With all of the skin care steps, it can get confusing when to use a toner. It always follows the cleansing step. Often times washing your face and body leaves your skin feeling dry and taut. That occurs with an increase in the skin’s pH level after cleansing. A quick solution to that is to use a hydrating toner.
There are many toner varieties and you can easily find one that suits your skin type. Almost every brand offers a hydrating toner, but to keep it simple, Mario Badescu has a trio that I recommend. One rejuvenates, another calms and the third is an antioxidant.
Tip: Do you ever feel like you have an itchy back or dryness in-between your shoulder blades? Simply lean forward after showering and spray the hard to reach areas of your back and body.
Wash Why Use a Toner
It is important to ‘re-hydrate’ your skin before applying facial serums and creams and it is equally important for your body. When your skin is wet, you will tend to use less of your products (saving you money), plus serums and creams will penetrate better, leaving you with soft, supple skin.
Check out a post I wrote on various waters such as micellar and thermal.
Just a quick spritz with toner after cleansing gives you the boost you need. You can use one to strengthen, tone, soothe or reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re looking to reduce oil then you should have a look at the Adios Ingrown Hair, Razor Bump & Oily Skin Tonic. Adios kills oil and bacteria quickly with it’s potent blend of salicylic and glycolic acids. It’s not a hydrating toner, so keep that in mind when deciding what your skin needs.
Hydration While Flying
Also, pack a toner to use in-flight to keep your skin from becoming dehydrated–just make sure it is 3.3 oz or less to keep in your carry-on. I always use a toner and then press the Cherry-O Lip-savior & Body Balm into my skin to make sure no moisture evaporates.