What Does a Toner Do And Why Do I Need It?

What Does a Toner Do And Why Do I Need It?

What Does a Toner Do And Why Do I Need It?

If you haven’t used a toner since the 2000s, you might be mistaken for thinking that they're pain-inducing, skin stripping and harsh on the face. 

The good news is that things have moved on since the 2000s and toners are no exception. 

Let's take a look at what toners do and why you may be missing out on better skin if you're not using one.  

What is toner and why do I need it?

Why Do I Need a Toner?

Toners are designed to be used after you've washed your face. There's a good reason for that - it's because facial cleansers are slightly more alkaline than your skin (so that they can remove oil from your face). However, this means that they also throw your skin's optimal pH balance (between 4.5-6.5) off balance.

Toner serves an important function in your skincare routine because it restores balance to your pH levels after cleansing. 

However, not all toners are the same. They come in a variety of different styles (exfoliant, hydrating etc) and there are lots of different ways to use them. 

If you're looking for a pain-free way to balance to your skin, then we recommend opting for a gentle, alcohol-free toner that will soothe, hydrate and nourish after cleansing.  

What Toner Should I Use?

Jelly Ko's Dewy Glaze Toner is perfect for all skin types because it skips out on irritating acids, alcohol and harsh chemicals. Instead, this 2-in-1 essence toner is bursting with hydrators, humectants and antioxidants. Rather than plain old water, it's infused with birch sap to plump and nourish skin. It's also full of antioxidants in the form of strawberries and blueberries, plus 3 types of hyaluronic acid.

This is the perfect base for the rest of your skincare routine because it lightly hydrates your skin, meaning your skin can more easily absorb the products you apply afterwards. If you're using exy serums and creams after then trust me, your skin will thank you for not wasting them!


What Does a Toner Do And Why Do I Need It?

Do you use toner in your skincare routine? Let us know in the comments! 

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