A toner should be part of your daily skin care routine, says Joel Schlessinger MD.

Most people have their basic skin care routine figured out. They cleanse, treat, moisturize and protect their skin every day. Many people, however, skip using a toner and are missing out on some major benefits. According to most dermatologists, this step is important for maintaining healthy skin.

In this presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD explains why you should be using a toner and makes recommendations for your skin type.

Facial toners purify, balance and normalize the complexion, explains Joel Schlessinger MD.

Using a toner daily helps remove makeup residue, oil, dirt and debris from deep within pores. Removing this buildup not only promotes a clearer and healthier complexion, it also improves the efficacy of your other skin care products. Toners also help restore the pH balance of the skin, which is important for maintaining a healthy complexion.

After cleansing morning and night, use a cotton ball or pad to swipe a toner onto the skin. This will help purify pores and prepare your complexion for your treatment creams, serums and moisturizers. Certain toners can also be applied throughout the day to refresh and rejuvenate skin.

How do I know which toner is right for me? Joel Schlessinger MD offers his suggestions.

Products such as LovelySkin Toner Mist 3% Amino Fruit Acid and Obagi Nu-Derm Toner #2 are ideal for normal skin types because they balance the complexion. For more oily skin, try a natural astringent such as Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner. Dry or sensitive skin types can use a gentle toner such as Avene Thermal Spring Water multiple times throughout the day to calm and soothe their skin.

Do you have more questions about which toner is right for you? Ask Joel Schlessinger MD in the comment section below!

Posted Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 6:37 pm
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