By: Juliet Cohen
Healthy and supple skin is not so much of a dream if you take proper precautions and pay attention to your diet and exercise. A good daily skin care regimen calls for four basic steps: Cleansing, Exfoliating, Toning and Moisturizing. Skin toners are necessary for all skin types. Skin toners helps to improve blood circulation to the skin surface and gives the skin the glow that is associated with its good health. Toners are used to clean the oil from the skin. They may cause skin feel tighter because of skin irritation. The skin is freshened by skin toning lotions. They help to increase the blood supply to the skin. Toning the skin helps remove any residual cleanser or make-up that may have been left behind. A toner also helps restore the natural pH level of the skin, leaves your skin clean, clear and ready to be hydrated.
Toning close the pores, tighten the skin, and keep it from being exposed to many of the toxins that are floating in the air or other environmental pollutants. Toners can be used to clean the last traces of oil from the skin. Skin toning lotions freshen the skin. They also stimulate the blood supply to the skin. Use astringent lotions with a piece of cotton wool but if your skin is looking worn off and tired, pat it on with a brisk slapping movement. For Normal Skin, chop up a small sized fresh cucumber and liquidize it with half a cup of yoghurt.Apply the mixture for 5-10 minutes, and wash it off. For Oily Skin whisk one egg white until it thickens, then whisk in 1 tsp of honey. Finally add 1 tsp of lemon juice.Apply to your face and neck avoiding the delicate eye and lip areas
The easiest way of applying a toner is to put it on a cotton pad and wipe face in outward and upward strokes. Toners not only cleanse the skin further and help in removing any remnants of particles that you may have left behind but also cools, nourishes, hydrates and freshens up your skin. It tightens up skin and close up any skin pores that may have opened up while deep cleansing the face. Toners must be alcohol-free as alcohol dries off skin. You can also make a natural skin toner at home. Tomato juice is a good skin toner. Cucumber toner is a refreshing toner for normal skins. Chop up a small sized fresh cucumber and liquidize it with half a cup of yoghurt. Apply the mixture for 5-10 minutes, and wash it off. Rose is an excellent skin toner. Vitamin E oil and wheat oil are very effective for dry skin.
Skin Toning tips
Oily skinned people should tone with an astringent lotion.A good skin toner will also help prevent wrinkles.Potato is a effective skin toner especially for dry skin.Vitamin E oil and wheat oil are very effective for dry skin.For dry skin vitamin E and wheat oil are also effective.Toner for sensitive skin is to mash the strawberries and apply it for 5 minutes and wash it off.Top skin toners help remove all traces of oil, dirt and makeup and revitalize your face by closing the pores.