Q: Is it really necessary to use toners?
A: We have been taught during our teen years to always use a toner after washing our face. Toners are meant to remove deep-seated dirt and oil. Pores are also refined with a swipe of toner-moistened cotton ball. It also restores the pH balance on skin.
Today, skincare products have evolved. Foam cleansers and cleansing oils take away dirt and grime in one go. Research and development labs have produced pH balanced cleansers. Toners of today still remove excess oil but are more clever, it eradicates dirt and deposit we get from tap water. It also acts as boosters for other skincare products. It makes the skin ready to absorb all the goodness of serums and moisturizers. I suggest that if you have acne-prone skin to use toners with salycilic acid, with hazel and tea tree to fight pimple-causing bacteria and inflammation. Combination to oily skin will benefit a lot from toners loaded with glycolic acid, Vitamin C and lemon extract. All skin types including dry skin may use an emulsion to mend all the skincare products used for better absorption.
So, yes, application of a toner is necessary in your beauty regimen.
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