A toner is a liquid skincare lotion that cleanses and moisturises your skin. Its texture is very light and quickly absorbed. It rebalances your skin pH after cleansing and exfoliating and helps shrinking enlarged pores. It will, as its name indicates, tone and firm up your skin while preparing it for the next treatment. A toner is an instant boost of energy and hydration on your face.
Which Toner should I use?
A wide variety of toners are available on the market. Vegan, organic, scented, unscented, you name it! The most important thing to remember when choosing a toner, is to look at its formula and understand whether the particular toner you want to buy is adapted to your skin. The good news is that there are toners available for all skin types and skin conditions. Some will contain ingredients such as AHA and BHA which have exfoliating properties, while others are enriched with Aloe or Centella Asiatica that focuses primarily on hydrating the skin.
How should I use a Toner?
Your toner is the 4th step of your Korean Skincare routine. It should be used after double cleansing and exfoliating your skin. If you do not need to exfoliate today just apply your toner after your water based cleanser. A toner is here to prepare your skin for step 5, your face essence. There are two ways to use it, both of them should be applied on clean and dry skin. You can use a few drops of your toner on a cotton pad and gently pat your face or simply use your hands instead of your cotton pad.