Both toners and face mists are hydrating water based products with active ingredients and both claim to boost the overall health of your skin. While you cleanse, hydrate and mask your way to a gorgeous skin, we know you are often left wondering do you really need a face mist when you are already using a toner. Most toners now come in spray form which adds on more to the confusion.
Read on to know about team BB’s verdict on face mists Vs toners...
Toners are astringents composed of specific active ingredients which deep clean your pores, maintains your skin's pH balance and also shrink your pores. Although most toners are hydrating if you use an alcohol-based you can end up with a dry irritated skin. A face mist, on the other hand, contains nourishing oils and is essentially hydrating. It can also help lock in the moisture and keep the makeup in place, but it does nothing for your pores.
Oily skin and large pores go hand in hand. Toners help in deep cleaning the pores off excess oils, dust and pollution which settle in the enlarged pores. Although dry skinned people do need to clean their pores too from to time with a toner, hydration is the main concern. A mist could prove to be more effective in hydrating, locking the moisture and shielding your dry skin better against pollution.
Order Of Application
Toners essentially are preparing the skin for the moisturisation which is why we do - cleansing, toning, and moisturising whereas a face mist is used to set the makeup, revive the face after spending long hours outdoor and get a fresh dewy look with your makeup. So, ideally you will cleanse, tone, moisturise, prime, put on your makeup and set it with a face mist.
If you haven’t figured out by now, both the products have different roles to play in skin care. Heavy makeup products can sometimes irritate your skin, clog your pores and disturb the pH levels of your skin. So, a toner is a must especially if you have an oily skin but you wouldn’t lock in the moisture on dirty skin now, would you? So dry skinned girls could also benefit out of using the toner.
Similarly oily skin girls too need moisture, want to flaunt a dewy makeup look and want to freshen up their makeup, so it’s better to invest in both a face mist and a good alcohol-free toner like Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner.