Toners tend to be one of the more confusing products in a face care routine, with many of us wondering how to use them. One of the frequent questions that we receive at Nakin is if toners should be washed off after use. The answer is that toners should not be washed off, as this would rinse away and dilute all of the lovely active ingredients.
We should say that we cannot speak for all face toners, as sometimes product names can be misleading. However, when it comes to our Nakin Purifying Face Toner it definitely should not be washed off. This is because it contains beautifying botanicals that help skin in many ways, and they best work their magic when it is left on the face and neck, plus not rinsed away. The cleansers used before toning such as cleansing milks or face washes, do need to be rinsed away though, as otherwise they can leave a film over the face and clog pores. However, toners are a watery like substance that is usually designed to be applied and wiped away with cotton wool. This allows the last traces of impurities to be removed, and for the amazing ingredients to seep into the skin cells to help tone and refresh the face and neck.
So, if you have been wondering about whether or not you should wash your face toner off, the answer is no. As explained, toners are designed to be left on the skin, so washing them off would defeat the purpose. Toners are usually applied after cleansing, and they help to remove any remaining dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin. They also help to restore the skin's pH balance and prep the skin for the rest of your skincare routine. Toners are a crucial step in achieving healthy, radiant skin and leaving them on underneath the serums, oils and creams applied afterwards will give skin a reviving treatment.
We are not sure where the myth came from about washing face toner off after applying it. It potentially came about because some toners in the past used to be quite harsh alcohol fuelled concoctions, that could be quite drying to skin. However, today many toners are alcohol-free and so they will not dry out skin like older toners used to. In fact, a good toner like Nakin’s Natural Anti-Ageing Toner will actually help to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. This applies to all skin types from dry to oily, everything in between and even sensitive complexions. Good toners will help to balance sebum production as well as the pH levels of skin.
So, next time you reach for your toner, do not forget to leave it on instead of rinsing it away. Your skin will thank you as it will receive all the benefits of the ingredients. Of course, every toner is different so check the directions to be sure. At Nakin as well as having an amazing face toner we have a full collection of natural anti-ageing products and you can find out more about Nakin online at www.nakinskincare.com