Cleanse, tone and moisturise. In a nutshell a toner can help thoroughly cleanse your skin and prepare it to readily accept a moisturiser, while reducing the appearance of large pores.
Orange Myrtle Toner
A toner is designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores. Toners can be applied to the skin in different ways;
- On a damp cotton wool;
- Spraying directly onto the face;
- Spraying onto a gauze fabric, placed on the skin and left for a few minutes.
Users often apply a moisturiser after the toner has dried. Toners contain water and a humectant. Humectants help to keep the moisture in the upper layers of the epidermis by preventing it from evaporating.
Toners are gentle to the skin, and are most suitable for use on dry, dehydrated, sensitive and normal skins.
Toners are most helpful and necessary for people with oily or acne-prone skin, or for people who want extra cleansing after wearing makeup or other heavy skin products such as sun screen. It shrinks the pores therefore gives the appearance of smaller pores, as well as giving your skin pH balance. Naturally our skin is acidic with a pH balance of between five and six. After cleansing, the pH balance of skin gets disturbed. When this happens your skin needs to work overtime to restore the balance and sometimes that may result in oil, however, using a toner helps to restore this balance quickly.
Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing thus reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin. It can even protect and remove chlorines and minerals present in tap water. It refreshes skin and can be used in lieu of washing your skin when it is oily or has dirt trapped on skin. Lastly it can prevent ingrown hairs.
Orange Toner is an excellent tonic for skin when you have blemishes, uneven skin tones or mild acne. The anti-bacterial properties help to kill bacteria in the skin and the toning naturally goes deep down into the pores. This wonderful orange blossom water has the capability to make your skin soft and supple and can be used as an after shave to soften and hydrate skin.
Use the Orange Toner on mild cuts and burns (including sun burn) to help provide soothing relief. It can also be used on insect bites, where the antibacterial properties help kill any bacteria, while the natural properties of Orange and Lemon Myrtle helps to reduce the itch. Orange Toner can also be used as a scalp tonic to help sooth irritated scalps.
Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. No therapeutic claim is made or intended for any of Whitsunday Myrtle products, information is for educational purposes only. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Consult with your physician at all times.