Why Toner is Important
Wash, tone, moisturize. If you read our blog, you’ve probably heard about this essential skincare routine a hundred times by now.
Show of hands: how many of you skip that second step?
We wouldn’t be surprised to learn this is the most-skipped step, because toner is an unsung hero of good skincare.
Toner Rebalances Your Skin
Why is toner so important?
If your skin is too dry, you’re more likely to see fine lines and wrinkles. Too oily and you probably have problems with acne.
Toner rebalances your skin. What do we mean by rebalance? It’s about pH. pH is measured from 1 to 14, with 7 being neutral. Anything less than 7 is acidic, and anything more is alkaline.
You want your skin to be between 4 and 6.5 in order to be considered balanced. Balanced skin isn’t too oily or dry; it isn’t red or irritated.
Cleansers have a high pH level, so you need a toner after washing to lower your skin’s pH to balanced levels.
Dry to normal skin types should use toners with soothing ingredients like chamomile or azulene.
Oily skin types can use toners with ingredients like hazel or citrus extracts.
A bonus to using toner: it removes left over traces of dirt, oil and residue that your cleanser may have missed.
It may be difficult to know the right toner ingredients for your skin type. Luckily, AlluraDerm MD Med Spa is your resource for personalized skincare in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact us by calling 505-821-9630. We offer free consultations with our skincare experts to find out the best skincare routine for your face.