Everything you need to know about facial toner

  • Everything you need to know about facial toner


It is the cosmetic that is missing from many dressers, it is not given as much importance as facial creams. But you will want to have it after knowing all its benefits.


What does the word tonic mean?
This word means that it gives strength, tone or vigor. And it is precisely what is achieved in the skin when the facial toner is applied. They are lotions that are applied after facial cleansing or facial treatment, giving it even more effectiveness, it is a cosmetic that cannot be missing from a facial cleansing routine, and the Sea Water Facial Toner with Ozone is amazing!

What are its benefits
The results obtained after its use are gratifying for the skin:

Hydrates it.

It gives you a feeling of freshness and relaxation.

Eliminates excess fat, bacteria, open pores and regulates sebum secretion leaving your face radiant.

Returns the skin to its natural pH.

Rich in antioxidants, electrolytes, minerals and trace elements essential for the skin.

Eliminates impurities that may have remained when removing make-up or facial cleansing.

It will make the skin look young and radiant.

It is a delicate product with you as it contains essential oils, which gives a 100% natural perfume.

What toner to use according to my skin type

There is a toner for each skin type, get to know them:

Sensitive skin toner
For sensitive skin, they should not be aggressive with the skin, they should not contain alcohol, make sure that the word soothing or refreshing is on the box or bottle. Some contain hot springs as they do not irritate.

For acne-prone skin

For acne-prone skin, some lotions contain salicylic acid, an exfoliating ingredient that removes dead skin cells and makes it easier to clear clogged pores. They must use products without any clogging ingredients, that is, that are comedogenic.

Refreshing tonics
They help restore the skin naturally thanks to their composition of mineral water together with components derived from cucumber, aloe vera or orange blossom, which refresh it.

Toner for oily skin
They are made from micelles, particles that attract oil and dirt from the face like magnets.

Calming tonics
They are for sensitive skin that is easily altered, they usually contain chamomile as the main ingredient.

Antioxidant and energizing toners: for aging skin.

Tonics with vitamin C: for skin with spots, blemishes on the face.

Dry skin toner
For dry skin, an alcohol-free toner is best. Moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid and sweet almond extract will benefit people with dry skin.

How to apply it

After cleansing, wet a cotton pad and dab the skin (do not drag) to activate microcirculation. Avoid the eye area.

Do not confuse facial toner with micellar water

The liquid texture between both products tends to confuse. Micellar water is a make-up remover, toner is not. The latter is applied without makeup, with a completely clean face, allowing the results of facial treatments to last longer.

What comes first, cleansing or exfoliation?

Cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize. In a facial treatment, the order does matter, the most indicated would be this one.

What should a facial toner have?

You don't need to be an expert to understand the INCI or the ingredients that the toner contains. If you read that it only carries water, alcohol and perfumes, forget about it. A natural facial toner, to be complete and effective, must contain water, hydrosols (the most common are chamomile or lavender), moisturizers such as panthenol or glycerin, depending on the type of skin they may contain extracts of aloe vera, cucumber , calendula, green tea. It must also contain preservatives to prevent the production of bacteria.

How to make a facial toner to shrink pores?

Preparing a homemade facial toner is easy and cheap:

On the rocks
Wrap several ice cubes in a clean cloth and rub them on your face for about 10 minutes. Do it in the morning and before going to bed.

With yogurt
Apply a thin layer on the skin for 20 minutes. Do it before bed 4 times a week.

With cucumber
Every day at night, grate a little cucumber, strain it, keep the juice in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and then wet one or more cotton pads and place them all over your face for 20 minutes.

With vinegar

Dilute a little vinegar in equal parts of water, moisten a cotton pad and rub it on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Do it every day after your cleansing routine.

What is the difference between toner and mist?

First, what is mist. Mist is another liquid cosmetic that comes in a spray and usually comes from hot springs or springs, it is applied to the face to hydrate it, its use during the summer increases and it is ideal for sensitive skin.
Both fulfill different functions, the difference stems from the order of application. The mist, in facial routines, comes before all cosmetics because being liquid, it refreshes and moisturizes, some people even apply it to their face instead of tap water. Although the toner is also liquid, it is applied later because it acts as a sealant for the treatments so that the results last longer.

What is the difference between tonic and astringent?

• Tonics are usually alcohol-free
• Toners are better for balancing and smoothing the skin
• Astringents can irritate the skin
• Toners maintain the neutral pH of our skin
• Toners contain natural ingredients
• Toners are ideal for dry or sensitive skin
• Astringents are ideal for combination skin or oily skin

What is a balancing toner?

It is an alcohol-free toner that, due to its complete formula, is useful for blemishes, redness, acts as an illuminator, moisturizes, that is, it fulfills several functions in a single product. It can be applied to all skin types, it balances it, hence its name.

What comes first, the facial toner or the serum?

Toner should be applied first. Remember that there is an order to follow when performing a facial cleansing routine: cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize. With exfoliation, the dead cells on the surface of the skin are removed along with any remaining dirt or oil, which is the right time to apply the toner, which will leave the skin even more receptive to receiving all the benefits of the serum, this being a cosmetic with a high concentration of active ingredients.

And now yes. After knowing the theory, let's get to work!



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