We understand, you’re skeptical. “A facial toner? Is it necessary?” But before you disregard toner entirely, hear us out.
Though it might seem like an unnecessary step in your skincare routine, using a toner can actually make a big difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin.
Toner is a skin care product that is used after a cleanser and before a moisturizer or serum. It is used to balance the skin’s pH levels. When the sebum on your skin mixes with the sweat, it forms a layer called the acid mantle. This layer is slightly acidic and has a pH of 4-5.5. Harsh soaps or cleansers mess with this pH and make it alkaline. Toner helps in neutralizing this pH.
Whenever we recommend a complete skincare routine that includes a facial toner, we often get asked “How does toner help your skin?” It can seem unnecessary among the hard hitters like a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF, but it makes a big difference!
In addition to acting as a booster for your favorite skincare products, using toner daily can have noticeable effects on the clarity, hydration, and texture of your skin.
The most important benefit of a face toner is its deep cleansing properties. It helps you remove not just excess oil or sebum but also dirt, dead skin cells, and makeup. A skin toner will wash away stubborn impurities that do not get removed by your cleanser, leaving behind a squeaky clean face.
When you apply a toner to your face, it closes your pores removing the gaps in your skin cells. These can otherwise be home to more impurities and dirt. Also, facial toners are formulated with various natural elements that act as a shield for your skin, protecting it from pollution and to some extent sun damage.
3. Balancing pH Levels
When it comes to skincare, pH levels are extremely important. The acidity of our skin can be affected by superficial elements such as pollution and harsh products, which is why many experts recommend correcting the pH balance with a toner. Toners contain ingredients that can help restore the natural acid mantle of our skin, bringing its pH back to a balanced level that's optimal for moisture retention and healthy cell regeneration.
4. Minimising Pores
Facial toner helps minimize the appearance of pores for a smoother, more even complexion. By unclogging pores to remove dead skin cells, dirt, makeup, and excess oil, toner leaves skin looking smooth, soft, and clear.
5. Soothing & Refreshing
Ayurvedic and herbal toners provide a calming sensation to easily irritated skin, removing temporary red patches from the face and reducing irritation. Using toners in the morning gives your face a freshness, making you feel rejuvenated for the day.
Herbal toners made with ingredients like rose water are naturally hydrating and help with better absorption of moisture in the skin. Avoid alcohol-based products.
We know that caring for your skin with the very best can feel daunting when the skincare industry is cluttered with endless options. Choosing the right face toner for your skin’s needs is not as complicated as you might think.
Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner gives your skin an invigorating boost – in the morning and evening after cleansing, and whenever you like in between. The fine mist contains an unmistakable plant composition that fortifies and refreshes your complexion. A light mist of Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner is also suitable to set make-up and as an invigorating aftershave for men.