A skin toner is used after your face has been washed with a cleansing soap or a specialized facial cleanser. Technically, a toner removes any extra dirt or oil remaining after the face has been washed and cleansed and also improve the facial colour balance. There are several additives added to toners to enhance their efficacy. Toners can be made specifically for different skin types, for example there are those for dry skin, those for oily skin, those for adult skin, those for younger skin, and then there are those that do not discriminate. The non-discriminating toners usually have natural ingredients like lemon, cucumber, rose water, chamomile tea, milk, apple cider vinegar, honey, mint, aloe vera, glycerine, etc…
Because a toner unclogs pores, it is not wise to use a toner and immediately head out into the sun. It is always important to use a good moisturizer with sun screen to protect the unclogged pores before heading out in the morning. At night, it is always best to tone one’s skin and leave the pores unclogged before going to bed. This enhances healing of the skin. Light moisturizing creamy or lotion type toners are best for this purpose.
Of all the natural ingredients available for toning the skin, we at Livara have selected and believe that apple cider vinegar is one of the best skin toners because of its versatility and availability. The many uses of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) are ancient and well known. Anyone can replace his or her daily cleaning, beauty, and cooking items with apple cider vinegar and make their lives more healthy and chemical free. Also, below are more reasons why you need to tone your face with apple cider vinegar:
1. Reduces Breakouts and Balances pH:
Because of apple cider vinegar’s natural antibacterial properties, it is also a perfect face cleanser. You end up getting both cleansing and toning effects at one go. The natural antibacterial properties shall reduce breakouts and normalize pH levels. If you are using the apple cider vinegar live, it is best to dilute it with water in a ratio of one part vinegar and 3 parts water before applying it to your skin. Otherwise you could use products with already regulated levels of the apple cider vinegar.
2. Bruise Fading:
Another reason why you need to tone your face with apple cider vinegar is because swelling and inflammation from bruises shall easily be removed with application of the vinegar. Apple cider vinegar goes ahead and removes some of the discolouration and so leaves you with a more even skin tone.
3. For Sunburned or Itchy Skin:
Ever itched so bad after a bug bite, irritation from poison ivy or stings from bees? Apple cider vinegar will offer immediate release from the pain and irritation as it removes the itchy skin. Also, treat sunburn pain with a cup of apple cider vinegar added to a tub of water.
4. Remove Warts:
If you have skin warts and tags, this is precisely why you need to tone your skin with apple cider vinegar. It is an excellent wart remover and removes them healthily and naturally over a period of time. Soak a cotton ball in vinegar and hold it in place over the wart with a bandage or medical tape overnight. Continue until the wart falls off.
5. Removes Make-Up and Prevents Drying Out:
Because of its extra cleansing properties, apple cider vinegar removes stubborn make-up and even waterproof mascara. And after removing all that stubborn make-up, apple cider vinegar will protect your skin’s natural moisture balance and prevent drying out.
Clear your mind of all doubts. Now that you have found out why you need to tone your face with apple cider vinegar, it is time to get yourself a good bottle of some raw apple cider vinegar or invest in a natural and organic toner with apple cider vinegar. Livara has one of the best natural and organic skin toners and The Pearl Acne Fighting Skin Toner with apple cider vinegar is a must have especially in this hot dry spell. It costs only UGX 32,000/- and can be found at the Livara store on the first floor of The Cube in Kisementi.