Toner: The Missing Piece of Your Beauty Routine

There’s a product missing from your beauty armory, and it’s not the latest anti-aging cream.

As an expert on skincare, I have witnessed first-hand the frustrations of women who can’t seem to achieve clear, glowing skin. I always ask them about which toner they are using.

“Toner?” “Isn’t that just for people with acne?”

There’s a secret weapon in the beauty industry, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. You can even pick it up at your local drugstore. Toner is the missing part of many women’s’ beauty routines. It cleanses, moisturizes, and protects your skin from all the toxins and grime you face each day.

So why do you absolutely need a toner in your beauty line up? Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn’t skip out on this easy-to-apply product.

It’s the Ultimate pH Balancer

Skin usually has a pH of about 5.5, which is slightly acidic. Daily scrubbing with alkaline soaps can cause your skin to produce excess oil to combat the pH imbalance. This can lead to shininess, breakouts, and clogged pores. These things aren’t anyone’s best look, but toner can get your pH back in check so your skin will return to normal.

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It’s an Excellent Pore Tightener

Did you know that toner was made to be a second-step cleaner for your face after washing off your makeup? That’s because toner goes the extra mile to remove the dirt and makeup locked deep in your pores. This excess grime in your pores makes them look bigger and leaves you more prone to annoying breakouts. Do your skin a favor and don’t skip the toner after you wash your face.

It Helps Your Skin Stay Moisturized

Many toners contain humectants, a compound that helps moisture stick to your skin. By using toner, your face cream, eye cream, and other makeup will stick to your skin better. Moisturization is key to make skin look fresh, young, and glowy. Toner gives you the extra boost you need to look rejuvenated and lively at any age. If you are traveling to a very dry location, cotton balls pre-saturated with toner make great pick-me-ups for your skin.

It Protects Your Skin

As previously mentioned, toner works wonders to shrink your pores and help you appear more youthful. Many issues with the skin are caused when the cell gaps are wide open. Toner can close the cell gaps and strengthen your skin’s protective barrier against toxins in the environment. Essentially, toner is the kale of beauty products.

Whether you are struggling with breakouts or dull skin, toner can get you back on the right track, help you stay moisturized, and protect you from any further damage. It’s no longer a one skin type product. Astringent-free toners are now available for dry-skinned people, making toner suitable to use for everyone.

Toner can help you achieve the skin you have always dreamed of, and it’s as simple as swiping a cotton pad across your face.