Most people refer to bleaching and toning as the same but they are two totally different things. Toning helps to even out your skin most especially the parts that seem to have uneven or different shades due to the harsh effect of the sun our skin comes in contact with on daily basis while bleaching involves taking out the whole color of your skin just to alter your physical appearance to what you find attractive.
Skin toners cleanse your skin and help you shrink the appearance of pores.
Toners can be applied by spraying onto the face, using a ball of damp cotton wool, applying a tonic facial mask and other various ways.
Skin bracers like rosewater are perfect and quite popular for toning it helps keep the moisture in the upper layer of the epidermis by preventing it from evaporating. They work perfectly for dehydrated, dry, sensitive and normal skin.
Most people go for astringents which seems to be quite harsh on the skin as it causes irritations by removing excess protective lipids and denatures the protein in the skin, therefore, damaging the skin. Astringents do not close pores. They are usually recommended for oily skin but advisable to switch over to herbal tonics if there is a constant burning sensation.
Potato slice, rose water, tomato juice, cucumber, and several other natural remedies are effective skin toners for you.
Orange flower water used on normal, combination and oily skin is also a good skin tonic.
Toners are used to cleanse excess oils from our skin. Tonight lotions also help freshen your skin and increase the blood supply to your skin.
Toning can also be used as a method to remove any residual makeup or cleanser which also restores the natural pH level of the skin leaving it clear, clean and prepped for hydration. It is also advisable to apply moisturizer after the toner has dried.
Toning is perfect for both genders as it is a method for achieving healthy, hydrated, fresh and beautiful skin.