Is a Toner Really Necessary? - Merindah Botanicals

Is a Toner Really Necessary?

Why do you need to use a face toner and what does it do for your skin?

Are you wondering what a facial toner actually does and why you would really need to use one? You’ll be surprised about the great benefits and once you start using one you’ll be amazed at the results.

Toners can transform the way your skin looks and feels after cleansing.

They nourish and replenish your skin after cleansing, a step that can significantly, and visibly improve the appearance of your skin.

Check out our five reasons why skin toners are still a must-have beauty product that you just can’t and shouldn’t skip in your skincare routine.

1. It’s an astringent

An astringent tightens the skin and gives a smaller appearance to the pores, which means less clogging of dirt and fewer chances of pimples and blackheads. Moreover, toners are also great for removing oil from your face.

2. It balances your skin’s pH

With soaps and cleansers, your skin’s pH turns alkaline from acidic (most soaps, and many cleansers and face washes have alkaline pH) . And when the pH balance gets disturbed, our skin has to work hard to restore it to an acidic environment even if it requires producing more oil.

A toner can help you restore your skin’s balance a lot quicker.

 It balances your skin’s pH

3. It provides an added protection to your skin

Tightened pores lower the chances of impurities and other hazardous contaminants to penetrate your skin. Not just that, facial toners can even remove minerals and chlorine present in the tap water that can ruin your skin.

4. It’s a moisturiser

Toners are an all-in-one skincare product that both cleanses and moisturises your skin. Look for something as simple as a witch hazel extract skin toner to avoid applying unwanted chemicals on your skin.

5. It refreshes skin

Toners can clean dirt and oil from the skin and leave it revitalised and refreshed. If you want a refreshing skin on-the-go, don’t forget to pack a toner in your bag.

Which is the right toner for you?

When it comes to toners, you wouldn’t want something that’s overloaded with ingredients, after all, the purpose of the toner is to revitalise your skin. Simple is better.

Formulated with natural astringent Witch Hazel to promote a clear complexion, our Calming Toner easily combats irritated skin.

Used between cleansing and moisturising, it makes short work of makeup and dirt, while supercharging the benefits of face creams and serums.