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Astringent and toner are water-based cleaning products that are almost identical. However, they have slightly different compositions and are formulated differently. They serve different purposes depending on your skin type. What exactly is the difference between Stripe and Toner? What is right for your skin type? Find the answers to all your questions in this article. Read on.
Toner & Astringent: What's the Difference?
Ingredients are the main differentiating factor between toner and sticky.
Toner: Toner contains glycerin, glycol or any other form of moisturizer. These moisturizers help to connect water to your skin to help calm it down and maintain its pH level. The tonic is designed to prepare your skin for serums and moisturizers. It gets rid of all traces of dirt and impurities from your skin that your facial cleanser cannot remove. It also helps skin care products sink deeper into your skin.
Toner may also contain herbal extracts, antioxidants and niacinamide, depending on the brand and composition you are using.
Astringent: Astringents are alcohol-based products . They contain high concentrations of alcohol (mainly denatured alcohol or SD alcohol). The astringents are designed to remove excess oil from your skin and any traces of dirt and impurities left after cleansing. Nowadays, not all astringents contain alcohol. Alcohol-free astringents are available on the market, but they are not very effective in removing excess oil, which is the main function of the astringent.
The astringent may also contain salicylic acid and other ingredients, depending on the brand you are using. These ingredients can help fight acne.
The astringent adjusts the pH balance of your skin by reducing its acidic mantle. Therefore, it should be used wisely.
Both toners and toners have specific functions and you should choose one depending on your skin type. What is the right product for you? Find out in the next section.
Toner or astringent: which one is right for your skin?
Toners suit all skin types . In other words, anyone can use toner, especially those with dry and sensitive skin.
Today, toners go beyond their primary function of maintaining skin balance and hydration. They are loaded with additional ingredients that address specific skin problems such as hyperpigmentation, aging, ointment and acne. Therefore, regardless of your skin type, you can choose toner based on your skin care.
Astringents are formulated for oily and acne-prone skin. Some astringents contain ingredients such as witch hazel to kill acne-causing bacteria and other ingredients to reduce pore size and control oil. However, when using astringent for your skin, you should be very careful. See the next section to find out how to use these products properly.
What is the Right Way to Use Toner and Scholarship?
Both toners and sticks should be applied to the face immediately after cleansing and before applying a moisturizer. This is known as the CTM (Cleansing, Tinting, Moisturizing) routine, which is the main skin care routine that everyone should follow.
When applying both toner and astringent,
- Grease a cotton ball or a cotton pad.  Pour a little product into it.
- Carefully sweep it all over your face except the eye area.
Some toners are available in a spray bottle. You can spray it on your face and gently pat your skin so that the product is effectively absorbed. You can also pour some toner or astringent on your (clean) hands and pat it all over your face.
Pattering is a popular technique followed in Korea and Japan . The followers of K-beauty and J-beauty trends claim that patting the product on the skin allows for better absorption of the ingredients. When tapping a product, you do not stretch or drag or drag your skin with your fingers, as you do when massaging or rubbing a product. Patting is the best way to apply any product that is watery and extremely light.
Toner and sticky tissue are two important components of your beauty and skin care routine. This is because they help remove dirt from your face and prepare the skin for the next step. But is there any problem with overdoing them? Can they cause any serious side effects? Scroll down to find out.
Are there any side effects?
Applying too much toner may not be a problem. As mentioned earlier, toners do not contain heavy ingredients and are extremely moisturizing. Therefore, they cannot cause skin breakdown or irritation (unless you are allergic to an ingredient in them).
Astringents should be used with caution as they can be extremely drying. Because they are alcohol-based, applying too much of them can remove the skin's natural moisture barrier and disrupt its pH balance. Applying too much tightening agent can also cause skin irritation, redness and breakage.
Now that you know the differences between toner and astringent, check out our recommendations for these two products below.
Popular Toners and Staples You Can Buy Right Now
The Best Toners
- Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Stain Toner – Buy it here!
- Deep Hydrating Face Tonic – Buy it here!  The Original Tonic of Dickinson's Skeleton Skill – Buy it here!
- Botanical Sisley Floral Toning Lotion – Buy it here! Lotion – Buy it here!
- Humphreys Witch Hazel Astringent – Buy it here!
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Toner Face – Buy it here!
- Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion – Buy it here!
Choose a sticky or toner based on your skin type and the problems you want to solve. We hope that we have cleared your confusion between these two products. If you still have doubts, leave your questions in the comments section below and we will get back to you.
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