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How To Use Face Toner

How To Use Face Toner

Toners seem to have fallen out of fashion in recent years, but now they are making a come back in a big way. But their step down from the lime light means that it is no wonder that many of us do not know how to actually use them. They are actually very simple to use and form the second part in a double cleanse. So use them after your first step cleanser, and before applying serums, oils, eye cream and moisturiser.

There used to be a very traditional face care regime of cleansing, toning and moisturising; and this three-step routine is still really popular and one that Nakin recommend when using our natural skincare. We believe that it is the best way to get the most of your anti-ageing skincare products, as well as with other inclusions such as serums and oils to repair skin. However, in recent times there has been a rise of different ways to cleanse the skin, such as with face washes, exfoliators and micellar waters. So, if you are wondering where face toners fit into a modern skincare routine, then read on to find out how to use a face toner.

The job of a face toner is to remove the last traces of cleanser, to act as a double cleanse and condition skin, plus prepare skin to be most receptive to the actives applied to skin after cleansing, such as from oils and serums. The watery consistency of the face toner, combined with cleansing actives allows it to reach deep down to clear pores to cleanse, refresh and tone up skin. Toners are suitable for all skin types including oily, normal, combination, dry, mature and sensitive types.

The way to use a face toner is directly after cleansing skin with our natural face wash, or our natural cleansing milk. Following the steps below:

  1. Pour some of the natural face toner out of the bottle and onto a cotton wool pad, or a reusable skincare pad. Always ensure that the pad you use is clean, as the job of the toner is to reach and cleanse deep into pores.
  2. Sweep the pad over the face and neck, taking care not to miss any areas such as the bridge of the nose, and close to the ears. You might want to repeat this step if the pad is coming away with a fair amount of dirt on.
  3. Skin is now ready to apply face treatments such as an anti-ageing serum or anti-ageing face oil. The follow with and eye and face moisturiser, plus lip balm.

Like micellar waters, you do not rinse a face toner off with water. However, a toner differs from a micellar water in that it does not contain harsh cleansers that will remove make-up and grime. We always recommend a two-step cleanse over a micellar water. A toner needs to be used after another form of cleansing the face, such as with our natural cleansing milk. At Nakin we are not fans of micellar waters as they contain quite strong cleansing agents, which we do not believe should be left on the face, as they can be irritating to skin. A good face toner on the other hand will contain gentle cleansers and will also tone and condition skin at the same time. They should not be irritating to skin when left on the face after application. We also prefer cleansing milks over face washes, as the later can strip skin and cause it to go off balance, and even bring out excess production of oil.

If you are looking for an effective natural face toner, then take a look at Nakin’s Purifying Face Toner. It is a plant boosted toner containing calming, clearing and toning ingredients like seaweed, witch hazel, hyaluronic acid and aloe. As with all Nakin products it is kind, natural and anti-ageing to skin, and delicately scented with a natural perfume blend. It leaves skin soft, fresh and clear and is kind to even sensitive skin types. Take a look at our reviews to see what other customers have said about it.

To summarise how to use a face toner effectively, begin by cleansing your face thoroughly with a gentle cleanser to remove any impurities or makeup. After patting your skin dry with a clean towel, saturate a cotton pad with the toner. Gently swipe it across your entire face, neck, and décolletage, avoiding the delicate eye area. Allow the toner to air dry or pat it softly into the skin with your fingertips. This step prepares your skin to better absorb the benefits of your subsequent skincare products, such as serums and moisturisers. For optimal results, incorporate toner into both your morning and evening skincare routines.

We hope that you found our feature helpful about how to use a face toner and can how easy and beneficial that they are. The value of toners has been somewhat forgotten about in recent years, but they are an especially important effective part of a skincare routine. As with all products they can vary greatly in quality, so always use a high quality natural face toner, as the important thing is to always use the best skincare products.

Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK. If you would like to get in touch with Nakin then please email us at info@nakinskincare.com We would love to hear your thoughts and are also available to offer skincare and product advice.

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