Toners are essential after washing your face, as these take care of lifting leftover buildup on the skin. You're probably familiar with alcohol-free and anti-blemish ones, but have you ever heard of low pH toners?
Quick science lesson: pH levels cover 1 to 14, and 7 is considered neutral. A number above 7 is considered alkaline, and anything below 7 is acidic.
Every time you wash your face, your skin gets into an alkaline level, which disrupts oil-moisture balance. This phenomenon dries out the surface and triggers excess sebum. To combat this, you must restore its pH to 5.5 (the optimal level of health) with an acidic or low pH toner.
Ready to try low pH toners? Check our top picks!
Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin
Innisfree flagship store, SM Mall of Asia
If you like using zit-zapping products, use this calming and hydrating toner to prevent your skin from drying out. Pat on clean skin to boost its natural glow.
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
A flight attendant-approved toner that controls shine whiel giving you a soft glow.
23.5N Oriental Beauty Balancing Toner
P1,095, Beauty Bar
This controls oil production while boosting hydration. The result? A blemish-free complexion that is soft to touch.
Make P:rem Safe Me Moisture Toner
P1,370, Freyja Glorietta
This low pH, alcohol-free toner soothes irritation and is perfect for sensitive skin. It also provides lightweight hydration.
Huxley Extract It Toner
P1,450, Freyja Glorietta
An alcohol- and water-free toner packed with natural ingredients, this acidic toner guarantees to keep your skin resilient from environmental aggressors.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.