Toner is one of the most overlooked products in a healthy skin care regime, despite its benefits. Toning is performed after the skin has been cleansed and right before the skin is moisturized. Skin toner will close the pores and tighten the skin after cleansing so that dirt and oil can't re-enter freshly cleaned skin. Toner can also help remove the last traces of makeup, oil and dirt that your cleanser didn't get and it prepares the skin for the application of moisturizer, which will ultimately help your skin look and feel its best.
Advertiser Links for Skin Toner
Skin toner is much like astringents, oil/dirt removers and skin fresheners. It plays an important role in the skin care process - especially for those with oily or combination skin. In the past, skin toners mainly contained only alcohol and water. For those who have oily skin, alcohol was effective to wipe away excess oil and dirt successfully. However, because of the drying effect that alcohol has, more and more cosmetic manufacturers have changed the ingredients in toner to more mild and natural formulas.
Today's toners commonly contain ingredients such as witch hazel, chamomile, menthol, grape seed oil, green tea and rose water. Alcohol-free, fragrance-free, mild toner can be applied on any skin type - including sensitive skin. Gentle skin toner won't tighten the skin too much.
After applying skin toner on the face, the skin will feel firm, clean and relaxed. Using egg whites is the cheapest and easiest way to tone your skin at home. Simply separate a few raw egg whites into a bowl and apply directly on the facial skin after cleansing. Let the egg white dry for at least 15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water for an instant glow.