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Tone Your Skin

As we age so does our skin. Our skin becomes dehydrated with time, and that is a reflection of our long hard-working routines. It’s hard to reverse the damage already done to our skin, but we can take steps to care for our skin now, and to protect it from further damage.
At this age, we need a good skin care regimen, that is cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. But we do want our skincare products to be better absorbed in our skin. When you apply toner on your skin, your skin gets ready to absorb the serums and creams you apply thereafter.
flaky skin? It’s time to introduce toners to your routine. There are still a lot of misconceptions about what a toner is, and what it does. In the past, toners contained high levels of alcohol. They intended to eliminate excess oil levels from the surface of your skin. But now toners come alcohol-free, and they won’t make your skin dry or patchy.
Toners are packed with nourishing ingredients, such as glycerin, acid, anti-inflammatories, and antioxidants. It penetrates your skin easily, thus it can give your aged skin a quick splash of moisture that it needs. These watery liquids will remove the dead skin cells off your skin and minimize the pores on your skin, giving you a healthy and plump appearance. [1]Do those large pores bother you? You lose skin elasticity as you grow older, which might lead to the appearance of large pores on your skin. But you can minimize the appearance of those large pores by introducing a simple step to your skincare routine, that is toning. Moreover, toner can protect your skin from environmental stressors, and it may also give a soothing sensation to your itchy skin.
As we age, our skin tends to lose a lot of moisture. A toner locks the required moisture and gives a healthy glow to our skin.
If you are a makeup enthusiast, toners can even work as a primer for your skin as well. It will ensure a better application of makeup on your skin by prepping your dilated pores.
But it is important to choose the right toner for your skin type. Be sure to look for the ingredients on the product’s label. A good toner should not contain any harsh ingredients, such as alcohol, salicylic acid, fragrances, Phthalates, parabens, and benzoyl peroxide.
A good toner should include green tea, witch hazel, aloe vera, tea tree oil, and rose water oil. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which can revitalize your skin and ensure an even skin tone. Witch hazel can help to unclog pores and ensure the balance of your skin’s natural oils. Aloe vera has nourishing properties which will help soothe your skin. Tea tree oil will aid in removing the build-up of dirt and impurities from your skin’s surface, and rose water oil eliminates impurities from your skin and it also tightens your skin. [2]A toner is an answer to all your skin problems. No matter what skin type you own, toning your skin is essential. So pick a good toner for your skin type, and enjoy toning!


References
1. Abelman D (2020) What is toner, anyway? Our guide to the benefits of toner in your skin-care routine. In: Allure. https://www.allure.com/story/what-is-toner/amp. Accessed 3 Nov 2021
2. Facial toner: 7 benefits and why you should use it. https://fleurandbee.com/blogs/news/benefits-of-facial-toner. Accessed 3 Nov 2021

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4. Ledger WJ. Aging Genital Skin and Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits [Internet]. Textbook of Aging Skin. 2015. p. 1–8. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27814-3_26-2