Saturday, 22 February 2014

Difference between a toner and an astringent

While searching in google I came through many writeups. Some say that rosewater can be used as a toner and some say rosewater can be used as an astringent. They even explain how to make rosewater toner or rosewater astringent. And bammm.. Both the preparations are the same.. so whats the basic difference between the two???

Astringents and toners are similar in the fact that they help absorb excess oil and make sure the
skin doesn’t look shiny. Still, they are a little different from each other.
The main difference lies between the two is that astringents have alcohol content in them while toners do not contain alcohol.. To know the basic difference between skin toner and astringents is to know hot to treat your skin properly.

Astringent helps tighten the pores, acting as a guard from bacteria or oil that could penetrate the pores and cause acne pimples. People with acne prone skin must use astringents but people with sensitive skin should atay away from it. Witch hazel is the best natural astringent. Dry skin should always stay away from toners.

Some toners, called fresheners, work similarly to astringents by tightening the skin, but they are
made of ingredients like caffeine and green tea instead of alcohol. Toners normally consist of moisturizers, oils and extracts that help soothe and hydrate your skin. So hydration is the main key that toners provide. Toners can be used even on sensitive skin because they are natural. These can be used by all skin types so they are a must have.

Both toners and astringents have the same purpose. They serve as a cleanser. Both men and women can use toners or astringents. Nowadays, there are already lots of toner or astringent products that are designated for men which mean that men are becoming more
conscious about their skin and to their whole appearance as well.