3 Reasons Why Toner is the Secret to Naturally Beautiful Skin

October 20, 2016 Team AHAVA

We all have our favorite beauty product. From cleansers to serums and moisturizers, there are so many choices on the market that are each created for a different set of skin care needs. There is one product, however, that is often overlooked, and it just might be the solution you never knew your skin needed! This miracle worker is none other than toner, a great all-in-one solution that not only cleans your skin but also moisturizes and refreshes it. Although it won't replace washing or exfoliating your skin, applying toner is a simple step that you can add to your beauty routine to enhance the work that you've already put in! Keep reading to learn about all of the benefits that toner can provide for you.  

1. It removes dirt and residue that makeup remover leaves behind

There is no better feeling than taking off your makeup at the end of the day. It's an essential part of your night time routine that prevents bacteria from seeping into your pores. Although some makeup remover products advertise that there is no need to cleanse after removal, this simply is not true. In order to effectively remove your makeup, it is always essential to follow up with a toner. The toner acts as a final power wash, dissolving dirt and bacteria and clearing away makeup that you can no longer see. For best results, after washing your face take a small cotton ball with some toner and wipe in upward motions all over your skin. You will see leftover residue that normal makeup remover just can't get! 

2. It moisturizes and balances out your skin's pH  

In addition to clearing out dirt, toner also moisturizes your skin! It is important to note, however, that many toners have different ingredients, therefore it's always good to assess your skin type before purchasing the right product for you. Toners that contain alcohol, for example, will not provide moisture, as they are formulated for more acne prone/oily skin types and aim to dry out unwanted oils. If you have less oily skin and are looking to balance out the moisture in your skin, look for toners that are water-based and contain ingredients such as date extract (rich in iron and vitamins A & E), witch hazel (good for rebalancing your skin) and aloe (an effective skin conditioner). These ingredients won't strip your skin of its natural oils and will add a protective layer of moisture to your skin. 

3. It tightens your pores and strengthens your skin

Large pores? No problem! As the toner works to remove extra dirt and oil, it purifies your pores and shrinks them to fully clear the skin of impurities. AHAVA's All-In-One Toning Cleanser even goes a step further! This toner contains active Dead Sea minerals that not only minimize pores but also fortify your skin's outer layer. This type of formula is great if you suffer from acne or even if you've been wanting to achieve younger, tighter looking skin. For best results, use morning and night to keep your pores in place and to prevent acne-causing bacteria from infiltrating your skin's barrier. 

We hope that you can now see how much of an asset toner can be. It may seem daunting to add yet another product to your skin care routine, but the benefits are surely worth it! good luck!

Let us know in the comments below how toner changed your skin for the better. :)

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