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Toner 101: What Toner Does for Your Skin

Toner 101: What Toner Does for Your Skin?

Toner is one of those skincare products often overlooked by those unfamiliar with its benefits.

Not only does toner offer a way to get tighter pores and a more radiant complexion, but most offer extra moisture options, too.

By the end of this blog, you’ll be a toner expert and ready to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine. And you’ll have an idea on how to pick the best toner for glowing skin.

Ready to get started? Let’s begin!

What is a Toner?

Toners are a liquid skincare product that removes excess makeup, oil, and dirt from your skin.

Here’s the important thing to know about toners, though. They previously got a bad reputation for being drying or harsh due to a high alcohol level in traditional formulas.

The good news is today’s variations are much more suited to all types of skin. Most even include natural ingredients like aloe vera and witch hazel to keep inflammation down.

What Does a Toner Do to Skin?

The benefits of toner really depend on the unique formulation you choose. Some are designed to provide extra moisture, while others pack a special punch of added ingredients for a whole host of positive benefits.

However, the main basis of using a toner is to minimize gaps between skin cells. This can help reduce pore sizes and make it harder for dirt and oil to become stuck. (Which, as you know, creates blemishes and acne.)

It also leaves you with a cleaner and healthier skin tone. And what’s not to love about that?

Is a Toner Really Necessary?

This question is really a personal one. While optional, toner makes it a lot easier to achieve a glowing, healthy complexion. Plus, it helps prep skin to ensure the rest of your moisturizers, serums, and other products can do their jobs effectively.

Choosing the Right Facial Toner for Your Needs

Of course, incorporating toner into your routine really starts with selecting the right product. And we’re pretty partial to our line of Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toners.

Our alcohol-free toner formulas utilize non-distilled witch hazel, which contains natural tannins for antioxidant benefits. In simple terms? These toners are great at giving you the nourished, glowing skin that you’re looking for.

Best of all, there are multiple varieties that you can use for different reasons.

For example, our Thayers Unscented Facial Toner is ideal for sensitive skin. And our Thayers Coconut Water Facial Toner contains aloe vera and coconut water for ultra hydration.

Those are just two examples of the many options available. Be sure to check out our full line to find the one that’s best for you!

How to Use Toner on Your Face

Using a toner on your face is really quite easy. With a traditional bottle of toner, all you have to do is apply a bit of the liquid to a cotton ball or pad and swipe it across your skin. You should let it set for about ten minutes or so to fully dry before adding the next product in your routine.

Wondering how to use facial mist? This is usually for a good midday pick-me-up or in situations where you need to refresh your face, like after you’ve had a hard workout at the gym. Just mist the product on, and you’re good to go. It really is that easy! You can even keep a bottle in your gym bag or desk for easy access.

How to Use Toner Every Day

Should you use a toner daily? This is one of those choices that is really up to you and your skincare needs. But…we obviously highly recommend it, or we wouldn’t be sharing this information, right? Besides, after just one use your skin will immediately feel renewed, radiant, nourished, and prepped and primed for your next skincare step. AND after one week of use, your skin will feel healthier, the texture looks smoother, and your pores look reduced.

No matter what type of skin you have, start by adding it to your beauty routine once per day, usually first thing in the morning and after you’ve washed your face. Once you know for sure that you don’t have a reaction, then you can start incorporating it into both your AM and PM routine. As a bonus, a facial mist can be used at any time as a quick refresher.

Wrap Up: What Toner Does for Your Face and Skin

Now that you’ve learned about toner for face benefits, it’s time to choose your new favorite formula and incorporate it into your daily routine. Trust us (and the red cap); you’ll be very glad that you did!

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