Many women don’t use toner as it’s seen as something unnecessary and useless… but is that really true?
Toner is designed to restore your skin’s natural pH balance after cleansing. Each time you have washed your face you are upsetting your natural pH balance. Most cleansers may minimise the amount of oil on your skin but you are also robbing your skin of moisture. Your skins pH balance will become too high which results in dry skin. Your skin is naturally more acidic than alkaline (pH scale is 0-14 your skin is around 5.5 …4.5-6.0 is the optimum range for healthy skin). Toner IMMEDIATELY restores your pH level to the optimum range. Using toner actually helps your skin absorb your moisturisers and serums better than when it is dry.
Other benefits of toners include:
- Removing dirt, dead skin, impurities and toxins
- Reducing excess oil from the skin
- Speeding up cell turnover
My current toner is by Liz Earle, I got it for Christmas and I LOVE it.. I actually don’t even feel the need to moisturise after using it and it smells like the most beautiful thing I’ve ever smelt. Just a quick application to my face after washing it and it feels wonderful and is such a lovely experience, I actually bother to take off my make up (I know I should) before bed because I love using it so much.