Left: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Sandi Valentine
No matter your skin type, facial toners help tone your skin and tighten your pores. Natural facial toners exist for a variety of skin types, including normal, combination, dry skin, and oily or acne prone skin. This important step in your skin care to keep your skin clean, clear, and toned. Ingredients such as neem, carrot seed, and turmeric in natural facial toners help clear acne, tone your skin, and regulate moisture levels. Let’s discuss the ingredients in facial toners and learn about the importance of reading labels on your skin care products.
Drugstore facial toners can include dyes, perfumes, and an alcohol base. The alcohol in these facial toners can dry and irritate the skin. If you have oily skin, your skin will produce even more oil to make up for what’s been lost, and if you have dry skin, your face may feel tight and itchy. Natural facial toners are typically not alcohol based and instead include other skin toning ingredients.
"This toner [Rose Dew Facial Toner] refreshes and tightens the skin. Every time I spray the toner, I feel like I have a little facelift."
Geranium extract is awesome in skin care. Geranium extract naturally works to balance your skin’s oil production. If you find that your skin frequently over or under produces oil, facial toners that contain this ingredient may help you solve this problem. It is known for reducing excess oil while toning and smoothing the skin of the face.
Rose extract, typically found in rosewater, is a natural astringent ingredient found in many natural facial toners. This ingredient works to tighten your pores, and over time can help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and blackheads on your face. It’s an excellent alternative to alcohol and helps make up the base of natural facial toners.
Carrot seed and vetiver extract are both included in facial toners as moisturizers. These ingredients work to restore suppleness and hydration to dry, flaky skin. If your skin feels dry, tight, or chapped, choose a toner that contains these ingredients, so you can achieve the proper moisture balance.
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Neem is another hardworking ingredient in natural facial toners, working to balance oil production. It’s also mildly antiseptic, which makes it great for skin that’s prone to blemishes. Facial toners that contain neem allow you to work towards clearer skin while keeping broken skin and blemishes from worsening. This gives your acne time to heal, while you care for your skin with the highest quality natural ingredients. If you need an antiseptic facial toner, turmeric is another excellent ingredient to look for Turmeric in skin care can work wonders.
Eucalyptus oil is found in many facial toners, as well. Eucalyptus is great for combination skin, as it helps balance oil production on the entire face. When you need to reduce excess oil in the T-zone, while maintaining moisture on the rest of your face, eucalyptus will work wonders. When you’ve decided to take excellent care of your skin, you’ll need a morning and evening beauty routine that includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Choose a facial toner that contains hardworking natural ingredients, so that your skin feels tighter, smoother, and more refreshed.
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