What on earth are skin toners and why should we use them? I answer 4 important questions and let you in on how we should be using them.
What is a skin toner?
A skin toner is a water-based solution that is primarily designed to re-balance the skin after washing with a harsh soap. Toners are usually used as a beauty step that is applied right after you wash your face, and is usually followed by moisturizing.
Why should I use it?
Toners prep our skin for the moisturizing step. Using a toner is essentially an extra step to the cleansing routine, as it removes any extra dirt or moister that may have been missed during the wash step.
Who should use a skin toner?
There are toners for every type of skin. If you suffer from pimples or acne, this step could be just what you need to cleanse your skin of any impurities before you put on your moisterizer.
Where can I buy a toner?
Pretty much at any beauty store or super market. You just need to find the right one for you. African Extracts Rooibos has toners for every type of skin, and what’s great about their products is that each item is inspired by nature. Most of their ingredients are natural, reducing the chances of your skin getting irritated and sensitive. African Extracts Rooibos has two toners from two of their skin care ranges.
The toner from their Classic range is suitable for all skin types. It is an alcohol-free toner that contains Witch Hazel extract to gently soothe and refreshes the skin after cleaning. This toner retails for R62,99 on their website.
The Purifying Range toner is more tailored for people with oily skin. This toner promises to reduce oiliness and remove grime for an all day freshness. It contains Salicylic Acid to reduce outbreaks of spots. Other ingredients that it contains are Rooibos and Baobab extracts with soothing and calming properties and skin-clearing benefits. This toner also retails for R62,99.
How do I use a toner?
It is really simple. All you need to do is, wet a cotton pad with your toner, then swipe it all over your face, neck, and upper chest area. Don’t worry if you don’t have cotton pads. You can also use your hands, by wetting your palms with the toner and patting it gently on your skin.
Some of the benefits that come with using toners are:
- They reduce skin pores
- Refresh our skin and
- Restore our pH balance
Go get your toner now on: African Extracts Rooibos