Choosing the best toner for acne prone skin, though often overlooked, is just as much essential as any product can get for acne prone skin.
Toners are often used as an oil-control product, but there is much more to its features than just reducing the excess oil from the skin.
Toners act to remove any dirt or residue from makeup, clogging the pores and most importantly works to balance the pH of skin, controlling the primary cause of breakouts.
Acne prone skin, unlike normal skin, is very sensitive to fragrances, certain chemicals, and dyes and tends to be oilier than normal skin.
So, it is important to be cautious with the products and their ingredients used for such skin types.
The best toner for acne should, therefore, have the best ingredients that would exfoliate the skin, reduce inflammation, and help balance the skin’s natural oil. Formulas that are free from strong chemicals and alcohol would work the best.
A list of chemical exfoliants and extracts and essential oils that can nourish the skin can be looked for on the labels.
It is important to read the labels and go through the list of ingredients and based on that choose the toner that would work the best for you.
Read on to see the most common chemicals and extracts to look for in a toner that would work the best for acne prone skin.
Glycolic acid and Salicylic acid
This combination works best to help the skin get rid of the dirt clogging the pores by penetrating deep into the skin pores and removing makeup or any residue.
These acids are mild to the skin in the formulations and act as detoxifying agents, reducing the chances of inflammation, and thus preventing further breakouts.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you wish to use products that are more natural, look for this ingredient in the toner. It is 100% organic and is potent enough to fight acne.
Other natural ingredients with similar action include cedar wood oil which has antiseptic properties, anti-inflammatory lavender and most importantly, tea tree oil, which has long been used in naturally based skin products and is a strong acne-fighting oil.
A toner with a combination of these ingredients will prove to be very useful for severe acne problems.
Jojoba Oil and Aloe extracts
These extracts are natural and are sure to even your skin, nourishing it with Vitamin E and preventing acne breakouts.
Fermented Yeast Extracts
This is an active ingredient which is the best suited for sensitive skin as it can clear the skin pores off dirt and removes dead skin cells. It acts to promote skin-cell turnover, fading the old acne scars, and rejuvenates the skin.
Ginseng and its antioxidant properties are widely known, and it has been in use in Chinese traditional medicine for thousands of years.
It has proved to be effective against acne as it acts as an antioxidant to reduce inflammatory chemicals found to be associated with causing acne.
Another important ingredient is Chamomile, which too has proven antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-irritant properties. Ginseng and Chamomile in combination with Rose extracts are another formulae that not only is capable of reducing acne but at the same time keeps the skin moisturized and counters the drying effect of other acne products.
Keeping all this under consideration, choose the best toner against acne and the one that works the best for you.