SET THE TONE. These three facial toners are the best method to clean, moisturize and hydrate your skin
While often dismissed as an ineffectual step in most regular skincare routines, the use of toners is actually very important to completely clean, moisturize and hydrate your skin. This may sound similar to the benefits of any regular face wash, but toners actually go deeper and can cleanse impurities that might otherwise stick to your skin. Think of it like an added of layer of protection. Toners are also able to restore the skin’s natural pH balance— which is often disrupted by facial cleansers. It can also tighten pores and deal with ingrown hairs. As most toners are water-based, the best way to apply toner is after you clean your face, preferably right before going to bed. Put a couple of drops on a cotton pad, and gently blot and wipe your face and neck with it.
I. Clarins Men Fresh Moisture Toner
The Clarins Men Fresh Moisture Toner is a product created for those with oily and slick skin. With the added ingredient of apple vinegar, the toner also helps neutralize damage caused by the repeated use of untreated tap water on your skin. Additionally, this toner can also be used as a post-shaving cream.
II. Shiseido Men’s Hydrating Lotion
As the name of this particular product suggests, Shiseido Men’s Hydrating Lotion helps to preserve optimal moisture levels of your skin. It also protects against redness and dryness, while helping the skin deal with irritation and razor burn after shaving.
III. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic for Men
Formulated with caffeine, Vitamin C and E as well as bamboo extract, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic for Men helps soothe and balance the skin. Of particular note, the bamboo extract provides anti-irritant and astringent properties, while the caffeine helps reduce puffiness.