Skincare 101: Toners
Toners are often dismissed as an unnecessary part of a skin routine. However - it is the 'secret weapon to healthy skin' according to Dr. Hadley King, a New York City board-certified dermatologist whos says that Toners:
- Shrinks pores - Applying a small amount of toner to a soft cotton ball or pad and gently blotting and wiping your face with it will remove oil and give the appearance of smaller pores.
- Gives your skin pH balance - Our skin is naturally acidic, normally with a pH balance of between five and six. After cleansing, due to the alkaline nature of soap, the pH balance of skin gets disturbed. When this happens your skin needs to work overtime to restore the balance (and that may result in oil), but using a toner helps to restore this balance quickly.
- It adds a layer of protection - Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, thus reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can even protect and remove chlorines and minerals present in tap water.
We Say: Make sure you use an organic or natural toner without alcohol. Toners with alcohol can strip and dry the skin. All our toners are alcohol free and of course natural and organic!