Toner should be the second step in your morning and evening skincare routines after a cleanser. These two work as the base layer before you do, or apply, anything else, to help prep and prime your skin for what's to come.
What does a toner do for your skin?
Toner removes any last traces of dirt, grime and impurities stuck in your pores after you wash your face. When added to your daily skincare routine and used regularly, it can have major positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores (hello, aging skin).
Do you have to wait between toner and moisturizer?
“You really want to let that dry for at least a minute to two minutes because it's a leave-on treatment,” says Dr. Rossi. Once the toner has fully absorbed, you can either follow it with moisturizer directly or apply a serum first.
How do I know if my skin needs toner?
The people that may benefit from using a toner are women with exceptionally oily skin (usually teens) or women with very dry skin. If your skin still feels sticky and oily after cleansing, a toner can help remove that excess grime. Women with very dry skin may find an alcohol-free toner to be soothing.
Can I skip toner in my routine?
1 So, is toner necessary? Technically, no, but it is a nice addition to a skincare routine. "In the winter, for example, when the weather is drier, it's nice to spritz a hydrosol onto your skin after cleansing then sealing that extra moisturize with a nice serum and moisturizer," says Koestline.
When should I use toner in routine?
The ideal time to apply them is directly after cleansing, since they can help deliver more hydration to the skin. Toners also act as a primer for the rest of your skincare routine and allows the remainder of the products to penetrate the skin more effectively.