There is a lot of confusion whether it is necessary to use a toner after cleansing the face or is it okay to skip this step completely. Facial toners play an important role in providing a clean facial appearance.
Restore pH balance of skin
One of the basic uses of facial toners is balancing and re-establishing the natural pH balance of the skin so that it is less prone to oiliness and infections, giving a smoother and even appearance.
Shrink and tighten Open Pores
Large open pores on face allow more dirt and toxins to enter the skin, thereby causing infections and irritation. Toners tighten and shrink the side of the facial pores allowing fewer toxins and oils to seep into the skin and give a cleaner, fresher and less oily appearance to the skin. It also prevents the breakout of pimples and acne.
Detoxify the Skin
Chemicals present in various makeup products affect the healthy appearance of the skin. Facial toners help to remove these toxins from the skin surface along with the residue left by smoke, smog, and other chemical deposits. It provides a brighter and clearer appearance to the skin and lead to fewer wrinkles.
Acne and pimples are painful breakouts that cause inflammation and facial scarring. It can lead to excessive oiliness of the skin. The astringent property of toners removes the oily build-up, dead skin cells and dust from the skin surface in order to prevent future breakouts and lighten the facial blemishes.
Provide Hydration and Nourishment
Facial toners supply moisture and nourishment to the skin cells which is essential to maintain elasticity and smoothness of skin and give it a more youthful appearance. It also works as an effective base for application of cosmetics.