Have you ever wondered how some people seem to have healthy, clear and glowing skin that looks so effortless? Despite your beliefs, skincare is not just about “drinking lots of water” or “sleeping well” like how many celebrities quote. While both hydration and sleep do help in improving and maintaining healthy skin, it needs a lot more work. Any skin enthusiast will tell you that clear skin comes with a combination of following a skincare routine, using the right products and following a healthy lifestyle.
When it comes to skincare, there are many products available in the market that claim to make a difference. However, are all of them equally good on your skin? Well, that’s a no. Depending upon your skin type, your unique skin issues, the climate of your place of residence and your general lifestyle, you need to choose the right products and use them as recommended to get the best results.
Of all the different kinds of skincare products, facial toner is a product that confuses a lot of people. A must-have for any skincare routine, facial toner can be used morning and night, all year long. So what exactly is a facial toner? What are some of the best facial toners available in the market? Do you need it?
In this article, our experts at Teami Blends UAE will answer these questions and explain everything you need to know about facial toners.
Facial toner- What is it exactly?
Facial toners are simply a tonic or lotion that is designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. While some people find toners a non-negotiable part of their everyday skincare routine, others are unsure whether it is for them. Toners containing alcohol are harsh on most skin types, stripping off natural oils from the skin. This, in turn, leads to skin irritation, increased inflammation and dryness.
Toners containing ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile, glycerin and hyaluronic acid are more hydrating on the skin. Toners also feature witch hazel as an astringent to help shrink your pores, soothe your skin and reduce inflammation. Good quality facial toners, like Teami’s Mist Facial toner spray, refines the pores and balances the pH levels of your skin.
Facial toners are generally applied to a freshly cleansed face with a cotton pad or can be applied directly on the skin. The toner is then allowed to be absorbed into the skin completely, which usually happens in 30 seconds or less. Once the toner seeps into the skin and the surface feels dry, you can continue with the rest of the skincare regimen.
Why use toner?
Depending on your skin type and particular skin concerns, there are multiple ways to incorporate facial toners into your skincare routine. The right toner can balance the oiliness of your face, reduce pore size, fight acne and improve the skin texture.
Here are some of the benefits and ways of using a facial toner-
- To give your face a better cleanse
If you regularly use makeup, especially oil-based products or sunscreen, it is hard to break it down with water-based cleansers alone. Facial toner is a great substitute for oil cleanser as it is a mix of hydrating ingredients and can clear the skin without stripping off natural oils. Clogged pores and debris can be easily cleaned with toners.
- Smooth and even texture
If your face has an uneven texture and low elasticity, toners containing hydroxy acids and antioxidants should be an essential part of your skincare routine. Such toners can exfoliate the skin, remove buildup, boost the firmness and smoothen the skin surface.
Matching facial toner to skin type
There are different types of facial toners available that can be matched to your skin type. For instance, if you have dry skin, you need to stay away from toners containing salicylic acid. Dry skin requires ingredients that provide moisture- which means that your toner should contain glycerin, hyaluronic acid or aloe vera.
Oily skin that is prone to breakouts benefits a lot from facial toners containing salicylic acid and tree oil as they help control breakout and balance the facial oils. So if you wish to address particular skin problems with toner, there are dedicated products available in the market.
There are also universal facial toners that are suitable for all skin types. Teami’s Mist Facial toner spray is a great example of that. This minimalistic toner contains butterfly tea, witch hazel and aloe vera and is a wonderfully simple product that can be incorporated into your basic-skin care routine to help boost the benefits from your other products. The all-natural toning provided by Teami’s toner is non-stripping, leaving your skin revitalized and refreshed all day long.
Teami’s Mist Facial toner spray can be used as the second step in your daily skincare routine to reduce the appearance of pores, remove dirt and oil build-up and neutralize and balance the pH levels of your skin for a smooth and even complexion.
Where to buy Teami’s toner?
The Mist Facial Toner Spray is a vegan and cruelty-free product. This product is now available in the country and can be purchased from the Teami Blends UAE website. Get the most out of your skincare regime by adding Teami’s toner to your everyday routines.