Toner is a must to any proper skincare routine, both for day and night. A good toner will help to refresh your skin, remove leftover impurities after cleansing, refine pores, restore your skin’s natural PH level, and brighten skin tone. Toners are a definite secret weapon for great skin!
You should be using a toner both day and night, right after cleansing. There are a multitude of choices with regards to toners. Always choose a formula that is best suited for your skin types and skincare needs. One of my new favorite formulas is the Cosmedix Mystique Toner. Its created rich in antioxidants that help to brighten, detox, and nourish your skin.
Be careful to assure you are using a toner, and not an astringent! Astringents are best those who have oily skin. Astringents, unlike toners, contain alcohol. The alcohol helps to dry excess oil. Toners are made free of alcohol, which means they are safe to be used by all skin types, even by those who have sensitive skin. A toner will not dry up the skin, irritate the skin, or make it feel tight. Toners will leave your skin feeling refreshed, clean, soft, and moisturized.
After cleansing, apply your toner onto the face, neck, and chest if you have a toner with a spray, mist those areas with your toner. If you do not have a spray option, soak a cotton swab with your toner and gently apply it to the face, neck, and chest. Allow the toner to dry for about 1 minute before following up with your daily or nightly serum and moisturizer. Toning will also promote better absorption of your follow-up skincare products. Use your toner religiously, and you will notice a huge difference in your skin. Think of it as the last step in your cleansing routine! For more information, watch our Youtube Channel! Stay Happy, Stay Beautiful, and Stay Healthy!