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How To Use An Astringent Skin Toner In Your Skin Care Routine

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  • Ryan Cote
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2006
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      Article Title: How To Use An Astringent Skin Toner In Your Skin
      Care Routine
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      We are all taught that to have attractive skin we need to first
      determine what type of skin we have and to properly wash and
      moisturize our faces accordingly. However, another very
      important step in maintaining clean, toned skin is to use an
      astringent skin toner between washing and moisturizing your
      face.

      Astringents are commonly referred to as toners and are
      basically used to remove oils and tighten the skin. Natural
      ingredients, such as green tea, witch hazel, calendula,
      chamomile, yarrow, nettles, sage oil and avocado oil, are the
      basis for a great number of the most gentle and effective
      astringents. Sometimes alcohol-based astringents are used to
      cleanse oily skin, but these can prove to be excessively drying
      and strip the skin of essential oils it needs for maximum
      health.

      A truly effective astringent skin toner should improve the
      circulation to skin tissues and cause them to tighten, control
      surface oil and lower the skin's pH after cleansing. The toner
      also prepares your skin by removing all traces of leftover
      makeup and opening the pores prior to applying moisturizer. You
      can determine what type of astringent to choose based upon your
      skin type and needs. An astringent can be used to calm and
      soothe irritated skin, promote healing and remove excess oils
      to prevent potential blackheads and blemishes, as well as to
      firm the skin to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, prevent
      sagging tissues and improve the appearance of the skin overall,


      First, your should wash your face with a gentle cleanser that
      is suitable for your skin type, whether dry, normal,
      combination, oily or sensitive. Avoid harsh cleaners or soaps
      which could strip the skin, especially since you will get that
      extra cleansing step from applying an astringent. Dry your face
      with a soft, clean towel, preferably made from natural
      materials. Use a cotton ball or soft tissue to apply toner to
      your face with gentle strokes, first on your t-zone and then
      lightly on your cheeks. Let the astringent dry on the surface
      of your skin and then apply moisturizer. You will find that
      your skin seems more receptive to the moisturizer and absorbs
      it more quickly. Also, using a toner inhibits surface skin oil
      and prevents breakouts. This three step cleansing process
      should be done twice a day, once in the morning and once in the
      evening.

      Daily use of an astringent skin toner helps to make your skin
      more clean, clear and healthy. By tightening your skin and
      removing surface oils and bacteria, you can dramatically
      improve your complexion.


      About The Author: Ryan Cote is the owner of
      http://ChinaDollSkin.com, a website providing spa-quality, skin
      care moisturizer cream and cleansers. Experience the difference
      great skin care products can make. http://www.ChinaDollSkin.com

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