Why Men Rely On Toners
When you start to get into the details of toners, you will instantly realize that many toners may rely on either witch hazel or alcohol.
These ingredients serve as an astringent.
Astringents are solutions that work to constrict body tissues.
A common misconception is that witch hazel will work to shrink your pores. Unfortunately this is a misnomer – your pores are a finite size and don’t open and close.
Instead the astringent property of witch hazel and alcohol will help to reduce inflammation and redness on the surface of your skin – a common issue that many men with oily skin often deal with.
Secondly, toners also include ingredients that will help to balance the oil on your skin. This will provide a mattifying effect that many men with oily skin often look for when selecting a toner.
Men with dry or normal skin are often advised not to use a toner, as it may lead to additional dryness to the surface of their skin.
How Often To Apply A Toner
Given that some toners may include alcohol into their solution, its important to exercise caution when using this stuff.
Therefore, when just starting out, we would recommend that you don’t apply more than once every couple of days.
This will ensure there is no immediate impact on your skins moisture barrier that could yield adverse effects.
To note: It’s always important to conduct a patch test of any new cosmetic product to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction.
For the actual application process, you will see that toners come in two different varieties – pads and liquids.
Pads like the Anthony Astringent Toner Pads are perfect for a quick clean wipe after you cleanse.
Liquid toners, like many of those listed in this article, will need to be used with a cotton ball and applied directly to your skin.
With either application process, its important to just go over the areas that are oily on your face.
Skin Care Products And Your Skin
One common pitfall that I see men fall into every day (and I was once guilty of this as well), is that they often hear that a skin care product is great and then buy the largest bottle available.
But check this out:
Your skin is unique to you.
Therefore, any product one person may recommend for oily skin may not necessarily yield the same great results for you.
For all those men out there that are looking for validation before purchasing a product, we would recommend that you exercise some caution.
When possible, if you see a retailer stock multiple sizes of a particular toner, we would recommend always opting for the smaller size when possible.
This ensures that you don’t waste hard earned cash on a larger bottle that will collect dust if it doesn’t provide great results.
Secondly, if you are comfortable going to a local skin care store in your area, they often give out samples by the fist full. So it might be worth stopping by a store next time you are in the area.