We started a new series on the blog a few weeks ago. In each post, we’re going to be breaking down a skin care step and discussing whether or not it’s necessary. The first post was all about facial cleansers. Now that we started off with one of the most important steps, we’re ready to break down something new. Toner is one of those steps most people forget about. We get it. You probably think this is some unnecessary product. Well, we’re here to let you know that it’s actually super important. Yes, it’s more than just water. Depending on what toner you use, it can be packed with antioxidants, acids, vitamin C, natural hydrators, and so much more. Time to burst that bubble!
After you cleanse, your skin is craving hydration & balance. Cleansing actually strips your skin of its natural moisture (depending on the cleaner you use). By using a toner, you are giving your skin an extra dose of love. Toner is a fast-penetrating drink for your skin. This helps prep your skin & in our opinion, helps give you an overall glow. It also helps bring your skin back to its natural acidic state. Yes, that is an actual thing. Using a toner is a great way to help balance your skin’s pH level. We also feel like it helps the rest of our products absorb better. Think of it as a primer. It not only hydrates but also preps your skin for all of the love you are about to show it. It’s that extra layer that helps smooth things out.
As far as the order of skin care, you want to use a toner after you cleanse. We also like to use it before we mask. It will allow all of the wonderful mask benefits to go even deeper. The extra boost of moisture makes it easier to apply the mask. Once again, it’s like a primer for your skin. It honestly makes a HUGE difference. This is one of those easily forgotten products that actually does do the trick. Toners can also help shrink the appearance of pores. Who doesn’t love that?!
Next time you start your skin care routine, incorporate a toner and get ready to see a difference. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Until next time…