Adding a toner to your skin care routine can help refresh your skin, remove impurities, and boost your health. It’s the perfect product for a deeper cleanse and a brighter complexion. But not all toners are created equal. Following the famous adage, “know thyself,” know thy skin to select the best toner for your skin type.
How to Use Skin Toner
Think of toner as a third cleansing. Apply it after you’ve removed your makeup and washed your face to remove residual minerals or chemicals left from the tap water. You can also make toner the first step in your skin care routine. In this case, tone before applying moisturizers or other serums. If you’re using a thicker toner, lightly massage it into your skin with your fingertips or sweep it across your skin with a cotton ball. For best results, use toner each time you wash your face.
Best Toner for Every Skin Type
Choosing the best toner for your skin will depend upon your skin type. Toners are available for:
- Normal skin
- Dry skin
- Oily skin
- Combination skin
- Acne-prone skin
- Sensitive skin
- Mature skin
If you have normal skin, select a toner with hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and refresh your skin. Also keep an eye out for coenzyme Q10. Q10 is a protecting agent that will help your skin stay strong and healthy.
If you have dry skin, avoid toner that contains alcohol. Instead, find a skin toner with hydrating and moisturizing properties, such as essential oils and glycerin.
If you have oily skin, avoid toners that are high in alcohol or other astringents. Alcohol will only dry your skin and cause it to produce more oil. Instead, pick a toner with salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acids in low concentrations.
If you have combination skin, lactic acid is your new best friend. Lactic acid will gently cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. Consider toners with a mix of lactic acid and gentle essential oils for a fresh glow.
The best ingredient for acne-prone skin is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid reduces excess oil that clogs pores and gently removes dead skin to increase cell turnover.
If you have sensitive skin, beware of fragrant toners and harsh astringents. While the toner may smell nice, it’s not always nice for your skin. Instead, look for products with soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, rosewater, or essential oils.
Treat mature skin with rich antioxidants. Ingredients such as vitamin C defend your skin by targeting free radicals. Aloe vera is also your ally. It will help soothe and moisturize your skin for a fresh and clean feel.
Skin Care Experts at Swiss Clinique in Newport Beach
At Swiss Clinique, our skin care consultants will help you find the exact products your skin needs. We love seeing our clients’ skin transform into its healthiest, glowing look and feel.
Besides helping you find the best toner for your skin type, we offer facial treatments, massages, and waxing. To get started with our services, contact us today.