Are you making these top 5 toner mistakes?
Don’t let them get in your way of achieving crystal clear skin! Fortunately, these toner mistakes are easy to fix. In this article, we reveal the 5 most common mistakes women make with toners and how you can correct them.
Using Toners With Harsh Chemicals
Traditionally, toners are infused with a higher concentration of drying alcohols which strip your skin of its natural oil to deliver an instant tight squeaky-clean sensation. However, these toners are too harsh on your skin and can damage it in the long run. Instead, always double check your toner’s ingredient list to ensure that it is free of drying alcohol.
Moreover, synthetic fragrances present in some toners may irritate sensitive skin. Companies are not required to disclose exactly what goes into a ‘fragrance’ so seeing it on the ingredient list should ring alarm bells as you have no way of knowing what is in it. Use synthetic fragrance-free toners or only those with natural fragrances to avoid triggering a skin reaction.
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Rubbing Toner Into Your Skin
Facial skin is thin and should be treated with great care. Do not rub toner harshly onto your skin as doing so will not enable it to penetrate your skin on a deeper level. Instead, aggressively rubbing your skin can irritate it and even result in micro-tears which can weaken your skin barrier over time.
You can spray toner directly on your face or dispense some onto your hands before gently tapping it on your skin to boost blood circulation. You can also deposit some product onto a clean cotton and lightly swipe it across your face.
Choosing The Wrong Toner
As a general rule of thumb, hydrating toners are suitable for all skin types and can be used daily. However, do not use an exfoliating toner if you are already using a separate exfoliator in your skincare routine. Double exfoliation is extremely harsh on your complexion and can cause irritation.
Incorrect Skincare Sequence
Toners should be applied after cleanser and before treatment serums and moisturizers. Ideally, they should be applied within a minute after cleansing as beauty products can be more effectively absorbed on damp skin. Skincare should be layered from the lightest to thickest which is why toner should be applied before subsequent skincare steps.
Replacing Cleanser Or Moisturizer With Toner
Although toners offer the benefit of lifting residual impurities and makeup residue from your skin while delivering instant hydration, they should not replace your regular cleanser or moisturizer. Toners are not specifically designed for the purpose of cleansing or moisturizing. It acts as a final ‘sweep’ after you have cleansed your skin to remove leftover traces, and while it hydrates, it is not rich enough to adequately moisturize especially during winter.
Don’t fret if you find yourself making any of these toner mistakes as they are pretty common! Adjust your beauty ritual accordingly to get the most out of your beauty products in order to flaunt healthy flawless skin.