How Do I Choose a Toner?In the past, most people considered toner too harsh for glowing skin. But today, options are better suited for a variety of skin types. In fact, they can be used to add moisture and improve pH, making them beneficial for any complexion.
Whether you have combination skin, large pores, sensitive skin, or any other type of skin, toner can help you balance pH and add moisture where you need it most. Best of all, it can also help the skin feel renewed and radiant and can help remove residue from cleansers and other products in your skincare routine.
Ready to learn more about how toner is an excellent addition to any beauty routine, no matter your skin type? Let’s get started!
Meet Thayers Facial TonersBefore we dive right into the process of discovering the right toner for your needs, we want to introduce you to Thayers Witch Hazel Toners.
While most toners on the market are specifically designed to improve skin pH and remove any residue left behind by cleansers, those available from Thayers offer additional benefits, as well.
All of our Thayers Facial Toners are alcohol-free and include certified organic aloe and glycerin for added moisturizing. Plus, each of our formulas includes a different ingredient to help combat a specific skin issue. For example, our Cucumber Facial Toner reduces redness, and our alcohol-free Blemish Clearing Toner is ideal for those who are more acne-prone.
How Do I Choose a Toner?So, how do you know which one of our Thayers Witch Hazel Toners is right for your needs? Selecting the right toner for a glowing complexion isn’t difficult, but it does require you to go through a few key steps. Here’s what you’ll want to do.
Step One: Determine Your Skin TypeDo you know your skin type? If not, that’s okay. However, this is a crucial part of choosing the right toner for your needs.
To do this, grab a piece of blotting paper, which you can find in little package at your local drugstore. Use your fingertips to gently pat it around various areas of your face. When done, hold the paper up to the light. If the sheet has little or no oil, you likely have dry skin. If there’s a moderate amount of oil from around your forehead and nose areas, then you’re considered normal or combination skin. And if you have a large amount of saturation, that means you have an oily complexion.
Remember, there’s no right or wrong answer here. We’re just trying to determine where to start when looking for the right facial toner for your skincare routine.
Step Two: Consider Primary Skin ConcernsOnce you know your skin type, you can start to make a list of your primary skin concerns. Do you need to combat oil or acne problems? Does your skin tend to be on the dry side and need more moisture?
By coming up with a short list, you can decide which alcohol-free toner is best for your situation. For example, hydrating toner is a better choice if you tend to have dry skin. However, someone with sensitive skin might need an unscented toner.
Step Three: Check the IngredientsWhile we feel comfortable telling you that our Thayers Witch Hazel Facial Toners are dermatologist tested and safe for all skin types, we understand that you might be looking at other brands, too.
That’s why we want to make sure you’re looking at all of the ingredients before you decide to try one out. So, what should you be looking for? Items like certified organic aloe and other top-quality ingredients are always important. And check the label to ensure the formula is phthalate-free, paraben-free, and gluten-free.
Select the Right Toner for Your Skin TypeNow that you know the steps necessary to find the right toner formula, it is important to look for certain elements associated with your particular complexion. Here are the three most common types of toner to choose for your skin type.
Toner for Oily and/or Acne-Prone SkinWhen most people think about oily or acne prone skin, they don’t realize that it can also be dry. Choosing a formula specifically designed to help reduce oil or acne is important, but you also want to consider a hydrating one.
Toner for Sensitive SkinThose with sensitive skin need to tread carefully when it comes to skincare products in general, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether. Look for a formula that is specially designed for your skin type and features gentle ingredients. Furthermore, you can also check to see if it mentions being dermatologically tested safe for sensitive skin on the outside of the package, which is a good indicator of safe, sensitive skin.
Toner for Dry SkinWhen it comes to dry skin, moisture is your friend. Find a facial toner that includes extra ingredients designed for hydration, like cucumber or coconut water. You’ll also want to look on the label for ingredients such as aloe or glycerine, which are both proven to be excellent for keeping skin healthy.
Toner for Combination SkinWe get it. Not everyone’s skin type falls into the three categories we’ve mentioned above. And sometimes, the classification switches due to diet, overall health, season, and more.
When it comes to combination skin, the rule of thumb is to select the type that most closely matches your current needs.
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