Let’s Talk About Face Toner Benefits and The Ways Your Skin Can Get The Most Out Of It
Toner is that one skin care step that is still so underrated and misunderstood in my opinion. If you are a lover of facial oils, a good alcohol-free toner (aka toning mist or facial mist) is an essential step for healthy skin. Bold statement, I know, but let me explain. . . .
To be healthy, our skin needs water and oil. Water keeps skin hydrated and functioning properly. Oil helps seal in that water and prevents it from evaporating, while also delivering nutrients and protecting the skin.
So if you love facial oils and balms like I do, that means that you need to complement these anhydrous (oil based) products with a hydrous (water based) product to properly hydrate the skin. A water based product also complements anhydrous products by helping deliver nutrients and actives deeper into the skin.
Toners can also help to tighten the pores, remove excess dirt and oils, balance your skin’s pH levels and help your products absorb better.
They also provide your skin with a nutrient boost of hydrous antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to help amp up your skin’s hydration, fight off free radicals and promote a gorgeous, healthy glow.
How to integrate a toner into your daily morning and evening ritual.
The best way to use a toner with your facial oil or balm is to mist it onto your face generously right after cleansing. Then press the skin gently to assist in absorption. Follow by massaging your oil or balm of choice into the skin.
Another great way to integrate a toner in your daily ritual is to create an emulsion in your palm with your oil of choice, then massage the emulsion into the skin.
My Neroli Clarifying Toner is packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and my favorite beauty vitamin, vitamin c! The ingredients in this toner work together to give your skin an anti-aging boost while simultaneously fighting off blemishes, because vitamin c helps to reduce inflammation in the skin and brightens the skin. Learn more about this wonderful mist here.
My Rose Hydrating Mist will help to nourish the skin and fight off dry skin once and for all by providing deep cellular hydration. Soothing aloe helps to reduce inflammation, hyaluronic acid helps hydrate the skin and frankincense hydrosol helps to refine the complexion. Learn more about this refreshing mist here.
Other favorite ways to use a toner
If you think that toners are just good for a quick spritz over your face once or twice a day then keep reading!
As a one step morning cleanse
It doesn’t get easier than this to start your day! I am against over-cleansing the skin, because it strips the skin of natural oils and can disrupt the acid mantle and the balance of the skin microbiome - all essential to keeping the skin balanced and clear.
While a more intense cleansing is recommended at night to remove the dirt and grime of the day, I like to keep it simple in the morning and use some toner on a cotton swab to wipe my face clean. This simple change in your routine can make a huge difference - go ahead and give it a try!
You can then follow up with the rest of your products.
For me using a toner is more than just the second step in my skincare routine and has become a daily ritual I look forward to. After cleansing my face, I LOVE to mist on a good toning mist made with hydrosols or essential oils because it floods my senses with a combination of uplifting scents that improves my mood and keeps me feeling calm and grounded throughout the day.
When I’m in need of a little boost I rely on my Neroli Clarifying Toner with Vitamin C + Green tea for its intoxicating floral scent of orange blossom, immortelle blooms and rock rose water to lift my spirits and calm my nerves.
When I’m in need of some emotional support and a confidence boost I use my Rose Hydrating Toner with Hyaluronic Acid + Rooibos. It’s pleasant light, sweet floral aroma promotes feelings of self-love, emotional balance and a sense of well-being.
To set your makeup
Forget conventional makeup setting sprays filled with harmful synthetics and let your toner double up as your setting spray instead.
You’ll have the added bonus of infusing your skin with free radical fighting antioxidants all day long.
Customize your favorite mask
Use one of our toners to activate your favorite facial mask. Try blending our Rose Hydrating Toner with our Hibiscus Exfoliating Mud for an extra hydrating experience or blend our Neroli Clarifying Toner with our Activated Purifying Mask for extra blemish fighting activity.
Replenishing mist throughout the day
Keep your toner in your handbag and treat your skin and your mind to an antioxidant and aromatherapy spritz whenever you’re in need of a boost! Especially refreshing during those hot summer months.
Whether you’re feeling stressed, out in the sun or need to calm your nerves, a spritz is all you’ll need to feel refreshed, relaxed and grounded.
Add this simple, yet highly effective product into your routine for a real nutrient boost and a deep dose of refreshing hydration!