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Toner plays many roles and one of the key components to your skin health. Wondering why a toner is really needed? Let’s know more about it, shall we?

Let’s start with what’s a toner!

Toner contains active ingredients that gets rid of skin debris, repairs and soothes skin, makes skin surface smooth among other things, and most importantly restores skin’s pH balance.

Toners are water-based and play a key role in regulating skin’s health and keeping it healthy. Besides, it also prepares your skin for serums or other products you use.

Are Toners for Specific Skin Types?

Unlike what many are led to believe, Toners aren’t just for oily or acne-prone skinned individuals! While toners are meant to control oil levels, clear oil-clogged pores and cleanse the skin’s surface, toners are made from ingredients you use for skincare and important for everyone or rather, every skin type! While the ingredients chosen can vary, depending on one’s skin type or requirement, everyone will need a toner!

How to Apply a Toner?

Right after cleansing, wet a cotton pad with your toner and apply it across your face, décolletage and neck. Make sure to concentrate around the pores but don’t use too much force!

How Often Should You Use a Toner?

Yes, using Toner excessively can leave your skin dry immediately and that will be lead to excessive oil secretion, making using Toners counterproductive! However, it is safe to say that one can use it at morning at night, though if you have dry or sensitive skin, or even normal skin, once should do.

What Does a Toner Do?

A Toner is one important part of your skin care arsenal. So, wouldn’t you want to know why?

Do you know Toner removes dirt and grime that are probably left out during cleansing?

Toner shrinks your pores. Isn’t that great? This is particularly useful for those who have larger pores.

It restores your skin’s pH balance. Skin is usually acidic and the pH balance should be 5 – 6. During cleansing, the alkalinity of the soap can alter this score and a toner can help restore it when used right after cleansing.

Like mentioned earlier, toner minimizes your pores. In other words, your pores are tightened, which means, less gap for impurities to enter your skin.

Since toners get rid of traces or dirt or grime, it can leave your skin refreshed.

Depending on the ingredients in your toner, it can prevent in-grown hair and curb acne breakouts.

Now that we’ve learnt all about Toners, isn’t it time to prepare one? This is a very simple recipe that uses the aromatic and mystic Frankincense Essential Oil.


Geranium Essential Oil – 5 Drops
Distilled Water – 1 Oz
Frankincense Essential Oil – 5 Drops
Glycerin – ½ Tsp.


In a spritzer jar, add all the ingredients – Distilled Water, followed by Glycerin and then the essential oils.

Stir gently and refrigerate.

Why These Ingredients?

They’re natural, easy to prepare and the best of all – anti-ageing! What’s not to like about it?

Shelf Life

Lasts for 2 – 2.5 Months.

Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics Facial Toner for protecting and nurturing your skin!