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.

Toning is the next in a facial skin care routine. However, this is the optional part of the facial skin care routine. Mostly, proper cleansing can compensate for toning. Toning helps remove all traces of dirt, grease and excess cleanser. Instead of making it part of your daily facial skin care routine, you can using toning occasionally i.e. when you have been exposed to particularly harsh environment/pollution.

Toning is a process of using a lotion that cleanses the skin and shrinks the pores, adequately preparing the skin for moisturizing. The results of toning are smaller, tighter pores, cleaner skin and firmer tighter skin, and restoring your skin's optimal Ph level, thus balancing it, prior to applying moisturizer.

Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice with one tablespoon glycerin and three tablespoons of rose water. Rub this juice on the skin. Very effective for a dry skin.

Oily skinned people should tone with an astringent lotion, applying to the oiliest places, that is sides of the nose, chin and forehead.

Follow a proper cleansing schedule on a regular basis. Use only a medicated soap or a cleanser. Choose your cleanser and other products carefully, which will not strip your skin of its natural oils.

Try to avoid using normal soap, some soap have chemical ingredients that are good for your hands but definitely not good for your face, another important step in a mans skin care proses is using a good natural moisturizer cream, just like with the soap you want to avoid all products containing chemicals.

Exfoliation is again an optional step in everyday routine for facial skincare. However, exfoliation is necessary at least once a week (or twice, depending on the skin type and the environmental conditions). Exfoliation finds its place in facial skincare routine because of the natural tendency of skin to replenish the skin cells every 3 or 4 weeks.

Toners are less emphasized as an accepted skin care routine these days. Toners are used to recondition our skin, and give it a balance of natural skin sebum. Usually, there are two types of toners. One is meant for oily skin types and the other for dry skin types. The dry skin toner type contains little or no alcohol so that it will not dries the skin further. Compounds like allantoin, glycerin and soothing plants extracts can be found in toners for dry skin. After toning, your face will feel less stretched and more taut.


Source by Tom K Smith


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