give your complexion a more radiant appearance.
Toners that contain alcohols or witch hazel have astringent properties that help to shrink pores which helps prevent them from becoming clogged with dirt and oil again. The toner containing antibacterial agents such as triclosan can also reduce the number of bacteria on the skin’s surface, helping to prevent acne breakouts.
What is toner?
Toner is an important stage in the skincare system, it’s a chemical-free liquid that helps to remove dead skin cells. It leaves your skin fresh & soothed. You can also use toner on spots and problem areas to help heal them faster.
Toner cleanses the face without removing moisture it really feels amazing after using one of these bad boys. It is very important to always use one, it’s like the cleansing water of skincare. It removes dirt that your cleansing water missed.
Toner is also very popular in Asian skincare, they are not the same as western toners. This might be because Asians have different skin types than us. I’ve used both and yes I do notice a difference, Western toners for me tend to dry out my oily skin whereas Asian toner doesn’t it keeps my face hydrated which is what you want especially if you’re using other products on top of it.
How to use toner for oily skin:
Using a toner is very easy, you can apply it with a cotton pad or just use your hands. The most important thing to do before using any sort of skin care product is to shake the bottle first. This way all the ingredients will mix together nicely without separating over time.
1) Shake the bottle (optional)
2) Apply to face with cotton pad/hands
3) Pat gently into skin
4) Follow up with your regular skincare routine usually serum and moisturizer but can vary depending on skin type & problem areas you’re trying to target e.g acne prone combination skin etc…
Toner for acne-prone skin:
Toners for oily skin usually contain witch hazel which is an astringent it helps remove any excess oil, sebum on your face! Now you know why I love my toner so much!!
Not all toners with witch hazel will help with spots but if you read the ingredient list it should say “witch hazel” somewhere in there! You can also check what type of ingredients are put into each product so I would always check the back of each product to get a better idea.
Toner for dry skin:
Toners for dry skin are very different from toners for oily skin so if you have dry skin do not use a toner with witch hazel in it, instead find a moisturizing toner preferably one that contains hyaluronic acid too.
Hyaluronic acid is a humectant which means it attracts water molecules and keeps them on your face. It goes hand in hand with moisturizers! I highly recommend looking up some hydrating toners on google if you have extremely dry skin because I’m sure you will be amazed by what companies can create nowadays! There’s nothing more beautiful than glowing & healthy-looking skin!!
Toner for sensitive skin:
If you have sensitive skin you’re not going to like me saying this but toners with alcohol are your best friend. Alcohol helps reduce the oiliness of your face, it is very good for people that break out often and it also helps dry up pimples! I’ve been using alcohol in my skincare routine forever, if anything I use products that contain even more than just plain old vodka.
Side effects of toner on the face:
Using a toner on the face might cause your skin to become dry, bright red, or itchy. If you are experiencing any of these things then don’t worry it is not permanent! There are some products that are just simply not for some people & there’s nothing wrong with that.
Now, this all depends on what type of toner you’re using if you’re still breaking out after a month of using the product then I would stop right away because it will make your breakouts worse.
If however, you have sensitive skin and every time you use new skincare products on your face even though they don’t contain alcohol it still irritates them then try switching to something more gentle maybe a hydrating toner or just regular milk.
When to use toner day or night:
Now, this is a very personal preference, but I would say washing your face with water & then applying a toner can be used either day or night. If you’re not wearing makeup then there’s nothing stopping you from using it both times except for the fact that if you already have dry skin then maybe that’s all the moisture your face needs at night instead of adding more!
I personally use my toner twice a day because I break out easily & so far so good! But everyone is different so try doing what feels best for your skin.
How to make homemade toners:
You really don’t need to spend money on expensive skincare products, in fact, many people are scared off by all the harsh chemicals in commercial skincare & that is why people are making their own products at home now or just buying products from health stores which usually sell just as good products for half the price of what you would pay in a makeup store.
Benefits of toner daily:
Toners not only remove dirt from your face but also help tighten pores! This means that it will reduce breakouts, clogged pores & will prevent acne scars from forming on your face.
This is why toners are so important even if you have sensitive skin then just find a product without alcohol in it.