Most people shy away from picking up a bottle of skin toner and trying it out, mostly due to certain myths like it drying out the skin, surrounding these products.
For one thing, you must understand that a toner is a term that has been used for various different kinds of products and hence, tends to confuse people about the actual use of the product. This in turn, makes it increasingly important for you to pick out the right kind of skin toner that can help your skin type.
For oily or combination skin, it’s best to use an astringent (alcohol based toners that tighten skin and remove excess oil). For dry or extremely sensitive skin, oil free toners work best. Skin toners can do a lot for you. They can reduce pores on your skin, give your skin proper pH balance, add a protective layer to the skin, humectant toners help to moisturize skin and refresh it and also prevent ingrown hairs. Here are some top toners for you to choose from:
Sea Breeze Deep Clean Astringent Actives: Price being around $4.99, this product performs best on oily skin that tends to give in to black heads and pimples. We give it a rating of around 8 out of 10. Readers claim it works better at removing dirt and makeup than any makeup remover and leaves the skin feeling smooth and supple. It’s gentle and effective formula reduces oiliness from the T-Zone and other shiny areas of the face.
Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner: Alcohol free toners work best for dry and sensitive skin. Alcohol is the basic ingredient used in astringents to tighten skin up so if you have dry skin and see an alcohol free toner, go for it! Priced at $7.99, we rate it an 8.1 out of 10. Users swear this product is gentle on their skin, yet gets rid of grime and residue like it’s their personal skin therapist! It moisturizes the dry patches on the skin and helps keep foundation in place. It is also acne friendly and controls acne without inflaming the skin.
Bioré Triple Action Astringent: Priced at $7.49, this astringent is again, for oil based skin. This type of skin tends to give rise to acne and acne prone women swear by this product. They claim it balances unbalanced skin by moisturizing dry spots and drying out oilier areas. This “gentle as water” toner is strict on acne and clears up porous skin without over drying it. Rated, a well deserved 8.3.
Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Astringent Sensitive Skin: Although this says sensitive skin only, it works well on combination skin also. Priced at $4.49, this too wins a whopping 8.3 out of 10! Gentle on the skin, it cleans while preventing rash breakouts. It also dries up blemishes to leave skin clean and clear, as its name goes. At a price lower than others and a well known brand to match, this is a bargain to go for!
Avon Clearskin Blackhead Eliminating Daily Astringent: Given a rating of a brilliant 8.6 and priced at only $4.49, this product is a buy you will not regret. It works on oily skin that tends to break out into blackheads. It clears up adult acne like magic and leaves skin feeling clean and youthful. Going by its name, it’s a superb blackhead remover too and works better than most other overpriced acne and blackhead removers.
Use any of these products, depending on your skin type and they are sure to deliver. Toners usually work better on adult skin than young, as some ingredients may have acidic properties. Remember, toning is an important part of the skin care regimen and should not be forgone. Making some sensible and informed choices can treat your skin to a noticeably youthful glow!