Essential Skin Care Steps: Stop Skipping Toner!
Gone are the days of single-step skin care routines, and our faces are definitely a lot happier (and glowier) as a result. Even with better education on the importance of serums, moisturizers, ampoules and cleansers Skin Care 101: Cleansing & Why You're Doing it Wrong, too many skin care junkies are still skipping toner to either cut down on their morning routines or tighten their beauty budgets.
But it turns out that cutting corners is no bueno for your delicate skin cells, and here’s why.
Toner Balances and Protects Skin
The cleansing process, no matter how gentle, can throw our skin’s PH balance out of whack. Without toning the skin post-cleanse, our skin cells go into overdrive in order to bring themselves back to their naturally acidic state, resulting in excess oil, redness, and inflammation. For acne-sufferers, this makes toning all the more essential.
Toners also work to close pores after the cleansing process opens them up and flushes them out. This helps to keep environmental pollutants and acne-causing bacteria from sinking deep into the skin. A simple swipe of toner can even protect delicate tissues from abrasive minerals or chlorine found in tap water.
Toner Maximizes the Power of All Other Skin Care Steps
Dermatologists are staunch proponents of toner for the same reason that they love a good cleanser. Toner helps sweep away any last traces of makeup, dirt, or dead skin cells that can prevent the rest of your skincare products from absorbing properly.
Just dropped $70+ on a luxury serum promising to rewind the clock, or give you glowy, glass skin? Unfortunately, it won’t be worth the money if your skin isn’t able to absorb any of the ingredients -- which is why the additional investment in an inexpensive, alcohol-free toner is one of the best ways to get every ounce of value out of the rest of your skin care routine.
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