What is a Toner?

                A good quality skincare routine is nothing short of an entire intentional step-by-step process! Everyone has different skin types so every skincare routine varies based on what works for each individual. Also, it can be a trial and error process figuring out what products work for your skin. Some have a simple couple of steps in their routine whereas others have a long routine so it really comes down to understanding your skin and what it needs. Another major factor in achieving healthy skin is consistency as well. It can be overwhelming at times with new methods and products constantly being pushed in the media claiming it should be a skincare necessity so learning and researching are also important before trying anything new when it comes to your skin. For example, some people feel as though toner is a vital step in skincare whereas some don’t use it. Everyone’s skincare looks completely different.

                What is a toner and should you incorporate it into your daily routine? The typical skincare order starts with a cleansing balm if you have makeup on followed by your favorite cleanser. Next, would be a toner applied gently with a cotton pad, serum, eye cream, moisturizer, and sunscreen depending on if is morning or not. A toner is that added step after cleanser that removes any leftover dirt, oil, or impurities. It can also help smooth texture and improve tone depending on the type of toner. If you are someone who struggles with acne or has oily skin, toner might be a good step to add to your skincare routine. It can help to remove any stubborn grime or dirt from your pores and face in general. Overall, everyone can use toner no matter what their skin type is.

                It is not required in a skincare routine for everyone to toner, but it is definitely beneficial and recommended. Why not give your skin a little extra love if it helps with the appearance and health of your skin? It is always advised to consult a professional if you are looking to try a new product as well! Researching and understanding what you are putting on your skin and why is so important in order to get radiant, beautiful skin!

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