For myself and I imagine many others, how and why add pigment give me skin care routine has always been a difficult concept to grasp. When I first entered the world of preventative skin care, toner (like most other parts of my routine) felt like a “should” minus the obvious understanding of why. star. With all the best intentions, I apply my toner every night before bed. Result? Uncomfortably dry skin. So I retreated and reaped the benefits of a less is more approach. Another expert for the many toners on the market? They have powerful properties that can take years out of your face. When I first came across that fact, I began to dig deeper. So I spoke to some of the most trusted people in the skincare industry and dug deep into the best anti-aging toners available.
If you’re a little more versed than I am in the magical world of brightening toners, you probably know that this step in your skincare routine can transform dry and dull skin. And as we all know, a healthy and hydrated skin should be the primary focus if your goal is a clear, ageless skin. For news on all things toner (plus their expert-backed recommendations for the best anti-aging toners out there), I hit Joomee Songesthetician and CEO of Joomee Song Inc. and Faceworks Inc., Dr. Shuting Hu, founder Acadermaand board certified dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Geddes. They broke down everything there is to know about this powerhouse product. From how to include it in your routine, to which skin types benefit best from toner and everything involved — get ready to dive in. Let’s start glowing.
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Does everyone need a toner? What skin types benefit best from using a product?
Before you go all in and book tickets to squid town, first ask yourself: Do you really need to add one to your routine? Or is it just another lotion that “should” irritate your skin instead? Song says that if your skin is oily or dehydrated, a toner would be a good choice.
Song note: “Choosing the right toner for your skin and using it daily is very important to hydrate and fight inflammation. “Oily and dehydrated skin can get the most benefit by using a toner to even out oil and water distribution in the skin and avoid dehydration as dehydrated oily skin produces more oil, which leads to pimples.” acne.”
What are the benefits of using toner?
While I love to enjoy the mini TLC skin care routine, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m focusing on the laser to see my skin get rid of it. The good news is that toners (especially in the summary table found below) have a ton of benefits – including anti-aging magic. Dr. Hu recommends using it as the foundation for the rest of your skin care routine. “Toner is the perfect preparation; it allows your skin to absorb more effectively any serum or moisturizer you apply. She emphasizes the importance of using a toner to balance your skin’s pH and praises the product’s ability to minimize the appearance of pores and repair your skin’s barrier. Needless to say, I am convinced.
How does toner help skin look younger?
Now for the (even better) section. Dr. Hu commented: “Toners can contain many ingredients that help bring back youthful skin, such as AHAs, lactic acid, and hyaluronic acid. “AHAs and lactic acid work to break down dead skin cells to eliminate dryness or flaking, while hyaluronic acid helps hydrate, leaving you with youthful, radiant skin.”
At what step in your skin care routine should you use toner?
Ah, the question of the times. So you’ve committed to incorporating an anti-aging toner in your routine, but… does it have to be before washing your face? After? Which combination is my moisturizer suitable for? Song makes things clear: “Remember that lighter-textured products come first when you’re applying foundation.
“Toner should be applied immediately after you cleanse your skin and before any serums and creams. Toners should keep the pH of your skin at a slightly acidic level, as it is often more alkaline after washing, which can cause bacteria to grow and breakouts. “The more you know, right?
What ingredients should we look for in anti-aging toners?
It’s important to remember that while the anti-aging benefits of toners are numerous, results can vary. Dr. Hu strives for this based on the active ingredients found in each formulation. “When looking for anti-aging properties, ingredients including hydroxy acids, antioxidants, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid are great for hydrating, repairing, and preventing wrinkles.
Dr. Hu adds: “Toners contain alpha-hydroxy acids that can help with cell turnover to hydrate and repair skin. Sensitive skin? Don’t worry, just keep an eye on anti-aging toners with a few key ingredients. “Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and botanical extracts often provide skin-repairing and soothing benefits,” says Dr. Hu.