An important step in the care of our skin that we routinely leave out is the use of facial toners. At the very least we do some basic form of cleansing and moisturizing andwhen we decide to splurge, we sometimes add a scrub or exfoliator. But what can we add by using facial toners?
Toners take cleansing process one step further. They are absorbed by the skin, purifying and reconditioning it, leaving skin feeling clean without any side effects such as tightness, drying or stinging. It’s common to mistake some of those side effects as a sign that your cleanser is doing your job, but your skin is supposed to feel good so bring an end to the abuse! Designed to penetrate pores deeply, toners clean out all the dirt, oil and grime to help your skin breathe a little better. Toner works great to give you that extra boost when it comes to cleaning and you can depend on it to take care of oil, make-up, sunscreen, sweat and other microscopic bacteria and pollution that end up on your face by the end of the day. Basically, toners clean away anything you don’t want on your pillow at night and that makes for a better night’s sleep for everyone.
Let toners take care of the nitty-gritty work while you enjoy the results. They remove dead skin cells lingering on the surface, even out rough patches and reduce the appearance of pores. Smaller pores not only look better, but give your skin a fighting chance against the everyday elements. The reduced size of pores prevents all the dirt and bacteria from entering. Toner can even help restore your skins natural pH balance to normal after using a facial cleanser, keeping skin ultra-moisturized. Now you’re on your way to achieving desirable smooth, soft skin that you’ve always had – it just needed a little TLC.
Need another reason to celebrate? Yes, toners also target acne. Certain toners are specifically designed for those that have problems with acne and oily skin. It will wipe away the oil that causes acne and will do its part in reducing the size of existing blemishes as well as keep new ones from forming, leaving you with a nice, even skin tone. Look for an acne toner with glycolic acid for exfoliation and salicylic acid to rid skin of blemishes.
DorMauri offers a Super Firming Botanical Facial Toner. It’s formula of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients guarantee protection for healthy skin as well as tones and firms, shrinking pores so your skin feels and looks younger. Like most DorMauri products, its mineral clay exfoliates and detoxifies. Other properties include rose pedal infusion, cucumber extract and green tea moisturize and sooth dry, irritated skin and assist in the restoration of elasticity that skin loses over the years. Doesn’t just hearing all this make your skin feel cleaner already?
A few guidelines to keep in mind in searching for a great toner is to purchase one that is alcohol-free (skip over astringents which contain alcohol causing the drying effects you’re trying to avoid!), oil free, hypoallergenic, and one that’s non-comedogenic. Toners are the best way to clean and refresh skin without drying it out and compromising the skin’s natural moisturizers. Apply toner after using a facial cleanser with a cotton ball or pad and don’t forget to moisturize, too!
This article has been brought to you by the skin care experts at DorMauri.com.