“Do I really need to go through all that every day?”– this maybe the question you always ask yourself right after every tiring day. Just by thinking of it, all the process of washing, cleaning, toning and moisturizing your skin could really make you feel exhausted. For sure, you would wish that you can just doze off asleep. Don’t worry; we’ve all been there too. almost.. every.. single.. day.

Getting your skin all pumped up may include a lot of work, but to tell you honestly, it turns out that cleansing, toning and moisturizing your skin are the ultimate secret weapons to healthy skin. With all those harmful things that could damage your skin every day, we are very much lucky to enjoy these benefits in pampering our skin that could reverse all the negative effects of our daily living. Here are some of the reasons why you should cleanse and tone your skin:

1. It Minimizes Pores

Toning can minimize pores. In addition to that, you can also remove all the dirt and residues in your pores through toning. Oil and dirt are the very reason why we get acne, skin irritation and sometimes, a skin infection. Just by simply applying a small amount of toner in a cotton ball and gently rubbing it into your skin in an upward circular manner, you can be able to prevent all of these.

2. It Gives Your Skin An Added Layer Of Protection

As said above that our pores shrink when we cleanse and tone our skin frequently, we are also adding a protective layer to our skin. The best explanation is that, when our pores are closed or only has a minimal opening, dirt, oil, and impurities, will have a lesser chance of penetrating deeply into our skin. Moreover, chlorines and minerals present especially on tap water could also be prevented in entering our pores, hence, leaving our skin protected for a longer period.

3. It Balances Your Skin pH

Our skin has a pH level of 5.5 which could be considered as naturally slightly acidic. And soap is known to be an alkaline, so when we cleanse our skin, it is expected that dirt from our skin will bind to alkaline soap which could leave a disturbed pH level. When this occurs, our body requires a lot of time to restore its natural pH level that could result in more oil secretion. Fortunately, we could do this step in a much quicker and safer way by using a toner to restore the balance.

4. It Hydrates.

Cleansing can leave our skin well hydrated. If you’re not in a hurry, you could wait at least a minute or two before patting other beauty products to your skin. This could help your skin to absorb more water as it was kept damp before sealing it in with a toner or moisturizer. Go for hydrating toners that have humectants and botanical extracts to enhance the level of hydration of your skin.

5. It Refreshes Your Skin Almost Instantly

Always on the go that you don’t have a lot of time to cleanse your skin? Then why not tone it instead? One advantage of toner is that you could use it without the hassle of wetting your skin and undergoing to all the process of washing, soaping and drying your skin all throughout. Moreover, toning your skin could leave it well revitalized even if you’re on the go.

6. It Prevents You From Any Sudden Acne Breakouts

It is sad that acne could happen anytime. Usually, this is because of the residues of our makeup or other impurities that have accumulated in the skin. Thus, cleansing it with a good cleanser like the Apothederm Brightening Cleanser could really mean a lot as this doesn’t just cleanse your skin, but also brightens, refines and tones it. With its formulation of malic acid and vitamin C, it works on our skin by loosening the dead skin cells, keeping it hydrated.

7. No More Ingrown Hair

Who doesn’t go to a waxing salon just to get rid of all those pesky hairs all around our body? Ingrown and unwanted hair could grow at the most unappealing area in our body. But luckily, thanks to toners that contains alpha hydroxyl acid and glycolic components, we could now lessen those trips in our favorite wax salon since these components present in our toners prevents further growth of ingrown hair.

Taking care of your skin is definitely a must have daily routine since it could only take you a few minutes, yet could give you a lot of health benefits. In the end, all hardships and efforts will totally pay off with a healthy looking skin.