Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Best Facial Toners for Your Skin Type

After cleansing your skin, you likely reach for a great toner that will lock in moisture and provide more nourishment to your pores. However, all toners are not created equal, so you’ll need to find a toner with the right ingredients for your skin type. 

Most skin care systems have a cleanser, toner and moisturizer as a three-step program that is designed to keep your complexion looking its best throughout the day. The toner should be used after the cleanse your skin and before you moisturize to prep your skin for the nourishing ingredients in the moisturizer. Toner also serves as a light exfoliator that can renew your skin and remove impurities that may remain even after cleansing. You can visit about the best products for clear skin and reading more to find out which toners you can add to your skin care regimen. 

Witch Hazel

If your skin tends to get red and irritated often, witch hazel can help you combat this problem. This natural toner is also beneficial for acne-prone, since it helps to clean the pores without drying out the skin. To further customize this part of your skin care regimen, add a few drops of lavender oil to witch hazel to even your skin tone, tea tree oil to remove the bacteria from the skin that can cause acne, or rosewater to calm the skin and get rid of rashes or allergic reactions.

Coconut Water

Coconut water is a great beverage to have on hand when you want to stay hydrated in the warmer months of the spring and summer, since it contains electrolytes that renew and protect the cells. However, you can also use coconut water as a toner, especially if you have dry skin. Coconut water has antimicrobial properties that remove impurities from the skin without drying your complexion, and the water can be combined with ingredients like hibiscus or rose water to help get rid of blemishes and prevent uneven skin tone.

Geranium Water

If your skin is very oily and you notice oil buildup shortly after cleansing your face, you can balance oil production and help keep your skin clear with a geranium toner. Geranium extract or oil clarifies the skin and helps to rid the skin of blemishes and keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.

Beta Hydroxy Acid

Beta hydroxy acid helps to clear your skin and bring clarity to your complexion without irritation. You may also want to choose a toner with a combination of beta hydroxyl acid and monolaurin for antibacterial properties that will clear up existing breakouts and prevent new pimples from forming.

Aloe Vera Juice

If you have very dry skin, you need a toner that is free of alcohol is best for your skin. Aloe vera Aloe vera juice or an aloe-based toner will get rid of debris on your skin while adding moisture to your pores and shielding your skin from the elements.

Rose Water

Rose water is ideal for combination skin, and has a pleasant scent that is soothing and relaxing. This natural toner helps to soothe irritated skin and can serve as an herbal treatment for skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. If you have blemishes or scars on your skin, toning the skin with rose water after cleansing can help to fade those dark marks. Rose water, like all quality toners, helps to restore the pH balance of the skin as well, which keeps you from becoming too dry or too oily throughout the day.


A toner that contains camphor helps to bring balance to oily skin and is beneficial if you suffer from cystic acne. Camphor can also boost circulation which keeps your complexion vibrant and has antibacterial properties to safely remove impurities from your skin. You can find a toner that contains camphor to use daily, or create your own toner using camphor essential oil mixed with aloe juice or witch hazel to reduce inflammation and soothe the skin.

As you can see, there are plenty of ingredient options that you can turn to when you need to tone your skin and correct complexion issues after cleansing your face. Be sure to follow the toning step with a quality moisturizer to seal in the beneficial ingredients from the toner and keep your skin shielded from free radicals throughout the day.

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