What does toner do for your skin? This underrated skin care item helps your skin more than you realize. Toner is necessary regardless of your skin type or concern, the key is to find the correct one for your skin. Keep reading to see what toner does for your skin, why you need it, and which Bioelements formulation to use.
Toners are usually a liquid-based formula used to rebalance skin after cleansing and prep your face for the next skin care product you apply. Some formulas are meant to be spritzed on, while others are meant to be applied with a cotton pad. They are sometimes called 'skin toner', 'tonics', or 'skin fresheners'.
When most people think of toner, they think of outdated, alcohol-based astringents. These formulas of the past often caused dehydration, and even irritation or stinging. Unfortunately, this history has given toners a bad reputation.
However, modern toner formulas have evolved far past that. There are many different skin toner benefits:
Toner can do some unexpected things for your skin, like soothe stinging or otherwise sensitized skin or help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just look at what toner does for your skin:
You absolutely need toner for your skin because any high quality toner will rebalance the pH levels of your skin. Your skin's pH levels can become unbalance by practically anything – even just rinsing your face with tap water – so it's crucial to rebalance. In addition to rebalancing your pH levels, toners help replenish your skin's protective surface barrier, otherwise known as the Hydro Lipidic Barrier (HLB) which protects your skin.
"Toner is a necessary part of a daily skin care routine. Toner rebalances the skin and prepares it for the application of the next product, whether it's a serum, mask or moisturizer." –Rhonda Robb, Bioelements educator and licensed esthetician
The bottom line is that you need toner because it helps your skin function properly.
Using a skin toner is very straight forward. Simply cleanse your skin, gently pat dry, and follow with a spritz of toner or swipe on a thin layer with a cotton pad, depending on the directions. Make sure to apply your toner before applying your other skin care products so your skin is properly prepped.
As long as it's not an astringent formula, you can also apply your toner anytime throughout the day to keep your complexion dewy.
How often should you use toner on your face? We recommend twice daily after cleansing your skin and anytime you need a refreshing "pick me up" throughout the day.
Toner is necessary no matter what, but you have to choose the correct one to see results.
Equalizer is an alcohol-free toner laced with Chinese herbs and aromatherapist oils to strengthen and calm skin. Refreshing and gentle, each spritz of Equalizer will hydrate and revitalize your skin in addition to prepping it for your moisturizer.
Boost moisture with this spritz- on tonic that saturates the skin with moisture to add a youthful radiance. Power Peptide revitalizes the skin with renewing peptides, brightens and refines skin tone, and nourishes skin for a younger-looking appearance.
Even sensitive or sensitized skin needs toner. Soothing Reset Mist uses therapeutic aloe vera and chamomile, plus deeply moisturizing and barrier strengthening Chinese medicinal silver ear mushroom to comfort, reduce visible redness, and calm reactive skin.
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If you want to eliminate excess oil and restore balance in skin with acne, Acne Toner is made for you. The oil-absorbing formula uses salicylic acid and works as an astringent acne treatment to clear both oil and blemishes without over drying the skin.
Just because you're on the go doesn't mean you should forget about your skin care! Travel size toner is the perfect addition to your carryon luggage. Simply spritz onto your face to arrive at your destination with a glowing complexion.
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