The One Skin Care Step You Might be Missing
If your cleansing routine only consists of one step, then according to Dr. Schultz, you’re missing out on the second part of the most successful cleansing duo. Toners are one of the most misunderstood and underestimated parts of a skin care regimen. If you’re currently skipping over toner while cleaning your face or confused by what it does, let us tell you why you should add this important product to your daily skin care routine.
What is toner?
Toners are not meant to put “on,” but rather used to remove things like dirt and oil from the skin. After your cleanser does the initial cleanup during cleansing, your toner wipes away excess oil, dirt, and even residual cleanser that may be left on your skin. “Think of cleanser and toner as the one-two punch in getting the skin ready for other things,” said Dr. Schultz.
Why should I use it?
Toner is best used as the second step for prepping your skin in order for other products like antioxidants or sunscreen to work best. Without toner, excess cleaner sits on top of your skin, making serums and sunscreens less effective. But the main use of toner is to completely remove impurities from your skin, making it the perfect blank canvas to continue your regimen.
What does it remove?
The Clarifying Toner by Dr. Schultz can be used to remove anything from the skin, including makeup. Finding a toner that is gentle enough to not irritate the skin but can still remove excess debris is the key. If you have dry or sensitive skin, it would be best to avoid a toner that contains alcohol.
Using facial toner will leave your skin looking clean, clear, and refreshed looking. This second step to your usual cleansing routine will help prepare your skin for everything from your favorite antioxidant serum to exfoliating pads. Using it regularly will help you get and maintain your best even-toned skin.