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How To Use Toner and Moisturizer
Toner and moisturizer are an important part of your skincare routine, so it is surprising how many people use these incorrectly, apply them in the wrong order, or skip over them altogether. Read this guide on how to use toner and moisturizer to maximize your skincare routine to ensure your skin always looks its best.
The first step is to make sure you have cleansed your face. Use a water-based cleanser and pat your skin dry. Then, you are ready to apply a toner.
What Does a Toner Do?
A toner removes any excess dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin. It keeps your face clean and fresh, gets rid of toxins, tightens pores, and enhances your complexion. It does so many good things for your skin that it's a wonder why anyone ever leaves home without it.
How Is It Made?
Toner, such as this Andalou Naturals Brightening Clementine Plus C Illuminating Toner, tends to be made from natural ingredients that hydrate the skin and allow the texture of your skin to balance out evenly. In the past, it may have been alcohol-based, but these days, alcohol is considered to be too harsh for the complexion, so this has been replaced by natural ingredients that aren’t harmful to your skin.
How To Use Toner
You can apply toner to your face with a cotton pad. Pour a little of the toner onto the cotton pad or a soft tissue and rub gently across your face. Make sure you don’t get this in your eyes as it will make them sting. Once you have applied the toner, you can leave it to dry naturally.
If you have combination skin, it is best to apply toner to the oily parts of your skin rather than the dry ones to avoid redness and irritation.
If you have dry skin, look out for a toner that is especially kind to dry skin and won’t dry it out. A toner that contains lactic acid will work well for you.
Oily skin should be treated with a toner containing exfoliants that treat acne as this will help to even out your skin. A toner containing lactic or glycolic acid will help to unclog pores, which will lead to fewer breakouts.
The next part of your skincare routine should be a good moisturizer. This is designed to lock the moisture into your skin and prevent premature aging. It is an important part of your skincare routine, and you can never use too much of it.
Moisturizer protects your skin from irritation, and it is easy to use because you don’t need to wash it off after you have applied it. It helps to balance the appearance of your skin and makes it look and feel more elastic.
Types of Moisturizers
There are many different types of moisturizers available, and you should choose one that is best suited to your skin type:
Sensitive skin - Hypoallergenic moisturizers are great for people with sensitive skin as they are less likely to cause a reaction. You should also opt for unperfumed and natural moisturizers as there won’t be any chemicals in them that will react badly with your skin.
Oily Skin - If you have oily skin, water-based moisturizers are the best ones to use. This is because they will replenish your skin and help to provide it with a healthy balance. They can also help prevent breakouts or blackheads. An oil free moisturiser such as this Andalou Naturals Acai + Kombucha Moisturizer could also be beneficial.
Dry Skin - A thick, emollient moisturizer will make your skin look great and feel soft.
Normal Skin - You have a wider variety of moisturizers to choose from. Opt for something non-greasy that contains some sun protection. Too much sun can dry your skin out and promote signs of aging, even on an overcast day. However, steer clear of the sun protection at night to give your pores a chance to breathe.
How To Apply Moisturizer
Moisturizer should be applied after any other skincare solutions but before you apply your makeup. It will give you a good base for your cosmetics. Make sure your skin is clean and dry, and then apply it using your fingertips and rub it into your skin well using an upward circular motion. You should apply moisturizer to your face and neck, but avoid your eyes as this can cause irritation.
Follow these toning and moisturizing tips to help to keep your skin soft, supple, and youthful-looking for longer.