The benefits of toners are multiple. From shrinking pores to restoring skin’s pH balance while refreshing, protecting and moisturising the skin, a toner does it all. If you still haven’t added a toner to your routine, it’s high time you do. Especially if you have dry skin. Read on as we give a lowdown on the benefits of toners for dry skin, and also throw in some of our recommendations for best toners for dry skin.
Benefits of Toners for Dry Skin
Helps layer skincare products
When you have dry skin, most of the time skincare products simply sit on the surface and don’t penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin. This renders them useless. Toners help address that by hydrating your skin and helping products penetrate deeper whilst effectively moisturising your skin.
Deep cleanses and maintains skin tone
Toners act as a double cleanse for your skin, effectively clearing off makeup or dirt that your face wash or cleanser may have missed. Apart from that, when toners are used right after cleanser, they also restore essential nutrients back into your skin that some cleansers strip off. This helps hydrate your skin, leaving behind a smooth and nourished look.
Maintains pH balance
Wondering why you breakout so often? Does your skin feel itchy or go red real soon? Well, it's only because a toner has been missing from your daily skincare routine. Toners formulated for dry skin are usually mild and provide adequate moisture to your skin while essentially balancing out the alkaline nature of the cleansers, face washes or soaps. This helps in not only giving your skin a moisture boost but also helps prevent flaky, irritated or extremely dry skin.
How to use a toner for dry skin
- Once done cleansing, take your toner and put some on a cotton pad or ball.
- Gently sweep it on your face, avoiding the under eyes and lips as they can be really delicate and sensitive.
- Follow this up with the rest of your skincare routine.
Best toners for dry skin
Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist Toner
The Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist Toner is a refreshing antioxidant toner that intensely hydrates dry and dehydrated skin while championing firmness and elasticity. This mist-on formula creates an active antioxidant shield that fights free radical damage, and helps prevent the signs of ageing. The toner is infused with Pea Extract that helps firm skin, while Rose and Clove extracts comfort and refresh the skin. You can spray it throughout the day and just after you’re done cleansing. No place for parched skin here!
Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner
Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner is just the right pick for those with sensitive skin that acts up faster than our hormones when we see Michele Morrone. This toner infused with chamomile, pro vit B5, witch hazel and allantoin boosts antioxidants in the skin and hydrates it while preventing any inflammation or irritation. It doesn’t have any added colour, perfume or alcohol making it the perfect pick if you’re a cautious rabbit when it comes to skincare.
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner
The Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner is a light facial toner that hydrates and refreshes the skin. Its fast absorbing quality makes it a perfect pick for when you’re on the go. Infused with soothing arnica, balm mint and lavender which helps effectively rejuvenate and calm the skin is what makes it ideal for all skin types.