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The Best Toner for Dry Skin in Winter

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What’s the best toner for dry skin?

We have the answer for you!

But first, you may wonder: Do I need toner at all?

Toner Winter SkinWhy You Need the Best Toner for Dry Skin in Winter

With the recent push to limit the number of skincare products we are using, many people are wondering whether they need to use a toner at all.

Isn’t cleansing and moisturizing enough?

Some in the beauty industry would say “yes.” This is often because toners were originally developed to remove soap scum from the face and to help restore pH balance after cleansing.

Today, however, few people still use soap to wash their faces. (If you’re one of them, stop! Soap is drying and disrupts the health of the skin’s outer barrier.) They use cleansers that rinse more cleanly and are pH balanced for the skin. So the logic goes, we don’t need toner anymore.

But that point of view fails to take into account what we do need from our skincare products today. We may no longer be concerned about removing soap scum, but we are concerned about anti-aging, moisturization, protection, and having our skin look its radiant best.

To reach that goal, you do need a toner. Without one, you could be suffering from dry, irritated skin when you don’t have to.

What the Best Toner for Dry Skin Should Do for You

When you find the best toner to use for your skin this winter, here’s what it should do for you:

  • Remove leftover dirt: Any dirt or bacteria that may have been left behind by your cleanser is removed by your toner, giving you a completely clean palette on which to paint your moisturizer.
  • Reduce the risk of a breakout: Your toner, by helping to remove dirt and impurities, helps to reduce the risk of breakouts. If you have a really good toner, it will also help to relieve inflammation that could lead to breakouts.
  • Calm irritations: The right skin toner should be calming to the skin. It should have ingredients that protect you against irritation, inflammation, and redness.
  • Protect: The right toner will also add protection to the skin. By smoothing pores and tightening cell gaps after cleansing, it can help prevent outside impurities and pollutants from penetrating the skin.
  • Prepare for moisturizer: This is one of the most important reasons to use toner. If you cleanse and go straight to moisturizer, you’ll be cheating yourself, as your moisturizer won’t work as well. Typically after cleansing, the skin soaks up moisture quickly. That means you may feel dry and tight within an hour or two (or sooner). Indeed, this may be why you’re suffering from dry skin. If you use the right toner, it will impart some moisture onto the skin, so that when you apply your regular moisturizer, it will adequately hydrate for hours to come.
  • Refresh: A toner can be refreshing if it’s the right one, whether you use it after cleansing or in the middle of the day. It can help your skin cope with daily stresses, rehydrate, and support the health of the outer barrier.

Best Toner Winter SkinWhat’s the Best Toner for Dry Skin?

So now that you know what your toner should do for you, which toner is best for dry skin?

Our Rescue + Relief Spray!

Why?

Because it does all of those things listed above and more. Check it out:

  • Removes: As long as you use a cotton pad to lightly go over your face after spritzing on our Rescue + Relief Spray, it will help remove any last traces of dirt and impurities.
  • Reduces risk: In addition to removing bacteria, our toner contains ingredients known for their ability to reduce inflammation in the skin, further reducing the risk of acne breakouts.
  • Calms: Made for sensitive and medically treated skin, Rescue + Relief Spray contains water lily and aloe to calm and cool the skin. It also includes oat kernel extract to relieve itching and irritations.
  • Protects: Rescue + Relief Spray includes our exclusive Tri-Rescue Complex, a trio of powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that protect your skin from outside assaults.
  • Prepares: This toner is moisturizing, containing glycerin, natural plant extracts, and triglycerides to help prepare the skin for moisturizer.
  • Refreshes: Rescue + Relief Spray contains cucumber and honeysuckle extracts to provide a refreshing, renewing feel.

But this product goes beyond these benefits. It also contains ingredients that encourage skin renewal, repair, and healing. No matter what skin type you have, it will love Rescue + Relief Spray.

Best Toner for Dry Skin Dos and Don’ts

Now that you know which toner is best, it’s important to use it the right way. Consider these tips:

  • Don’t use toner to cleanse your face. It always works best applied to clean skin. (You can use our Rescue + Relief Spray as a mist over your makeup if you want to.)
  • Don’t use an alcohol-based toner. These are drying and disrupt the outer barrier, leading to dry and irritated skin down the road.
  • Apply toner before your skin is dry. After cleansing, pat dry, then apply toner. Leaving a little moisture on your face will increase the hydrating effects of the toner, and also allow it to penetrate more easily.
  • Use a cotton pad. Though you can mist our toner on your face, we suggest that when using it as a toner that you follow up with a cotton pad. This allows you to remove any remaining impurities from the skin.
  • Be consistent. Use your toner regularly as part of your overall skincare routine. A consistent process that includes toner will help improve the overall condition of your skin.

What do you think about the wisdom of using a toner?

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Using a face toner is an important step in nearly everyone’s skincare routine. Face toners are generally used after you wash your face with a cleanser and have clean and fresh skin.

Toners are great to use on a regular basis since they can benefit your skin in so many different ways, depending on the type of toner you are using. But not all toners are created equal and so many conventional face toners on the market are filled with a lot of toxic ingredients and chemicals.

Toners with harsh ingredients and alcohol can make your face feel dry, irritated, itchy, can strip away all of your natural oils, and more.

With Dusa and Kamen’s Rose Quartz Facial Toner, you won’t have to worry about these common issues as it acts like more of a hydrating serum rather than a stripping toner.

Let’s take a look at this face toner’s ingredients, the benefits of using the rose quartz facial toner, and what our overall thoughts are on the product, both good and bad.

The Ingredients

Dusa and Kamen Rose Quartz Face Toner.jpg Ingredients

This facial toner uses natural and healthy ingredients that you can kind in nature, which is something we really like.

It contains 5% vitamin B5, which regulated sebum production in the skin, helps refine pores, as well as prevents inflammation of the skin. It can also help strengthen your skin barrier by binding moisture to the fat within your skin. B5 is also perfect for boosting collagen production to help fight signs of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Lotus extract is extremely hydrating for your skin and will leave it feeling moisturized, smooth, and silky. It acts as an astringent for the skin and fights current and future acne breakouts.

Rose Quartz is obviously in this rose quartz facial toner! Again, the rose quartz is included to not only bring balance to the toner but also balance your skin as well. It makes your skin more radiant in appearance with the perfect amount of natural glow.

The Benefits

Dusa and Kamen Rose Quartz Face Toner Bottom

There are quite a lot of benefits to this rose quartz facial toner. One of the best things is that it is more like a serum than a toner, in both benefits and consistency of the toner.

The formula feels super smooth, silky, light, and hydrating on the skin when you apply it. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy on the skin and it doesn’t have any of that burning effect on the skin that many harsh toners have.

This toner is great to use if you have sensitive skin since it is so non-irritating and gentle on the skin. If you suffer from acne or breakouts, especially acne that becomes painful, red, and inflamed, the ingredients in the toner like green tea extract, vitamin B5, and lotus extract are really going to calm the skin and inflammation down. These ingredients are also highly beneficial for controlling sebum production – the main contributor to acne and pimples.

The toner will also help control shine, which is great for those who struggle with oily skin. Since the ingredients clarify and smooth out your skin as well, your complexion will look more even, be less red, and look smoother and more youthful overall.

Remember, you are going to get the best results and the best feeling on the skin after application when you apply this toner to a slightly damp face right after cleansing.

How to Use

Using the face toner could not be any simpler. You are going to use the toner on your face after your face has been cleansed with the face wash. You will want your skin to be slightly damp when you apply the toner because it makes it so much easier for the toner to spread evenly across your face and work into the skin. Not to mention the fact that using this process is also going to save your toner as well. You will wind up not using as much of the product in the end.

You will want to pump out two squirts of the toner into the palm of your hand and then work it into your face and your neck if you would like until the toner is evenly distributed. Some people also like to apply face toners by pumping the toner onto a cotton ball or a cotton pad and then swipe the soft cotton across the face. This option for applying the toner is perfectly fine as well.

With the face toner, you will want to avoid the super-sensitive eye area in an effort to avoid any possible irritation that may occur. After using the toner and for best results, you will want to follow up with the ultra-soothing, smoothing, and hydrating face oil!

Final Thoughts

Overall, there are a lot of great benefits to this facial toner. It is non-greasy, lightweight feel silky on the skin, and won’t leave you feeling greasy or weighed down. Furthermore, you are not going to have any of the tightness and drying out of the skin after application due to the moisturizing properties of the toner.

The thick glass bottle the toner comes in makes the quality of the product feel high-end and the bottle of toner is actually very large compared to most other toners on the market.

We do wish that the pump of the bottle was designed a little better. When you go to pump the toner out of the glass bottle, it does tend to come out really fast and can spray everywhere if you are not careful.

This article was last updated on November 9, 2020 .

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